Razer Mamba and Firefly HyperFlux – Wireless Combo
Thanks to Razer for providing GWW with this review unit.
Razer’s wireless mouse and mousepad combo, the HyperFlux, is one of the coolest PC peripherals I’ve had the pleasure of using. Razer thought of gamers first with the HyperFlux and it shows. The Mamba mouse is excellent for gaming and the Firefly mousepad has Chroma lighting and an interchangeable service. Best of all, you never have to worry about battery management because the Firefly charges the Mamba!
How it Works
Razer calls it “HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology” and it transfers power to the Mamba mouse by generating a magnetic field around the Firefly mousepad, so long as the FireFly is plugged into power via USB-A. For you cable management folks out there, this effectively means you still need a free port for the mouse. Although I will stress again the Mamba is a wireless mouse. A lightweight and comfortable one at that.
How it Feels
The battery-less HyperFlux Mamba mouse weighs just 96 g. For reference, Razer’s excellent Basilisk wired mouse weighs 106 g. And the battery powered wireless Mamba weighs 140 g. Weight matters for gamers and there is no method to add weight to the HyperFlux Mamba that I am aware of. The Firefly has a reversible surface so you can either game with a cloth or firm surface. In either case, the HyperFlux technology still works and they both feel premium in quality. I’ve used a lot of mousepads in my day and the Firefly is not only feels good but it also lights up with Razer’s signature Chroma effects.
How it Plays
Both the HyperFlux Mama and the HyperFlux Firefly support Razer’s Chroma lighting. Not only is Chroma the industry’s best lighting platform, it’s also the most prevalent. Razer owns this feature-set and while it’s not a competitive advantage, it is a ton of fun to tinker with. I’m writing this on my Razer Blade laptop and I’m so into Chroma now that it’s just nerd central in my office. Regardless of how and if you choose to Chroma-out, you likely won’t be disappointed with this set of gear. The mousepad is large and sturdy while mouse features a solid 16,000 DPI and a 5G optical sensor. I found performance to be great and unmitigated. My tests included a variety of games including Apex Legends, Diablo 3, and Tomb Raider.
The HyperFlux combo is well made and works great. The price of admission is $250. That’s not a easy pill to swallow. But keep in mind you will never again have to change the battery.