HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard review

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HyperX’s gaming keyboard cuts out a lot of fuss, delivering an excellent mechanical keyboard response suitable for all types of keyboard warriors.

The good

  • Seriously compact
  • Minimalist design
  • Solid Cherry MX Blue switches
  • USB Phone charging port

The bad

  • USB is charging only
  • Some backlighting modes are useless
  • It’s very noisy

Mechanical keyboards occupy an interesting space in the PC peripherals market. They’re primarily sold to those keen on highly competitive PC gaming, but they can also have application for those who are just a bit too brutal on regular keyboards, because their mechanical switches are usually more durable than those found on regular butterfly style keyboards, or those who need longer key travel for ergonomic reasons.

It’s immediately clear that the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is aimed more solidly at that gaming market, but that doesn’t preclude it from being used for other, more pedestrian purposes. Gaming keyboards, however, are where a lot of the competition in the mechanical keyboard space is, so any new entrant needs to really stand out.

Design

  • Seriously compact
  • Minimalist design
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Performance

  • Solid Cherry MX Blue switches
  • It's very noisy
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Features

  • Comes with custom keys
  • Range of backlighting options
  • USB Phone charging port
  • Some backlighting modes are useless
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Verdict

The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is, as its name suggests, still best suited for gamers, and most notably gamers who favour mechanical keyboards but aren’t always doing so from the comfort of their own gaming zones. It’s built for portability, and within that space it’s a very decent option, although you’re awash with many choices in the mechanical keyboard space. If you have more desk space and want more features you're spoiled for choice, but if you want something that's no fuss and relatively compact while still being very durable, the HyperX Alloy FPS is a great choice.


Pricing and availability

HyperX sells the Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard directly through its web site for $169 outright.

HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard

HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard from Amazon

Designed for first-person shooters, the HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard features a compact design to allow for more mousepad space and to make travel with the board easier. Grab it now from Amazon Australia.

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Specifications

HyperX Alloy FPS

Build

Keyboard Type
Mechanical
Build Material
Solid Steel
Depth
130mm
Width
443mm
Height
36mm
Weight
1.05g
Cable Length
1.8m
Colours
Black

Connectivity

Wired/Wireless
Wired
Connection Type
USB 2.0

Features

RGB
No
N-key Rollover
Yes
USB Passthrough
Yes
Dedicated Media Controls
No

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