DOOM & PUBG
In games like Doom, we use the keyboard mainly for movement, and we cannot say we ran into anything that drew our attention to it. Having multiple keys pressed at once, like moving two directions at once while switching weapons or checking a grenade is all seen, and due to the anti-ghosting, we have not found any key combinations that did not function correctly.
In PUBG, we do tend to remap the keyboard a bit and have been known to disable a few keys as well. However, the optional keycaps centered our fingers, even when the RGB lighting is not active, ensuring we are using the right keys, so there is less need to disable anything there. All in all, while gaming, the Alloy Elite RGB is a pleasure to use and is capable of being customized to suit your gaming style and needs.
Windows and Productivity
As a daily tool for dispensing reviews, making charts, searching for products, and replying to IMs, we quickly realized that Cherry MX Brown switches are not beneficial to our style of typing. We admittedly have said before that with fat fingers, it is easy to press multiple keys at once, or accidentally add numbers into lines of text. While some may appreciate the silence of what brown switches are known for, we still prefer a stronger spring to help eliminate any issues from the day to day grind.
Outside of the switch choice, the illumination will help you find your way in the dark, show which locks are active, and also have a natural line of sight to the media keys. One thing we do wish was slightly different were the lighting keys at the top left. When in the dark, typing away, if we wanted to lower the intensity of the LEDs as our eyes get tired, we had to hunt a bit to feel for the right button to use. Illuminating them like all of the rest of the keys would have been a better way to go.
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United States: The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Software-Based Light & Macro Customization - Wrist Rest - Media Controls - Tactile & Quiet - Cherry MX Brown - RGB LED Backlit (HX-KB2BR2-US/R1) retails for $139.99 at Amazon.