HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review


A Closer Look At The HyperX Alloy FPS Keyboard Continued

Now lets talk a bit about the bundle that is included with the HyperX Alloy FPS. It comes stock with the black keys installed but with the included key puller you can quickly and easily remove the black keys and replace them with the red colored and textured keys I mentioned before. It also includes a 5′ 2″ removable braided cable that has a mini USB plug on one end that plugs directly into the keyboard and on the other end are two USB connectors that plug into the back of your computer. Why are there two you ask? we will get to that a little further down the page.



As you can see the actual keys sit nice and high above the top of the HyperX Alloy FPS giving them plenty of stability and throw. It also allows them to give you that nice cherry MX switch click when you press down on them.


Each key appears to have its own LED, and even though I like red… I wish you were able to change to other colors, but on the HyperX Alloy FPS red is what you get.


As I mentioned before the stock brightness of the LED’s is quite bright as you can see in the photo below. But hey it makes seeing your keys in the dark quite easy. Even the included red keys shine just as bright.


The HyperX Alloy FPS comes with a charging port for your phone or other devices and here we also get a look at where you plug the braided cable in to the Alloy FPS itself. The detachable cable can come in quite handy if you travel to LAN events quite a bit. the HyperX alloy FPS and the cable fit very nicely into the included padded mesh bag that can protect your investment from harm while you are on the go.


Unlike most gaming keyboards the HyperX FPS does not include any software that will allow you to change key mappings or set up macros, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have a few small features up it’s sleeve. With the “Function” key I mentioned earlier you can do things like control media and volume as well as put the backl ights into different modes that includes:

  • Solid Lighting (The default setting)
  • Breathing (Slow blinking that mimics breathing)
  • Trigger Mode (When keys are pressed they will light up and then fade after one second)
  • Explosion Mode (A lighting effect will radiate from individual keys when pressed)
  • Wave Mode (The keys will light up from left to right in a wave pattern)
  • Custom mode (You can turn on the keys you wish to have lit and you can turn off those you do not want lit)

Let’s wrap this up!