HyperX Alloy Elite 2

HyperX Alloy Elite 2

Alloy Elite 2 is the high-end keyboard from HyperX introduced in summer 2020.

Do you want more RGB Lighting?

It is pretty obvious that the lighting is a big selling point of the HyperX Alloy Elite 2. It is equipped with pudding keycaps which have translucent sides to create a bright and vibrant lighting experience. Also, a LED bar on top of the keyboard adds further lighting to the mix. To configure the illumination, the NGenuity software offers various presets but also allows for individual customization, up to controlling the lighting on an individual per-key-level.

The keyboard’s RGB lighting is without a doubt quite an eye-catcher, but the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 also has other features to offer. With n-key rollover, 1,000 Hz Polling Rate, game mode and on-onboard storage for up to three profiles, the keyboard is well-equipped for gaming. Moreover, it offers a convenient USB passthrough to connect and charge any USB device. To control the playback of music or videos, the keyboard further offers a few dedicated media controls, as well as a volume wheel.

Own Brand HyperX Switch

The Alloy Elite 2 features the HyperX Red Switch, a linear switch similar to Cherry MX Red. The switch was first seen at the very successful Alloy Origins and was well-received by the gaming community.

Tech Specs for HyperX Alloy Elite 2

Dimensions: 444 x 174 x 37.4 mm
Weight: 1530 g
Connection: USB (2 ports)
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Cable Length: 180 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Dedicated media controls
USB Passthrough: Yes
Switches: HyperX Red
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Fully programmable
Available since: Jul. 2020

Further Information on Amazon.com

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Software-Controlled Light & Macro Customization, ABS Pudding Keycaps, Media Controls, RGB LED Backlit, Linear Switch, HyperX Red,Black
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Mechanical Keyboard Score


The mechanical keyboard score is our overall score for a keyboard. The score is based on the available ratings and critics and makes an easy comparison between different mechanical keyboards possible. It is also used for our mechanical keyboard ranking.


Tweak Town

September 21, 2020

99% overall rating

"HyperX took everything good from previous keyboards and adds in a set of pudding style keycaps to take the aesthetics and flood of RGB LEDs to a new level. For us, things do not get much better when it comes to mechanical gaming keyboards!"

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Kit Guru

August 5, 2020

8.0 out of 10 points

"There are lots of other keyboards out there in this price range, but If you’re looking for impressive RGB and something that is really sturdy this is a great buy. The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 delivers the key specs needed for gaming and it handles itself well in pretty much all situations. The pudding keycaps are also very easy on the eye."

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PC Gamer

July 20, 2020

86 out of 100 points

"The Alloy Elite 2 is sturdy, well-built keyboard with some killer RGB lighting that will turn heads."

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PC Mag

July 13, 2020

4 out of 5 points

"HyperX put its own key switches in the Alloy Elite 2, and the keyboard's better for it, but this solid mechanical model needs a set-apart feature, beyond its spiffy two-layer keycaps, to merit true "Elite" status."

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Tom's Hardware

July 6, 2020

3.5 out of 5 stars

"The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 has the bold looks gamers deserve. Its linear switches and premium keycaps are allies on the battlefield, but the broad keycaps may tire your fingers."

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