HyperX Alloy Origins Core Keyboard Review 3

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Keyboard Review

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Packaging and Accessories

HyperX operates a web shop in the USA. However, this sample came from a marketing hub, so we begin with a look at the product packaging. The packaging aesthetic is a departure from the older Alloy keyboards that used a predominantly black and red color scheme on a matte cardboard wrap compared to the more vibrant, white-themed glossy wrap here and with the Alloy Origins we saw before. A lot of information has been put on the front, including the product and company name on the corners, mentions of the switch type and layout, and a big illustration of the keyboard with some marketing features. This continues on the back and sides with more illustrations, features, and specifications. There are two seals on an edge to keep the contents inside in place.

We see single flaps on the sides, and opening the box gives us a look at the keyboard front and center, inside a plastic wrap that is surrounded by more cardboard on all sides for additional protection during transit. Under the keyboard is some documentation, and note the writing on the cardboard. The quick start guide is really all you need to go over the first few times you use the keyboard for familiarity with the pre-programmed functions HyperX has built into the keyboard. The Alloy Origins Core, as other Alloy Origins keyboards, uses a detachable cable, and we get one with a USB Type-A connector on one end and a Type-C connector on the other. To keep with the color scheme of the keyboard, the cable uses black sleeving and connector housings.

HyperX decided not to include any replacement keycaps or a keycap puller with the stock packaging, which is a small letdown considering the predecessors include both, so that is about it as far as the keyboard packaging goes. They do sell an optional wrist rest, which we took a look at before. For those wondering, the wrist rest will cost you an additional $19.99. Similarly, they would no doubt prefer you purchase their branded pudding PBT keycaps too, which come in black or white color options for an additional $25 each.
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