HyperX Alloy Origins keyboards use new Aqua mechanical switches

Posted on Tuesday, March 03 2020 @ 14:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HyperX reveals the Alloy Origins, a new line of gaming keyboards that feature the company's HyperX Aqua mechanical switches. These are somewhat similar to the Cherry MX Brown switches, they have a tactile operation style, an actuation force of 45g and a reduced travel distance of 3.8mm. HyperX says they will last 80 million keystrokes. A regular version is offered as well as a tenkeyless model. Both keyboards feature integrated RGB LED lighting and have a detachable, braided cable.
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Alloy Origins™ and Alloy Origins™ Core gaming keyboards. The Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core mechanical keyboards feature the new tactile HyperX Aqua mechanical switches built for performance and longevity with an 80 million click rating. Both keyboards include RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. The Alloy Origins keyboard is available now and the tenkeyless Alloy Origins Core is available for pre-order.

The Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core gaming keyboards include an aluminum body with an aircraft-grade brushed finished for durability and stability, plus a space-saving layout to maximize desktop real estate for mouse movement. The Alloy Origins Core tenkeyless gaming keyboard is geared for users seeking a compact form factor and more room for mouse movements. Both keyboards are supported by HyperX NGENUITY software with advanced customization features for lighting, macros and customable per-key lighting effects. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable on both designs.

“We are excited to introduce our second HyperX-branded switch as we expand our full-sized and tenkeyless gaming keyboards lineup to include our HyperX Aqua tactile switches,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “Both the HyperX Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core keyboards are built to provide users with performance, reliability and features designed to enhance the overall gaming experience.”

Alloy Origins keyboards feature Custom Game Mode, allowing users to enable and disable macro keys, as well as assign and store keys in the macro library. With on-board memory, users may save up to three of their Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting, full N-key rollover and three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning.

The HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard with HyperX Aqua switches is available for $109.99 MSRP through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core keyboard with Aqua switches is now available for pre-order for $89.99 MSRP on Amazon and the HyperX online store.
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