From a hardware evolution perspective CES this year wasn’t much to write home about, but there are some highlights across consumer electronics. One of those (speaking as an amateur gamer) is the hardware that a number of big names brought to the table. If you’re looking for gaming peripherals at an affordable price, HyperX may have dropped your next gaming goodies.
HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The Alloy Origins 60 keyboard is a 60% form factor keyboard, saving space for smaller work areas or simply to maximise the space for your mouse. It features mechanical switches that have a shorter key travel to give users a faster response to key presses. The aesthetics start with the LED backlighting and is driven by HyperX’s own NGENUITY software, allowing users to personalise their lighting patterns. If you’re short on space, but need a heap of functions, the secondary functions of the keys are highlighted similarly to the Huntsman Mini from Razer.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste
Offering an interesting take on the sweaty palms solution, the Pulsefire Haste has a honeycomb design that ventilates across your hand. The reduced weight — a point that is debatable, many gamers prefer a weighted and well balanced mouse — offers faster movement and high-quality dustproof switches for longevity. One thing that new users will notice is the skates (the little pads under the mouse) are designed for very low friction and smooth transitions for accurate gameplay. Coupled with the custom-designed, HyperFlex cable it’s a really good offering for gamer and workers who use their mouse heavily throughout the day.
The Pulsefire Haste can be customised for gameplay (DPI sensitivity, button assignment and macros) and presentation of the RGB lighting through the NGENUITY software. It will be available in Australia in during the first half of 2021, but not sure details at this time.
HyperX Cloud II Wireless
Landing (like the Pulsefire Haste) in the first half of 2021, the Cloud II Wireless headset offers all of the features you would expect from a decent gaming headset. Highlighted by the sound performance including custom-tuned virtual 7.1 surround sound, it’s comfort and durability will see you through many gaming sessions. Make those long gaming sessions, since the battery is said to offer up to 30 hours of audio delivery before requiring charging.
We’ll keep our ears to the ground for when the hardware release dates and prices are confirmed for Australia.