News: HyperX Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard Now Shipping
It’s HyperX’ first keyboard to use their own switch with a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating. That’s 30 million more than Cherry Mx! It will have full RGB lighting & cost $109.
Their switch selection will come in three flavors:
- “Linear” red
- “Tactile” teal
- “Clicky” blue
To make a best guess comparison, we think these will probably be close to Cherry MX Red, Brown and Blue switches.
Read the full press release below:
HyperX Branded Switches Now Shipping on Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
HyperX Releases Its Own Branded Switches with Competitive Features and Performance
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Oct. 7, 2019 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced that HyperX keyboard switches and the HyperX Alloy Origins™ gaming keyboard are now available and shipping globally. The first HyperX keyboard switch released to the market is a linear HyperX Red mechanical switch, built for performance and longevity with a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating. The HyperX Alloy Origins™ mechanical keyboard is the first full-sized gaming keyboard built with HyperX switches and features RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night.
Alloy Origins™ includes an aluminum body with an aircraft-grade brushed finish for durability and stability, plus a space-saving layout to maximize desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. Alloy Origins comes with HyperX NGENUITY software with advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including simple customizable per-key lighting effects. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable.
Alloy Origins 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 may save up to three of their Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.
“HyperX invested two years developing a series of key switches with features and design specifications required by gamers and is excited to bring the branded switches to the gaming market,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “With our new switches, the new Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard will meet the needs of gamers looking for a linear red style switch rated at 80 million clicks per key.”
The HyperX Alloy Origins is available for $109.99 (MSRP) through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. For more information on the HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard and global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins product page.
Keyboard Part Numbers and Layouts:
Part Number Keyboard Layout
HX-KB6RDX-US English (US)
HX-KB6RDX-LA Spanish (LatAm)
HX-KB6RDX-BR Portuguese (BR)
HX-KB6RDX-UK English (UK)
HX-KB6RDX-TW Traditional Chinese
HyperX Red Switch Specifications:
Switch HyperX Red Switch
Operation Style Linear
Actuation Force 45g
Key Travel Distance 1.8 mm
Total Travel 3.8 mm
Life Span (Keystrokes) 80 million
Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Specifications:
Switch HyperX Switch
Backlight RGB (16,777,216 colors)
Light effects Per key RGB lighting* 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
Type Detachable, Braided
Length 1.8 m
Width 442.5 mm
Depth 132.5 mm
Height 36.39 mm
Weight (Keyboard and cable) 1075 g
*Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY Software
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 60 million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide.
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