Famous gaming gear brand HyperX added a new mechanical keyboard to its peripheral lineup. The keyboard named ‘Alloy Elite 2’ is created with ‘pudding keycaps.’ This means that the keyboard is made of a unique material that allows RGB backlighting in the device to shine. Most of the keycaps in regular keyboards are solid throughout, with light spilling out from underneath the keys and through the font inscribed on the top. But in HyperX’s keyboard, the Hyperx Pudding Keycaps have translucent sides that allow more light to escape from underneath.
Hyperx Keyboards – Alloy Elite 2 keyboard
Keyboard and keycaps, in general, have dual-layer ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and double-shot PBT (polybutylene terephthalate). The double-shot PBT is thicker and more durable, also expensive in comparison. HyperX sells the Hyperx Pudding Keycaps which are PBT, but it decided to add keycaps with ABS on the Alloy Elite 2 keyboard.
Hyperx Keyboard with Hyperx Pudding Keycaps
HyperX has installed its Red key switches underneath the keycaps. This is similar to the Cherry MX Red switches, which are linear and the key action becomes much smooth without any tactile feedback. However, HyperX states it has a shorter actuation point at 1.8mm versus 2mm, and a lower travel distance at 3.8mm versus 4mm. When it comes to durability, HyperX states the Red is suitable for 80 million keystrokes, while Cherry rates the MX Reds keycaps for “greater than 50 million.“
The Alloy Elite 2 keyboard has media keys located on the upper-right section with a volume dial. The users can also switch between three different onboard profiles, though there are no specific gaming/macro keys on the keyboard. Additional features of the keyboard include USB 2.0 pass-through, 100 per cent anti-ghosting capability, full N-key rollover, and an RGB lightbar located on the top of the keyboard. The Alloy Elite 2 keyboard is available for $129.99.
About Hyper X: Hyperx Keycaps
HyperX is a high-performance gaming gear brand and a part of Kingston Technology. Started in the year 2002, HyperX company started with one line of substantial memory power and has developed over the years to include multiple products like memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets, keyboards as well as mousepads. The company has the best-in-class PC tech components with superior performance, enhanced quality and aesthetic design.
Hyperx Pudding Keycaps
HyperX products are used by top-rated gamers, tech developers, as well as regular PC users from across the world. The brand has many world records and superefficient product certifications to its credit. It is committed to providing the best and reliable products with efficient performance standards. HyperX brand is also the proud sponsor of more than 20 gaming teams globally and the primary sponsor of the Intel Extreme Masters and Dreamhack festivals. The products of HyperX are designed to fulfil the most rigorous demands of professional gamers and give them an efficient and superb gaming experience.
In the year 2017, HyperX exceeded all revenue sales of headset brands sold across retail outlets. In the year 2018, HyperX brand continued to grow its market share boosted by the growth of games like Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty and Battle Royale, among others. HyperX has shipped more than 60 million memory modules and 5 million gaming headsets across the globe.