The HyperX Alloy Origins 60% mechanical keyboard has dropped to $54.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) as long as you clip the $5 off on-page coupon. The initial drop to $60 is actually Amazon price matching the same deal over at Best Buy, and this is a ridiculously low price because this keyboard has never sold for less than $70 before. A couple months ago, $80 would have been the lowest we've seen. It can sell as high as $100, so you're getting it for nearly half off today.
HyperX Alloy Origins 60% mechanical keyboard | $45 off (opens in new tab)
Clip the $5 off on-page coupon. The only mechanical keyboard you're going to need because it's going to last forever. It's made with an ultra durable aircraft-grade aluminum body, and the mechanical switches are rated for 80 million keystrokes.
HyperX makes some really high quality keyboards, and the Alloy Origins is no exception. This keyboard is ultra durable and built to last with a full aircraft-grade aluminum body. You'll be able to go nuts with this keyboard without even noticing the wear and tear for quite some time. That includes your typing as well. If you type really fast or need to get your actions per minute up for some real-time strategy games, you'll be able to do that with this keyboard without breaking it. The mechanical switches are rated for 80 million keystrokes, which is a whole lot of button pressing before they get tired.
You also get full RGB lighting with the Alloy Origins. There are even dynamic lighting effects you can pick with the HyperX NGenuity software, which adds a ton of customizability options. Save your settings on the keyboard with enough onboard memory for three profiles. That lets you pack this keyboard up and take it anywhere and plug it into any machine without losing your preferred settings.
Other features include 100% anti-ghosting, N-key rollover, and a Game Mode. You can adjust the keyboard to sit at three different angles, and the detachable cable helps with its portability.
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.
As you say, it's missing the numpad. As you don't say, it's missing the row of function keys. 60% = too many combo keys to get to essential functions. What good is saving space if it adds complexity to SOP? I'll stick with 75%/TKL.
It's kind of a gamer/keyboard nerd fad. Same with these mediocre contact switches, high actuation distance and the gamery font. This isn't really a productivity device. On the plus side, the keycaps look like good quality (double-shot AND some side legends which are illuminated just like the top legends) and the USB cable is detachable (an underrated feature). Also, the small form factor + detachable cable can make this a nice option if you move around a lot at home.
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