News: HyperX shipping Alloy Origins 60 in US & Canada
The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 is a perfect keyboard size for people who have cramped desktops (like me). If even a ten-keyless keyboard takes up too much space, then a 60% is definitely worth considering.
The keyboard is armed with the company’s own red linear switches and PBT keycaps instead of the usual ABS plastic for superior feel and longevity. Plus, it’s got all the features you’d want from a gaming keyboard like N-key rollover, anti-ghosting, and 5 levels of brightness from user customizable LED lights.
Included are a couple of extra keycaps, key removal tool and a USB-A to USB-C detachable cable. It’s shipping now in the US and Canada.
Full press release below:
HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in U.S. and Canada
New HyperX 60 Percent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Includes HyperX Red Switches
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif – Feb. 22, 2021 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its Alloy OriginsTM 60 mechanical gaming keyboard is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. A compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features HyperX Red linear mechanical switches that are built for performance, longevity and rated with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and double shot PBT keycaps with secondary functions for long-term use and durability.
Alloy Origins 60 is the first HyperX 60 percent gaming keyboard built with HyperX Red linear mechanical switches. HyperX Red switches are designed with a shorter actuation point and shorter travel time than other switches on the market, for a more responsive switch action. As a durable, stable gaming keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features a full aircraft-grade aluminum body and offers a space-saving 60 percent layout that maximizes desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement.
“HyperX is committed to making reliable keyboards with features and design specifications required by gamers,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “Our new Alloy Origins 60 mechanical gaming keyboard will meet the needs of gamers looking for an even more compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard for their gaming and work from home setups.”
Alloy Origins 60 includes RGB backlit keys with exposed LED for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. Supported by HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins 60 offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including customizable per-key lighting1 effects. The keyboard also comes with additional accessory keycaps, including a HX ESC keycap and exclusive HyperX-designed spacebar, along with a keycap puller for added customization.
Alloy Origins 60 features Custom Game Mode, allowing users to choose which keys are enabled and disabled. Macro keys can be assigned and stored in the macro library, and users can choose from three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning. With on-board memory, users can save up to three profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting, full N-key rollover and a detachable USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable.
The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Red switches is available for $99.99 MSRP through the HyperX U.S. Shop and $139.99 MSRP in Canada through HyperX’s Canadian Shop. For more information on the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 product page.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimize the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery.
HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Specifications:
Switch HyperX Switch
Backlight RGB (16,777,216 colors)
Light effects Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels
Onboard memory 3 profiles
Connection type USB-C to USB-A
Anti-ghosting 100% anti-ghosting
Key rollover N-key mode
Media control Yes
Game Mode Yes
OS compatibility Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Switch HyperX Red Switch
Operation style Linear
Operating force 45g
Actuation point 1.8 mm
Total travel distance 3.8 mm
Life span (keystrokes) 80 million
Type Detachable, Braided
Length 1.8 m
Width 296.0 mm
Depth 105.5 mm
Height 36.9 mm
Weight (keyboard and cable) 781.5 g
1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software
2Accessory keycaps are ABS material
HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 75 million memory modules, 15 million gaming headsets, two million keyboards and one million mice worldwide.
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