When I got asked to review the HyperX Alloy I thought that I should review it, since my own keyboard was just a cheap one that came in a set when I bought my PC. It was alright, and honestly I didn’t like the sound of the mechanical HyperX with all the clicking noises. But I used it quite a lot playing Second Life and typing to friends, a few who have told me that my typing has gotten a lot better with less typos when I’m roleplaying.
When I opened the box inside was the Hyper Alloy FPS Keyboard and I thought it looked smaller than the current keyboard. It’s the same size, except the keys on the old one are half the size! The cable to power the keyboard is separate with two USB plugs to go into your PC - this is because the keyboard has a USB port itself for you to charge your phone. One which powers up the keyboard, the other to power up the spare charger port.
The box also contained a quick start guide, red-coloured textured keys to swap your WASD and 1234 keys, and a easy-to-carry travel pouch which is handy for any gamer on the go. There is also a little hook thing to use to pry off the keys if you do decide to change them, although I didn’t.
When taking all that I needed out of the box it was pretty easy to set up. All you basically needed to do was plug the cables into the right ports and away you go.
As I am typing this out the keys are very easy to press. Mechanical keyboards come with different types of switches - this one has blue which is just about right for me but I haven’t really tried any of the other switches to know what really is the right feel. Other keyboards have different coloured switches, and these are down to how firm you would like your keys to feel when pressing them - I find the blue ones nice and firm.
I do like that when it gets dark in my house, and we don't always turn the lights on, that the keys do light up a bright red, which is very helpful for when you are typing in the dark.
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HyperX Alloy FPS Keyboard Review
This is my first time using a mechanical keyboard and I think others will enjoy it just as much as I did.