HyperX launches Alloy Elite 2 mechanical gaming keyboard with pudding keycaps
If you are a serious PC gamer, I hope you own a mechanical keyboard. Whether gaming on a laptop or desktop, you should absolutely have a high-quality mechanical keyboard and mouse plugged in. After all, there is a good chance your competition is using these things, so why should you be at a disadvantage?
If you are in the market for a mechanical keyboard, I have good news. Kingston's gaming division, HyperX, launches a new model today. Called "Alloy Elite 2," it is the successor to the wildly popular first-gen Alloy Elite. This time, you get "pudding" keycaps, which feature translucent sides for a brighter and more colorful RGB experience. Thankfully, the volume wheel and media buttons make a return.
"The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 features a signature light bar with LED lighting, dynamic RGB lighting effects with per-key lighting and RGB colors. Alluoy Elite 2 is built with solid steel frame for durability, offers dedicated media buttons and a large volume wheel along with quick access buttons for brightness, lighting effects, and game mode. Alloy Elite 2 also includes a USB 2.0 pass through, 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover functionalities," says HyperX.
Kingston's gaming division also says, "The Alloy Elite 2 is one of HyperX's full-featured RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, designed with a durable steel frame for sturdy and stable controls. Users can customize lighting and effects with intuitive NGENUITY software for a brilliant display of colors. The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 also offers onboard memory for keyboard customization allowing users to save up to three profiles. Plus, advanced customization with HyperX NGENUITY software enables users to personalize per-key lighting effects, Game Mode and macro settings."
HyperX shares specifications below.
|Backlight||RGB (16,777,216 colors)|
|Light effects||Per key RGB lighting and 5 brightness levels|
|Onboard memory||3 profiles|
|USB 2.0 Pass-through||Yes|
|Anti-ghosting||100 percent anti-ghosting|
|Key Rollover||N-key mode|
|OS compatibility||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7|
|Operating Force||45 g|
|Actuation Point||1.8 mm|
|Total Travel Distance||3.8 mm|
|Life Span (Keystrokes)||80 million|
|Weight (Keyboard and cable)||1530 g|
The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 mechanical gaming keyboard can be had immediately here. The company is asking $129.99, which is pricey but definitely worth it for what you are getting. Trust me, folks, HyperX gear is top-notch -- far better than that no-name crap found on Amazon.