HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Key Rollover Review
If you have never seen an overclocking keyboard before, then you may not know what to expect from the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 gaming keyboard. It really is quite small. I mean, it is really tiny. It is not that hard to see why people would think it was impossible to overclock a standard-sized keyboard. Well, the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 does overclock very nicely…but it is still smaller than many of the other models available.
This is a full size keyboard, though it is rather small. It has high quality components, and the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Gaming Keyboard has some of the smoothest feel to it that I have experienced from any of my HyperX gaming keyboards. The buttons and the light patterns are very responsive and smooth. I particularly liked how bright the keys are and how easy they are to use. If you are used to larger keyboards that can be very difficult to use for extended periods of time, then this keyboard might be just what you need.
One thing that HyperX made sure to include in their keyboard is that they used a high quality mechanical switch. When talking about the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Keyboards, you will notice that it has an off-set or a linear switch. The reason they decided to use a mechanical switch instead of a rubber dome was because of how durable and dependable the rubber is. While they used the rubber dome, it wore out quickly and was often susceptible to the glue sometimes used for binding the stems together. These two issues rendered the rubber unsuitable for high use. In addition to this, a mechanical switch allows the individual keys to be completely customized, which is one of the benefits to having a mechanical keyboard.
So, how did HyperX come up with such a great build quality? There are a few different theories regarding this, but perhaps the best explanation is that HyperX put a lot of thought into the construction of their keyboards. First, HyperX made sure that the keyboards built by them would last a long time. They made sure that they were durable and reliable, but they also looked at build quality as well. The HyperX Alloy keyboards had some of the best build quality that you can find on a keyboard.
Another thing that the HyperX Alloy origins 60 did differently than other gaming keyboards was that they came with a USB header. Many of the competitors sold gaming keyboards that only had a standard USB header. This meant that if you wanted to connect your computer to the keyboard, you would need a USB adaptor. HyperX opted for a full-sized USB connector for their keyboards, which allowed them to use any type of USB connection that you wanted to use. Not only did this save you money, it also saved you the hassle of plugging and unplugging your keyboard from a different port.
Finally, HyperX went above and beyond what most companies do by using an Actuation mechanism. What an actuation mechanism means, in simple terms is that you can adjust the sensitivity of your keys with your fingers so that you can type faster and more accurately. When you are using a normal mechanical keyboard, when you are typing quickly, you are hitting your key very hard. With an actuation mechanism, you are able to adjust the sensitivity to the point where your fingers are not as likely to register as a hit.
Another feature of the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 that sets it apart from the rest of the market is its Numpad capability. A lot of cheaper keyboards will have a numpad where you can press a certain key to bring up the software menu. HyperX instead uses a completely unique mechanism which allows you to bring up the menu with just one touch. This not only makes controlling your computer easier but it also makes controlling your keys much easier since you can quickly go for macro keys without having to move your hands to the home row of your keyboard.
The HyperX Alloy has an aluminium frame that is covered in a thick layer of brushed metal. On the inside, there are several layers of cuttlebone which allows for the mechanical, red switches to be housed within the key cluster. Above all else, though, there is the brushed aluminium covering that protects your keyboard from dust and debris. Since there are no springs on HyperX’s keyboards, they cannot get too hot even when being used for extended periods of time. For those that are sensitive to hot and sweaty keyboards, this is definitely the best choice that they could possibly go with.