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HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 2)

By Chad Sebring from May 31, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: HyperX

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

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Using marbled white as the backdrop, it makes the image of the Alloy FPS RGB stand out and easy to see. The names are at the left with the line "compact design with brilliant RGB effects" explain what this is all about. At the top-right, we see mentions of the software, RGB functionality, and the use of Silver Speed switches.

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The leading edge, where the box opens, you will find the name of the keyboard to the left, and the HyperX name on the right. Between the two are the five eSports teams that HyperX sponsors with peripherals to game with.

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The smallest side of the box is identical. The red from the front is carried around all of the sides, but at the ends, it is broken up by only the HyperX and Alloy FPS RGB names.

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The hinge side of the box is where you can see the contents of the box as well as the system requirements. To the right of this is the legal information and a product sticker with the model and serial number on it.

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The back of the box highlight four things in images, as well as text, explain the dynamic RGB backlit keys and the effects, solid steel frame, onboard memory to cover three profiles, and an informative diagram of what the Silver Speed switches are capable of. This is also where we are made aware of the two-year warranty.

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Inside of the box, we find the keyboard wrapped in clear plastic to keep dust off the keyboard as well as help against abrasions. The cardboard around the keyboard is folded over for shock protection, and holds the keyboard snugly in place. Paperwork can be found under it, and the cable is found in the section of cardboard with the hole to lift it out. All told, the Alloy FPS RGB we have in our hands is in excellent condition.

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In the literature sent with the keyboard, we find three parts to it. In the front is a message from HyperX where the flipside shows images of other products they offer. Next to it is the card for those that may run into an issue, where the support address is offered, and on the back, this message is repeated in sixteen languages. As for the white paper, it can be unfolded to see the keyboard layout, how to use the software, how to connect the keyboard to the PC, as well as what the function keys do. It also comes in handy for reference while getting used to a new keyboard.

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The cable is pretty standard as far as cables go. There is 1.8 meters of black braided cable, with none of the three connectors getting any special gold plated treatment. The pair of USB 2.0 connections are clearly marked as to which makes the keyboard function, and which is for the charging port. As to the mini-USB connection, it plugs into the back of the keyboard.

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