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HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Keyboard Review

HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Keyboard Review

Having tried out HyperX RAM and headsets, I thought it was about time to try one of their keyboards. With the Alloy Elite being their latest model, how could I say no? Surely it would beat the snot out of my wireless Logitech keyboard which was older than at least one of my children.

The keyboard comes with a quick start guide and warranty, silver 1234 & WASD keys as well as a wrist rest in the box, so not much to talk about there. It is pretty weighty, thanks to the entire key base being metal. The underneath is plastic, as is the wrist rest, and the section along the top of the keyboard where there are some quick keys, and all of the keys themselves.

An attached cable measures about a meter and a half long, and ends in two USB plugs, both of which require being inserted. The reason is that there is a USB 2.0 port in the rear of the keyboard. Personally, I plugged my mouse into it.

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The quick keys I mentioned before are as follows, on the left an LED brightness control, LED mode and game mode buttons. On the right are media control buttons and a volume wheel. Since my old keyboard had media controls, they were a welcome addition, though on the opposite side to where I’m used to them being.

With my wife owning the HyperX Alloy FPS, I was prepared for the Elite to make a huge racket as I typed. You can practically hear her typing clear across the house, after all. I was delighted to find that the volume of the keys engaging is actually quite subdued.

The speed of typing, and feel of the keys is better than the non-mechanical keyboard I was using, and the weight of it means that it doesn’t move when I’m playing games a bit too roughly. The wrist rest is textured along two thirds of it, but I haven’t noticed it too much which probably means it’s doing it’s job.

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Honestly though, I’ve found myself making typos now and then, because it takes less pressure to activate each key than I’m used to. The Alloy Elite is a very good mechanical keyboard. I switched out the black 1234 & WASD keys for the silver ones mainly because I wanted to try out the textured WASD than for how it looked. I did try out the other LED modes, but stuck with the solid glow on the medium brightness. The others are breathing, trigger, explosion and wave, and though I did like explosion (the keyboard lights with each key press, centred on that key), it meant that they keyboard was dark for the majority of the time.

Easy to set up, quiet to use and the media keys do exactly what they should do. I don’t think I can get any more succinct than that, the HyperX Alloy Elite is a great keyboard.

3.00/3

HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Keyboard Review

Easy to set up, quiet to use and the media keys do exactly what they should do. I don’t think I can get any more succinct than that, the HyperX Alloy Elite is a great keyboard.

This item was supplied by the manufacturer or relevant PR company for the purposes of review
Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan

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