Kingston Technology’s HyperX has been making gaming keyboards for a few years and much like other manufacturers, it uses Cherry MX or Kailh key switches, depending upon the price of its products. Now, at Computex 2019, the company has announced HyperX Alloy Origins the first keyboard that comes with a new key switch design by HyperX itself.
The newly launched keyboard is called HyperX Alloy Origins and it comes with switches that are based on typical reds. We should mention that this is a popular choice in gaming keyboards because the most competitive gamers have a preference for it because they are highly responsive. It is also worth pointing out that HyperX has tweaked the red design by shaving the travel distance to 3.8mm and actuation point to 1.8mm. For those unaware, this is 0.2mm less than a standard Cherry MX red switch.
Basically, if you are one among the gamers who really liked the red switches and wanted them to be even more Red, you would definitely like Alloy Origins’ design. However, if you use your keyboard for typing more than for gaming, it may not be the choice for you.
HyperX Alloys Origin is a full-sized keyboard that has a trim aluminium frame and it comes with the company’s ‘Black Pudding’ translucent keycaps, which is not something that everyone likes in their gaming keyboard.
The company has said that HyperX Alloys Origin is available in the third quarter of 2019, starting at $109.99. This is the same price at the company’s Alloy FPS RGB, which comes with Kailh switches.
Recently, the company also launched its Xbox licensed gaming headsets in India named – HyperX CloudX. The new CloudX comes with a 53mm Dynamic driver with neodymium magnets and its sound frequency range is 15Hz to 25KHz (25,000Hz). The sound pressure level in gaming headset is 95dBSPL/mW at 1kHz.
Kingston has said that it has taken into consideration the fact the users wear gaming headsets for a longer duration of time, and that’s why it has ensured that it is light and comfortable. It weighs 325gms without the microphone and with the microphone attached it weighs 337gms, which is light considering it has an aluminium frame. Its cable has a length of 1.3m and its microphone is an electret condenser noise cancelling microphone with 50Hz to 18KHz frequency (18,000Hz).