What you need to know
- HyperX announces the new Alloy Origins 60, a 60 percent keyboard.
- The mechanical keyboard makes use of HyperX's own Red switches.
- The Alloy Origins 60 will be available in the U.S. from February 22 for $100.
It was only a matter of time before HyperX followed other peripheral vendors to launch a 60 percent mechanical keyboard and for CES 2021 we have the new Alloy Origins 60. The new Alloy Origins 60 is pretty much the same as the Alloy Origins, but more compact with the number pad removed and keys closely packed together.
The idea behind these more compact keyboards is freeing up additional desk space for a larger mouse pad. This in turn should allow you to utilize more of the space for mouse movement. As well as the Red switches, HyperX uses PBT double-shot keycaps that should last longer than what's found on traditional or more affordable keyboards.
HyperX's NGENUITY software can be used to personalize lighting, configure GameMode and macro settings, and even set up to three profiles that can be stored on the keyboard itself. The new HyperX Alloy Origins 60 will be available on February 22 for $100.
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