HyperX Alloy Origins (Blue Switch) Review – Perfect RGB mechanical gaming keyboard for all the gamers!

Yeah… Enjoy clicky key sounds and operating action on HyperX latest mechanical gaming keyboard with HyperX Blue mechanical switches. As usual, HyperX Alloy Origins is built for performance and longevity. HyperX Blue offer a shorter actuation point at 1.8mm and 80 million click rating to meet gaming and work from home needs. Don’t forget the dazzling RGB lighting with dynamic effects and other useful features too…

Special Thanks
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  • HyperX for this HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Blue key switches and HyperX Aqua version

Package Content
Everything comes well-protected as usual. Once taken out Alloy Origins, there are detachable braided USB-C cable, thank you card, support info card and multi-language quick start guide. Just go through them to get started.

Design & Build Quality
Excellent build quality thanks to sturdy full aircraft-grade aluminum body housing. It does add some weight due to that. Stylish, compact and portable design with detachable USB Type-C cable. Ease to carry around for LAN party. This is HyperX Blue Switches with English (US) layout. There are HyperX Red linear and HyperX Aqua tactile switches to choose too. Just pick the one that suits you the most.

All the keycaps are well made. They give smooth and soft touch experience. As you can see, all the letters can be clearly seen even without LED backlit. There are white light indicators for game mode, num lock and caps lock.

At the bottom, there are 8 high quality anti-skid pads (including 4 on keyboard legs). Two-step keyboard feet for three different angle settings (3°, 7°, or 11°). Pick the one that makes your wrists the most comfortable will do. For your info, the anti-skid pads do provide strong grip and stability for their tiny sizes. You need to apply some force in order to move the keyboard.

This is the USB-C port for keyboard’s data and power. And check out the keyboard leg and super bright LED lights too. This is the highest height setting at 11° by the way.

11° mode from the side view. Minimalistic compact design as you can see.

You can start to use Alloy Origins without any software. Just plug and play will do. But you are not getting the most out of it. So here comes HyperX NGENUITY. It is a powerful and intuitive software that allows you to personalize compatible HyperX products. You can use it to set button bindings, program, store macros and customize the lighting effects. By the way, NGENUITY comes with a library of presets, so you can quickly choose one to install and jump straight into the action.

There is onboard memory for three profiles. Just create your own custom-designed lightshows then save them directly to the keyboard. Finally, take it with you on the go. HyperX NGENUITY is no longer needed anymore then.

Performance Result
Meet HyperX Blue mechanical switches. They offer a shorter actuation point at 1.8mm, 3.8mm total travel distance and 80 million click rating. Having 50g operating force. Yes, this is the clicky version that provides substantial audible and tactile feedback. Great for those who love the typewriter style typing effect and sound. As comparison to Cherry MX Blue Switches, they feel and act almost the same to me. HyperX Blue has slightly shorter actuation point at 1.8mm and 3.8mm total travel distance. 0.2mm shorter total travel distance than Cherry MX Blue.

Yes, Alloy Origins supports 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover. Every single key that is pressed on the keyboard will be registered correctly. Yup, you can press all of them at once and all of them will be registered. Furthermore, Game Mode is there where Windows key is disabled to avoid accidental interruption during gaming. Same apply to combo keys like Alt + Tab, Alt + F4, Shift + Tab and Ctrl + Esc. These are all must-have features for hardcore gaming.

For daily usage, there are 6 media shortcut function keys for you and me. You can control volume and music playback easily. In addition, you can also use the function key to enable Game Mode. Control the LED lights’ brightness. Up to 4 brightness levels can be controlled through keyboard directly (0% to 100% with 1% incremental in HyperX NGENUITY). Lastly, select the gaming profile that you prefer. Up to three profiles in the onboard memory.

Super bright, lovely and colourful RGB lighting effects! Thanks to exposed LED for brighter, more luminous RGB lighting. Bright enough to be seen during the day. Can be configured easily to adapt low light environment. A lot of animation effects can be selected. Just pick the one that you prefer. Change it everyday. Rest assures that they will improve gaming experience. RGB for life!


  • HyperX Blue Clicky Switches
  • 100% anti-ghosting, NKRO support
  • Lovely RGB & backlight effects
  • Game Mode with Windows key lock
  • HyperX NGENUITY software support
  • Top notch build quality
  • Illuminated character keys
  • Detachable braided USB-C cable
  • Ultra-portable


  • Might be noisy for some

4.8 out of 5 stars! Be one of the happy users that own HyperX Alloy Origins RGB mechanical gaming keyboard now. Enjoy 100% anti-ghosting and lovely RGB lighting effects. A lot of customizes through HyperX NGENUITY software. And compact design that eases to carry around. Get yours at Lazada or Amazon.


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