I’m not sure if everyone else has been watching, but Kingston has been slowly expanding their product lines a little. They are obviously known for their memory and later their SSDs and flash drives. But they have also been dabbling in headsets with their HyperX brand. They started out by partnering with other manufactures but recently they have introduced their own headsets and they have been very popular from what I have seen. Well around that time they also quietly introduced a line of mouse pads. I guess they figure that a HyperX fan might be interested in keeping the HyperX trend going with a mouse pad. So today I’m going to take a quick look at the HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad and see what they have going on.
Product Name: Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad
Review Sample Provided by: Kingston
Written by: Wes
Pictures by: Wes
Amazon link: HERE
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Width x Length||
S: 240mm x 290mm
M: 300mm x 360mm
L: 420mm x 500mm
XL: 420mm x 900mm
S: 116 grams
M: 188 grams
L: 426 grams
XL: 790 grams
|Material||Cloth, rubber Cloth, rubber|
So our Fury mouse pad comes in a box with the pad wrapped up into a tube inside. The box itself follows the standard Kingston HyperX packaging styling with the black background with the red mist in the background. There obviously isn’t too much to the packaging but the front of the box does have a small photo of the mouse pad on it. Down the front they explain the fabric and rubber used in construction and they also give you a hole to poke your finger inside to feel the pad. All four pad sizes are on the front and for our sample the large size is highlighted. On the back they have the dimensions of all of the models as well as a breakdown of the material used. They also highlight the 4mm thickness. Beyond that the only thing interesting is the note about free technical support lol. They do also note that the mouse pad comes with a two year warranty.
So you are most likely sitting here wondering how we are even going to test a mouse pad right? Well there isn’t a specific test that you can use, it is all subjective so in the fairness of this review I should point out that my preferred mousepad type is a hard mouse pad. The HyperX Fury is soft mouse pad so right from the start it took me a little while to adjust to it. When setting it up on my desk I was completely blown away at the size. Keep in mind we have the large model, they actually make one size larger than this! I would say that looking back the medium size would be ideal for my use but it really depends on how much space you need. A lot of CS:GO players for example prefer to run a very low dpi setting and have a large mouse pad. Personally in all of my testing I only ended up using around 1/3 of the Fury.
So what are you getting? Well the Fury in the large size as tested is just over 16.5 inches tall and over 19.6 inches wide. It has a soft fabric top layer with a rubber foam under the fabric to give a little padding and to keep the mouse pad gripped to your desk. The Fury comes out to 4mm thick, this is actually a little on the thin side compared to a lot of other soft mouse pads of this size, specifically models from SteelSeries that we have tested in the past.
The entire pad is black with the exception of the red and white HyperX logo down in the bottom right corner.
When you put a mouse on the Fury you can finally get a little perspective on its size! I spent a week testing the Fury day to day. This includes photoshopping, normal web usage, as well as gaming. I did notice that my Sensei struggles a little tracking on the soft surface, specifically some acceleration and a few times it acted like it had dirt in the sensor. The ADNS 9500 laser sensor is known for having issues on soft pads so this wasn’t a big shock, but it is a night and day difference when coming from my hard mouse pad. I swapped to a Logitech G502 part of the way through to make sure it wasn’t an issue with the mouse pad but the Logitech had no issues on the Fury. In fact it tracked perfectly and glided smoothly abit a little slower with the slight drag that a cloth pad gives you.
Overall and Final Verdict
So the HyperX Fury in the large size is far too large for me but thankfully they sell it in a whole variety of sizes to make sure you can find one that fits you and your desk. While I prefer hard mouse pads, the Fury did a great job tracking with most mice (I did have issues with the Sensei). The cloth design gives you just enough drag for control but glides smoothly. I’m not a big fan of huge graphics or logos so the HyperX logo in the bottom right corner wasn’t too bad. Add that to the all-black design you have a simple mouse pad for fans of HyperX. Now hopefully they bring out a hard pad in the future and I will be all set!
Amazon link: HERE