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HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Nov 7, 2017 1:51 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HyperX

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

 

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Using matte black as the background, we find the large image of the Alloy FPS pro to be shiny, which helps it to pop against the background. Other things we see are the name of the product, a mention of the ultra-minimalistic TKL design, that this is the US layout design, and that it is built with Cherry MX Red switches.

 

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One of the longer sides of the packaging delivers the name and type of product it is, but HyperX also wants to show where you can see their products being used by the professionals. There are six eSports team logos found here, all of which are sponsored in some way by HyperX.

 

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Both of the smaller ends of the box are identical. Using bright red for the panels, they deliver the HyperX name at the left, and the Alloy FPS Pro product name in white letters.

 

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The second longer panel is where we find the package contents and system requirements, some legal jargon, and the product sticker. The sticker is also where we learned the model number of the Alloy FPS pro, which is HX-KB4RD1, and the US/R2 bit will change depending on the region it is sold in.

 

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On the back of the box, we find the name of the keyboard and the switches it contains at the top, which is followed by four high gloss images. These are to show the solid steel frame, the detachable cable, the backlit keys, and the Game Mode button, 100% anti-ghosting, and NKRO functionalities. The text descriptions of each image are then repeated nine times in various languages.

 

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Inside of the box, we find the Alloy FPS Pro wrapped in plastic, which keeps dirt and debris out of it, as well as protecting it from vibrations while in route to your house. Doubled layers of cardboard help to protect it against any drops or being crushed, while at the back you will find the detachable cable store separately as not to harm the finishes either. In this instance, our sample showed up in immaculate condition, ready for photos and use.

 

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The cable which connects the Alloy FPS Pro to the PC has a standard USB 2.0 connection on one end, and a Micro-USB connection for the keyboard, on the other end of this 1.8-meter cable. We also like the black cloth with red accents for the sleeve applied outside of the cable.

 

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Under the keyboard, in the box, we find some literature. There is the quick start guide which points out seven features found in the design and continues with basic instructions of connectivity. Since there is no software to install, once the Alloy FPS Pro is connected, you are good to go, using it as you wish. HyperX also sends an insert congratulating you on your purchase, what is behind the design, and ends by saying "happy gaming."

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