HyperX is one of the quiet achievers in the market for PC peripherals, offering headsets, keyboards, mice and more. The new hardware release has taken a step forward and shown a strong hand.
The HyperX Alloy Origins 65 focuses on a 65% form factor keyboard with mechanical switches for peak performance and feel. The layout maximises mouse space without losing some of the productivity use keys that would be lost on a tenkeyless option. Other features of the unit include:
- A detachable USB-C cable – making it portable without risk of damage
- Doubleshot PBT keycaps – durable with a tactile feel to them
- Customisable (through available software) RGB lighting – So you can put your flare on the lighting
The Alloy Origins 65 is available for $159.00 through the HyperX Website and the usual retail channels.
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is next in the new release range. It’s a wireless Gaming Mouse with a difference; the honeycomb style cutout allows airflow. This results in a more comfortable gaming experience for longer, even in a warm room. This brought concerns about water and dust ingress when I read the specs. Fear not because the mouse is IP55 rated. So the dust is not a problem, and even a drink spill won’t cause damage.
It connects wirelessly via a 2.4Ghz dongle and will last you 100 hours or more of game time. HyperX has been quite clever in delivering the Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse with grip tape (allowing users to choose their grip) and low friction skates.
The Pulsefire Haste Wireless mouse is available through retail channels for $139.00
Finally, if you’ve got a keyboard and mouse you love but want to add some flare to your setup, the Pulsefire Mat may be just the ticket. Adorned with an anti-slip base, customisable RGB lighting and a tightly woven surface for maximum accuracy. It’s not a cheap option, but it’s designed to stand the test of time and costs $79.00.