Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2016 - 02:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: cherry mx blue, kingston, HyperX ALLOY FPS, mechanical keyboard, input
The PR below the picture has the full details but we will cover the highlights in brief. The Kingston HyperX ALLOY FPS uses Cherry MX Blue switches with red LEDs underneath the keys that can be set to a variety of brightness and responses. It has a small footprint, 442x129x36mm and ships with a travel bag to make it easier to transport, which makes sense considering the eSports focus of the keyboard. You should be able to find it for sale at around $100 online if you are in the market.
Fountain Valley, CA – Oct. 24, 2016 – HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. The full-size mechanical gaming keyboard has a space-saving layout allowing gamers to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement. The HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard features Cherry MX Blue Mechanical switches to provide the tactile feedback and performance to support extreme gameplay and enable players to be the best gamers possible.
Built with a solid steel alloy frame, the HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard features Cherry MX Blue Mechanical switches, HyperX red LED backlighting and six preset LED modes – including a custom mode. The keyboard also offers Game Mode to easily disable the Windows key to prevent game play interruptions, along with 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover functionality. For added flexibility and performance, HyperX ALLOY FPS features an easy access USB charging port located on the back of the keyboard, additional HyperX red-colored WASD/1234 keys, a detachable braided cord, and mesh travel pouch for protection and storage on the move.
“After extensive research and hundreds of hours of gameplay testing, HyperX developed a mechanical keyboard from the ground up to withstand the most intense gameplay, featuring a small footprint that is vital for FPS gamers. With its solid steel alloy frame and Cherry MX Blue switches, this keyboard is designed for over 50 million keystrokes per key,” said Marcus Hermann, senior business manager, HyperX. “Gamers who play FPS classics like CS:GO or Overwatch will appreciate its compact yet sturdy design. The HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard design gives gamers more space to setup their desktop surface to execute intricate mouse actions.”
One of the eSports teams HyperX works with is Echo Fox, owned by Rick Fox, who previously played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. CS:GO player Sean “sG@res” Gares, Echo Fox, tested the new keyboard and said: “The HyperX Alloy is the perfect keyboard for me due to the excellent feedback of the Cherry MX Blue switches, it's compact size, and the extremely durable steel alloy frame. I also love the unique detachable cord for easy portability and the USB charging dock for my phone!”
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2016 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: fan controller, reeven, Polariz
Indeed the entire build of this three channel fan controller is much more impressive than you might expect from a ~$50 product. The body is constructed of metal as are the knobs and they have chosen a classic single colour design as opposed to an RGB light show. It ships with an extra thermal probe, four in total, as well as three lengthy 3-pin to 3-pin/4-pin connectors. Each channel can handle up to 3A and reports current fan RPM, temperature and voltage load on the LCD inside each of the three knobs on your front panel. Check out the full review at Modders Inc.
"Balancing stylish elegance and practicality, Reeven's new Polariz 3-channel fan controller is not made of plastic like a typical 5.25" bay fan controller. It is enclosed in steel with three large 42mm metal knobs for controlling three independent channels, each supporting up to 3A. The design, Reeven claims, was inspired by a car dashboard. While it is less colorful than … Read more."
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