DOOM & PUBG
In DOOM, we can get our body where it isn't trapped between a wall and various demons. The Game Mode locks are helpful after longer runs where your hand gets tired and pressing the Windows key is more and more possible with each passing map. In Doom, as well as in PUBG, while gaming only by the light of the chassis and monitor, you will never have an issue finding where you are on this keyboard. It is hands down one of the brighter displays of RGB LED illumination in all of the mechanical keyboards we have tested!
In PUBG, where we are in chat, the Alloy Origins is nearly silent, and won't annoy those who do not like to hear every slight click of movement you make. On the flip side, being softer switches than we are used to, day to day, it does take some time to get used to the softer throw, accidental fat-fingering of keys, and unexpected moments when our hand resting on the keys is enough to collapse the switch to the point of actuation.
Windows and Productivity
For the daily grind, it has slowed us down a touch, but not in the way one might expect. In all aspects of what the keyboard can do, answering emails, chatting online, movements in Excel sheets, it all seems faster. Doing a basic count for this review, our WPM did go up, but we are losing time due to misspellings and multiple keys being triggered at once. With more time, this can be overcome, but it worth mentioning that if you are used to tactile or stiffer springs, you will need a week or so to get into the full swing. Otherwise, moving it around when needed is not hard at all, and even though we hate on feet that can potentially collapse, the angle used makes it tougher to happen, and that is for either height option, not just for the taller feet.
With a lot of hours under our belt with the Alloy Origins, we have to admit, there is not finger tingling or stress related to vibrations, as they are nonexistent. Even more shocking is that with as simple as this design seems at first glance, the Alloy Origins is the most robust option of its size we have had in our hands in a long time!