HyperX has been making game keyboards for a few years and uses them like many other manufacturers, Cherry key switches or Kailh key switches, depending on the price. Today at Computex, however, HyperX announces its first keyboard to use a new key-switch design from the company itself.
The keyboard is called the Alloy Origins and as you can see in the photo above, the switches from HyperX are based on typical red colors, which are a popular choice for gamers from the sports world due to their high response time. HyperX has further adapted the red design, but has skewed the driving distance and the control point to 3.8 mm and 1.8 mm respectively. That is 0.2 mm lower than a standard Cherry MX red switch.
All this is to say that if you really like red switches and wish they felt … redder, the Alloy Origins may be worth viewing. It certainly felt tough in my short hands-on, although it is difficult to judge a keyboard within a few minutes. But it's not the best choice for most mechanical keyboard enthusiasts who use them to type more than to play.
This is what the Alloy Origins themselves look like. It is a full keyboard with an aluminum frame, and it is pictured here with HyperX & # 39; s "black pudding" transparent keycaps, which I have to say I dig a bit. However, you can get the keyboard with more subdued black caps if you don't want your desk to look like a scene Enter the void.
The Alloy Origins are available in the third quarter of this year for $ 109.99. That's the same price as HyperX & # 39; s comparable Alloy FPS RGB, which uses Kailh switches.