It’s kind of difficult to keep track of how many HyperX keyboards are out there. It’s a word soup of “Alloy” and “FPS” and “Elite.” At this point there are five family members, and the latest is the full-size Alloy FPS RGB.
Essentially a step down from the top-end Alloy Elite RGB, the Alloy FPS RGB eschews the former’s blingyness by ditching the extra media buttons and light bar across the top and omits the wrist rest. Thus, it has more in common design-wise with the “FPS” part of the family tree than the “Elite” part. (See? Word soup.) But the two are the only ones in the lineup that have RGB lighting and support for HyperX’s NGenuity software.
The Alloy FPS RGB’s marquee feature is its Kailh Silver Speed switches. In fact, that’s the only switch option you can get with it at this time. Linear Kailh Silver Speed switches are quite light at just 40g actuation, and they offer a shallow 1.1mm actuation point and 3.5mm total travel.
Curiously, HyperX isn’t using Cherry MX Speed switches even though all of its other keyboards are equipped with only Cherry MX switches.
Other features of the HyperX Alloy FPS RGB include:
- Three profiles (onboard memory)
- Two USB 2.0 connectors
- USB 2.0 port for charging devices only
- N-key rollover
- Secondary media controls (pre-programmed)
- Detachable, 1.8m braided cable
- Steel top plate
You can get one for $110 directly from HyperX.