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Kingston Technology HyperX Alloy FPS

Kingston Technology HyperX Alloy FPS
alaScore 95

23 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Kingston Technology HyperX Alloy FPS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The reliability and design also get good feedback.

price, design, reliability, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kingston Technology HyperX Alloy FPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

HyperX Alloy FPS


The Alloy FPS is the first keyboard from the HyperX (now a separate brand from parent company Kingston) and, apparently, it's specifically designed for FPS players. It has Cherry MX Blue switches and a slim, minimal design – accompanied by a £100 price.

The HyperX Alloy FPS is great for all genres of gaming, and ideal for those on the move too. With a decent set of features considering its compact size, and its CherryMX Blue switches delivering an uncompromising and traditional typing feel, HyperX’s...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Tony Le Bourne (

HyperX Alloy FPS Review



Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

HyperX Alloy FPS review: The esteemed headset manufacturer turns out a solid new peripheral


It's not quite the industry-wide shakeup that ensued with the arrival of the HyperX Cloud, but the HyperX Alloy is a fine debut.

Very slim footprint ; Detachable mini-USB cable and travel bag for portability ; Cherry MX switches

Only a few types of Cherry MX switches available ; Few stand-out features ; Detachable cable is too short for standing-desk purposes

It’s not quite the industry-wide shakeup that resulted from the HyperX Cloud, but the HyperX Alloy is a fine debut. It’s a competitively priced board with an attractive design, which is good enough for me.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Victoria Song (

HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


The HyperX Alloy FPS Keyboard is a sturdy, minimalist gaming keyboard in design and features, but won't appeal to gamers who prize personalization.

Compact size. Affordable. Does not require software. Supports USB pass-through and features charging port. Comes with convenient mesh carrying case. Optional red textured key caps are attractive and easy to put on.

No macro keys or dedicated media controls. Limited color options.

Sturdily made, attractive, and portable, the HyperX Alloy FPS is an affordably priced and high performing for a mechanical gaming keyboard. But is it the right keyboard for you? That hinges on whether you're okay with two factors: limited lighting...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Luke Lancaster (

The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard is a good thing in a small package (hands-on)


I've been using the new HyperX Alloy keyboard for a couple of weeks now. It sits in front of my monitor, turned at a slight angle to free up as much space as possible for the hand wielding my mouse. Nothing compares to range of motion for your mouse in...

Aug, 2016

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HyperX Alloy FPS (Red) review: A solid, portable mechanical gaming keyboard


Does this keyboard maintain the same quality as its blue-switched brother? Keep reading this full review to find out.

Apr, 2017

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HyperX Alloy FPS review: A simple, compact Cherry MX Blue mechanical gaming keyboard


Easy to use. Great performance. Multiple LED lighting options. USB passthrough for charging mobile devices

No macro customization. USB passthrough is for charging mobile devices only

The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a solid, compact, and simple to use mechanical gaming keyboard that performs well with its Cherry MX switches.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Barry Brenesal (

HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review and Ratings


If you don't mind the lack of complementary software and dedicated media keys, this moderately priced mechanical keyboard offers a thoughtful design and solid value.

Solid steel, open-frame design ; Trim footprint ; Cherry MX mechanical switches ; Handsome appearance ; Detachable, braided cord ; Mobile-phone charging port

No configuration software ; No dedicated media keys, ports for mic or headphone ; Six-key rollover

Read a keyboard's name, and you can sometimes see what its manufacturer regards as its intended market. In the case of the Alloy FPS, it's aimed at…ah, but you're way ahead of us. That's right, it's meant for FPS titles, though any action title could...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Aaron Lai (

Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Review


Welcome to the first published review here at APH Networks of 2017! To think Christmas is only one day of the year, and yet it seems like we have gone through a month of the holiday season already. By now, you have probably gone back to your regular...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Aron Schatz (

HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


Most of the readers and viewers here know that we love mechanical keyboards. We've always have. If you've never used a mechanical keyboard, it is like giving yourself a leg up on the competition in terms of typing. You know when you've pressed a key,...

ASE Publishing would like to thank HyperX for sending making this review possible.

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications


Adjustable backlight:Y / Yes
Anti-ghosting:Y / Yes
Backlight:Y / Yes
Backlight colour:Red
Backlight type:LED
Colour of product:Black
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Country of origin:Germany
Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard style:Straight
LED indicators:Y
Product colour:Black
Surface coloration:Monotone
Wrist rest:N


Cable Length:1.8
Detachable cable:Y / Yes
LED indicators:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Actuation force:50
Cherry MX switch type:Blue / Brown / Red
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Country of origin:Germany
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Key travel distance:2.2
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard keys operating life:50000000
Keyboard language:French / German / Italian / Italian, Polish / Pan Nordic / Polish / Spanish / UK English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Straight
Keys operating life:50000000
Multimedia Keys: Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:N / No
Polling rate:1000
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming
Rollover:6-key/N-key rollover
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB Hub:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wrist rest:N / No


Mouse included:N / No

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Keycap removal tool:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Keycap removal tool:Y / Yes
Package Type:Box
Pouch:Y / Yes


Charging source:USB
Power source type:USB
USB charging:Y / Yes

System requirements

Linux operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
USB required:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):441.6 x 129.4 x 35.6
Keyboard weight:1.05