HyperX Pulsefire Surge Review 4

HyperX Pulsefire Surge Review

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Packaging


As you would expect from HyperX, red and black colors dominate the box. There are some render pictures, technical specifications, and other bits of information printed on the package, which doesn't feature a peek-through window at the front. Once you open it up, there is a cardboard insert with a plastic cover that holds the mouse in place. The contents of the package are the mouse, a quick-start guide, and some other catalogs. Pieces of protective film have been put on the buttons and mouse feet—I honestly don't understand why though as all these just generates extra trash in the end, and the mouse is already well protected without them. Unfortunately, no stickers or extra mouse feet have been included.

Shape


The Surge features a symmetrical form factor; that is, except for the side buttons, which are only on the left, meaning the mouse may not be perfectly suitable for left-handed users. The shape is rather safe as there are no unnecessary ledges, poking out parts, or very noticeable flares anywhere. The sides are grooved in a way to help with maintaining a stable grip while picking up the mouse. Both main buttons have comfort grooves as well, but these are less defined than those on the side.


This shape suits my relaxed claw grip very well. I found the Surge absolutely comfortable even after hours of using it. As it can be seen in the pictures, the hump is not exactly centered; it is located a bit towards the back, which helps with my kind of grip a lot. Since the mouse is not exactly low-profile, it can be used for palm gripping too, depending on the size of one's hands, of course.


Moving on to the measurements, the Surge is about 120 mm (4.72") long, which puts it in the medium-sized category. The width is 63 mm (2.48") at the widest part, but the actual width at which it is gripped is narrower at only about 58 mm (2.28"). It is about 41 mm (1.61") high at the tallest point, and the hump is located a bit towards the back; it's not exactly centered. The mouse has a nice all-rounder shape, which means it may be comfortable for every grip style, though such things depend on the user's personal preferences. In my opinion, it will mainly suit users with 17-20 cm long hands.

Here are some extra pictures of the mouse:




Comparisons

Here are some shape/size comparisons with other mice:


Logitech G305


Cougar Minos X5


SteelSeries Rival 110


Zowie FK2
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