HyperX shows off its first wireless headset and a slew of new gaming peripherals at CES 2018

Matt Sayer 9 January 2018 NEWS

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Video games tend to take a backseat at CES, with the consumer electronics show focusing more on, well, consumer electronics. But while developers and publishers save their announcements for events like E3, hardware manufacturers keep the gaming spirit alive with plenty of shiny new peripherals for both console and PC.

HyperX, the gaming-focused brand within tech giant Kingston, has today kicked off the hardware onslaught with the unveiling of four new products: the HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset, the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard, the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse and the HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB line.


The big announcement here is the Cloud Flight wireless headset, as it's HyperX's first wireless headset of any kind. HyperX is planning on making quite the splash with it, as it claims the Cloud Flight will boast the longest battery life on the market at up to 30 hours. It'll also pack a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and ear cups capable of rotating a full 90 degrees.

Like many of HyperX's gaming peripherals, the Cloud Flight headset will also feature multi-coloured LEDs you can adjust using controls built into the headset. PC and PS4 support are baked in from the get-go, and it'll retail for $229 when it releases in Australia next month.


Apparently one first wasn't enough for HyperX, as it also revealed its first fully-customisable RGB mechanical keyboard in the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB. Coming with Red, Brown or Blue Cherry MX switches, the keyboard allows for complete backlighting configuration for each of its keys, with support for up to three lighting profiles stored on the keyboard's internal memory.

Rounding out the announcements is the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RBG mouse, which goes all-in on the disco aesthetic with 360-degree RBG lighting effects. On the more practical side, it also offers sensitivity up to 16,000 DPI, Omron switches with a promise of reliability for 50 million clicks and six programmable keys for storing macros.

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Last up is HyperX's latest innovation in RAM technology: synchronised RGB lighting. Using infrared communication, multiple Predator DDR4 RGB RAM modules can communicate with each other and light up in concert, turning the inside of your PC into a true disco hall.

Australian pricing on the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB, the Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse and the Predator DDR4 RGB RAM has yet to be announced, but all three product lines are slated for release later this year.


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