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HyperX - Alloy Elite RGB Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great! But it takes up two ports?

    Posted
    Wexy
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    I know i'm probably one of the only people using a keyboard for a laptop (I have a monitor and mouse too so I guess you could say I just kinda converted my laptop into a desktop) but this thing takes up two USB ports. I'm guessing just so there's more power for the lights and hardware? Anyway, with a USB mouse and laptop cooler running, all my ports are taken up and it would be nice to be able to have one free. I can't imagine desktops having too many more ports either. Other than that, the keyboard is pretty solid. The all-metal is a nice touch. Feels high quality unlike how high end peripherals are starting to feel nowadays. Cherry MX Red switches are nice and the backlighting is very pretty. One lighting feature makes it so every key you press "shockwaves" out to the rest of the lighting in a rainbow-y pattern and it looks so awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard

    Posted
    Serozha
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I just got this HyperX keyboard, (December 22, 2018), with the Cherry MX red keys, which is my personal favorite, and I don't regret getting this keyboard at all. At first I was skeptical about the lights being too dim but in person they look amazing. I love gaming with this keyboard. My only problem with this keyboard is about the lightstrip on top. It looks amazing but you can't really see it since the actual lightstrip is pretty much caved in the keyboard, which means its not the same height as the medio keys. If this light strip was actually visible from every angle then this wouldn't be a problem. If any HyperX employee sees this review please consider this for the future Alloy Elite RGB keyboards. Other than that problem I love this keyboard, looks beatiful and great for gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Keyboard

    Posted
    aaksern
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I came from using Logitech keyboards and I really loved the keys they used, but man the keys on this keyboard are much more satisfying. They're not loud (thankfully) and they feel just right when you type, it's really hard to explain in words. Maybe it's because I never used Cherry MX Red's before, but I love them. The quality of the keyboard is great as well, you can tell it's built well and worth the price. The only major issue I have with this is the wrist rest that comes with it. With newer Logitech or even Razer products you get a nice, soft, wrist rest. For some reason they decided to go with plastic and it doesn't cost more than theirs. Aside from the uncomfortable wrist rest, HyperX really knocks it out of the park with this keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HQ Mech. Keyboard, Great Gaming Keyboard

    Posted
    HarryManback
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I personally prefer MX Red switches to any others, and have owned a lot of mechanical keyboards prior to this one. Normally I've gotten keyboards from a more expensive brand, although I heard great things about this particular keyboard and am very happy to have made the switch to it. It's very quick, efficient, durable, has a wrist (definitely a necessity) If I had to complain about ANYTHING.... it would be the location of the Num Lock light (yes, it's really that petty of a complaint). Because of how close it is to the minus/dash key on the Num Pad, you have to do a slight bit of leaning forward or to the side in order to see whether it's activated or not. Also, the software for the keyboard has misspellings and errors, nothing a reinstall can't fix though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Started off well and went down hill

    Posted
    Vividghost29
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    For 6 months this was an amazing keyboard then all of a sudden almost every key started registering quadruple presses. I get on with hyperx support and then we reset the keyboard and update the keyboard still to no avail. I'm sending it for RMA to Kingston who owns HyperX I have to pay for shipping and they can't even tell me if the new keyboard will do the same thing. Save yourself some time, either get the protection from Best Buy or get something different.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and Functional - Very Tactile

    Posted
    Chris
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    I have been through the FPS Pro RGB (Speed Silvers were too sensitive for my liking.), BlackWidow Elite. I landed on this. I loved the RGB on the FPS Pro, but wanted Cherry Reds. The BlackWidow Elite failed on me 3 months in. I replaced it with this, and I cannot be happier. Not a fan of non-standard fonts on my keyboards. (Even thought we barely look down at our keys anyway...). Just one of my little pet peeves. This has standard font, is beautiful, tactile, and VERY sturdy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing keyboard

    Posted
    TheFuzz
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've used Corsair, Razer, and other specialty "boutique" gaming keyboards. They all feel about the same. This one is set apart from those due to weighing almost 5 whole pounds. Its full alloy frame ensures it won't go anywhere and is available with Cherry MX switches. Mine has MX red, but you can get MX blue and MX brown as well. The volume control wheel is flawless and the rest of the features (including macro) is perfect. Definitly try this or buy it if you can

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, one issue

    Posted
    WillF
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The keyboard is great, no software needed other than the RGB aspect of it. My one problem with it is the placement of the Caps Lock light. It is hidden when you are at the keyboard so you never really know if it is on unless you lift the keyboard and face it to you. If they moves the lights to the top of the keyboard like a normal one, this would be five stars 100%. I just hate when i begin typing and all of a sudden it's in CAPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard!!!

    Posted
    Mastuh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Chose this keyboard overall & couldn’t be more satisfied. This is heavier than a normal keyboard which I love, it makes it nice and sturdy so it doesn’t move out of place if bumped. The keys feel amazing and are very comfortable! The RBG lighting is the icing, you can customize it to your liking and match your setup. If you’re hesitant of purchasing this item just do it! You won’t regret it on bit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome looking keyboard

    Posted
    JVanS
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I typically use a traditional office keyboard at work and a gaming keyboard at home because I like the feel and sound of them. After trying out HyperX's RGB mechanical keyboard at work I am really wowed by how cool the RGB lighting effects are. The software is pretty user friendly and easy to use too. I haven't really messed with it too much, but the default settings that are built in seem to do what I want them to. I've successfully made everyone in my office jealous now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing keyboard for everyday gaming

    Posted
    DJMidnightMike
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    This keyboard has everything you need for everyday gaming or PC usage. My son receives a lot of compliments on the RGB lighting at small local LAN events. Braided cable looks nice and is very durable. We love the customization interactive lighting effects you can control via the keyboard itself or PC settings. I highly recommend spending a bit more to get the Alloy Elite mechanical keyboard, you wont regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid gaming keyboard

    Posted
    Oldcaligirl
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Got this keyboard for my very serious gamer son. He raves about it. The feel, the keyboard click sounds which are apparently important. Key placement. Responsiveness. Durability. And of course, the cool colors. He is very picky. But very knowledgeable. And so for him to rave about this keyboard, that says something. He would find something to complain about. Believe me! And he loves it! So, I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Son loves the keyboard

    Posted
    CTCW
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Built a new computer for my son at Christmas. He is 11 and loves the slight compactness of the board compared to my regular sized keyboard. He got the matching HyperX FPS mouse with RGB lights streaming non-stop - his desk looks like a Christmas tree while playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Givememorepoints
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    Pretty good keeb for the price. Only complaints are that the spacebar edges are SHARP (like hurting my thumbs sharp) unless you invert it and the wrist wrest is cheap uncomfortable plastic garbage. Take a page from Razer on that one, Hyperx. Great otherwise!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard on the market

    Posted
    ande7514
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    I did a lot of research before making a purchase on a mechanical keyboard, and this one still blows me away with how good it feels and the RGB customization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing Keyboard!

    Posted
    HAHaa
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    One of the best keyboards I've ever had. I have tried a number of them, and not to mention, this is used by all the pros in gaming. Excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gamer gift

    Posted
    Capacitor
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    Son was excited for the new keyboard. he loved the feel and clickyness of the keys. Overall very well build quality feels solid and expect to last quite a long time

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice!

    Posted
    Duluthian
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    No complaints at all on this keyboard. I tried going with one of the wireless keyboards and kept having connection issues. Wired mechanical is the way to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for gaming

    Posted
    VHarrell424
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    This keyboard is amazing. The color is great, the keys are tactile and quiet. You only have to press down a couple millimeters for the key response.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They're ok

    Posted
    Demo
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    Kinda big and bulky. RGB works well, but not a fan of Cherry MX Reds. Other major issue is the fact that it takes up 2 whole USB ports.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend