Boasting an ARM processor and advanced optical and gyroscopic sensors, Logitech claims the Hyperion Fury claims is the fastest mouse in town and the best choice for high-speed FPS (first person shooter) gaming. It delivers on its promises, although in the real world—the one the marketers like to exaggerate and obfuscate with hyperbole—you would probably be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the Hyperion and any other gaming mouse.
But that’s not a knock on the Hyperion Fury. It is an excellent gaming mouse from a company with a strong track record of delivering such—even if their extensive office-oriented product lineup often clouds (or crowds out) their gaming cred.
The Hyperion Fury offers a nearly perfect balance of performance, good design, and features. There are some sacrifices, but it all comes at a very wallet-friendly price of about 60 bucks.
Features and Specifications (courtesy of Logitech)
- Fusion Engine hybrid senor: Gyroscopic sensor + optical sensor
- 8 programmable buttons
- On-the-fly DPI Switching
- 32-bit ARM processor
- 1 millisecond report
- Resolution: 240-4000 dpi adjustable in 80DPI increments
- Polling Rate: 125/250/500/1000Hz
- Max. Acceleration: >16G
- Max. Speed: >500 ips
- Weight: 144 grams (mouse plus cable)
- Weight: 108 grams (mouse without cable)
- Length: 136mm
- Width: 72mm
- Height: 41mm
- Cable: 7ft
Features & Design
The Hyperion Fury is basically a scaled-down version of the Logitech Proteus Core. It shares a similar overall design, with a similar button arrangement but slightly lower form factor.
True to its more streamlined shape, the Fury is a more streamlined, ‘focused’ mouse, eschewing a few extras in favor of a lower price point and performance. The Fury’s has fewer programmable buttons, and they aren’t quite as well-designed as the Core’s, which are a little larger and more distinct from one another. The fury also lacks the Proteus Core’s adjustable weight system (which I don’t miss) and has fewer programmable buttons.
The Fury provides a maximum DPI resolution of 4000DPI, which is more than enough generally speaking. The continued climb by gaming mouse manufacturers to reach DPI sensitivities in the stratosphere is nothing more than a race of bragging rights and feature bullet points.
Power by Logitech’s capable Gaming Software, the Hyperion Fury is elegant, simple, and gives you everything you need (or can use) with little that you don’t. The only serious (and unfortunate) omission is Logitech’s brilliant dual-mode scroll wheel. It may be extraneous by FPS gaming mouse standards, but it’s a well-loved feature (at least by me) that makes Logitech gaming mice champions in and out of games—and one of the reasons all my desktop PCs (gaming or otherwise) are equipped with Logitech mice.
I also like the Proteus Core and Hyperion Fury’s bullet-like shape more than I would have predicted. I generally prefer larger and wider mice, but my hand envelops the Fury and the Core like a barrel around a bullet. It’s a very comfortable mouse (for me) in that respect. The thumb buttons are also placed within easy reach, although the sniper button requires a little too much stretching to reach for my particular grip style.
As I expected, the Hyperion Fury tracks beautifully and performed flawlessly for me. But as I said, I pretty much expected it to. Regardless of how fast the Hyperion Fury claims to be, I can’t honestly say I’ve ever truly been able to discern any major differences in ‘speed’ between any of the 50+ gaming mice I’ve tested over the years.
Odds are if I notice a tracking issue, something is seriously wrong. Sometimes (or most of the time) it’s just the result of a mouse mat not getting along with the sensor or something as mundane as a cat hair stuck to the bottom of my mouse. It can sometimes indicate a mouse driver setting in the software (usually Acceleration in my experience) that may not work well in a particular game.
At any rate, it usually means a major failure of either the mouse or the user. Modern mouse sensors generally eclipse the demands any of us can place on them. In other words, it’s all pretty academic—much like the oft-touted DPI sensitivity that reaches well beyond practical levels.
And let’s be honest—a little plausible deniability is always good to have so we can add ‘mouse failures’ to ‘lag’ as another ego-saving scapegoat.
That said, I still really appreciate the Hyperion Fury for what it is: an efficient killing machine—or more importantly, a near-perfect balance of price, performance, and features.
But it does make some sacrifices. I prefer the Proteus Core’s larger, ridged dual-mode scroll wheel and textured rubber side-grips. (Note that the Proteus Core also costs about $20 more than the Hyperion Fury.)
But everything else in the G402 Hyperion Fury sings. The scroll wheel (even without ridges) is very responsive and offers perfect balance between precision and surfing. The switches and ‘clickiness’ of the Fury are also among the best I’ve used. It was especially satisfying to play Smite with, and I couldn’t find any mouse mats that it didn’t work well on.
Overall: 8/10 – Recommended
The Logitech Hyperion Fury is essentially a streamlined and less expensive Logitech Proteus Core. It provides everything you need and virtually nothing you don’t. At around $60, it’s one of the best gaming mice in its class.