News: HyperX Adds Blue Switches to Alloy Origins Core Keyboard Line

HyperX Alloy Origins Core - blue switch

HyperX has added a blue switch option to their Alloy Origins Core TenKeyLess line of gaming keyboards. Blues have super clickety feedback for your fingers and completes the Origins Core line with your choice of HyperX’ red, aqua or blue switches.

Of course these come with everything a gamer needs – anti-ghosting, N-Key rollover, RGB lighting, and onboard memory for 3 profiles. MSRP at $89.99.

Full press release below:

HyperX Alloy Origins Core

HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Core Gaming Keyboard Lineup

HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins Core Tenkeyless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Reliable HyperX Blue Switches and Minimalistic Design for Gaming Setups and Home Offices

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. April 5, 2021 –  HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Alloy OriginsTM Core Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring HyperX Blue mechanical switches. Built for performance and longevity, HyperX Blue mechanical switches offer a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating to meet gaming and work from home needs. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core tenkeyless keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design with RGB backlit keys to enhance home offices and PC gaming setups. HyperX blue switches are favored by gamers that like clicky key sounds and operating action.

Alloy Origins Core is built with a full aircraft-grade aluminum body for durability and stability, plus a space-saving tenkeyless layout to maximize desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. Alloy Origins Core features RGB backlit keys with exposed LED for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable.

“HyperX is excited to add HyperX Blue mechanical switches to the Alloy Origins Core lineup,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “Alloy Origins Core was designed specifically for TKL keyboard fans. Adding the new HyperX Blue switches alongside the existing red switch version allows gamers to choose their preferred switch type while receiving the top performance, reliability and style inherent in keyboards with HyperX-branded switches.”

Alloy Origins Core keyboards feature Custom Game Mode, allowing users to manage 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 height and angle positioning. With on-board memory, users may save up to three Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. The software also offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including simple customizable per-key lighting effects.1 Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.                                                                                                 


The HyperX Alloy Origins Core Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Blue switches is available for $89.99 MSRP through the HyperX U.S. Shop. For more information on the HyperX Alloy Origins Core global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins Core 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.

Alloy Origins Core Specifications: 

Part Number

HX-KB7BLX-US   English (US)
HX-KB7BLX-RU   Russian
HX-KB7BLX-BR   Portuguese (BR)
HX-KB7BLX-KO   Korean


Switch                        HyperX
Type                           Mechanical
Backlight                   DIP RGB LED
Light effects               Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels.
On board memory    3 profiles

Connection type        USB Type-C to USB Type-A
Anti-ghosting            100% anti-ghosting
Key rollover              N-key mode
LED indicator           Yes
Media control            Yes
Game Mode               Yes
OS compatibility       Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches

Switch                                             HyperX Blue Switch 
Operation Style               Clicky 
Actuation Force              50g 
Key Travel Distance                   1.8 mm 
Total Travel                                    3.8 mm 
Life Span (Keystrokes)   80 million


Type                            Detachable, Braided USB Cable
Length                        1.8 m


Width                                               360.0 mm
Depth                                               132.5 mm
Height                                              34.5 mm
Weight (Keyboard and cable)      900 g

1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

About HyperX

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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