CES 2018 is in full swing and that means the product announcements and unveilings are coming in fast and furious. HyperX — Kingston Technology’s gaming division — is one of the many companies at CES and has just unveiled the HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset and a new RGB mechanical keyboard and RGB mouse.
“The showcase at CES underscores the HyperX commitment to bring high-performing gaming products to gamers of all levels – whether playing your favorite FPS console game, in a head-to-head PC gaming matchup, or in an esports tournament with players from across the globe,” said Mark Leathem, vice president, HyperX. “The latest products give gamers the ultimate in gaming freedom, convenience and customization to provide an immersive and engaging gaming experience.”
HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Headset
Their first wireless gaming headset, the Cloud Flight is PC and PlayStation 4 ready with its 2.4GHz wireless connection and 50mm audio drivers. It offers up 30 hours of battery life between charges and built-in controls to toggle the volume, power, mute the microphone, and adjust the LED effects on the headset. TeamSpeak and Discord certified, the headset includes a detachable noise-canceling microphone.
Features and specifications of the Cloud Flight headset include:
- HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Headphone
- Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
- Type: Circumaural, Closed back
- Frequency response: Wireless: 20Hz–20,000Hz, Analog: 15Hz–23,000Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ω
- Sound pressure level: 106dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
- T.H.D.: < 2%
- Weight: 300g
- Weight with mic: 315g
- Cable length and type: USB charge cable (1m) + Detachable 3.5mm headphone cable (1.3m)
- Element: Electret condenser microphone
- Polar pattern: Noise-cancelling
- Frequency response: 100Hz-7,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: -45dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
- Battery life
- 30 hours – LED off
- 18 hours – Breathing LED
- 13 hours – Solid LED
- Wireless Range: Up to 20 meters
The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset will be available this month at an MSRP of $159.99USD.
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard
HyperX Alloy mechanical gaming keyboards are no strangers to the staff of Techaeris as we’ve reviewed a couple in the past. The company is adding to the line-up with their first full-featured RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, complete with color customization through the NGenuity software. The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard will be available with red, brown, or blue CHERRY MX switches, dedicated media buttons, USB 2.0 pass-through, and a detachable wrist rest. As with other gaming keyboards, the Alloy Elite RGB also features a Game Mode, N-Key Rollover, and anti-ghosting.
Features and technical specifications of the Alloy Elite RGB include:
- Switch: CHERRY MX
- Type: Mechanical
- Backlight: RGB
- Keys: 16,777,216 colors
- Light Bar: 2,500,000 colors
- Media Keys: 6,000,000 colors
- Light effects: Per key RGB lighting4 and 4 brightness levels
- Onboard memory: 3 profiles
- 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
- CHERRY MX RGB Blue: Clicky, 50cN actuation force
- CHERRY MX RGB Brown: Tactile, 45cN actuation force
- CHERRY MX RGB Red: Linear, 45cN actuation force
- Type: Attached, braided
- Length: 1.8m
- Width: 444.00mm
- Depth (with wrist rest): 226.80mm
- Height: 37.40mm
- Weight (Keyboard, wrist rest and cable): 1467g
Available in early January, the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard will have an MSRP of $169.99USD.
HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Mouse
Another addition to the HyperX gaming family is the Pulsefire Surge RGB Mouse. Utilizing a Pixart 3389 sensor, the latest gaming mouse from HyperX features up to 16,000 DPI, Omron switches, personalized macro functions, and 360º RGB lighting effects. The Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse will be available for $69.99USD in Q2.
HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB Memory
Finally, HyperX has also announced their latest in memory — the Predator DDR4 RGB Memory — for those who really want to light up the insides of their PC cases. Using IR communication, the new memory allows multiple modules to sync LED lighting and is currently being developed and tested with motherboard partners including ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI.
“As a leader in performance and overclocked memory for 15 years, HyperX is excited to bring this unique RGB memory innovation to CES 2018 and the market,” said Kristy Ernt, business manager, HyperX. “Synchronizing HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB memory using IR technology creates a new way to experience RGB lighting on a PC and enables gamers and overclockers to further personalize their gaming experience.”
The HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB Memory is expected to ship in Q2 and pricing and availability will be released closer to that time.
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