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HyperX - Alloy FPS Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Blue Switch Keyboard with Backlighting - Black/Red

Customize your gaming experience with this HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard. The lightweight design and detachable cable makes this keyboard easily portable, and the full N-key rollover functions let you respond quickly in any situation. This HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard has red backlit keys, so you can play late at night without disturbing others.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Carrying pouch
    • HyperX Alloy FPS Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Blue Switch Keyboard with Backlighting
    • Keycap puller
    • Keycaps
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (73 out of 73)

    Features


    Minimalistic compact design ideal for FPS gameplay

    The space-saving layout maximizes desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement.

    Convenient USB charge port

    The easily accessed USB charge port helps to keep your phone juiced, even when you're playing for hours.

    104 keys

    Offer a comfortable typing experience.

    Multimedia controls

    Promote simple operation.

    Cherry MX mechanical keys

    For superb quality and durability, Alloy FPS features Cherry MX keys that ensure high-precision key contact and product longevity, with 50 million key strokes per switch guaranteed with no loss of responsiveness.

    N-Key rollover

    Keeps up with fast in-game action.

    Integrated numeric keypad

    Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.

    USB interface

    Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.

    Carrying pouch

    Offers additional protection while taking the keyboard on the go.

    6' USB cable

    Allows you to type at a comfortable distance.

    PC compatible

    For use with your existing computer.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good quality keyboard... a solid choice

      Posted
      Kingtj
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      My main focus when buying this keyboard was an interest in getting one with the "click-y" mechanical key-switches like the original IBM PC keyboard used to have. No matter what else I type on, I still prefer the feel of those old style key-switches, even though they're a bit too loud to type on in an office environment. IMO, they're perfect to use with a gaming computer in a home setting. The HyperX has a good, solid frame and the keys deliver the promised feel. The slip-cover carrying bag for it was a nice touch, too, for gaming on the go. I compared the HyperX to several competitors on the shelf, and felt like nobody else was offering anything noticeably better. The one thing you don't really get with this keyboard are multi-color LED backlights. It has several programmable lighting behaviors, but everything is done only in red LED lighting. For people like my kids, that's a "deal breaker" because they're big on having the rainbow of colors. Personally, I don't like things that flashy and sometimes use this keyboard with the back-lighting disabled completely.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for gaming or typing

      Posted
      Heuristic
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Great keyboard for gaming, I use it for a few FPS games and I've had 0 problems with response. Comes with an extra set of WSAD and 1234 keys that are raised and textured along with a key changing tool if you want to set it up for gaming instead of using the smooth uniform keys for typing. It has a few different lighting patterns to choose from (All keys on, single key on press, wave out from key pressed, left to right wave, and WSAD 1234 lighted) The intensity of the lights can be changed or turned off completely. It is NOT RGB, it only has red lights. It does have MX Cherry Blue switches which means that the keys have a strong tactile feedback along with an audible click (vs Brown which will be tactile feedback but quieter or Red which will be no tactile feedback and quiet) Overall a great product for the price, well built and solid. It does take up 2 USB ports to support the charging USB port built into the keyboard (guess it's nice if you want to keep your phone charged without having to run it from your PC)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Keyboard All-Around

      Posted
      HyperXKeyboardReview

      The Hyper-X FPS Alloy from Kingston is a solid performing keyboard for: - Gaming -Typing Cool Features: - Multiple backlighting options - Cherry MX Blue switches (nice and clicky keyboard) - Game Mode ensures that you don't press the windows button while playing. Using it for both I've found it responsive and very pleasing the ears as I type away on the keyboard. Each key press feels solid and deliberate. The click of the keys are satisfying. The keyboard uses MX Blue's which give a really nice click, is is nice to type with, but the response time may not be as quick for people really into playing First Person Shooter Games. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone starting out using a mechanical keyboard, no matter your use for the keyboard.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good keyboard for the price!

      Posted
      glowmar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I found this keyboard after looking for a pretty good function keyboard, with good mechanical switches that dosen’t have a complicated software. This keyboard is a very nice keyboard. It isn’t rgb, but it is just fine. The colors are very bright, and the Cherry MX Blues are nice and clicky. If you have a problem with how loud it is, I would suggest buying the version with Cherry MX Browns. The function key can be used for using media keys, or for going through all of the lighting modes it offers. It came with a carrying bag,a keycap puller, and a set of red WASD and 1234 keys. They have his grip on them so you can easily tell them apart from the rest of the keys. After a few months of use, the keyboard is still going strong.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great blue switch keyboard

      Posted
      DaveKay
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This keyboard replaces one with Cherry MX red switches. I love the substantial build - it’s solid, heavy, and the rubber feet ensure it won’t move on the desktop. The Cherry MX blue switches have s distinctly different feel than the reds. I use the keyboard for typing (I am not a gamer) and I appreciate the tactile feedback (the click) and the additional pressure it takes to actuate the switch. Red switches are softer and less tactile - and less noisy. But, I like the noisy, clicky keys. The increased pressure helps my typing accuracy too. The red backlight is a neat touch as is the additional USB port on the keyboard - note that in order to use it there is a second usb plug at the end of the braided cord so you have to have two available USB ports to use it. I do and it is VERY convenient.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Quality keyboard

      Posted
      ThulsaDoom

      I came to the store for a different keyboard, looked at the ones on display and saw this one still in the box and decided I just had to check it out. I found one on display on its own shelf and was so impressed I knew I just had to buy it. I was so impressed by its looks and feel, even the packaging and presentation was excellent. This keyboard is well made, the backlit keys are great and the fact I didn't have to load any software a plus. The keys are crisp and the board is compact but heavy so it stays in place. I appreciate the quality of this product and feel like I couldn't have made a better choice. Hyper X keep up the good work!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simplistic, solid

      Posted
      Nolan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Very nice keyboard if you arent looking for any frills. The blues are rather loud, but give a nice tactile feel making typing a really nice experience. Gaming is solid as well, but might give finger fatigue after a while due to the actuation point. I found them to be perfect for my needs. Well built as well. There is a successor coming out in a couple of weeks that adds a few new welcome features, including dedicated media controls, volume wheel, and a wrist rest. Hope Best Buy carries it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this keyboard

      Posted
      sibarg2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The tactile response is great and the click sound you hear when you're typing is music to the ears (unless you're trying to game late at night in an apartment and your wife is trying to sleep)! The back-lit keyboard is customizable and a nice touch. Also love that I can detach the keyboard while still keeping the cord connecting it to the CPU plugged in. Would definitely recommend this keyboard.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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