Last summer I was able to get my hands on the HyperX Alloy Elite Keyboard and I had a blast with it. HyperX has released a new version of this keyboard except they added on a new, colorful feature. As far as the tech inside of the keyboard is concerned, it is the same as the regular Alloy Elite keyboard released last year. This means you get those beautiful MX Cherry Red switches and solid steel frame. You can see all of the nice stuff I said about the base keyboard here.
Now, I gave the keyboard a very high score of 9 originally, so this will be me going over the new feature and software addition then giving the keyboard a new score since all of the meat of the keyboard is the same. The new Alloy Elite RGB keyboard comes with some nice on board color settings that you can cycle through. From the basic wave to something called HyperX Flame which radiates random colors from the pressed key. The biggest draw from this keyboard is the inclusion of the new Ngenuity software HyperX created. Admittedly, it took some fumbling around with the keyboard itself to get the Ngenuity software to work. After figuring it out, it was really easy to create my own profiles for the keyboard.
There were some preloaded profiles depending on the game that you’re playing. These would highlight different areas of the keyboard, mainly for the most used keys for that game. My favorite feature was being able to customize the colors when you open certain things. For example, when I open up World of Warcraft my keyboard flashes red and blue for the Horde and Alliance. Again, not much else to go off of here since we’ve already talked about the base keyboard. I highly recommend this keyboard to anyone that games on their PC a lot while having a passion for customization. This keyboard is a tad more expensive though, running you about $170 as opposed to the $110 for the Alloy Elite.
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