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HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 17, 2017 10:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HyperX

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation




Packaging for the Alloy Elite is attracting to the eyes, with the use of matte black and bright red accents. Not only do we see mentions of the brilliant lighting effects, its US layout, and use of Cherry MX Red switches, we also find a large image of the Alloy Elite displayed across the bulk of the panel.





On this longer side of the box, we find the name of the product first, but we also find HyperX to be a part of the eSports community. Boasting logos for Intel Extreme Masters, Natus, SK Gaming, Echo Fox, Detroit Renegades, and CNB.




Both smaller sides of the packaging are identical. We can see a HyperX sticker has been applied to the center, and we also see that not one, but two anti-tamper stickers are in place. This ensures that nobody has opened the packaging, and also keeps the outer sleeve of the box in line with the inner box.




The second of the longer side panels again starts with the product name, but this time the information to follow is a bit different. Here we see what comes inside of the box, as well as what sort of requirements need to be met to use the Alloy Elite without issue.




On the back of the box, we find all of the naming at the top and a second nod to the use of Cherry MX switches. That is followed with four images, which shown below the images, address the pass-through port, the quick access buttons, the additional titanium colored keycaps, and the use of a solid steel frame.




After removal of the outer sleeve of cardboard, and then opening the inner box, we find the Alloy Elite wrapped in clear plastic. The cable is found under the thick section of cardboard at the back of the box, and along with the paperwork, we also find the additional goodies under the keyboard.




Under the keyboard, we found the removable wrist rest. It has a soft touch coating applied to it, and also comes with a texturized section that aligns with the seventy-four keys of the main section. In front of the rest, we have the stylized keycap puller, as well as the set of eight titanium colored keycaps.




There are two bits of paperwork to locate. The first of which is the larger quick start guide. The guide not only shows how to connect the keyboard, but it also points out the extra buttons and what they are used for. The smaller component of the paperwork is a congratulatory statement on the purchase of this keyboard, and a welcome to the HyperX family.

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