This mechanical gaming keyboard can charge your smartphone
Mechanical key switches are key ingredients in most of the best gaming keyboards we’ve come across, and they’re so common these days that the price is often reasonable. That’s especially true if you can find one on sale, like HyperX’s Alloy FPS RGB – the company has currently discounted it to $64.99, its lowest price ever.
This keyboard normally bounces back and forth between its main price of $109.99 and a slightly lower price of $99.99. According to CamelCamelCamel, which tracks price history on Amazon, it has only come close to this retail price once, when it dropped to $74 during Black Friday. Even including that short drop, the average price is just under $95.
HyperX has chosen Kailh Silver Speed key switches for this model. At 1.1mm, these have the shortest actuation point of any switch HyperX sells and an actuation force of just 40g. The switch is similar to Cherry MX’s Speed Silver (1.2mm actuation point, 45g actuation force), but lighter slightly and faster.
What all this essentially means is that it takes minimal effort and strength to register a keystroke, with smooth key action, making it a good option for competitive gaming.
Notable features include a detachable cable, which can make packing for travel a little easier, a game mode that disables the Windows key, N-key rollover, and the presence of USB 2.0 pass-through ports with charging capabilities-you that can plug in your smartphone and charge it, which is somewhat unique in the land of gaming keyboards.
RGB backlighting is also part of the package, with built-in memory to save your lighting and macro settings (up to three profiles).
We haven’t tested this particular model (we do like HyperX’s Alloy Elite RGB), but the vast majority of user reviews on the web are positive. Our friends at GamesRadar were also very impressed with this keyboard.
HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB™ is a great-looking, high-performance keyboard designed to ensure that both your skills and your style are fully appreciated.
The visible LEDs on the keys enhance the brightness of the RGB backlight, which can be adjusted using the user-friendly HyperX NGenuity software to really make your stream stand out.
The Alloy FPS RGB has a small footprint for limited space, giving you room to maneuver without having to increase the sensitivity of your mouse. It also features a convenient USB charging port and a braided, detachable cable that resists wear and is easily portable.
The solid steel frame makes your keyboard feel stable and quiet as you pound the keys frantically to reload, loot downed enemies, or quickly swap weapons.
The durable Kailh Silver Speed key switches are rated for 70 million keystrokes and feature an ultra-light activation force that makes it ideal for gamers who want to gain every extra split second of advantage over their rivals. Once you have your keyboard ready to show off, you can store up to 3 customizations in your onboard memory and take your own personal light show and macro settings with you on the go.
Never miss an important keystroke again thanks to the customizable Game Mode, 100% Anti-Ghosting, and N-key rollover features of the Alloy FPS RGB.