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HyperX reveals new Pulsefire Haste 2 mice, Clutch Gladiate Xbox controller

The company's hit Pulsefire Haste and Haste Wireless gaming mouse are both getting a visibly different follow-up, and HyperX also showed off a new officially licensed Xbox controller at CES.
Written by Michael Gariffo, Staff Writer
Reviewed by Kelsey Adams
HyperX's Haste 2 wired and wireless mice and its Clutch Gladiate Xbox controller

The new Pulsefire Haste 2 comes in both black and white. 


HyperX came to CES with offerings for both console and PC gamers alike. On the console side of things the peripheral maker debuted its Clutch Gladiate Xbox controller Wednesday. 

The officially licensed gamepad features dual trigger locks, remappable rear buttons that can be customized to gamers' preferences, and a pair of rumble motors for immersive feedback.

The controller also features an included 3.5mm stereo jack for connecting your gaming headset to your Xbox.  

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The HyperX Clutch Gladiate is expected to begin shipping in March for $35.

The Haste 2 wired version in black and white

Not one visible hole to be found on either version of the Pulsefire Haste 2. 


Alongside its new gamepad, HyperX revealed that its hit Pulsefire Haste gaming mouse is getting a second generation. The HP-owned company announced that both a wired and wireless version of the Pulsefire Haste 2 will launch simultaneously (unlike with the original designs). Both versions will also remain lightweight, despite having left behind the heavily perforated shells used to lighten their respective predecessors.

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The wired version of the Pulsefire Haste 2 will weigh in at just 53 grams, a full 6g lighter than the original Haste, despite the solid shell. Other features will include a 8,000Hz polling rate, which matches models like Razer's Viper 8K for responsiveness, and a HyperX 26K sensor, capable of up to 26,000 dpi of sensitivity. 

It appears the company is taking all internal components full in-house, as the original Pulsefire Haste's TTC Golden Micro switches have been replaced with a new HyperX Switch, "rated for 100 million clicks." 

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Like nearly all HyperX gaming peripherals, the Haste 2 will be customizable via the company's Ngenuity software, which allows users to control DPI settings, RGB lighting, button assignments, sensor performance, and macros. 

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wired should begin arriving at retailers in April for $59.99.

HyperX's Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless mouse in black and white

As with the first-gen Pulsefire Haste designs, the Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless mouse looks nearly identical to the wired version.

Image: HyperX

Proponents of wireless gaming mice won't have to wait longer for the wireless version of the Pulsefire Haste 2. What does remain the same as the gen-1 Pulsfire Haste is the weight bump when going from wired to wireless. The Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless comes in at 62g, or 9g heavier than its wired sibling. This is to accommodate the 100-hour battery, which recharges via a USB-C, detachable version of the company's HyperFlex 2 cable. 

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Aside from its obvious lack of a cable, the wireless edition of the Pulsefire Haste 2 is identical to the wired version in every way, including its sensor, switches, and included PTFE skates. 

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless should hit stores in April as well, retailing for $79.99.

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