GamingReview: HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Review: HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


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Here is our review of the HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

The HyperX Alloy Origins is a compact, sturdy keyboard featuring custom HyperX mechanical switches designed to give gamers the best blend of style, performance, and reliability. These key switches have exposed LEDs for stunning lighting with an actuation force and travel distance elegantly balanced for responsiveness and accuracy. Alloy Origins is built with a full aluminum body so it stays rigid and stable when keystrokes are flying, and also features keyboard feet that let you choose from three different tilt levels. Its sleek, compact design frees up space for mouse movement, and it also features a detachable USB Type-C cable for supreme portability.

Customise your lighting, craft macros, and adjust Game Mode with HyperX NGENUITY Software. This powerful, yet easy-to-use program lets you set per-key lighting, layer dazzling lighting effects, and add scores of other personalized touches to your NGENUITY-compatible products.


  • HyperX mechanical switches
  • Full aircraft-grade aluminum body
  • Compact, portable design with detachable USB Type-C cable
  • Dazzling RGB lighting with dynamic effects
  • Advanced customization with HyperX NGENUITY software
  • Three adjustable keyboard angles
  • Onboard memory for three profiles
  • Game Mode, 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover functionalities

What’s in the box?

The box contains the keyboard, a cable and quick start guide.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The keyboard is quite heavy and so will sit firmly in place on your desk. It looks a little different to a normal keyboard as you can see the lights under each key. The body is made of aircraft-grade aluminium and it looks good. You can also position the keyboard in one of three different angles, depending on your personal preference and it’s quite compact.

They keys are very well spaced out and when pressing the keys, they make a very satisfying clicking sound!

The keys themselves all light up and they can be configured to light up in a variety of different colours with different effects. There are six presets; Color Cycle, Spectrum Wave, Breathing, Solid, 5 Zones, and Aurora.

You can customise the colours and the keyboard using the optional HyperX NGENUITY software which can be downloaded from the HyperX website. Need to set up a series of commands and macros? No problem, the software has you covered. You can even store three different profiles directly on the keyboard!

The USB-C cable is removable and quite long so you shouldn’t have any problems using the keyboard in most places and it makes it easy to carry should you need to take the keyboard anywhere.

The keyboard is compatible with a PC, PS4 or Xbox One should you wish you use it on a console.

The HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is very comfortable to use whether you are tying a review or if you are heavily involved in an online battle to the death. It’s great to be able to set up specific profiles and have a keyboard thats unique to you.

The HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available now priced around £109.99.

You can learn more from the HyperX website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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