DOOM & PUBG
Right in the name, the Alloy FPS Pro slightly limits itself to who might buy this keyboard, and what sort of games it is best for. To us, that is fine, as most of our gaming is done in FPS titles. Of course, anyone could use this keyboard for any game genre, but with the lack of Macro capabilities and a slightly restricted feature set, many MMO, MMORPG, and MOBA gamers may want to look at something else, or at least have a mouse with the functionality required to excel at such games. However, using the Alloy FPS Pro for movement, weapons switching, and jumping around like rabbits, we have not a single issue with what this keyboard offered us in DOOM and PUBG.
Not specifically for our enjoyment, but for others on Discord, the lack of clickity-clack from the keys is nice, as everyone else around you does not have to listen to every movement made. We also appreciated the last of the LED modes in a darkened office when it comes to FPS titles, and many games will only require the ten illuminated keys. All around, no matter the game we chose, we found the HyperX Allow to be sufficient to get by, without all of the extra stuff that comes with many other solutions.
Windows and Productivity
When it comes to the daily grind of using a keyboard, for us, we are still getting used to the Cherry MX Red switches after a couple of weeks of use. Writing many reviews on this keyboard, we are getting better, but we do still find ourselves running into times when our fat fingers are pressing multiple keys. OF course, there are spell checkers which alert us to such mistakes, at the end of the day, we are faster and more accurate with switches built with tougher springs inside of them. Gaming is what this keyboard is designed to be best at, but every gamer has to, at some point, enter text into chat, answer social media posts, or compose emails too.
Of course, there are many out there that love the red switches; we do still prefer something stiffer, for our day to day usage. We are in no way saying that it is the keyboard at fault for our mistakes, just that with our style of use, we would have liked the Alloy FPS Pro to have switch section options just like its larger brother, the Alloy FPS.
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United States: The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 87-Key, Ultra-Compact Form Factor - Linear & Quiet - Cherry MX Red - Red LED Backlit (HX-KB4RD1-US/R1) retails for $69.99 at Amazon.