By: Aaron Lai
May 26, 2017
A few months ago, I was heading out with a couple of friends after church for lunch. Right before leaving, we decided we would be going to a pizza place called Famoso's with six other people. My friend and I were the first to arrive at the place, so we called out a table for eight. We sat down at the bench and waited a few minutes. The few minutes quickly turned into fifteen minutes, yet no one showed up. I tried calling the other people, but no one would pick up. At this point, we realized our friends were a no show. I already felt bad for holding up such a large table in the restaurant with no one coming, so we decided to stay and eat by ourselves. Apparently, the other group changed their minds without telling us, and instead had Chinese food. To be honest, I was a bit miffed at their lack of care, but on the other hand it did make for a good review introduction. To clarify, my embarrassment did not really stem from the lack of communication, or even my friends not showing up, but rather because the workers at Famoso's expected a larger crowd than just us, and when reality hit, it was not so. Unfortunately, sometimes our expectations of products and reality do not always match. When we were sent the HyperX Fury S, it was actually a surprise, as we did not expect HyperX to send us this. Considering HyperX's surge in the peripheral market, it is not too surprising to see a mousing surface here. As such, I have high expectations from this company to deliver a solid mouse pad, so I have to wonder, will these expectations match with reality? Or will it end in a Famoso-like embarrassment? Read on to find out!
Today's review unit of the HyperX Fury S arrived from their offices in Fountain Valley, California. For your reference, Fountain Valley is a small suburban city in Orange County. Interestingly enough, there is actually a Fountain Valley in British Columbia, Canada, however, this place is definitely smaller compared to its American counterpart. Traveling with FedEx's 2Day International service, there were barely any dents or bruises on the box to cause for any alarm. Otherwise, the products inside were sheltered with some brown packing paper to prevent any further damage during shipping.
Out of the box, we have not one, but two HyperX products, which include the HyperX Pulsefire FPS in addition to this mousepad. Both of these products' retail containers fall in line with all the other HyperX products we have seen, at least in terms of the design. As for the HyperX Fury S, the senders were was kind enough to send us not their smallest size, but rather their largest version, the XL. If you are interested, the Fury S also comes in a small, medium, and large in addition to this extended version. The box has a hole for you to feel the texture of the surface. Features and specifications can be found around the box. Just for your information, the Fury S comes with a two year warranty, which is pretty standard for these sort of peripherals.
Before moving on, I grabbed the specifications from the manufacturer for your perusal:
Dimensions: 900mm x 420mm (L x W)
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look
3. Subjective Performance Tests