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Best Wired and Wireless Gaming Mice from HP

Stephen Mash
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Choosing the best wireless gaming mouse can be a challenge. The best gaming mice combine performance, reliability, comfort, and aesthetics. A fast, responsive, dependable mouse can differentiate between winning and losing in today's highly immersive, high-energy gameplay.
In this article, we'll look at the essential features gamers need from their mouse, where performance is a crucial criterion in gaming success. HP offers the best wireless and wired gaming mice available today with its OMEN series, as well as the HyperX line, an award-winning gaming products developer with a great range of mice explicitly developed for gaming applications.

Gaming mice features

The main differentiator for gaming mice is their performance under pressure. Tracking speeds in inches per second (IPS), maximum acceleration - with respect to standard gravity (G) - and movement sensitivity measured in dots per inch (DPI) all define a mouse's performance. The higher the ratings for these measures, the better the mouse.
The main physical difference between a standard mouse and its gaming cousin is the presence of multiple programmable side buttons, allowing the user to control gameplay without moving their hand away from the mouse. Standard gaming mice typically have six additional buttons, and the more advanced mice can have up to eleven.
Another physical difference is weight. A lightweight mouse is easier to move around, responds faster to hand movements, and is more comfortable to use over long periods. By contrast, during extended periods of gameplay, continual use of a heavy mouse can lead to hand or wrist strains. Therefore, the best gaming mice must be comfortable for extended periods of intense use.
The final feature of a gaming mouse is built-in lighting effects. In the gaming world, personalized lighting displays across gaming accessories add to the experience. In addition, gaming mice support vivid multicolor displays that are often customizable to match keyboard lighting.

Wired and wireless gaming mice

Wired and wireless gaming mice
Computer mice come in both wired and wireless options. Wireless mice allow users maximum flexibility for rapid movement without worrying about a cable getting snagged or in the way. This feature can be essential when performing fast, complex actions where gamers can exert 50G forces with a wrist flick.
There are downsides to wireless mouse technology. First, a typical wireless mouse may suffer a perceptible time lag with the responsiveness of movements and key presses detected by a computer. The second is that wireless mice require battery power that can add weight, affecting the ease with which the user can move them around. The third is that batteries require recharging after a certain period of use. As a consequence, there is still a place for wired gaming mice.
However, the latest wireless gaming mice are now available with responsiveness that can match their wired equivalents, ultra-lightweight construction, and long battery life.
A typical wireless gaming mouse uses 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, offering response rates of 1 ms or faster. This wireless technology is now found in all of the best wireless gaming mice, replacing Bluetooth gaming mouse technology.

Gaming mice from HP

HyperX Pulsefire Raid

HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse
The HyperX Pulsefire Raid gaming mouse is a high-precision optical mouse that uses its premium Pixart sensor to achieve a position-sensing resolution of up to 16,000 DPI. This capability delivers precise, responsive, and smooth tracking at up to 450 IPS speeds, even when subjected to 50G forces in intense gaming situations.
Weighing less than 100 grams, this ultra-lightweight mouse with comfortable side grips is easy to handle. In addition, the design of its braided cable minimizes physical impedance to movements for the most vigorous of users.
This mouse has 11 strategically placed programmable buttons to provide excellent game control for dexterous gamers. In addition, reliable Omron switches with a 20 million-click rating ensure the mouse is rugged and dependable.
Button function and movement sensitivity are fully customizable using the HyperX NGENUITY application, with settings stored within the mouse. Also, this software allows users to customize the RGB lighting to suit their gaming environment.

HyperX Pulsefire Dart

HyperX Pulsefire Dart Wireless Gaming Mouse
The HyperX Pulsefire Dart wireless gaming mouse offers users gaming quality control with up to 90 hours of battery life for gamers looking to free themselves from the restrictions of wired mice. Like its wired counterpart, the Raid, this mouse uses a Pixart high-precision optical sensor to offer users the same precision, sensitivity, and smoothness in movement. Connection is via 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with a 1 ms response rate to deliver the responsiveness gamers need.
Weighing around 110 grams, this lightweight mouse with ergonomic padded leatherette side grips is easy to handle over extended periods of gameplay. It also features six handily placed programmable buttons to provide flexible game control for users. Reliable Omron switches with a 50 million-click rating ensure the mouse is reliable.
Button function and movement sensitivity are fully customizable using the HyperX NGENUITY application. This software also allows users to customize the RGB lighting to suit their gaming environment, though users should be aware the 90-hour battery life applies with lighting disabled. For example, using the default lighting settings reduces battery life to around 50 hours. However, this mouse does support both wired and wireless recharging.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse delivers high performance and durability in an ultra-lightweight package.
This mouse uses a Pixart high-precision optical sensor, and control input comes from six TTC Golden micro programmable buttons with an 80 million-click rating that is water resistant and dustproof – ideal for gaming in less than clinical environments.
Connection is via 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with a 1 ms response rate and 100 hours of battery life to deliver the responsiveness and extended use that gamers need.
Weighing in at around 60 grams, this ultra-lightweight mouse has a ventilated body shell and optional grip tape to enhance its ergonomics and provide comfortable use.
The HyperX NGENUITY application allows customization of the button function and movement sensitivity. This software also allows users to enable and customize inbuilt RGB lighting to suit their gaming environment at the expense of battery life.

OMEN by HP Photon Wireless Mouse

OMEN by HP Photon Wireless Mouse
The OMEN Photon wireless gaming mouse is the ultimate performance mouse with proactive wireless technology that matches wired mouse responsiveness. Connection is via 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with an impressive 0.2 ms response rate that exceeds the typical mechanical switch responsiveness. This performance makes it the front-runner for the best wireless gaming mouse.
This mouse uses the same premium Pixart high-precision optical sensor as the HyperX mice, with its 16,000 DPI position sensing for accurate tracking. The mouse also offers users up to 50 hours of battery life and supports wireless Qi recharging for maximum flexibility in your gaming environment.
Weighing around 140 grams, the design of this agile mouse allows ambidextrous use with comfort in mind. In addition, the model includes 11 conveniently placed programmable buttons to provide users with the ultimate adaptable game control.
Button function, movement sensitivity, and lighting effects are all fully customizable using the OMEN Command Center application.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Gaming Mouse
The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro gaming mouse is a low-cost, high-performance wired mouse that provides great entry-level features. The Pixart sensor delivers 16,000 DPI position sensing resolution with 450 IPS tracking speed and 50G acceleration response.
Weighing just under 100 grams, this lightweight mouse has an ergonomic design that fits into the hand, while textured side grips keep it secure during quick movements.
The Pulsefire FPS Pro has six programmable buttons to provide personalized game control and uses the durable Omron switches with a 20 million-click rating.
Button functions and movement sensitivity are customizable thanks to the HyperX NGENUITY software, allowing users to customize the RGB lighting of up to three different settings profiles within its internal memory.

HyperX Pulsefire Core

HyperX Pulsefire Core Gaming Mouse
The Pulsefire Core RGB gaming mouse is a robust entry-level wired optical mouse that uses a Pixart sensor with a 6,200 DPI position sensing resolution to offer smooth tracking performance. Weighing less than 90 grams, this lightweight mouse comes with comfortable side grips for smooth handling.
This mouse has seven programmable buttons to provide personalized game control, while dependable Omron switches with a 20 million-click rating ensure the mouse is reliable.
Button function, movement sensitivity, and RGB lighting are fully customizable using HyperX NGENUITY.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge

HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse
The Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse is a visually stunning wired mouse with a 360-degree lighting ring that creates impressive lighting effects. However, this aesthetic beauty does not compromise performance; the Pixart sensor delivers 16,000 DPI position sensing resolution, 450 IPS tracking speed, and 50G acceleration response.
This mouse has six programmable buttons to provide personalized game control and uses the durable Omron switches with a 50 million-click rating.
Button function and movement sensitivity are fully customizable using HyperX NGENUITY. Users can customize the RGB lighting of up to three different settings profiles.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste – wired option

HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse
The Pulsefire Haste lightweight gaming mouse is a wired option for the HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse. It offers the same high performance and is ultra-lightweight, using a Hyperflex USB cable made from light, flexible paracord material. This advanced cable construction reduces tension and resistance for more effortless mouse movement.

Choosing the right HyperX mouse

The mouse is often the primary interface for interacting with games, so getting the right mouse with the best performance can be a game changer when it comes to getting the best gaming experience. While a regular mouse will support gameplay, it will never match the performance of a specialist gaming mouse.
HP offers a range of gaming mice, including the HyperX range, designed to help take your gaming to the next level. In addition, customizable features will allow users to tailor the mouse to get the best performance out of their unique play style.

About the Author

Stephen Mash is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Stephen is a UK-based freelance technology writer with a background in cybersecurity and risk management.

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