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The new HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard has Kailh Silver Speed switches

The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab) is adding another member to its family. Up until now these keyboards have only used Cherry MX mechanical switches (Red (opens in new tab), Blue (opens in new tab), and Brown (opens in new tab)). The newest addition will use the Kailh Silver Speed switches, making it the best option for gamers, even if it is currently about $30 more expensive than the Cherry MX alternatives.

Kailh and Cherry MX switches are very similar to the point where Kailh actually has clones with the same names (Kailh Red, Brown, Blue, etc), and the Silver Speed are no different. You can find other great mechanical keyboards using Cherry MX Silver Speed switches, like the $73 G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 (opens in new tab). The Silver Speed switches feature a super light actuation force (pressure needed to activate the key) and are rated for 70 million keystrokes. Because they are slightly smaller than the other switches, you'll end up with a smaller housing for each key and brighter LED lighting on the keyboard.

The keyboard will be full size, which differentiates it from the Alloy FPS Pro (opens in new tab) that is tenkeyless, and made from a solid steel alloy frame. It comes with a Game Mode that disables functions like the Windows key so you don't interrupt your game, full N-key rollover, and 100% anti-ghosting so you'll never lose a pressed action. There is also a USB charging port on the back, three on-board profiles so you can save lighting configurations, and customizable macros. It is backed by a two-year warranty.

The HyperX Alloy FPS Kailh Silver Speed keyboard starts at $109.99 through retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab) and others. If mechanical keyboards are your style, but you need something less expensive you should look at Aukey's mechanical keyboards (opens in new tab), which are highly rated and regularly sell for less than $50.

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John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.