While much of what was on show at Computex this year for HyperX was shown at CES, there were a few new items to add to the line-up of future releases. The HyperX Cloud headsets got a new addition in the form of the Cloud Alpha S, a new Alloy keyboard using custom switches, and a new range of FURY DDR4 memory – with and without RGB of course.
The Alloy Origins is a mechanical keyboard with a flat-bed for easy cleaning, but makes use of some custom HyperX red switches. These are low profile, short travel, light weight linear switches. In effect, they’re very much like CHERRY MX Slim Red switches. Rated for 80 million clicks, and a 45g actuating point, the Alloy Origins keyboard is a fast board for twitch reflex gaming.
The keyboard has the full set of RGB options as is customary at this point, and can be configured with the HyperX NGenuity software. It can do live macro recording, and per key backlight adjustment. The LEDs are also a new type which allows for a brighter light, useful in brightly lit areas where you still want to see the color coding of the board layout. Expected price to be around $110 MSRP.
The Cloud Alpha S gaming headset features a dual-chamber driver, which separates out bass from the mids and highs. There is an adjustable bass slider to add more thump, too. It’s a USB headset that also has the usual 7.1 virtual surround sound, and a volume mixer that lets you balance game and voice chat volumes separately. Expected price to be $130.
The Cloud Orbit S was also on show, which we saw at CES in January. This is HyperX’s premium audio headset with planar magnetic drivers from Audeze, and 360 degree audio positioning system from WavesNX. We were thoroughly impressed with the quick demo back at CES, and only wish the Orbit S would come out sooner. Sadly, we still have to wait until Q3 this year before it gets released. The price is still steep at $330, but this is cheaper than other planar drivers we’ve seen.
Finally on show was some FURY DDR4 memory, with and without RGB. These are meant to be on the cheaper side for memory, without the extreme clock-speeds we’re accustomed to seeing. However, these still have some built-in overclocking potential via XMP, but within the safe 1.2V range.
The RGB version also makes use of infrared sync, that keeps different modules pulsing in time with each other, without the need to be programmed, or having them drift over time. The lighting is also compatible with a broad range of motherboard vendor lighting suites, such as ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, and MSI Mystic. Lighting can also be controlled by HyperX’s NGenuity software, too. Prices will vary depending on speed and timings, and has not been announced just yet.
The Alloy Origins keyboard, Cloud Alpha S and Orbit S, will be released some time Q3 this year, with the FURY memory released in the next month or two.