HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard

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HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard
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Product: HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Provided By: HyperX
Price: $79.99 USD Online at time of publication



In the growing world of tech there’s many companies that produce many things for us nerds to use. HyperX may sound like a new company for some, but really, they have been around longer than many other companies in the business. HyperX is a division of Kinston Technologies which started in 2002 as a memory manufacturer, but as time passed they have stayed current and evolved their product line to include other products such SSD’s, USB drives, headsets, keyboards, mouse pads and more. HyperX wants to produce the best of the best for gamers and tech enthusiasts all around.

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First Look:

The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard doesn't have a lot of software features, but certainly makes up for the lack of flair with a solid package that looks as great as it sounds. It’s not a super large keyboard due to the frameless design. This makes it great to pack around. The red backlight can be changed to six different modes. The solid steel frame has some weight and makes it feel very robust. The keyboard is so solid in fact, that if you were mugged, you could throw it at your attacker. While the mugger may not survive, it feels like the HyperX Alloy FPS would.

The braided cord can detach from the keyboard and there is a USB port on the keyboard that can be used to charge your mobile device. There are function keys that can control volume, different light modes, media playback and more.


The HyperX Alloy FPS comes with a few extras. In the box is a braided cord, a key removal tool and some extra metallic keys. The extra keys included are the standard WASD keys as well as the 1,2,3,4 keys. Also included in the bundle is a nice carry bag with a Velcro side pocket to store and carry your cord and extra keys. This is very handy especially when taking to a LAN. There are no drivers available or needed and this is great. I love that there is no bloated software required for a keyboard.

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The following features are from the product page over at HyperX.

HyperX™ Alloy FPS and Alloy FPS Pro1 are serious keyboards for serious players, engineered with an eye for durability, reliability, and accuracy. With their compact design, solid steel frame and CHERRY® MX keyswitches, the Alloy FPS family of keyboards is perfect for serious FPS play. Whether you prefer the lean and mean tenkeyless (TKL) design of the Alloy FPS Pro, or the full-sized Alloy FPS, both models feature dynamic HyperX red backlighting, 100% Anti-Ghosting, N-key rollover, and Game Mode. Get the gear that the pros trust, and equip yourself with a HyperX Alloy FPS keyboard today.

  • Minimalistic compact design ideal for FPS gameplay - Maximize your desktop real estate for rapid mouse movement.
  • Solid-steel frame - Built to stand the test of time and to stand fast when the action heats up.
  • CHERRY® MX mechanical keyswitches for proven reliability - Available with CHERRY MX Blue, Brown, or Red keyswitches3, so you’ll get reliability and the switches that fit your needs.
  • Ultra-portable design with detachable cable - Detaches to reduce potential cable wear and tear and increase portability.
  • HyperX red backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects - Showcase your style with a keyboard that is lit both figuratively and literally.


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On the next page, we'll test out the Alloy FPS and draw some final conclusions.