HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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For gamers, streamers, and multi-taskers who need to have more control at their fingertips, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the keyboard for you. With dedicated media keys and a large volume wheel, this fully-featured gaming keyboard’s ready for everything from video editing to watching movies. It’s built with ultra-reliable HyperX mechanical switches balanced for speed and responsiveness, so you can trust your key inputs. The switches’ exposed LEDs pair with the translucent HyperX Pudding Keycaps to give your RGB lighting extra brightness compared to solid-color keycaps.

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Customize the signature light bar and create lighting profiles with intuitive HyperX NGENUITY software for a brilliant display of colors. Use the software to personalize your setup further with custom Game Mode and macros. A USB 2.0 pass-through provides an extra USB port for your multi-tasking needs. The Alloy Elite 2’s sturdy steel frame makes it durable enough for work and play day in and day out.

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Pre-installed translucent ABS pudding keycaps provide more brilliance compared to solid-color keycaps which let less of your style shine. These reliable key switches are a balance of responsiveness and accuracy, with a short travel time and actuation distance. They feature an exposed LED for brighter, more luminous RGB lighting.

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The signature HyperX light bar and vibrant lighting effects form a truly dazzling display. Have control at your fingertips with a prominent volume wheel and dedicated keys for media, profiles, and Game Mode. The solid steel frame provides durability and the sturdy weight of the keyboard helps prevent slippage when the action heats up.

This fully-featured keyboard also has a USB 2.0 pass-through, 100% Anti-Ghosting, and N-Key rollover functionalities. The keyboard is compatible with PC, PS4™, and Xbox One™ via USB-A connection, so you can have one keyboard for both PC and console gaming.

This keyboard is brighter than my future. It’s RGB is a dazzling array light show from when the disco scene of the ’80s was at its peak. Its steel frame construction is more solid than my bedroom performance.

In all seriousness, I initially purchased a Corsair K70 with Tactile Brown switches which broke within 3 days of using it. That was swiftly sent back and refunded which made way for the HyperX Elite II. A keyboard that provides linear feedback switches made entirely by HyperX themselves. To provide context, the full-size format of this keyboard is great for productivity when work calls, but it’s also compact enough that it isn’t swallowing every aspect of valuable desk space.

In terms of ergonomics, the adjustable kick feet are great and it’s low profile enough that makes typing on this keyboard comfortable, and smoother than my partners’ legs after a shave. Even without a wrist wrest support (available to buy separately from HyperX, although other brands are available) I don’t feel as though I’m missing anything by not having it.

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The keypads are the bright and sturdy “Pudding caps” again made by HyperX themselves, and have to say compared to the Corsair I received, they are far more sturdy and the ABS is thicker. I don’t mean to brag, but I am a pretty heavy typist in my everyday work life, the fact they can put up with my heavy-handed pounding day in and day out after a week with no wobble, I’m certain this keyboard will last as long as my previous HyperX keyboard; the Alloy FPS pro with clicky keys. Which I had to put away in the cupboard much to my partner’s delight, saving her ears and allowing her to get to sleep for those late-night gaming sessions.

Finally we come to the media controls, the lighting controls and the software. The latter of which I have yet to use, i’m pretty happy with the RGB make go fast but others may want to tweak and customise there settings. The media controls consist of forward, back, pause/play and mute function, along with a volume control will. Even a handy “G” button exists for when your gaming and you don’t spoil the session by misclicking the windows key.

All in all, a solid keyboard for everyday use and gaming alike. Well worth feeling (at the time of purchase £140) lighter. My fingers, ears and my partner are thankful for it.

Overall, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is great. Give it a go, you might just find what you are looking for.

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