Hyper X Reveals Its New Keyboard for Gamers and Enthusiasts–The Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Immediately upon opening the box of the HyperX Alloy Elite Keyboard, I can just sense the quality of the product. The beautiful basic black color and the weighty feel of the solid steel frame keyboard gives me an instant sense of its durability and style.
Once plugged in and powered up, the bright red LEDs ignite against the black in beautiful contrast. Once the drivers kick in and I plug my mouse into the USB 2.0 port on the keyboard and I am ready to go.
The first thing I notice upon typing with the Alloy Elite is the satisfying clicks of the Cherry MX mechanical switches. The mechanical feel gives you a strong sense of command over your words, forces, or warrior. Whatever you throw at the Alloy Elite, it handles it with power and grace.
If you are a hardcore gamer, you can replace the WSAD keys as well as the 1-4 buttons with textured titanium colored buttons provided with a key removal tool. This is a nice feature to further customize the board. The Alloy Elite also packs an 18-LED light bar with luminous lighting, custom light modes, and six preset effects. These effects can all be customized from the keyboard without the assistance of a separate app on your computer, which makes modification quick and easy.
I decided to try it with DOOM, and I was thrilled at the responsiveness and quickness with which I was able to hunt down my enemies. The Elite was definitely made with hardcore gamers in mind.
Technical Specs From HyperX
HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Features and Specifications:
Switch: CHERRY MX
Backlight: Single color, Red
Light Effects: 6 LED modes and 4 brightness levels
Connection Type: USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors)
USB 2.0 Pass-Through: Yes
Polling rate: 1000Hz
Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
Key Rollover: N-key mode
Media Control: Yes
Game Mode: Yes
OS Compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Cable Type: Attached, braided
Cable Length: 1.8m
Dimensions: 444.00mm x 226.8mm x 36.30mm
Weight (keyboard and cable): 1467g
If you are a gaming professional or someone who wants a strong and efficient input device for your computer, the HyperX Alloy Elite is something you should strongly consider. The HyperX Alloy Elite combines high quality and efficiency with an attractive package.
The HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (MSRP $109.99 U.S.) is available in Cherry MX blue, red, and brown switch versions and will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets starting August 21.