This is it. This is the keyboard I’ve been waiting for my whole life. The HyperX Alloy FPS combines everything I’ve always wanted in a mechanical gaming keyboard into a singular unit: high-end performance and portability. As someone who games and works on their computer, I’ve always struggled to find a keyboard that meets all of my needs. High-end gaming keyboards that offer the best features are traditionally extremely bulky and heavy.
On the contrary, small and sleek keyboards that are practical in size don’t normally achieve the same responsiveness and accuracy as the larger, gaming-oriented models. Fortunately, HyperX has paid close attention to what’s missing on the market, and they’ve given us the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard —my new, personal favorite keyboard for both gaming and work!
"This is one of the most comfortable and most practical keyboards for FPS gaming on the market."
Switching from my aging Gamdias Hermes to the HyperX Alloy FPS was equivalent to transitioning from an old, bulky CRT monitor to a brand new, flat-screen display. The HyperX Alloy FPS is notably smaller and lighter than just about every gaming keyboard I’ve tested over the last few years, and it doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to competitive gaming. This is one of the most comfortable and most practical keyboards for FPS gaming on the market. Measuring at only 441.65mm in width, 129.38mm in depth, only 35.59mm in height and weighing as little as 1049g, the HyperX Alloy FPS clears up a lot of desk room, and looks that much neater as a result.
The overall design is elegant and simple. I’m usually not a big fan of the over-the-top approach to most gaming keyboard designs, so seeing such a classy approach is truly refreshing. This isn’t the type of keyboard that screams for attention on your desk. It neatly blends in with the rest of the setup, and looks that much better because of it. The HyperX Alloy FPS also comes with a very handy carrying case and a detachable cord for portability. For gamers who like to keep their work and gaming space immaculate, the HyperX Alloy FPS is a godsend.
"I’ve spent the last two weeks playing more than two dozen FPS titles using the HyperX Alloy FPS, and I’m absolutely blown away at how well this keyboard performs."
The HyperX Alloy FPS isn’t just a looker either. It delivers remarkable performance thanks to its impressive specs: a 1000Hz polling rate, 100% anti-ghosting, 6-key / N-key modes, USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors) with one of the USBs serving as a phone charger, 6 LED modes and 5 brightness levels and, most importantly, Cherry MX switches for improved feedback.
The HyperX Alloy FPS is fast, responsive and remarkably comfortable to use. The keys provide superb feedback and response time giving users unprecedented precision for both gaming and typing. HyperX has also included red, textured interchangeable keys for WASD and the 1-4 numerical keys, which serve as a useful, visual aid when gaming.
I’ve spent the last two weeks playing more than two dozen FPS titles using the HyperX Alloy FPS, and I’m absolutely blown away at how well this keyboard performs. My k/d ratio in both Battlefield 1 and the New Call of Duty has improved tremendously, and it’s thanks to the keyboards superb comfort and responsiveness. The added texture on the WASD keys is surprisingly useful as it gives gamers a better feel for key distribution. As a result, functions like reloading and crouching are easier to perform.
"Like their newly released HyperX Cloud Revolver and the HyperX Cloud Pro, the Allow FPS has exceeded my expectations in just about every way."
While mostly advertised as a gaming keyboard, the HyperX Alloy FPS shouldn’t be overlooked by casual users either, as it provides excellent performance even from a work-only perspective. I’m currently using the Alloy FPS to type this review, and it’s the most comfortable keyboard I’ve ever had the pleasure typing on.
Conclusion: HyperX has yet again blown me away with another remarkable gaming peripheral. Like their newly released HyperX Cloud Revolver and the HyperX Cloud Pro, the Allow FPS has exceeded my expectations in just about every way. From its sturdy and compact built quality to its flawless performance, the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a must-buy for anyone seeking excellence without draining their wallet.