If you need a slick, slimmed down gaming keyboard, then the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro mechanical keyboard is right up your alley. Today you can get it for just $54.99 at Amazon. That's a great low price and the first major discount we've seen for this keyboard since December. We have seen the keyboard drop as low as $50 in the past, but its street price also jumped from $70 to $80 thanks to the global pandemic, so really today's deal offers as much value as previous deals.
The next best price anywhere else is Microsoft where it's going for $70. Other versions of the keyboard, like the one with Cherry MX Blue switches are actually selling out, so this deal may not last long.
A very minimal keyboard for mechanical gamers who don't need a numpad. Uses Cherry MX Red switches for durability and clickiness. Portable design includes detachable cable. Has anti-ghosting and N Key rollover. Red dynamic lighting effects.
The Alloy FPS Pro is what's called a "tenkeyless" keyboard. This refers to the ten number keys of the numpad, even though it actually includes the entire numpad so it's a lot more than ten keys. Getting rid of this part of the keyboard offers some distinct advantages for gamers. The keyboard is smaller and more compact, which makes it great for travel especially if you're a tournament goer. Also, since your mouse tends to sit on the side with the numpad, removing that means you can have the mouse closer to you for more precise movement that's not as likely to make your wrist tired. Plus, the minimal design looks good and takes up less space on your desktop.
If you do plan on traveling with the keyboard, it's nice that it has a detachable cable so you can pack those separately. Don't worry if you have to stay on the move because it can come with you.
The mechanical switches are Cherry MX Red. These are very good switches that give you some great responsiveness and high-precision key contact. The dynamic LED red backlighting will illuminate your keyboard in the dark, and you can personalize the lights with six different LED modes and five brightness levels.
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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.