HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Author
Aron Schatz
Posted
September 11, 2017
Manufacturer
HyperX
Product Page
Alloy Elite
Purchase
Amazon
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13235
HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The HyperX Allow Elite improves on its predecessor with evolutionary, but needed, changes. People looking to replace their keyboard or upgrade should look at this no frills gaming keyboard for all their needs.

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Final Verdict

The Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard retails for about $110 (Amazon) at the time of this review. It is available in red, blue, and brown switches to suit your specific need in a mechanical keyboard. The Elite improves on its predecessor, the Alloy FPS, in a few key areas. The biggest positive change is that the media keys are now dedicated and no longer require a function key press. In addition, the volume wheel allows for easy changes. The lighting and pattern change keys are now dedicated, as well. This makes the keyboard slightly larger, but not so absurdly large as some of the competition. This is a great example of a gaming keyboard that hits the right notes with little extra fluff. It also requires no software and will work out of the box in any operating system.

Input devices reviews are always subjective, so please try before you buy. That being said, the Alloy Elite was a great touch typist keyboard. Once you get used to the mechanical switches, it is so much more fluid. Key presses feel deliberate and there's no squishy feel of a membrane. Even with the red switches, the linear feedback improves typing speed. While gamers may prefer the brown or blue keys, the red is much more quiet. There was no ghosting, no blocked key inputs, and handled how you would expect a gaming keyboard. If you don't have a mechanical keyboard, the Alloy Elite should be a top choice for a replacement.

ASE Publishing would like to thank HyperX for making this review possible.
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