HyperX has made gaming keyboards for some years now, and as many other manufacturers have mostly used Cherry MX or Kailh keywitches depending on the price point. Today at Computex, HyperX announces its first keyboard to use a new key switch design from the company itself.
The keyboard is called Alloy Origins, and as you can see from the picture above, the HyperX switches are based on typical reds, which are a popular choice for competing players because of their high responsiveness. HyperX has further tweaked the red design, but shaves the driving distance and activation point down to 3.8 mm and 1
All this is to say that if you really like red switches and wished they felt … rescuer Alloy Origins can be worth a look. It certainly felt snappy in my short hands-on, but it's hard to pass them on a keyboard in a few minutes. But it will not be the best choice for most mechanical keyboard enthusiasts who use them to write more than games.
That's how Alloy Origins looks. It's a full-size keyboard with a trim aluminum frame and it's depicted here with HyperX's "black pudding" translucent keycaps, which I have to say I'm pregnant. However, you can get the keyboard with several deep black caps if you don't want your desktop to look like a scene from Enter Void .
Alloy Origins will be available in the third quarter this year for $ 109.99. It is the same price as HyperX's similar Alloy FPS RGB, which uses Kailh switches.