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HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Aqua Switch

Words By: CGM Staff
Published Mar 2, 2020

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Aqua Mechanical Switch Now Available for Pre-Order

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Alloy Origins™ and Alloy Origins™ Core gaming keyboards. The Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core mechanical keyboards feature the new tactile HyperX Aqua mechanical switches built for performance and longevity with an 80 million click rating. Both keyboards include RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. The Alloy Origins keyboard is available now and the tenkeyless Alloy Origins Core is available for pre-order.

The Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core gaming keyboards include an aluminum body with an aircraft-grade brushed finished for durability and stability, plus a space-saving layout to maximize desktop real estate for mouse movement. The Alloy Origins Core tenkeyless gaming keyboard is geared for users seeking a compact form factor and more room for mouse movements. Both keyboards are supported by HyperX NGENUITY software with advanced customization features for lighting, macros and customable per-key lighting effects. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable on both designs.

“We are excited to introduce our second HyperX-branded switch as we expand our full-sized and tenkeyless gaming keyboards lineup to include our HyperX Aqua tactile switches,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “Both the HyperX Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core keyboards are built to provide users with performance, reliability and features designed to enhance the overall gaming experience.”

Alloy Origins keyboards feature Custom Game Mode, allowing users to enable and disable macro keys, as well as assign and store keys in the macro library. With on-board memory, users may save up to three of their Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting, full N-key rollover and three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning.

Availability

The HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard with HyperX Aqua switches is available for $109.99 MSRP through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core keyboard with Aqua switches is now available for pre-order for $89.99 MSRP on Amazon and the HyperX online store. For more information on the Alloy Origins keyboard lineup and global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins product page.

Alloy Origins Aqua Switch Specifications:

Part Number

 

HX-KB6AQX-US

 

 

 

Keyboard

Backlight

RGB (16,777,216 colors)

Light effects

Per key RGB lighting* and 5 brightness levels

On board memory

3 profiles

Connection type

USB Type-C to USB Type-A

Anti-ghosting

100% anti-ghosting

Key rollover

N-key mode

LED indicator

Yes

Media control

Yes

Game Mode

Yes

OS compatibility

Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches

Switch

HyperX Aqua Switch

Operation Style

Tactile

Actuation Force

45g

Key Travel Distance

1.8 mm

Total Travel

3.8 mm

Life Span (Keystrokes)

80 million

Cable

Type

Detachable, Braided

Length

1.8 m

Dimensions

Width

442.5 mm

Depth

132.5 mm

Height

36.39 mm

Weight (Keyboard and cable)

1075 g

*Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

Alloy Origins Core Aqua Switch Specifications:

Part Number

HX-KB7AQX-US

Keyboard

Switch

HyperX Aqua Switch

Type

Mechanical

Backlight

RGB (16,777,216 colors)

Light effects

Per key RGB lighting* and 5 brightness levels.

On board memory

3 profiles

Connection type

USB Type-C to USB Type-A

Anti-ghosting

100% anti-ghosting

Key rollover

N-key mode

LED indicator

Yes

Media control

Yes

Game Mode

Yes

OS compatibility

Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches

Switch

HyperX Aqua Switch

Operation Style

Tactile

Actuation Force

45g

Key Travel Distance

1.8 mm

Total Travel

3.8 mm

Life Span (Keystrokes)

80 million

Cable

Type

Detachable, Braided USB Cable

Length

1.8 m

Dimensions

Width

360.0 mm

Depth

132.5 mm

Height

34.5 mm

Weight (Keyboard and cable)

900 g

*Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software