NEWS: HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Keyboard Line

HyperX Clicky Blue Switch

HyperX has their super quiet Linear Red and Tactile Aqua mechanical switches. Now they’re adding Clicky Blue switches to their Alloy Origins line of mechanical gaming keyboards. If you recall, we did a review on their Alloy Origins Reds.

All 3 switch types offer 1.8mm actuation points and an incredible lifespan of 80 million clicks.

Full press release below:

HyperX Adds Blue Mechanical Switches to Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard Lineup

New Durable Mechanical Keyboard Offers Reliable HyperX Blue Switches and Minimalistic Design for Gaming Setups and Home Offices

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif Oct. 5, 2020HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is shipping the new HyperX Alloy Origins™ 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 full-sized HyperX Alloy Origins 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.

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is the first full-sized gaming keyboard built with HyperX Blue switches. As a durable, stable gaming keyboard, Alloy Origins features an aluminum body with an aircraft-grade brushed finish and leverages a space-saving layout to maximize desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement.

“HyperX is committed to making reliable keyboards and has invested years in developing a series of key switches with features and design specifications required by gamers,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “Adding the new HyperX Blue switches alongside the existing Red and Aqua options allows gamers to choose their preferred switch type while receiving the performance, reliability and style found in HyperX-branded switches.”

Alloy Origins 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. Equipped with HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins offers 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 can save up to three Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.


The HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Blue switches is available for $109.99 MSRP through HyperX’s Online Shop. For more information on the HyperX Alloy Origins global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins 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 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Blue switch) Specifications: 

Part Number

Switch                          HyperX Switch 
Type                             Mechanical 
Backlight                      RGB (16,777,216 colors) 
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
Operation Style             Clicky
Operating Force            50g 
Actuation Point            1.8 mm 
Total Travel Distance    3.8 mm 
Life Span (Keystrokes)  80 million

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 

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 70 million memory modules, 10 million gaming headsets and one million keyboards worldwide.

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