HyperX & # 39; s first wireless gaming mouse, the PulseFire Dart, is now available to buy. In addition to supporting charging via a USB cable, the mouse can also be charged wirelessly via the Qi wireless standard. HyperX also ships its Qi wireless charging pad, the ChargePlay Base, which can charge up to two devices at 10 W simultaneously.
The advantage of using the general Qi standard is that you can charge the PulseFire Dart using existing Qi chargers that you may own, and that you can also use the HyperX charging station with your phone if it supports the standard. However, the charging path is small, so unlike some wirelessly rechargeable mouse pads, you cannot use your mouse while charging. HyperX says you have to get 50 hours of mice from a single charge, but it does not state how long the wireless charging station takes to fully charge the PulseFire Dart.
The first HyperX wireless mouse joins an ever-growing range of other mice that support wireless charging, although the implementation of each manufacturer is somewhat different. For example, with the PowerPlay mouse pad from Logitech you can use your mouse while charging, but it uses the company's own standard, so there is no chance of using it to charge your phone. The MM1000 mouse pad from Corsair uses Qi, but you have to place your mouse over the wireless charging logo on the top right of the mouse pad to be able to charge it, so that you cannot use it while charging. Finally, there is the Razer HyperFlux mouse and mouse pad that uses its own wireless technology, which means that it can fully discharge the batteries of the mouse, which means that it can be as light as a regular mouse with a wire. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses, none of which is completely perfect.
HyperX announced a Qi-compatible headset in August alongside the PulseFire Dart. The Cloud Flight S Wireless gaming headset is scheduled for release in the first quarter of next year, and HyperX claims it offers a 30-hour battery life before you need to charge it, wirelessly or otherwise. Because the ChargePlay Base can charge two devices at the same time, you should eventually be able to use it to charge your mouse and headset on the pad simultaneously.
The Pulsefire Dart and ChargePlay Base from HyperX are now both available. The PulseFire Dart wireless mouse costs $ 99, while the charging path costs $ 59.