Monday, February 22nd 2021

HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its Alloy Origins 60 mechanical gaming keyboard is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. A compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features HyperX Red linear mechanical switches that are built for performance, longevity and rated with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and double shot PBT keycaps with secondary functions for long-term use and durability.

Alloy Origins 60 is the first HyperX 60 percent gaming keyboard built with HyperX Red linear mechanical switches. HyperX Red switches are designed with a shorter actuation point and shorter travel time than other switches on the market, for a more responsive switch action. As a durable, stable gaming keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features a full aircraft-grade aluminium body and offers a space-saving 60 percent layout that maximizes desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement.
"HyperX is committed to making reliable keyboards with features and design specifications required by gamers," said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. "Our new Alloy Origins 60 mechanical gaming keyboard will meet the needs of gamers looking for an even more compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard for their gaming and work from home setups."

Alloy Origins 60 includes RGB backlit keys with exposed LED for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. Supported by HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins 60 offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including customizable per-key lighting1 effects. The keyboard also comes with additional accessory keycaps, including a HX ESC keycap and exclusive HyperX-designed spacebar, along with a keycap puller for added customization.

Alloy Origins 60 features Custom Game Mode, allowing users to choose which keys are enabled and disabled. Macro keys can be assigned and stored in the macro library, and users can choose from three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning. With on-board memory, users can save up to three profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting, full N-key rollover and a detachable USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable.

Availability
The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Red switches is available for $99.99 MSRP through the HyperX U.S. Shop and $139.99 MSRP in Canada through HyperX's Canadian Shop.
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14 Comments on HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
bonehead123
Y/a/W/n....

aNuThA day, anutha boring, overpriced, same ole same same tweener-bot KB....

p.A.s.S....
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#2
robot zombie
This is completely unrelated but every time I see a non-avionic part advertised as "aircraft grade" my first instict is to throw it. See how it flies. I assume this keyboard flies well. Its small and made out of stuff they make planes out of.
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AltCapwn
robot zombie
This is completely unrelated but every time I see a non-avionic part advertised as "aircraft grade" my first instict is to throw it. See how it flies. I assume this keyboard flies well. Its small and made out of stuff they make planes out of.
I would definitely see that as a testing point for a keyboard.

I feel like companies release TKL / 60% keyboard to sell their standard sized keyboard at higher price point, then put the original price point for the TKL/60% keyboards.
I don't understand why they're so expensive.
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#4
bug
My usual rambling about slim keys, seems fitting here: if you're going to save space, save vertical space as well. I see no benefit in the long travel distance.
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#5
Turmania
I prefer TKL, but really need to have arrow keys as a must speaking for myself.
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#6
InVasMani
Bloody B930 TKL Tenkeyless with Linear brown optical switches is the one keyboard I'd actually consider buying right now. The switches are pretty solid not quite scissor switches, but as close to them as I've seen so far for a different style switch. The key caps needs to be more low profile is probably the bigger gripe I've got with the design. They should make it 4000Hz polling rate with those optical switches would be a smart improvement.
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#7
tabascosauz
If a generic thin-walled CNC 6061-T6 aluminium case on a 60% is "aircraft-grade", then what is my 3.5lb Noxary X60 or a 5lb RAMA M60 considered? "Armoured warfare-grade", fit for the glacis plate of a M3 Bradley??

And 6061 isn't even good enough for airframes, they use 2024 and 7075. Never ceases to amaze me how talented marketing departments are, that they can spin even the dumbest shit to sound fancy. Reminds me of the F150's "military-grade" aluminium body - yeah the 13th gen F150 has a serious amount of perks but let's cut the the BS.
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#8
robot zombie
altcapwn
I would definitely see that as a testing point for a keyboard.

I feel like companies release TKL / 60% keyboard to sell their standard sized keyboard at higher price point, then put the original price point for the TKL/60% keyboards.
I don't understand why they're so expensive.
You never really know when youre gonna find yourself needing for a keyboard to fly true. But when you do, youll be glad you were prepared. You may also need to check its parasail functionality, in case theres a fire and you need to jump from the roof. Such a simple problem, but it can really leave you stuck! Gamers arent being safe enough these days. Technically their cases should also be aircraft grade and rated in accordance with NIJ ballistic resistance standards.

...ballistic is another fun word. Are the caps made out of ballistic grade plastic? Really the whole thing is worthless otherwise. The aluminuim alone offers zero protection.
tabascosauz
If a generic thin-walled CNC 6061-T6 aluminium case on a 60% is "aircraft-grade", then what is my 3.5lb Noxary X60 or a 5lb RAMA M60 considered? "Armoured warfare-grade"??

And 6061 isn't even good enough for airframes, they use 2024 and 7075. Never ceases to amaze me how talented marketing departments are, that they can spin even the dumbest shit to sound fancy. Reminds me of the F150's "military-grade" aluminium body - yeah the 13th gen F150 has a serious amount of perks but let's cut the the BS.
Glad Im not the only one that crap sticks out to.

Truth be told, HyperX keyboards are good. Not noteworthy, but not bad. The switches are good, they make some nice caps. Youve got mechanical switches in a metal case. Its an entry level mech board. I snagged a similar model with mx reds in it. Regular tkl. But I paid just a little more than half the money that this 60% goes for. But then mine only has red LEDs... no RGB. So that must be why. :laugh:
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AltCapwn
robot zombie
You never really know when youre gonna find yourself needing for a keyboard to fly true. But when you do, youll be glad you were prepared. You may also need to check its parasail functionality, in case theres a fire and you need to jump from the roof.
Damn I need to touch some wood, if this expression even exist in english? We say "gotta touch some wood" in french to evade Murphy's Law. My place's at the 3rd floor, ima order that keyboard just in case lol.
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robot zombie
altcapwn
Damn I need to touch some wood, if this expression even exist in english? We say "gotta touch some wood" in french to evade Murphy's Law. My place's at the 3rd floor, ima order that keyboard just in case lol.
You better just do it!

Incidentally, english has a similar saying. We say "knock on wood" as if to say "and I pray this never happens."

Probably related to "Speak of the devil and the devil arrives."

Originally I think knocking on wood was a pagan thing. Something about making it so evil spirits dont hear you discussing secrets. You literally go into the woods and bang on trees while you talk.

You can probably use your new keyboard for that. And the key sounds banging on that thin aluminuim will hide your search queries from the google demons listening in. The noise confuses them.

Im telling you, Kingston needs me. I could have this whole situation flipped over in no time.
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AltCapwn
robot zombie
You better just do it!

Incidentally, english has a similar saying. We say "knock on wood" as if to say "and I pray this never happens."

Probably related to "Speak of the devil and the devil arrives."

Originally I think knocking on wood was a pagan thing. Something about making it so evil spirits dont hear you discussing secrets. You literally go into the woods and bang on trees while you talk.

You can probably use your new keyboard for that. And the key sounds banging on that thin aluminuim will hide your search queries from the google demons listening in. The noise confuses them.

Im telling you, Kingston needs me. I could have this whole situation flipped over in no time.
:laugh: What a good read, that's definitely what I was trying to say thanks!

And nice one staying in the subject of the keyboard, gave me a good laugh. They can't say we're off topic here!

Knocking your keyboard on something while typing is a good way to make sure no keygen can register what you're typing, even Windows won't be able to tell anymore!
Tho it's true mechanical keyboards are suprisingly durable; dang I made them drink so much beer and seen too much wall upclose back in my "youth", you wouldn't even believe.

But now I treat them with care, now that VPNs can hide us from demons lol.
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#12
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
Need this with the HyperX Aqua (MX Brown equivalent) and I'll grab it (even at MSRP). I have the Alloy Origins Core with the Aquas and its really nice.
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#13
boidsonly
Overpriced....and then add taxes to it, For me that is $109.99.
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#14
Wshlist
tabascosauz
If a generic thin-walled CNC 6061-T6 aluminium case on a 60% is "aircraft-grade", then what is my 3.5lb Noxary X60 or a 5lb RAMA M60 considered? "Armoured warfare-grade", fit for the glacis plate of a M3 Bradley??

And 6061 isn't even good enough for airframes, they use 2024 and 7075. Never ceases to amaze me how talented marketing departments are, that they can spin even the dumbest shit to sound fancy. Reminds me of the F150's "military-grade" aluminium body - yeah the 13th gen F150 has a serious amount of perks but let's cut the the BS.
These types of keyboards do in fact remind me of the ones used with weapon systems now that you mention it, like with missile guidance and RADAR tracking on ships and such.
They are compact and have the mechanical keys too I bet.
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