When HyperX first broke away from Kingston, I admittedly was more curious about what the new focus would be than why. The years since have shown the move was good, with HyperX becoming a legitimate brand in the world of not only PC gaming, but eSports in general. Their headsets especially have garnered rave reviews here on TechPowerUp and elsewhere by offering good value for the money. Their mice and keyboards have done so as well, but the latter have not really had as much of an impact. The mechanical keyboard market especially is so competitive that you absolutely need to do a lot more to even get people to notice your products, which is perhaps what HyperX was thinking of when they showed off their own branded switches at Computex this year. It has been a few months since, and we now have the first retail product using these switches in the form of the HyperX Alloy Origins. Thanks again to the company for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
The HyperX Alloy Origins follows the naming scheme of their keyboards we have previously seen, with the use of an aluminium alloy case coupled with new switches justifying the name better than most such products in the market today. The keyboard itself will look familiar to people familiar with HyperX keyboard offerings, especially given it is a full-size keyboard in a completely black color scheme and minimalist design based off the Alloy FPS out of the box. We begin the review of the keyboard with a look at the specifications below.
|HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard|
|Layout:||104-key US ANSI layout, other languages supported based on the region|
|Material:||Aluminium body with ABS plastic lining, ABS plastic keycaps|
|Weight:||1.08 kg / 2.4 lbs.|
|Wrist Rest:||Sold separately|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions:||133 (L) x 443 (W) x 36.5 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||HyperX Red Linear switch at launch; Aqua switch version in Q1 2020|
|Backlighting:||Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB backlighting|