Over the last couple of years the gaming division of Kingston; HyperX has been working hard to bust into the peripherals market. Their products started off with mouse pads and headsets. In September 2016, the HyperX Alloy FPS was released. The HyperX Allow FPS features a compact, minimalist design to maximize desk space and portability. The keyboard features genuine CherryMX switches and is available in blue, red, and brown switch colors. Our sample features the CherryMX Blue switches which also happen to be my preferred switch color.
Review Sample Provided by: Hyper X
Product Name/Link to Website: HyperX Allow FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
The box for the HyperX Alloy FPS stays true to the styling of the HyperX product lines that tend to use a black and red color scheme and graphics. A large graphic representation of the keyboard is featured on the front as well as the type of switch used. On the back of the box, the specifications and features of the keyboard are laid out in more detail.
A user manual, thank you card, and a soft keyboard carrying case are included in the upper most part of the keyboard packaging.
Internally, the the keyboard and accessories are protected from damage by a thick foam insert. The insert is divided into two compartments where the keyboard resides in the upper compartment and the accessories in the compartment below.
|Key switch||CHERRY SWITCH (Red/Brown/Blue)|
|Backlight||Single Color, Red|
|Light Effects||6 LED modes and 5 brightness Levels|
|Connection Type||USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors) USB Pass through for mobile phone charging only.|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz|
|N-Key Rollover||6-key/N-Key modes|
|Product Dimensions||441 x 129.38 x 35.59 mm|
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