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HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Core Gaming Keyboard

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Alloy Origins Core Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring HyperX Blue mechanical switches. Built for performance and longevity, HyperX Blue mechanical switches offer a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating to meet gaming and work from home needs. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core tenkeyless keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design with RGB backlit keys to enhance home offices and PC gaming setups. HyperX blue switches are favored by gamers that like clicky key sounds and operating action.

Alloy Origins Core is built with a full aircraft-grade aluminium body for durability and stability, plus a space-saving tenkeyless layout to maximize desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. Alloy Origins Core features RGB backlit keys with exposed LED for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable.

HyperX Sets DDR4 Memory Overclocking World Record at 7156 MHz

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced that HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was used to set a new overclocking world record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at 7156 MHz. The world record for highest frequency was set by the MSI OC Team in Taiwan using a HyperX 4600 MHz Predator DDR4 8G module (part number: HX446C19PB3K2/16) on an MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY motherboard using a 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900KF @ 3.50 GHz CPU. At the time of this release, the record breaking frequency is posted on HWBOT, the site for PC enthusiasts looking for news, tips and information on overclocking, benchmarks and competitions. The valid CPU-Z screenshot can be found here.

"We are extremely thrilled and humbled to be part of this exemplary DDR4 overclocking achievement," said Kristy Ernt, DRAM business manager, HyperX. "Our engineers work continuously to improve higher-speed memory yields to bring faster solutions by pushing boundaries that break performance records and bring best-in-class products to our gaming memory community."

HyperX Adds Xbox Series X|S Support to ChargePlay Duo Controller Charging Station

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the refreshed HyperX ChargePlayTM Duo Controller Charging Station for Xbox. Tested and approved by Microsoft for guaranteed compatibility with the latest Xbox wireless controllers, the officially licensed ChargePlay Duo is designed to work with both the new Xbox Series X|S and legacy Xbox One wireless controllers. Gamers can fully charge their controllers in under three hours.

An environmentally-friendly accessory for dedicated Xbox gamers, ChargePlay Duo includes two 1400mAh rechargeable battery packs to eliminate the need of buying AA batteries. This new charging station also includes charge-through battery doors for both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One wireless controllers, allowing users to charge the controller without removing the battery pack.

HP to Acquire HyperX Gaming Peripherals Brand from Kingston, Which Retains Memory Business

HP Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company. The acquisition supports HP's strategy to drive growth in its Personal Systems business, where gaming and peripherals are attractive segments. HyperX's award-winning product portfolio spans a range of gaming peripherals, including headsets, keyboards, mice, mouse pads, USB microphones, and console accessories.

"HyperX is a leader in peripherals whose technology is trusted by gamers around the world and we're thrilled to welcome their outstanding team to the HP family," said Enrique Lores, President and CEO, HP Inc. "We continue to advance our leadership in Personal Systems by modernizing compute experiences and expanding into valuable adjacencies. We see significant opportunities in the large and growing peripherals market, and the addition of HyperX to our portfolio will drive new sources of innovation and growth for our business."

PC gaming continues to be one of the most popular forms of video gaming, with the PC hardware industry anticipated to be worth $70 billion by 2023.1 The global peripherals market is expected to grow to $12.2 billion by 2024, with gaming peripherals representing a disproportionate share of this growth.

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 Reveals All-New PC and Console Gaming Gear at CES 2021

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today unveiled new additions to its award-winning product line at CES 2021. Participating in the digital version of CES this year, HyperX continues to support the gaming community by expanding its professional-grade products used by gaming pros and HyperX fans. The new products revealed during the virtual show include the company's first 60 percent keyboard, the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard; a new charging accessory, the ChargePlay Duo Controller Charging Station for Xbox Series X/S and global availability1 of the Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse, Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset and Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset + 7.1.

"Gaming became an even more go-to activity this year as people searched for safe, entertaining ways to stay connected with friends and family," said Daniel Kelley, director of corporate marketing, HyperX. "HyperX's new product lineup reflects our ongoing commitment to the ever growing gaming community to deliver best in class products for whenever or however one plays."

HyperX and Acer Announce Partnership for Orion Gaming Desktops

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced it has been chosen as an Acer memory partner for the refreshed Predator Orion desktop series. Working closely to create a premium gaming experience, Acer is HyperX's first strategic partner to feature 3600MHz1 high-frequency memory in its Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop.

"HyperX is excited to be the memory partner for Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops, as we are both committed to offering the best products for gamers," said Larry Gonzales, sales and marketing VP, HyperX. "HyperX FURY DDR4 works seamlessly with the new desktops. Through the collaboration, we can deliver the ultimate performance to satisfy every gamer's needs."

HyperX Releases Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud RevolverTM Gaming Headset + 7.1 with virtual surround sound1 for a cinematic experience. Designed to meet the demands of leading PC and console gamers - or hybrid work and learning listening needs - the Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset + 7.1 features immersive sound and a wide audio range, as well as a studio-grade sound stage with signature HyperX comfort and durability.

Cloud Revolver + 7.1 features a studio-grade sound stage with 50 mm directional drivers to deliver greater depth and width for improved audio precisions in first-person shooter and open environment games. The tuning of the driver, mechanical design of the acoustical chamber, and larger ear cups allow users to hear an opponent clearly and accurately for ultimate competitive advantage while gaming.

HyperX Announces FURY DDR4 RGB Memory SKU Additions

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced new single rank 16Gbit1 based HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB memory SKU additions. FURY DDR4 RGB memory delivers a boost of performance and style with sleek heat spreaders and dynamic, synchronized RGB lighting effects using patented HyperX Infrared Sync Technology.

HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB memory offers a Plug N Play feature for automatic overclocking to the highest published frequency within the system speed allowance, eliminating the need for manual tuning. Offering seamless compatibility, FURY DDR4 RGB is certified Ready for AMD Ryzen and Intel XMP-ready. Users can also customize RGB lighting effects using HyperX NGENUITY software.

HyperX Launches HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini Keyboard with Black Colorway

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its second collaboration with keyboard manufacturing company DuckyChannel International Co. Ltd - the limited-edition HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini mechanical gaming keyboard. Built with a black colorway and 60 percent form factor, HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini features HyperX red linear mechanical switches built for performance, longevity and an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and utilizes the Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard design and Ducky PBT double-shot seamless keycaps.

"Known in the gaming market for their high-quality and performance-oriented mechanical keyboards, we are excited to join forces with Ducky again on our second limited-edition keyboard collaboration," said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. "The HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini is a great addition to the HyperX keyboard line-up and provides HyperX and Ducky fans with a new all-black color option to complement their gaming system configurations."

HyperX Now Shipping Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and leader in the gaming peripheral market. HyperX's Cloud II Wireless gaming headset is now available. The new wireless Cloud II headset builds on the legendary comfort, sound DNA, performance, and durability of the wired Cloud II, which continues to outsell in the market with over four million headsets sold since its inception.

Cloud II Wireless is equipped with HyperX custom-tuned virtual 7.1 surround sound and 53 mm drivers for immersive, rich and clear sound. This new gaming-grade wireless headset broadcasts at 2.4 GHz and offers up to 30 hours of battery life and 20 meters of wireless range for the freedom to play, work and school from home without wires. The Cloud II Wireless headset features a durable aluminium frame with an adjustable headband, pliable leatherette and plush memory foam for signature HyperX long-lasting comfort. The wireless headset also includes intuitive earcup controls to adjust volume, access mic mute and activate mic monitoring and 7.1 surround sound for improved positional audio.

HyperX Releases SoloCast USB Microphone

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX SoloCast USB microphone for streamers and content creators. SoloCast offers Plug N Play audio recording capability and a tap-to-mute feature that indicates the mute status when the red LED is flashing. Using a cardioid recording pattern, it provides a clear sound ideal for streamers, casters, students, and working from home professionals

The SoloCast microphone offers an easy Plug N Play setup. It utilizes a cardioid polar pattern that is more sensitive to sound sources directly in front of the microphone, making it great for in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio, and audio recordings for content creation. "We are excited to expand our USB microphone line with the addition of HyperX SoloCast," said Nate Almond, audio business manager, HyperX. "We are always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience and expanding our USB microphone lineup with our new SoloCast brings a different option to streamers and content creators."

HyperX Releases Pulsefire Haste Ultra-lightweight Gaming Mouse

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Pulsefire Haste gaming mouse. Weighing in at 59 grams, Pulsefire Haste utilizes an ultra-light honeycomb hex shell design that offers quicker movements and increased ventilation. Designed to meet the needs of gamers looking for an ultra-lightweight mouse to complement their gaming skills, Pulsefire Haste delivers ultimate comfort and command at your fingertips.

Pulsefire Haste features TTC Golden Micro Dustproof switches with 60M click durability, six programmable buttons and onboard memory to save a custom profile through HyperX NGENUITY software. The mouse also provides four preset DPI settings - 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI - and uses a Pixart 3335 sensor for accurate tracking and native DPI settings up to 16,000 DPI.

HyperX Launches Wireless Cloud II Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless gaming headset. Building on the legacy of the wired Cloud II's design, comfort, performance, and durability, the new wireless Cloud II headset brings a host of new features to its predecessor, which continues to outsell in the market with nearly four million headsets sold since its inception.

"Our goal was to build on the legendary comfort and sound DNA of HyperX Cloud headsets to deliver a wireless version of our best-selling Cloud II," said Larry Gonzales, V.P. sales and marketing, HyperX. "The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is designed to carry on the legacy of the original Cloud II, which was first introduced in 2015 and shook up the industry with its iconic design, comfortable fit, and best sound for a headset in its price range."

HyperX Adds New Wireless Cloud Buds to Audio Lineup

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX wireless Cloud Buds. The new Cloud Buds offers a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection using Qualcomm aptX HD and feature 14 mm drivers that deliver immersive premium HyperX sound for a range of playing and listening applications. Discrete and portable, the new Cloud Buds delivers immersive on-the-go gaming and entertainment with signature HyperX comfort and a multi-functional mic, making them a great fit for today's hybrid work and school environments that require extended hours of digital communication.

The Cloud Buds is designed with signature HyperX comfort, featuring three sizes of HyperX patented silicone ear tips to provide ultimate comfort and sound experiences on-the-go. The Cloud Buds also utilizes a lightweight, flexible neckband that features in-line mic and multi-function buttons that can be used to answer calls, control music tracks, and activate digital assistants with ease.

HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard Lineup

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is shipping the new HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring HyperX Blue mechanical switches. Built for performance and longevity, HyperX Blue mechanical switches offer a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating to meet gaming and work from home needs. The full-sized HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design with RGB backlit keys to enhance home offices and PC gaming setups. HyperX blue switches are favored by gamers that like clicky key sounds and operating action.

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is the first full-sized gaming keyboard built with HyperX Blue switches. As a durable, stable gaming keyboard, Alloy Origins features an aluminium body with an aircraft-grade brushed finish and leverages a space-saving layout to maximize desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement.

HyperX Releases QuadCast S USB Microphone With Dynamic RGB Lighting Effects

Underscoring an unwavering commitment to streamers, casters and work from home professionals, HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today expanded its standalone microphone line with the HyperX QuadCast S. The new QuadCast S is a USB microphone featuring stunning RGB lighting effects customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. Equipped with a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute sensor with an LED status indicator, QuadCast S delivers clear and consistent sound during streams and video conference calls.

The QuadCast S microphone offers four polar patterns - stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional - to optimize broadcast and work from home setups. In addition to an internal pop filter designed to reduce plosive sounds for clearer audio quality, QuadCast S comes with a stand featuring a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, quick gain control and a 3.5 mm headphone output for live mic monitoring.

HyperX Increases DRAM Density With New Impact SODIMM DDR4 Lineup

HyperX has launched their Impact lineup of DDR4 DRAM, which boasts of high memory densities per stick for space-constrained setups such as laptops or SFF PCs. The new Impact SODIMMs are available in capacities up to 32 GB per stick, which should make possible for users to install up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM in their system. All Impact SODIMM operate at 1.2 V, thus enabling relatively low power consumption.

Available operating frequencies stand at 2400 MHz (15-15-15); 2666 MHz (16-18-18); 2933 MHz (17-19-19); and 3200 MHz (20-22-22) - timings are slightly loose, but that's to be expected at these densities and, most importantly in space and/or cooling-constrained environments, voltage. HyperX Impact SODIMMs are available in single modules, dual channel kits, and quad channel kits. MSRP starts at $77 for a 16 GB module running at 2400 MHz, and apparently tops out at $358.99 for 2x 32 GB modules at 3200 MHz.

HyperX Introduces New Blue Light Blocking Spectre Eyewear Collection

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX Spectre Gaming Eyewear collection now includes three new families of glasses - Stealth, React and Scout. The HyperX Spectre Eyewear collection features exclusive HyperX gaming-grade, impact-resistant lenses that offer superior blue light and UV protection for gamers and individuals while viewing digital devices. Designed to meet a variety of style and screen viewing needs, the new gaming eyewear families offer a range of lens technology options, designs, colors, and sizes. The Spectre Scout family offers several youth options, designed for kids who game, as well as learn and study at home.

With 80 percent of people using digital devices more than two hours a day and nearly 67 percent using two or more devices simultaneously, research has shown that exposure to high energy blue light rays can cause eye fatigue, blurry vision and lack of sleep.1 The blue-light-blocking Spectre Eyewear is designed to help protect eyes from the short- and long-term effects of digital eyestrain and keep gamers' eyes comfortable during longer gaming sessions, or while working and learning on a computer, or scrolling on a phone.

HyperX Announces Cloud Stinger S Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud Stinger S gaming headset + 7.1. The new Cloud Stinger S gaming headset features virtual 7.1 surround sound via NGENUITY software with 50 mm directional drivers for an immersive audio experience.

The HyperX Cloud Stinger S weighs just 275 grams and is built with 90-degree rotating ear cups to provide hours of comfort for PC gaming. The lightweight headset utilizes virtual 7.1 surround sound to provide a more immersive in-game audio experience. The headset's 50 mm directional drivers position sound directly into the ear, delivering high-quality sound with pinpoint audio precision.

HyperX Intros Cloud Stinger Core Wireless 7.1 Headset in White

HyperX today introduced a new trim of its Cloud Stinger Core Wireless 7.1 gaming headset in Sony's favorite colors - glossy white with deep blue accents, matching the color scheme of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. Compatible with both PS5 PS4 (all variants), and PC, the Cloud Stinger Core Wireless 7.1 features a USB DAC that processes virtual 7.1 surround audio, which it then passes on to the headset over 2.4 GHz RF. The headphones component uses 40 mm stereo drivers with 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, 16 Ω impedance, 103 dB SPL/mW @ 1 kHz sound pressure level, and less than 2% THD. The uni-directional, noise-cancellation microphone does 50 Hz - 18 kHz response. On a full charge, the Cloud Stinger Core Wireless offers up to 17 hours of use. The headset weights 244 g. HyperX is pricing it at USD $79.99.

HyperX Releases Cloud Core Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset with 7.1 surround sound for PC and PS4 gamers. Expanding HyperX's impressive headset lineup, the Cloud Core Gaming Headset + 7.1 features virtual 7.1 surround sound for clear positional audio and a more immersive gaming experience. Plus, with HyperX's signature Cloud DNA, the new headset offers the comfort, durability and sound to fit a range of gaming - or today's virtual classroom meeting - needs at a competitive price point.

The HyperX Cloud Core + 7.1 features an advanced audio control box for convenient controls of headset volume, mic volume, mic mute, and an easily accessible toggle for turning 7.1 surround sound on and off. The Cloud Core Gaming Headset + 7.1 also offers multi-platform compatibility with a USB audio control box for PC and PS4 and offers a 3.5 mm connection for platforms with a 3.5 mm port.

HyperX Adds New Predator DDR4 RGB and FURY DDR4 RGB Memory Modules up to 256GB

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of new and updated speeds and capacities for HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB and HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB memory modules and kits. Featuring memory kits up 256 GB and speeds up to 4600MHz1, the Predator DDR4 RGB and FURY DDR4 RGB memory modules are designed to pass rigorous certification test procedures and are Intel XMP certified and AMD certified Ready for Ryzen.

HyperX Predator DDR4 delivers fast frequencies and low latencies with speeds up to 4800MHz1 and latencies from CL12 to CL19. Predator DDR4 utilizes a black aluminium heat spreader and matching black PCB to complement the look of the latest PC builds. Predator memory is available in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB single modules and in kits of two, four, and eight.

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.

HyperX and Champion Athletic Wear Announce RGB Reflective Gaming Wear

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX x Champion Reflective Collection, an exclusive limited-edition apparel collection drop with Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919. The reflective, logoed collection includes a black t-shirt and fleece hoodie, and for the first time, slides. The line features a unique heat transfer application that illuminates the design when reflecting light.

This is HyperX's first international apparel launch and it will be available in over 100 countries. The new collection features a custom logo treatment that utilizes custom reflective heat transfer application. The reflective logo treatment is designed to capture the brilliance of light and reflects light back to its source. The collection will be available online at Champion.com beginning July 9 at 8:00 a.m. PST.
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