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HyperX Alloy FPS Review

Haven’t I had some internet issues lately, landline internet cut off with ‘damaged’ phone line, mobile hotspot just outright stopped working. But now I am online and able to write my review of the HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard.

Big thanks to HyperX ANZ for sending this out for review!

What’s in the Box?

Well I can’t actually tell you exactly what comes in the retail packaging as mine was an ex demo unit. But I’ll tell you what came in mine, I got the keyboard itself in a nice padded bag, 2 sets of replaceable keycaps and a keycap puller.

Design and Features

The HyperX Alloy FPS is a really solid keyboard, it is made out of plastic with a metal top plate that helps add a lot of rigidity and keep deck flex to a minimum. The keyboard is full sized but very compact so it doesn’t take up a whole lot of room on your desk. 

The keycaps are double shot but the outer coating is kind of glossy and shows finger oils after long sessions. The switches on the unit i received were Cherry MX Blue, which is a really clicky and tactile switch. There is backlighting on the Alloy FPS but it is only available in red on this model but HyperX do make an Alloy FPS RGB if you want more colour.

On the bottom of the keyboard are two height changeable feet with rubber pads on all four corners to stop it from sliding around.

On the front side of the keyboard is the detachable USB Mini B port and a USB Passthrough port to charge your phone or use for a mouse dongle.

There are also some multifunction keys on this keyboard, the The F6-F8 keys function as media keys and the F9-F11 function as volume keys.

Features

  • Solid steel frame
  • CHERRY® MX mechanical keyswitches
  • Portable design with detachable cable
  • Game Mode, 100-percent Anti-Ghosting and N-key rollover functions
  • HyperX red backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects

Backlighting

As mentioned before, the Alloy FPS only has red backlighting but does offer multiple effects that can be shown by holding the Fn key and using the arrows, left and right for effect and up and down for brightness. The effects are:

  • Static
  • Fade-in and fade-out
  • Heatmap – Illuminates each pressed key for two seconds
  • Ripple – Sends out a rippling effect from a pressed key
  • Wave – A “wave” moving from the left to the right part of the keyboard
  • FPS – Highlights WASD keys, 1-4 number keys, along with the left Ctrl key and space bar

Switches

The model that was shipped to me uses the Cherry MX Blue Switches, these switches are very clicky and have an actuation force of 50g at 2.2mm, the total travel distance is 4mm with a 50 million keypress lifetime

Pricing

The HyperX Alloy FPS can be found online for around $130 AUD.

Conclusion

The HyperX Alloy FPS is a solid keyboard with a good range of features, it’s built well and just works.

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Disclosure: The HyperX Alloy FPS review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are of my own and not paid.

Disclosure: The above Amazon Australia link is an affiliate link, meaning i get a small percentage of the purchase at no extra cost to you.

HyperX Alloy FPS Review
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Summary

The HyperX Alloy FPS is a solid keyboard with a good range of features, it’s built well and just works.

Caleb Terawskyj
Answering questions, writing reviews and playing with tech is what i do best. Love myself some pizza and a good game to play, after i finish my work of course. My #1 skill would have to be procrastination, but once i get stuck into my work i can do it for hours. I love what i do and hope you all love reading it and interacting with me!
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