Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2017 - 03:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: hyper x, HyperX ALLOY FPS, Cherry MX
If you are a gamer with a very specific definition of what a proper key switch is then check out HyperX's new Alloy. You can choose between Cherry MX Blue, Brown, or Red switches, depending on your particular preference. The design is not particularly ostentatious, the bezel has been lowered to fully expose the keys, handy for those who like to swap caps as well as aiding in cleaning. The Tech Report gave this keyboard high marks at the $100 MSRP and even higher at the $80 price tag it is frequently available at.
"HyperX's Alloy FPS keyboard delivers a no-nonsense typing experience with Cherry MX switches. We put this pared-down mechanical keyboard under our fingers to see whether HyperX struck the right balance of solidity and simplicity."
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Subject: General Tech | March 3, 2017 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: mechanical keyboard, input, HyperX ALLOY FPS, Cherry MX
The HyperX Alloy FPS is a R LED, no Gs or Bs, but you can cycle through a variety of modes using the Function key which replaces the Windows key on the right side of the keyboard. The shell is aluminium, strong and light for those who tend to abuse their keyboards and the CherryMX switches are firmly attached and so should survive a few rage-quits. Modders Inc liked the keyboard overall and the price is reasonable, $80 for Blue switches or $100 if you prefer Red or Brown. Check out the full review for more specifics.
"Over the last couple of years the gaming division of Kingston; HyperX has been working hard to bust into the peripherals market. Their products started off with mouse pads and headsets. In September 2016, the HyperX Alloy FPS was released. The HyperX Allow FPS features a compact, minimalist design to maximize desk space and portability."
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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!”