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Oct 05, 2020

HyperX releases Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX’s own blue switches

From Press Release:

London (UK) – 5th October, 2020 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is shipping the new HyperX Alloy Origins™ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring HyperX Blue mechanical switches. Built for performance and longevity, HyperX Blue mechanical switches offer a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating to meet gaming and work from home needs. The full-sized HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design with RGB backlit keys to enhance home offices and PC gaming setups. HyperX blue switches are favoured by gamers that like clickey key sounds and operating action.

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is the first full-sized gaming keyboard built with HyperX Blue switches. As a durable, stable gaming keyboard, Alloy Origins features an aluminium body with an aircraft-grade brushed finish and leverages a space-saving layout to maximise desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement.

“HyperX is committed to making reliable keyboards and has invested years in developing a series of key switches with features and design specifications required by gamers,” said Bianca Walter, business manager, HyperX EMEA. “Adding the new HyperX Blue switches alongside the existing Red and Aqua options allows gamers to choose their preferred switch type while receiving the performance, reliability and style found in HyperX-branded switches.”

Alloy Origins includes RGB backlit keys with exposed LED for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. Equipped with HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins offers advanced customisation features for lighting and macros, including simple customisable per-key lighting effects. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable.

Alloy Origins features Custom Game Mode, allowing users to choose which keys are enabled and disabled. Macro keys can be assigned and stored in the macro library, and users can choose from three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning. With on-board memory, users can save up to three Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover. 

Availability

The HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Blue switches is available for £109.99/ €119.99 MSRP through HX SHOP and local retailers/e-tailers in selected countries across EMEA. For more information on the HyperX Alloy Origins global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins product page.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimise the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery.

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Blue switch) Specifications: 

 Part Number

HX-KB6BLX-US

Keyboard 

Switch                                   HyperX Switch

Type                                      Mechanical

Backlight                              RGB (16,777,216 colors)

Light effects                        Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels

On board memory           3 profiles

Connection type               USB Type-C to USB Type-A

Anti-ghosting                     100% anti-ghosting

Key rollover                        N-key mode

LED indicator                      Yes

Media control                    Yes

Game Mode                       Yes

OS compatibility               Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches 

Switch                                   HyperX Blue

Operation Style                 Clicky

Operating Force                                50g

Actuation Point                 1.8 mm

Total Travel Distance      3.8 mm

Life Span (Keystrokes)    80 million

Cable 

Type                                      Detachable, Braided

Length                                  1.8 m

Dimensions 

Width                                                    442.5 mm

Depth                                                    132.5 mm

Height                                                   36.39 mm

Weight (Keyboard and cable)      1075 g

1Per key RGB lighting customisable with HyperX NGENUITY Software