Some of the F keys double as media and volume control keys, as well as a gaming mode (disables Windows key, alt+F4 etc).
The left/right cursor keys control the lighting modes, up/down control brightness.
From the side you can see how low the Alloy FPS is, at just 35mm high, it is a full 3-5mm lower than most other mechanical keyboards.
The primary connection for the keyboard is a miniUSB, alongside it is the USB charging port.
The underside is plain with rubber non-slip pads along with the ubiquitous angle adjustment feet.
The Alloy FPS uses Cherry MX Blue switches only at this point and the larger switches use metal distribution bars.
The lighting is moderately bright, but not as bright as some others, though as a minimalistic keyboard, normally lighting serves purely as a functional feature.
The Alloy FPS features, solid, breathing, trigger, explosion, wave and custom effects in 5 levels of brightness (off, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%).