Gaming is no more just a hobby. People are now increasingly taking-up gaming as a profession, and a huge number of Gaming Tournaments are organized every month, each giving-out huge cash rewards to the winners. India is currently one of the fastest growing gaming markets across the world and is projected to hit the $1 billion by 2021. Tapping into this vast business ecosystem, HyperX, the subsidiary of memory storage solutions giant – Kingston, launches its much-awaited keyboard – HyperX Alloy Elite. Available in 2 variants – HyperX Alloy Elite RGB, and HyperX Alloy Elite, this is the third gaming keyboard series from HyperX, and is currently one of its flagship products in the gaming segment. Let us take a look at some of the features, functionalities, and other specifications of HyperX Alloy Elite RGB.
Priced at Rs. 13,600, the HyperX Alloy Elite measures 44.4cm in length, 16.89cm in breadth, 3.89cm in height, and weighs close to 1500gm (including the 1.8m long braided cable). Keeping in mind the intensity involved while gaming, the keyboard is made from a solid steel frame and is equipped with dedicated media buttons and a volume control roller at the top right, and shortcut keys for accessing brightness, lights, and gaming mode at the top left the corner. The Alloy Elite also comes with a detachable armrest, giving a very comfortable feel for users who game for long durations. Extra set of keycaps for W A S D and 1 2 3 4 (most common control keys in almost every game for controlling movements), along with a key-cap remover also come as part of the Alloy Elite keyboard.
Offering a wide array of customization options, the Alloy Elite offer three types of switches to choose from – Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, and Cherry MX Red. Additionally, when integrated with the HyperX NGenuity software, the keyboard offers a gamut of never-seen-before customization options such as setting up lighting and effects both through the keyboard as well as for individual keys. This lighting can further be customized into 7 different patterns – Wave, Solid, Breathing, Trigger, Explosion, and HyperX Flame.
Just like any other high-end keyboards, the HyperX Alloy Elite also comes equipped with inbuilt memory through which the users can configure up to 3 profiles, each having a different set of lighting effects, controls, and features. It is equipped with a USB 2.0 for better connectivity with other devices and offers a 100 percent Anti-ghosting functionality. Despite macros being banned or being looked-down by most professional players and top-tier tournaments, the Alloy Elite RGB offers the macros functionality as well, which is quite a surprise.
Overall, the Alloy Elite RGB justifies its high-price through an exquisite gaming experience to the users. The feel of the keys when pressed is soft and has almost nil chances of keys getting stuck while gaming. There is zero delay in the input-output functionality, which a very important aspect in every game. A striking aspect we can look forward to is HyperX upgrading its USB 2.0 to 3.0 in its upcoming products, keeping in mind the powerful requirements that few high-end games demand.
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