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HyperX reveals two mechanical gaming keyboards

HyperX dipped their toe into the gaming water with the HyperX Cloud Revolver and Stinger headsets, as well as the Pulsefire Gaming Mouse, all with positive results. Now they are taking the next step, tackling the keyboard market, and their first two offerings look like they’ll shake up the market in a big way.

Debuted today, the HyperX Alloy Elite and HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboards both feature top of the line parts and even have a few tricks I’ve not seen in other keyboards, all at a price that is bound to raise some eyebrows.

The Alloy Elite incorporates an 18 LED light bar with custom lighting modes, as well as 6 pre-set LED lighting effects. It also has a detachable wrist rest and requires no software whatsoever. Also in the box is a key puller and a set of titanium-colored keycaps that look like they might be textured for grip. Here’s a look at the specs:

HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Features and Specifications:
Switch: CHERRY MX
Type: Mechanical
Backlight: Single color, Red
Light Effects: 6 LED modes and 4 brightness levels
Connection Type: USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors)
USB 2.0 Pass-Through: Yes
Polling rate: 1000Hz
Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
Key Rollover: N-key mode
Media Control: Yes
Game Mode: Yes
OS Compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Cable Type: Attached, braided
Cable Length: 1.8m
Dimensions: 444.00mm x 226.8mm x 36.30mm
Weight (keyboard and cable): 1467g

The Alloy Elite from HyperX

The Alloy FPS on the other hand is more aimed at the FPS crowd for the gamer on the go. Featuring a detachable cable, this board is a more compact board, coming with a mesh pouch to take it with you. Here’s a look at the specs:

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Features and Specifications:
Switch: CHERRY MX
Type: Mechanical
Backlight: Single color, Red
Light effects: 6 LED modes and 5 brightness levels
Connection type: USB 2.0 (1 USB connector)
Polling rate: 1000Hz
Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
Key Rollover: N-key mode
Media control: Yes
Game Mode: Yes
OS compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Cable: Detachable, braided
Length: 1.8m
Dimensions: Width: 359.00mm x Depth: 130.00mm x Height: 34.50mm
Weight (Keyboard and cable): 900g

The Alloy FPS from HyperX

Both keyboards use Cherry MX mechanical keys, as well as 100% Anti-Ghosting and full N-key rollover features to ensure that there are no accidental button presses in the heat of battle. The Elite and the FPS both feature a steel frame as well, to give the boards some longevity over time.

Both boards look like they’ll deliver, and both look just about as sturdy as you get. We’ll be taking a closer look soon, so stay tuned for our verdict as we get our fingers tapping on these boards.

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