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HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review 1 Year

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HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Introduction

Here I am, at it again tackling yet another Kingston review. This time it's not memory or a headset, but rather the newest keyboard lineup in the HyperX series. Kingston, just like many of the older established companies, has spent the last few years expanding its brand outside of the field that the company was built upon and now has dared to venture where the computer enthusiast market dictates. That is, of course, the Gaming Peripherals market, which has grown tremendously in the last 10 years. With so many different companies trying to innovate and take new approaches to old concepts, standing out from the competition continually becomes more challenging every year.

Cue in Kingston, turning the memory only HyperX brand into its own division and bringing with it things like the HyperX Cloud Headset, Pulsefire Gaming Mouse, and many other things catered towards gamers and enthusiast alike. I received this keyboard just over a year ago (June 2017) and have unintentionally used it without actually reviewing it. This year we are greeted with yet another version that has RGB lighting and macros options via software.

This, however, isn't that keyboard, but the first iteration with red LEDs that can still be found online for sale. The HyperX gaming keyboards lineup has the potential to change the way games are played, with a sleek design and proven Cherry MX switches that are known to last. The Alloy Elite keyboard already has a lot going for it, so let's see what HyperX has to offer and let me tell you how it has held up after a year of use.

 

HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Video Review

Before I get too far into this review, once again as I write the same thing in every article recently. OCC is working on incorporating videos into reviews and feedback is always appreciated. With your feedback, we will continue to fine-tune our content creation to better suit the viewers. As always, the video review covers everything written in the article, but you are always welcome to return to the article for a few extra bits of information that I may have glazed over.

 

HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Closer Look

The box used to show off this keyboard is on par with the best out on the market, relatively speaking. It gives a clear indication of what it is expected to look like when in use and a good amount of information on the back for those extra technical details. I don't have much to say for this part besides this strategy works well for anyone who happens to be walking down the aisle in a store. Either way, I would not get too hung up on what the exterior of the box looks like, because it's what is inside that really counts.

 

 

After a bit of cutting and fiddling, the seal holding the slipcover was broken. Inside the box, a HyperX keyboard sits neatly packed just waiting to be used. Under the keyboard was a few extra keys, which I'll talk about later in the review. Also included is a few sheets telling you what HyperX Division is all about, if you weren't aware.

 

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  1. HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Introduction
  2. HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Closer Look Continued
  3. HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Specifications & Features
  4. HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Testing & Results
  5. HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard: Conclusion
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