HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Up Close + Key Features
The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Up Close!
The term is a misnomer because the there are really 17 keys in the numeric keypad. Let’s take a look at its key features in this video.
The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro is designed to be compact. To keep the base thin and yet rigid, it uses a solid steel frame, topped by a metal alloy plate. The thinner profile also means it does not need a wrist rest.
Tenkeyless Compact Design
At less than 36 cm in width, it is only a tad wider than the Logitech K480 (Price Check) Bluetooth keyboard designed for tablets!
Alloy FPS Pro Keys & Switches
Like most mechanical keyboards, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (US | UK | AU | MY) comes with double-shot keycaps. Oddly, HyperX did not provide a keycap puller. But we have our own, so we pulled one out to take a look underneath…
The Cherry MX Red is a linear switch without tactile feedback. The popular perception is that gamers favour this switch for its lighter, faster actuation. It is also a quiet switch, which is great for LAN parties.
N-Key Rollover (NKRO)
They did not reveal just how many simultaneous keys it can register. But we tested and confirmed that it can register up to 6 simultaneous keys, making it a 6-KRO keyboard.
LED Backlight Modes
All of the keys on the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (US | UK | AU | MY) have LED backlighting in a single solid colour – red. Each key has an individual LED light, which allows for some interesting backlight modes.
There are five built-in LED backlight modes, as well as a custom option :[adrotate group=”2″]
- Solid : Constant lighting (default)
- Breathing : Slow blinking that mimics breathing
- Trigger : Individual keys will light up when pressed, and slowly fade after one second
- Explosion : A lighting effect will radiate from individual keys when pressed
- Wave : Keys will light up from left to right in a wave pattern
- Custom : You can choose which keys to backlight – usually the WASD keys
Don’t worry if you screw up the custom option. If you need to reset the keyboard for whatever reason, just press the Function + Escape keys together for 3 seconds to perform a factory reset. You will know you succeeded if the keyboard backlights blink.
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