HyperX releases 'ALLOY FPS' Cherry MX Blue mechanical LED backlit gaming keyboard
PC gaming is a big business nowadays, and that extends beyond GPUs and the actual video games themselves. People that enjoy gaming will invest in accessories too, such as mice, headsets, and keyboards.
Today, a beautiful gaming keyboard hits stores. Dubbed "ALLOY FPS", it is the first-ever gaming keyboard from famed gaming accessory-maker HyperX (a Kingston company). Featuring Cherry MX Blue switches and a beautiful design, it is sure to be very popular with hardcore gamers.
"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", says HyperX.
The accessory-maker further explains, "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".
HyperX shares the following specifications.
- 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)
- USB Passthrough: Yes (mobile phone charging only)
- Polling rate: 1000Hz
- Anti-ghosting: 100 percent anti-ghosting
- Key Rollover: 6-key / N-key modes
- Media control: Yes
- Game Mode: Yes
- Cable Type: Detachable, braided
- Cable Length: 1.8m
- Width: 441.65mm
- Depth: 129.38mm
- Height: 35.59mm
- Weight (Keyboard and cable): 1049g
The HyperX ALLOY FPS mechanical gaming keyboard hits stores today for $99. While a hundred bucks is a lot for a low-end keyboard, it is totally reasonable for a quality mechanical variant from a respected brand like HyperX.