HyperX HX-KB1SS2-UK Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Kailh Silver Speed Switches (UK Layout)
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That’s a bit surprising as well—the rest of HyperX’s keyboards come in Cherry MX Blue, Brown, and Red variants, but you’re stuck with Silvers here. Overall this is another well-constructed option from HyperX, and adds diversity to their growing mechanical keyboard offering as the first with Kailh switches. Please allow 2 working days for a response as some item's enquiries with international suppliers may be required.
I find Silvers great for gaming but a real pain for day-to-day use, so it’s something to be aware of before you rush out and get an Alloy FPS RGB. That means you can pick up after-market keycap sets (including HyperX’s own pudding caps) from anywhere and customise the look and feel of the keyboard to your liking – something not possible with many Razer and Corsair keyboards, which use different key sizes on the bottom row. I still wish we’d see something more daring out of HyperX, using more of the approach that’s allowed them to dominate the headset market. Since it’s fabric, it doesn’t make you sweat and stick to it like the leatherette rests out there, and the memory foam is clearly superior to the standard cushions in competitor options.That said, the HyperX is full-sized, so it has a Numpad and a Windows key lock, and the companion software allows you to create more profiles than the SteelSeries. The min and max brightness levels of the Alloy FPS RGB are showcased above (HyperX claims that this model features the brightest keys used by them to date and we tend to agree). Neither PC Perspective nor any of its staff were paid or compensated in any way by HyperX for this review.
These key switches have exposed LEDs for stunning lighting with an actuation force and travel distance elegantly balanced for responsiveness and accuracy. The Alloy FPS RGB comes with 3 onboard profiles each with its very own lighting layout as you can see from the above pictures.Some want a “silent” model for use in their living room or even in their bedroom while others ask for a model with good audible feedback for use in the office or for gaming. It has a wrist rest and more extra features like dedicated media keys, a volume wheel, and a USB passthrough. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components.