The HyperX Alloy Origins is a mechanical gaming keyboard, introduced in October 2019.
Keyboard for Gaming
The Alloy Origins basically provides all the core features you would want from a gaming keyboard and passes on additional features like USB passthrough and dedicated media controls. As a result, the keyboard is offered at a very competitive price. The HyperX Alloy Origins features full anti-ghosting via n-key rollover, i.e., you could press any amount of keys at once and all of them would be recognized correctly. Moreover it has RGB lighting, a detachable USB-C cable, feet with support for three different height levels and it offers a game mode that disables the windows key (and any other chosen keys). The keyboard is compatible with the HyperX NGenuity software which is used for the configuration of lighting, macros and other settings.
The Alloy Origins also gave the debut for the own brand switches from HyperX. At first, the keyboard featured the HyperX Red, a linear switch similar to Cherry MX Red. By now, there are more options available, you can choose between HyperX Red, HyperX Aqua and HyperX Blue. Aqua refers to the tactile switch similar to Cherry MX Brown and Blue refers to the tactile switch with click sound, similar to Cherry MX Blue.
Accessories: Pudding Keycaps and Wrist Rest
HyperX offers some optional accessories for their keyboards. Especially the so called pudding keycaps are very popular. They feature translucent sides, so that the lighting of the keyboard shines through and creates a unique experience. Another accessory available is the wrist rest. It has an anti-slip grip and it is simply placed in front of the keyboard, it therefore can be used with basically any full-sized keyboard.
HyperX Alloy Origins Core
The version without numpad (tenkeyless) is called HyperX Alloy Origins Core. Apart from the smaller form factor, everything else stays the same, so the smaller Alloy Origins Core has no problem in keeping up with its bigger brother.
Tech Specs for HyperX Alloy Origins
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Mechanical Keyboard Score
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October 5, 2020
"HyperX’s $110 Alloy Origins is a well-designed, colorful and compact mechanical keyboard that’s good for those who want a quality product but also want to skip the fuss and just get down to gaming."
August 4, 2020
"HyperX does a wonderful job with the Alloy Origins Core. Including the new Aqua Switches is a terrific addition to a sleek, affordable, well appointed TKL mechanical keyboard!"
June 22, 2020
"The biggest thing about this keyboard is that it is comfortable, especially for longer gaming sessions."
June 19, 2020
"The HyperX Alloy Origins is near-identical to its Alloy FPS RGB sibling, but with HyperX's new custom-made switches under the hood. They're good, but maybe not worth the extra cost for a keyboard with few premium features."
November 4, 2019
"The HyperX Alloy Origins isn't the most feature-rich gaming keyboard available, but for the price, it packs in an impressive amount of stuff."
October 25, 2019
"The HyperX Alloy Origins delivers the mechanical switches gamers need, and tops them with well-executed RGB lighting."
October 14, 2019
"If premium features aren't what you're after, HyperX's Alloy Origins may be the nicest no-nonsense midrange mechanical keyboard around."
October 7, 2019
"If not for the lack of some features in the beta software, the Alloy Origins would have gotten a perfect score. In all important aspects it delivers, and for the visual aspects, it is just as pleasing. A better keyboard for this money is hard to find!"