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HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 5)

By: Chad Sebring from Oct 7, 2019 @ 9:59 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: HyperXModel: HX-KB1SS2-US

Ngenuity Software


Rather than the usual site address for software, we were asked to go to the Windows Store and search for NGenuity there instead. Finding the beta software for the Alloy Origins was simple enough, and so was the download and install process. Once completed, the first look into the software is what we see here, where we are instructed to click on the keyboard icon.


Once we clicked the keyboard icon, we got a popup that says we need to flash the firmware. That went off without a hitch, and once done, we did have to click the keyboard icon again to get here. You are dropped in the lighting section, where you can change the lights to a static color, use one of the predefined options, or change the target to selection, and you can pick a key, color it, rinse and repeat until you have the desired effect.


Rather than to list all of the options when you click on "add effect" we figured we would show you. There are six looped modes to try out, three more that are triggered, or reactive to keypresses, and one called sun, which offers a yellow, orange, and red mode that looks like the molten sun.


The next option is to move to the keys tab, where one can remap and reassign keys. Select a key in the image at the top, and at the bottom, a menu opens, showing choices of replacement. Options cover other keyboard functions, mouse functions, multimedia, Macros, shortcuts, the opening of applications, or disable them.


If you are looking to set up a Macro, we clicked on Macro in the last menu, and we see this. In this menu, you can name and record the Macro, with time delays recorded on the press and release of all actions in the list. However, at this time, we do not see an import or export menu, and we also see no way to edit a Macro rather than deleting it and starting over.

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