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HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard Gets A Blue Switch Update

HyperX has announced an update to the HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard by adding the Blue switch option, giving PC gamers and one-handed typists a bit more flexibility in their endeavours.

Though not making a conscious effort to cover hardware on this site as I don’t do unboxings etc., I have found myself sniffing around PC gaming setups once again and looking to build a new machine.

Only recently I purchased the HyperX HX-KB7RDX-US Alloy Origins Core tenkeyless keyboard which features red switches. I only know this as I just read the Amazon link (not affiliated).

I subsequently changed the keys over to white HyperX Pudding Keycaps, purely for aesthetic purposes, and have been enjoying the experience ever since. I even hot-swap it for my overpriced wireless Mac keyboard, and though it’s a little noisy in comparison, it’s very satisfying to use.

Well, there’s a new HyperX keyboard line-up, and this time it’s the HyperX Alloy Origins that features Blue mechanical switches. These offer a shorter actuation point and allow for over 80 million clicks – perfect for cutting and pasting quotes onto a gaming website.

The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is their first full-sized gaming keyboard with dedicated HyperX Blue switches, using the same brushed finish alloy body and that oh-so-satisfying clicky sound. HyperX isn’t sponsoring this post, I’m posting as someone who paid for the earlier model, and while it’s a dust magnet, it’s the best keyboard I’ve ever owned.

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.

Bianca Walter, business manager, HyperX EMEA

As before, the HyperX Alloy Origins features RGB backlit keys ‘with exposed LED for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night’, with customisable per-key lighting effects.

HyperX Alloy Origin - Elite 2
HyperX Alloy Origin Elite 2. Source: HyperX

I’m still on the fence about cables. Wanting to avoid any lag and blocking the airwaves with numerous wireless tech, wired is the fastest option, and this keyboard also features a detachable USB-C lead.

The HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Blue switches is available for £109.99/ €119.99 MSRP, which you can grab from the official site (not an affiliate link).

A different type of news piece, here are the technical specifications straight from HyperX:

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

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