The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB keyboard is a gem for people who play games on stationed systems but is a huge turn off for those looking for mobility, says Rahul Saha.
HyperX, a gaming subsidiary of Kingston, recently launched with two mechanical gaming keyboards -- Alloy FPS and Alloy Elite -- that attempt to deliver the goods to the shrinking community of gamers in India.
Apart from gaming, I used the Alloy Elite RGB keyboard to edit videos and type out a thousand words.
The mechanical keys were a delight.
The keyboard is highly customisable -- from changing the keys to changing the RGB presets, you can do it at all.
While it was great to customise the WASD keys or arrow keys, detachable keys for 'backspace' and 'delete' seemed unnecessary.
In fact, the delete button popped out on being pressed strenuously.
Apart from that, there are dedicated media buttons and a volume wheel to control audio, besides a Quick access button and one to control the brightness and Game Mode.
I was also pleased to see the detachable palm rest.
The HyperX's titanium-coloured, textured keycaps helped me locate the keys even in the dark.
And the anti-ghosting keys helped me to carry out multiple key commands at once without much fuss.
The keyboard also comes with an additional feature of disabling buttons to prevent any accidental press while playing.
It is a treat for those who play games on stationed systems but is a turn off for those looking for mobility, owing to its weight.
The keyboard is built on a solid steel frame and comes with a 1.8-metre braided wire for durability.
Two USB 2.0 ports add to the functionality and the accessory is compatible with devices running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Priced at 14,100, the keyboard is a great addition to your armoury if you are into serious e-sports.