The HyperX ALLOY FPS is nearly perfect. There are plenty of features for any FPS gamer to get their game on and be good at what they are doing. The extra keycaps have been something many makers have offered, and are appreciated. The fact that they are textured and bright in color just makes life that much easier. The game mode works as intended and keeps you from exiting a game at the worst possible time, and the built-in 1000Hz polling rate, anti-ghosting, and NKRO support are all huge advantages as well.
On top of getting a sleek, minimalistic, and compact mechanical keyboard, we love the detachable cable, the built-in charging port, and like the padded travel pouch very much as well. The lighting may be stuck to one color option, but the various modes and easy to setup custom mode should leave very little to be desired for most gamers. On a basic level, everything works as intended, and the ALLOY FPS is ready and willing to help you get your game on.
While gaming is the focus of this mechanical keyboard, we also took a fair bit of time using it as a typist as well. This is where we started to see a couple of issues, the ones we brought up on the last page. We get the desire to reduce weight, material costs, and to deliver a thin mechanical keyboard that looks stunning. However, at the same time, there is some give and take which comes along with it. While we would likely have no issues keeping this keyboard if we needed to for daily use, the flex we could deal with, but the vibration is something which will wear on you over time.
Also, keep in mind, if you are just using instant messaging, answering emails, or posting short answers on forums, you likely will not notice it as much. However, for those longwinded folks out there, or those who take on a typist mentality for part of the day, this may not be the keyboard for you, as the numbness in the fingers will get annoying.
With everything out in the open, we still feel that HyperX is justified in asking what they are for the ALLOY FPS. It is great for gaming, it is a simple driverless design, you can easily travel with the keyboard being protected, and the feature set is enough to keep many potential customers happy with their purchase. With both Newegg and Amazon listing the ALLOY FPS at $99.99, with free shipping offered to members, we know of quite a few mechanical keyboards which do not offer what HyperX has. The ALLOY FPS is more than capable, looks great with the bright red LEDs lit up, and using Cherry MX Blue switches made us feel right at home as soon as we got started using it. Anyone who games most of their days away should consider the ALLOY FPS, and at this price point, you could do worse.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS X99-E WS - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- CPU: Intel Core i7 5930K - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (including Overclocking w/a)||92%|
|Quality including Design and Build||85%|
|Bundle and Packaging||98%|
|Value for Money||92%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||92%|
The Bottom Line: Kingston HyperX's ALLOY FPS is great if used as intended, as a FPS gaming mechanical keyboard. It has plenty of features, extra bits, and we are a fan of driverless simplicity. For those looking to type away day to day, the construction may not be up to par for the most discerning buyers.
PRICING: You can find the Kingston HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Kingston HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $100 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Kingston HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for £100 at Amazon UK.
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