Inside the Alloy Elite
The keycaps are standard for the market, where they are molded in white, and then painted black over it. The legends are then etched into the caps to allow light to pass through, and we find standard Cherry MX stems in the caps used, so custom caps are an option too.
Under the keycaps we find individually lit Cherry MX Red switches used. They are soft and linear, and all of the noise comes from the caps clicking, not the switches. We can also see that the torsion bars are enclosed, which makes cap removal easier when it comes time to clean the keyboard.
Many screws need to be removed to separate the sections, but here we have both components. The lower section of the frame is ribbed to support the steel plate better, and since the steel plate is exposed in this design, we find the PCB covering it as it is attached by the switches.
Even though we never see the PCB, it is matte black to match the rest of the Alloy Elite. The majority of the PCB is clean with nice solder points, but we do find a bit of flux residue along the top edge. We can also see many LEDs along the top edge, which are some of the eighteen used to deliver a bright red stripe between the main keys and the F-keys.
NPX Microcontrollers is supplying HyperX with the MCU. In this instance, it is the LPC11U14F/201, which is an ARM Cortex-M0, which surprisingly is a 32-bit processor, which is overkill for this design and the set of features.
As an option, you may wish to use the titanium keycap set, which we have installed in this image. The legends are etched as not to change the lighting, and while the 1 through 4 keys are smooth, the WASD caps are textured, both so they are easy to find in the dark, but also to match the pattern of the wrist rest.
Once powered, this is how the Alloy Elite presents itself by default. All of the LEDs are lit in the brightest of intensities, and we can also see the stripe of red runni9ong from left to right, near the top. To go along with the white HyperX name painted on the keyboard at the right, the lock indicator LEDs are also white.
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