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COMPUTEX 2017: A closer look at Kingston’s new HyperX gaming peripherals

By John Law - on 1 Jun 2017, 11:48pm

COMPUTEX 2017: A closer look at Kingston’s new HyperX gaming peripherals

The Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard, and the HyperX PulseFire FPS gaming mouse. Seen in this picture is the Allow FPS variant with the numpad.

During our trip to Kingston’s booth at COMPUTEX 2017, we briefly covered the launch of the company’s new enterprise-grade SSDs, the DCU1000 PCIe U.2, the DCP1000 PCIe AiC SSD, and the smaller KC1000 M.2 SSD that was announced earlier last week.

Besides the enterprise devices, Kingston was also kind enough to give us a sneak peek at its new HyperX gaming keyboards and mouse.

Here is Alloy FPS variant without a numpad.

In total, Kingston had a total of three new keyboards. The first two keyboards fall under its Alloy FPS lineup, and comes in two iterations: a model with a numpad, and another without a numpad. In terms of design, the Alloy FPS mechanical keyboards are exceedingly thin but sturdy, but the good thing about them is that the keys actually feel solid as well. Available in choices of Cherry MX Blue, Red, or Brown, the keys actually had an adequate amount of travel distance with each key stroke. Of course, it goes without saying that the keys are removable and can be replaced when necessary.

The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB, in all its 16 million RGB color glory.

The third keyboard was Kingston’s new HyperX Alloy Elite RGB, and as its name suggests, this particular keyboard is fitted with RGB LEDs underneath the keys. Like all of RGB keyboards today, the RGB LEDs on the Allow Elite RGB is capable of outputting up to 16 million color options. Other features of the keyboard also include additional media keys built at the top of the keyboard, a choice of Cherry MX Red, Blue, or Brown key switches, as well as anti-ghosting and nkey rollover technology.

Last on the list is the HyperX PulseFire FPS gaming mouse. Using a Pixart 3310 optical sensor, this particular gaming mouse has a DPI range between 400 and 3,200 dpi (dots per inch), and comes with six buttons built into it. The mouse is also designed to be ambidextrous, so if you’re a left-handed gamer, this mouse would be one of the few mice on the market that would be perfect for you.

No pricing or availability has been officially announced by Kingston.

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