HyperX Now Shipping ALLOY FPS Gaming Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | October 24, 2016 - 02:18 PM |
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.

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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!”

Source: Kingston

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October 24, 2016 | 02:35 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

another product with no RGB-itis? what is this world coming too?

October 24, 2016 | 08:03 PM - Posted by pdjblum

I hate paying extra for fucking RGB crap. This keyboard looks to be an awesome value.

October 24, 2016 | 08:41 PM - Posted by Fourty7

Sorry if I haven't heard of the product line or something, but... Is the name "ALLOY FPS" indicative of the housing/keys being made of some type of metal alloy, or just a 'cool name'?...

Would actually buy if it was literally all metal, but I'm going to assume at that price it's probably not?... :(

October 24, 2016 | 09:06 PM - Posted by pdjblum

I just checked:

"Solid-steel Frame
With its sturdy metal alloy top plate, HyperX Alloy FPS is built for stability and durability."

Check it out on Amazon. Seems awesome to me.

October 26, 2016 | 02:40 AM - Posted by Fourty7

Ok that's pretty amazing :P. Thanks btw! I went to the amazon link, pressed ctrl+f and typed "Metal" then "Alum" but not "Steel" lol... win.

October 25, 2016 | 01:48 AM - Posted by Comp625 (not verified)

Hmm, I'm surprised they went with Cherry MX Blue's in an FPS gaming-focused keyboard instead of Brown's, Red's, or Black's.

October 25, 2016 | 07:51 PM - Posted by solarisguru

How loud are the keys on this board? I have a Steelseries 6Gv2 and can't use it because my wife complains it's too loud. Would this board be quieter than that?

October 26, 2016 | 01:39 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Seems like a really good kb, but after usin brown switches for quite awhile now, I can't see using any other switch because of the noise.

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