The Alloy FPS RGB is a mechanical keyboard from HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston.
Gaming Keyboard with Kailh Silver Speed Switches
The keyboard was revealed in September 2018 and it offers many features valued by gamers. The Alloy FPS RGB has full n-key rollover, offers flexible RGB lighting and has space to store up to three different profile configurations on-board. It comes with a detachable cable of 5.9 ft (1.80 m) length and it has an additional USB port that can be used to charge a phone or another device. It really can only be used for charging though, so it’s not a fully-featured USB passthrough.
While its predecessor Alloy FPS Pro featured Cherry MX switches, the Alloy FPS RGB comes with Kailh Silver Speed switches. Those linear switches have a rather short actuation distance and require less force than Cherry MX Red.
Tech Specs for HyperX Alloy FPS RGB
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Mechanical Keyboard Score
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August 5, 2019
"Overall this keyboard is very comfortable, ... The Kailh Silver Speed switches are quite good and feel great when gaming. ... The RGB lighting on this keyboard is some of the best I’ve seen! ..."
May 31, 2019
"Even with a few personal gripes about the Alloy FPS RGB, there are many out there who will enjoy this reasonably priced, feature rich, mechanical keyboard; the first we have seen with Kailh Silver Speed switches!"
April 5, 2019
"HyperX's Alloy FPS line gets an RGB upgrade, but the basics stay the same. This is still HyperX's most quietly competent keyboard, with few standout features but an attractive design and an affordable price."
November 13, 2018
"The Alloy FPS RGB from HyperX is a stellar offering that brings vibrant illumination, a strong gaming performance and so much more to the table."
October 5, 2018
"The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB is a great upgrade from the base model, and looks pretty snazzy too."
September 18, 2018
"The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB performs well, but it leaves out a number of useful premium features."