Kingston Hyperx Alloy FPS
Loud and Clear
Kingston has made it very clear: the Hyperx Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard is specifically built for first-person shooter journeymen, who work in the office for their day job. From its compact design down to the accessories included in the bundle, this keyboard stays true to its mission. The Alloy FPS happens to be Kingston’s first keyboard in the field of gaming and comes with Cherry MX Blue, Red, and Brown switches.
The first one to greet us was the Alloy FPS’ soft carrying case. Aside from its frameless design, the keyboard obviously wants you to take it with you when you leave home by equipping the keyboard with enough tools for travelling. Speaking of the frameless design, the keyboard will surely fit any desk whether in the office or at home playing games. This makes the name “FPS” or “First Person Shooter” slightly invalid since this keyboard will tickle everyon’e heart.
On the upper right side of the keyboard is a USB hub that can charge your smartphone. There’s also a braided micro-usb cable for better wire protection and versatility. A Game Mode key is also present to disable the Windows key when playing games. The Alloy FPS, however, misses software, macro, and dedicated media keys, disabling us to customize functions and keyboard lighting. The Alloy FPS may not have fancy RGB lighting, but there’s a variety of lighting options to choose from via Fn key combinations.
The surface beneath the keys is metal and causes the board to weigh heavier. Thanks to this material, however, the Alloy FPS kept the classy style and sleek image of a gaming keyboard.
We had fun evaluating this board due to its crisp Cherry MX Blue switches. Due to its loud clicks, however, the Cherry MX Blue switch might be too annoying to other people in the office. You may want to opt to use a quieter switch such as Cherry MX Reds or Browns in the office.
Overall, the Hyperx Alloy FPS can shine in both ends of the computing world: gaming and typing. Heavy gamers would have to look for another option if customization plays a signifcant role in the gaming mood. On the other hand, if you are the type of person who prefers typing on a mechanical keyboard and travels a lot, the Kingston Hyperx Alloy FPS could be your new best friend.
CONCLUSION If you are a type of person who prefers typing on a mechanical keyboard and travels a lot, the Kingston Hyperx Alloy FPS could be your new best friend while gaming.
The Kingston Hyperx Alloy FPS was designed for travel with its frameless design.