Monday, July 6th 2020

HyperX Announces Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today expanded its Alloy keyboard line up with the release of the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The new Alloy Elite 2 gaming keyboard is based on the original Alloy Elite design and boasts HyperX red linear mechanical switches built for performance, longevity and an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes dedicated media keys with quick access buttons and volume wheel and uses HyperX designed pudding keycaps with translucent dual-layer style and signature HyperX font to enhance LED and RGB light.

The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 features a signature light bar with LED lighting, dynamic RGB lighting effects with per-key lighting and RGB colors. Alloy Elite 2 is built with solid steel frame for durability, offers dedicated media buttons and a large volume wheel along with quick access buttons for brightness, lighting effects, and game mode. Alloy Elite 2 also includes a USB 2.0 pass through, 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover functionality.
"We are excited to announce our new Alloy Elite 2 mechanical keyboard built with HyperX pudding keycaps," said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. "The Alloy Elite 2 will meet the needs of gamers looking for a fully customizable mechanical gaming keyboard with HyperX switches rated at 80 million clicks per key."

The Alloy Elite 2 is one of HyperX's full-featured RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, designed with a durable steel frame for sturdy and stable controls. Users can customize lighting and effects with intuitive NGENUITY software for a brilliant display of colors. The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 also offers onboard memory for keyboard customization allowing users to save up to three profiles. Plus, advanced customization with HyperX NGENUITY software enables users to personalize per-key lighting effects, Game Mode and macro settings. The Alloy Elite 2 is compatible with PC, PS4TM and Xbox One.

Availability
The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 mechanical gaming keyboard is available for $129.99 MSRP through HyperX's Online Shop. For more information on the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 product page.

Specifications
  • Switch: HyperX Switch
  • Type: Mechanical
  • Backlight: RGB (16,777,216 colors)
  • Light effects: Per key RGB lighting and 5 brightness levels
  • Onboard memory: 3 profiles
  • USB 2.0 Pass-through: Yes
  • Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
  • Key Rollover: N-key mode
  • LED Indicator: Yes
  • Media control: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • OS compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Key Switches
  • Switch: HyperX Red
  • Operation Style: Linear
  • Operating Force: 45 g
  • Actuation Point: 1.8 mm
  • Total Travel Distance: 3.8 mm
  • Life Span (Keystrokes): 80 million
Dimensions
  • Width: 444.0 mm
  • Depth: 174.0 mm
  • Height: 37.4 mm
  • Weight (Keyboard and cable): 1530 g
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10 Comments on HyperX Announces Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
bonehead123
A nice looking KB, and at 3.4lbs, it will definitely stay put on your desk ..:)

Now loose the cord and I might buy it :p
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#2
chstamos
bonehead123
A nice looking KB, and at 3.4lbs, it will definitely stay put on your desk ..:)

Now loose the cord and I might buy it :p
THIS! Logitech has shown with their G613 that wireless mechanical keyboards with long battery life can certainly be built. Now we only need one from a company that doesn't push garbage quality couple-of-years-lasting products. You hear, Corsair?

PS: A Windows hello compliant fingerprint reader on a mechanical gaming keyboard would also be great.
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#3
bonehead123
Funny that you should mention the G613, as that is what I have and I luv it alot, going on 8 months now with the same set of batteries under heavy use for 8 hrs/day/5 dayskwk :)
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#5
Mazer
No brown or blue choice of switch?
No TKL version?

Hard pass.
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#6
claster17
Zero mention of the keycaps. I guess we can assume that these are not the double shot PBT caps which HyperX also sells.
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#8
micropage7
I'm not a fan of linear, still prefer bumpy keys, blue or brown or something that more silent with bumpy feel
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#9
Gmr_Chick
Oh lawd, I think I just found my next board! :love:

I have a K68 from Corsair that I really loved when I first bought it maybe a year and a half ago, but I've fallen out of love with it in recent times. I write a lot, and it tends to register certain letters twice when I type, forcing me to go back and correct the word. Plus the keys blow (and their doubleshot PBT caps are sold out everywhere, not that they'd fix my typing issues) and I'm sick of always having to clean them, and the RGB isn't bright enough (still have a hard time seeing the legends). So yeah, this HyperX board looks like a winner for me. I'm LOVING those pudding-style PBT keycaps (and they're reasonably priced if chosen to buy separately) and the overall look of the board :rockout:

Either this board, or the Alloy Origins w/ the pudding keycaps :D
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#10
goldman
Mazer
No brown or blue choice of switch?
No TKL version?

Hard pass.
this
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