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HyperX debuts new key switches in Alloy Origins RGB keyboard

HyperX's new Alloy Origins keyboard is the first to use its proprietary keyswitches

Derek Strickland | May 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm CDT (1 min, 19 secs time to read)

Computex 2019 - HyperX today announced the Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard, the first to use the company's new self-made red key switches.

HyperX debuts new key switches in Alloy Origins RGB keyboard | TweakTown.com

HyperX amps up its Alloy line of gaming peripherals with the Alloy Origins, a full-sized RGB-infused mechanical keyboard aimed at delivering performance with style. While the Alloy Origins looks similar to other keyboards in the Alloy banner, it's actually what's inside that makes it unique.

The new keyboard is the first to leverage HyperX's new proprietary red key switches that're durable and agile. The switches have a 1.8mm actuation point and 3.8mm travel distance, meaning they'll have lower resistance than Cherry MX Blue or Black switches. The actuation point is at 45g, so the Alloy Origins' keys won't take much force to press. HyperX's new switches are also rated for 80 million presses, which puts them high above most switches on the market and closest to Razer's own self-made key switches insofar as durability.

The Alloy Origins also features full RGB lighting for scintillating flair. Gamers can customize the color schemes, radiance, and settings with the latest HyperX NGenuity software--lighting can also be customized on a per-key basis.

"We're excited to debut Alloy Origins along with the first HyperX key-switches at Computex this year. As a leading brand in gaming and esports, we'll continue to support the world of gaming and esports by creating the best gear on the market for all gamers," the company said in a press release.

Exact pricing, specifications, and release info was not made available.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:44 pm CDT

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