Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard Review
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
If you take your LAN events and FPS gaming seriously, then you’ll likely be pretty passionate about the requirements for your keyboard. The new keyboard from Kingston comes finely tuned for both LAN and FPS, with an extra-slim and low-profile chassis, durable solid steel frame design, Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, 100% anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover. If that doesn’t tick all the right boxes for all the WASD mashing gamers out there, nothing will.
“HyperX™ Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design that’s ideal for FPS gameplay. Its space-saving layout maximizes desktop space for FPS mouse movement. Ultra-portable, HyperX Alloy FPS comes complete with a high-quality mesh travel pouch to store and protect the keyboard and accessories, and the detachable, mini-USB braided power cord reduces storage bulk and potential cable damage. For high-precision, gaming-grade key contact and reliability, it features Cherry® MX mechanical keys.” – Kingston
The traveling gamer needs a reliable keyboard with rock solid build quality and that’s exactly what Kingston are promising with the Alloy. Not only is it made from steel, it also comes with a full cover protective pouch to keep it free from scratches in transit, as well as featuring a fully detachable USB cable.
- Compact design ideal for FPS gameplay
- Solid-steel frame
- Ultra-portable design
- Cherry MX mechanical keys
- Convenient USB charge port
- Game mode, 100% anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover functions
- HyperX red backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects
- Additional coloured and textured keycaps for FPS gameplay
Packaging & Accessories
The box features a really nice image of the keyboard, showing off the overall design and the red LED lighting. On the front we can also see that this is the English (UK) layout and Cherry MX Blue version of the Alloy FPS.
Around the back, a few details on extra features, such as the mobile charging USB port, braided detachable cables, gaming key caps and protective bag.
Speaking of gaming key caps and protective pouches, here they are! There’s also a key cap puller, as well as the usual documentation.
The cables are very nice, with a high-quality braiding to keep them protected, while also being standard USB and Mini-USB headers, which are easily replaced if the cable is lost.