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HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 3)

By Chad Sebring from Nov 6, 2017 @ 19:51 CST
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HyperX

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


The view of the left edge of the Alloy FPS Pro shows the steel plate on top of the plastic lower section, and we can even see the exposed switches clipped onto the steel plate. While resting flat on the table, the first three rows of keys are angled away from the user, the fourth is flat, and the back two rows are slightly leaning toward the user.


The view from above shows us all 87-keys in the design. The QWERTY US layout shows all of the keys needed for basic usage, there are command keys, and since the painted name on the right is muted, the HX logo on the spacebar is the easiest way to tell who made this keyboard.


Part of the multimedia keys is what we are showing off in this image. While holding the Function key, pressing the F6 key will take you to the previous track, pressing F7 will play or pause a track, and pressing F8 will take you to the next track on the playlist.


To the right of the previous three, we find the other three multimedia keys. Here the F9 allows you to mute all sound, F10 lowers the sound, and F11 raises it. The F12 key has the crosshairs and the G on it, denoting it is used as the Game Mode button to lock out Windows key functionality.


Between the command keys and the arrow keys, on the right side of the motherboard, we find the HyperX name painted onto the steel with a matte finish, and it blends into the keyboard if not right on top of it. To the right of the name are a pair of LED indicators. The top one is lit when Game Mode is active, and the bottom one illuminates when the Caps Lock is active.


The arrow keys also serve two functions. Of course, you can move around the screen with them as you usually would, but they also address the LED intensity and modes. The up and down arrows will move through the five levels of brightness, while left and right arrows move through the modes. The modes include, fully backlit, breathing, reactive illumination per key, expanding reaction to key presses, a mode where five columns of light move from left to right across the board, and the last of them illuminates the space bar, left control key, WASD keys and the 1234 number keys.


The right edge of the Alloy FPS Pro is identical to what we saw on the left side, just that this time we have the feet extended. Doing so moves the keys into a more ergonomic position, where the first three rows are now flat, and the three behind it is angled forward.


Under the Alloy FPS Pro we see the plastic frame is flat across the bottom, and in the middle is a product sticker which has been placed upside down. At the front edge are two thin rubber feet that match a pair at the back edge, which ensures the keyboard will not move around on you while using it.


The flip out feet is pretty standard. They flip out towards the back of the keyboard, and they do have rubber tips on them to keep that same amount of grip on whatever surface it rides upon. These feet do lock into the open position well, and even trying to slide the keyboard back to try to collapse them is found to be hard to do.

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