HyperX Alloy Origins Review – Are These NEW Switches Worth It?

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So this is the HyperX alloy origins not to be confused with the alloy fps RGB or the alloy elite RGB yes that's a lot of alloys to keep track of but we first saw this keyboard debut back at Computex this year and the big deal with this keyboard is the implementation of custom-designed switches by HyperX and they're calling it linear of rents and I'm actually not surprised because a lot of these gaming companies are coming with their own switch designs and do keep in mind that some of these companies actually modify existing switch designs from tailgater on Emraan and some other companies HyperX wouldn't

Mention who's oh you mean their switches but I'll definitely talk about my experience using them a little bit later in the video but I'm also a little bit confused as to where this keyboard stacks up within the rest of the keyboard lineup from HyperX because it's priced at $110 and that's $30 more expensive than the HyperX alloy FPS without RGB but the alloy FPS with RGB cost the same price so I'm not sure if they're competing within themselves but at the same time you're kind of losing some features from the a low FPS on the alloy origins and then

You're gaining some so let me walk you through the complete breakdown of this new keyboard but first a quick message from our sponsor the new cooler master master mouse 710 a weird name but damn this thing is good with an ultra lightweight body at only 53 grams for excellent flick control and aim correction the ultra weave cable is awesome for Wireless like feel the ambidextrous shape for me personally is super comfortable and then like the shorter body plus the glide is smooth thanks to white PTFE feet enjoy the domination with an excellent optical

Sensor and despite the funky name the cooler master mm 7/10 is legit check it out the low okay so the primary difference between the origins and the FPS RGB is that you now get the new hyper X Redis which is but there's also an aqua tactile option switch as well which I think behaves similarly to a cherry MX blue switch they've removed the USB charging port on the alloy origins which is a bit odd because with the a low FPS that was a really convenient feature to charge your mobile devices but what really surprised me the most with this keyboard is the build

Quality because seriously by far the best built gaming keyboard that I've ever looked at I mean far better than Corsair and logics offerings why because the entire chassis both of the top and bottom are constructed out of aircraft-grade aluminum and it screams quality it weighs more than a kilogram and once you pick this up you're definitely gonna notice the quality that's gone into constructing this keyboard it's seriously I mean I can destroy some things with this keyboard because of how rigid and solid it is because man four

For the price I totally did not expect this I really like the three adjustable keyboard tilt ankles especially since they add rubber feet below each level which is really nice the included USB seed to type a cable is 1.8 meters which is adequate for cable routing it is removable and what's really cool is that in order to ensure stability for the connection the port is recessed into the chassis which is awesome it's the little attention to details that make this keyboard stand out from the rest the cable however is way too rigid it's not flexible and can form kings easily and

It would be a challenge to undo that it's also really odd because the cable that comes with their gaming headsets are far more premium and a lot more softer and a lot more flexible compared to this mess seriously I think this is a poor implementation from HyperX I'm pretty sure they can do better next time now this is a full-size keyboard but they've done their very best to minimize the form factor to make it look pretty compact compared to other full-size keyboards the media playback controls are integrated within the function keys but I would have loved to see a

Dedicated volume dial on the top right-hand side of the keyboard you also get a game mode built into the f12 key which locks the windows key so that you don't accidentally jump into the desktop when you're gaming and the F 1 2 F 3 Keys basically our profile switching buttons so if you want to switch between three different profiles that's the way to do it without the help of a software the keys are laser etched ABS plastic with an anti slip UV coating it feels great but the downside is that a pixel thing agrees easily so you might have to clean this occasionally there's no key

Wobble which is nice and the concave key profile isn't too pronounced and it guides the fingers really well one thing that I did notice is that the heads themselves are bigger than traditional key caps that I'm used to like the Corsair k-6 t5 and my pbt double Schottky caps on the vermelho TKO keyboard that I use on a regular basis but I got used to this quickly RGB lighting looks gorgeous across the board and lights bill is even plus it's really bright too and you can adjust the brightness in five levels bonne choice is good but putting numbers

And symbols next to one another instead of stacking them might seem odd but I think HyperX did this to ensure even backlighting for all the text I should also mention that if you decide to go with a static color scheme on this keyboard you might be disappointed with the final output especially if you go with certain colors so if you choose white it actually isn't pure white because there's a little bit of red spill that you'll notice and that's because the actual switch housing is right in color and not clear and it looks really weird

However with other colors like teal orange and yellow they light up just fine but you'll still notice the red outline from the switch housing at the bottom which may or may not suit your liking and now onto the main star of the show the switches now do keep in mind that they still use a standard MX stem so you could swap this out with custom key cap sets if you're into that and the bottom row is standardized so you wouldn't run into any issues as far as I know and the model that I have over here comes with linear red switches and having used them for a while

It actually reminded me a lot of Gator on breads just because of the way how they feel and respond action force is 45 grams which is likely why I associate them with Gator ons however they're actually reasonably fast which is actuated and 1.8 millimeters and have a total travel distance of 3.8 millimeters Plus you also get the benefit of 80 million keystrokes of life span but if there's no way to test that I'm not a fan of how the spacebar sounds I mean something about the reverb and vibration it just feels a little bit odd but let's go ahead and listen to a quick sound

Test compared to some other switches I have here in the office just so you can get a rough idea on how these switches sound and of course behave all right so what's my verdict on these switches well they are pretty fast so if you're looking for a gaming keyboard this will get the job done really well because the travel distance and the actuation point are fairly shorter compared to a standard gaming keyboard but personally speaking I still prefer my cherry MX beats which is because they still feel a lot more faster compared to the alloy or the HyperX linear red

Switches and I prefer them for both gaming and of course typing up scripts and doing other things as well on my system so switch choices is completely subjective this is certainly definitely a step away from your traditional standard Cherry MX Reds but it's good to see something a little bit different from HyperX and if you get the opportunity to trial in person certainly do so taking a look at the drivers software you're greeted with the physical overview of the keyboard that instantly allows you to customize the lighting and in order to change effects

You have to add them and they're a bunch of effects that you can play around with you can customize lighting per key but the catch is you have to create a separate effect that'll allow you to set lighting for another key or set of keys I find this really odd because it almost feels like you're working on Photoshop that's layer based so if you're someone who's customizing lighting Perkey it's gonna take you some time to get it right on the origins you can also program each key with macro commands or another function the brightness control is right over here and game mode allows you to

Not only disable the windows keys but other set of keys as well like all tab alt f4 shift tab control and escape so it really helps avoid accidental keystrokes in the middle of a game but for some reason I had issues sinking my presets with the onboard profiles of this keyboard so I had three different presets with three different lighting effects and I did customize some keys to open certain commands but as soon as I exit the software and plug it into another system it just wouldn't transfer that or it just wouldn't work sometimes the lighting effects wouldn't

Sync across those three different profiles so I feel like there's a miscommunication issue with the drivers software and the keyboard itself or the memory controller that's built inside the keyboard so that's a little bit odd it could be my sample but yeah that was certainly frustrating the new hydro x-series from Corsair is a full water cooling ecosystem with transparent blocks for RGB goodness and built-in flow indicators with soft and hard – being available and the full array of fittings so you can design the perfect loop for you hide your X by Corsair

Everything's linked below so the HyperX alloy origins is just another gaming keyboard guys I mean the only difference here is that it now comes with hyperox planets which is but what really surprised me the most is the build quality because it surpassed my expectations for the price because I've tested keyboards that a little bit more pricier than this and yes they do come with a metal frame but the bottom is typically plastic this honestly feels like a $200 keyboard at least on the build quality side of things features wise not so much because the fact that

You lose that USB pass-through port compared to the alloy of yes he's a bit disappointing and I would prefer to see a volume dial on a dedicated volume dial or volume scroll wheel on this keyboard because it is full size so that would have been really cool to add the switches are good for gaming but for typing I still preferred my cherry MX beat switches but that could be different in your case because switch choices are completely subjective and finally I do want to talk about the drivers software because with my sample I had issues syncing my presets with the

Custom onboard profiles which is certainly which was frustrating to me and that's definitely something that I wish HyperX would address with a firmware update but yeah guys overall it is just another gaming keyboard but with new switches and a better quality that's pretty much it thank you so much for watching make sure to check out some relevant content over here subscribe and hit that notification button so that you don't miss out on new videos i'm Ueberroth hard-working axe thank you so much watching and i'll see you in the next one

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