Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
The Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches is available on Scan.co.uk for £99.98. At the time of writing, this was as a pre-order, but the keyboard launches officially today (22/10/16) and should start appearing at other retailers quickly too.
Built with a focus on competitive gaming, we think the HyperX Alloy FPS is going to be a smash hit with pro gamers, as well as anyone who just wants a great quality keyboard to use at home, or that makes them look like a badass in the office. For mechanical keyboard fans, the use of the highly praised Cherry MX Blue switches are as good as you can hope for, and obviously going to feel familiar to anyone who’s used this switch type before.
The similarities between mechanical keyboards can be minor, as the keys are often identical to any other keyboard with the same switches. However, the HyperX Alloy FPS has a few standout features that give it a unique look and feel. The metal housing of the keyboard gives it a nice weight, and also help reduce any vibrations throughout the keyboard while you’re mashing at the keys. This means the keyboard feels a sturdier and more responsive, as well as giving it a premium quality look and feel that anyone would want from their high-end keyboard.
The gaming key caps don’t make you a better gamer, unfortunately, but they’re a nice touch to the overall aesthetics of the keyboard and are sure to be the first thing any FPS fan installs when they purchase the keyboard. The real benefits, and things that literally can make you a better gamer, are the gaming mode, 100% anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover, as they’ll mean you’ll never miss a keystroke, well you might, but the Alloy certainly won’t.
Extra features, such as the USB charging port that can be used to power a mobile device, as well as the LED lighting effects, aren’t going to make this a better gaming keyboard, but they certainly add to the overall value.
The addition of a protective carry pouch, fully detachable cable, and the slim design also make it very friendly for the traveling LAN gamer. It’s easy to store, each to maintain and cables are easily replaced if lost or damaged, and that’s certainly a nice benefit. Of course, should anything go wrong, it also comes backed up with a 2-year warranty, giving you added peace of mind.
- Durable steel chassis
- Stylish aesthetics
- Extra FPS gaming key caps included
- LED lighting with effects
- Detachable cable
- Cherry MX Blue switches
- Full N-Key/Anti-Ghosting
- Gaming mode
- Mobile charging port
“The Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS may not really innovate, but it’s still one of the best gaming keyboards we’ve tested in a long time. It doesn’t have a crazy amount of features, but with rock solid build quality and flawless performance, it’s sure to be a big hit with competitive gamers around the world. Highly recommended!”