HyperX is now shipping its first gaming keyboard — the HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which features Cherry MX Blue Mechanical switches. The HyperX ALLOY FPS full-size keyboard has a space-saving layout allowing gamers to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement. The compact design and detachable cable make it ideal for first-person shooter gameplay at home or on-the-go.
The latest gaming keyboard to enter the market, the HyperX ALLOY FPS also features a solid alloy frame, HyperX red LED backlighting and six preset LED modes which also include a custom mode. Gamers can enable Game Mode to disable accidental Windows key toggling, as well as providing 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover functionality. An easy access USB charging port is also located on the back of the keyboard, and it also includes additional HyperX red-colored WASD/1234 keys, a detachable braided cord, and a 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.”
Sean “sG@res” Gares, a member of the Echo Fox eSports team owned by Rick Fox, had the opportunity to test the new keyboard out.
“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!”
Specifications of the HyperX ALLOY FPS keyboard include:
- Switch: Cherry MX
- Type: Mechanical
- Backlight: Single color, Red
- Light effects: 6 LED modes and 5 brightness levels
- Connection type: USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors)
- Polling rate: 1000Hz
- Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
- Key Rollover: 6-key / N-key modes
- Media control: Yes
- Game Mode: Yes
- Type: Detachable, braided
- Length: 1.8m
- Width: 441.65mm
- Depth: 129.38mm
- Height: 35.59mm
- Weight (Keyboard and cable): 1049g
The HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the latest member of the HyperX gaming family, and is also the official keyboard of Intel Extreme Masters and is recommended by top gaming organizations including NaVi Gaming, Echo Fox, and Hell Raisers.
The keyboard has an MSRP of $99.99 and is now available, and includes a two-year limited warranty.
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Last Updated on October 24, 2016.