HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Introduction
HyperX mechanical switches, full aircraft-grade aluminum body, compact, portable design with detachable USB Type-C cable, dazzling RGB lighting with dynamic effects, advanced customization with HyperX NGENUITY software, three adjustable keyboard angles, onboard memory for three profiles, game Mode, 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover functionalities… Yes, enjoy all these wonderful features on the latest HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. How does it perform? Read on to find out…

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Package Content
HyperX Alloy Origins comes in colourful packaging. Well protected as usual. There are detachable braided USB-C cable, thank you card, support info card and multi-language quick start guide too. That’s all.

Design & Build Quality
Top notch build quality! All thanks to sturdy full aircraft-grade aluminum body housing. Yes, it does add some weight due to that. Stylish, compact and portable design with detachable USB Type-C cable. Mine has English (US) layout and loaded with HyperX Red Switches. There is another one with HyperX Aqua Switches. All the keycaps are well made. They give smooth and soft touch experience. In addition, all the letters can be clearly seen even without LED backlit too. Finally, there are white light indicators for game mode, num lock and caps lock.

There are 8 high quality anti-skid pads (including 4 on keyboard legs) at the bottom. Yes, you can adjust the two-step keyboard feet for three different angle settings (3°, 7°, or 11°). Just pick the one that makes your wrists the most comfortable. By the way, 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.

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

Here is the 7° mode. And minimalistic compact design as you can see.

Software
HyperX NGENUITY is a powerful and intuitive software that will allow you to personalize your compatible HyperX products including Origins. Set button bindings, program and store macros, and customize lighting; HyperX NGENUITY gives you as much control as you want. The software also 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. Don’t need HyperX NGENUITY installed anymore.

Performance Result
HyperX Alloy Origins is loaded with their very own HyperX Red key switches. They are linear-style switches and don’t have that “bump” other switch types use to provide tactile feedback. In addition, you’ll enjoy the edge in speed when double or triple-taps. The smoother movement of linear switches also makes these switches quieter than tactile and clicky switches. Furthermore, they have 80 million keystrokes lifespan that great for hardcore gamers like you and me. As a comparison to Cherry MX Red Switches, they feel and act almost the same to me. They have the same operating force at 45g. HyperX Red has slightly shorter actuation point at 1.8mm and 3.8mm total travel distance. 0.2mm shorter than Cherry MX Red.

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

6 media shortcut function keys come in handy. You can control volume and music playback by using them easily. Besides that, 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. And 0% to 100% with 1% incremental in HyperX NGENUITY. Of course, select the gaming profile that you prefer. Up to three profiles in onboard memory.

Lovely RGB lighting effects! Super bright and colourful. All thanks to exposed LED for brighter, more luminous RGB lighting. Yes, they are bright enough during the day. And brightness can be configured easily to adapt low light environment. You can select lovely rainbow colour or solid ones. Multiple animation effects can be selected too. You can even stack them together as well. Totally up to your preferences. Yes, it’s cool to show off and level up your gaming experience at the same time.

Advantages

  • HyperX Red 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

Limitations

  • None for me

Conclusion
Highly recommended! Wait no more and go get one. Enjoy 100% anti-ghosting and lovely RGB lighting effects. 3 onboard game profiles with a lot of customizes through HyperX NGENUITY software. Compact design that great to carry around. Interested? Head to HyperX Website for details. Get yours at Amazon.

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