Product on Review: HyperX Alloy Elite
Street Price: £119.99 / $109.99
HyperX, owned by Kingston, are still relatively new to the gaming peripherals market but they’ve already caused quite a stir. We reviewed their first mechanical gaming keyboard, the HyperX Alloy FPS, back in October of last year, with our findings being largely positive. We also tested their first gaming mouse, the Pulsefire, back in April.
The model in for testing today isn’t exactly a direct evolution of the Alloy FPS, though it does carry over a similar style. We’ve now got dedicated media controls, along with a volume-roller, a novel new light-strip along the top of the keyboard, handy buttons for lighting and gaming controls and a wrist rest for added comfort. On paper, the additions certainly sound good, and at only £20 more than the Alloy FPS, it seems to represent good value.
The Alloy Elite can be specced with a trio of Cherry MX mechanical keys, with MX Blue, MX Brown and MX Red. The MX Red is today’s choice, aimed towards gamers who use their keyboard primarily for gaming.
HyperX on the Alloy Elite:
The HyperX™ Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the perfect keyboard for the gamer that values both style and substance. The Alloy Elite wows with its dynamic lighting effects, stunning HyperX red backlighting and dazzling 18 LED light bar that delivers unmatched brilliance. It’s built tough with a solid steel frame that will both endure the test of time and hold position when the action gets intense. With dedicated media buttons, USB 2.0 pass-through, Game Mode, anti-ghosting and N-Key rollover, this multimedia keyboard is equipped to meet any user’s needs. Choose from CHERRY® MX Blue, Brown, or Red switches1 and get the guaranteed reliability of CHERRY key switches in the style that suits you best. Additionally, the Alloy Elite also comes with a comfortable, detachable wrist rest and HyperX titanium-coloured, textured keycaps that highlight the most important gaming keys.