Kingston's HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard now available with brown and red switches

HyperX Alloy
HyperX Alloy

Kingston has made available its HyperX Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown and Red switches for $99.99 (opens in new tab). The gaming peripheral was reviewed here on Windows Central with Blue switches, so if you were holding out for other MX variants now's your chance to pick up an edition with the switches you prefer to use.

In our review, we praised the keyboard for its sturdy, quality-feeling build, as well as the clean design approach that Kingston took. As an added bonus with the unit itself, the company bundles keycaps and a cool carry case to keep the keyboard safe when travelling to and from LAN events. The solid cable can even be detached for easier transport, ideal for PC gamers who like to take their equipment with them.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • I'd consider it, but that Enter key.
  • What about it?
  • What's up with the enter key? :-P
  • I code for a living. An Enter key in that shape means the heavily-used backslash isn't where my fingers expect it to be.
  • I code in my spare time, and the keyboard looks fine to me. All the keys are in the right/average place. At a wild guess, are you outside the UK? That image looks like the typical UK keyboard layout with the backslash key next to Z
  • US. The horizontal rectangular Enter and corresponding key layout has the advantage of matching nearly every laptop and portable wireless keyboard, and even the full onscreen keyboard in Windows, all of which I also use frequently.
  • Are all memory makers gonna get into keyboards and accessories? As long as they keep the quality up and don't try to trade on names I suppose it's no bad thing...
  • The mech keyboard market is just taking off. So it's still interesting for any gaming brand.