The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

The HyperX Alloy FPS family of mechanical gaming keyboards is designed for FPS players. They even created a lean and mean Alloy FPS Pro model for the truly dedicated FPS player. Join us for a close look at the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) keyboard and see if this is the gaming keyboard for you!

The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

 

The HyperX Alloy FPS Family

The HyperX Alloy FPS family currently consists of two models – a full-sized Alloy FPS (Price Check) keyboard, and a tenkeyless (TKL) HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check). They are both very similar in features, differing only in two aspects – the presence of the numeric keypad, and a second USB port. Here is a table comparing their specifications :

SpecificationsHyperX Alloy FPS ProHyperX Alloy FPS
ModelHX-KB4RD1 (Cherry MX Red)HX-KB1RD1 (Cherry MX Red)
HX-KB1BR1 (Cherry MX Brown)
HX-KB1BL1 (Cherry MX Blue)
DesignCompact tenkeyless mechanical keyboardCompact full-sized mechanical keyboard
BuildSolid Steel FrameSolid Steel Frame
Numeric KeypadNoYes
Switch TypeCherry MX Red linear switch (45 cN)Cherry MX Switches
- Red linear switch option (45 cN)
- Brown tactile switch option (45 cN)
- Blue click switch option (50 cN)
- Guaranteed for more than 50 million keystrokes
BacklightingYes, only Red LED lighting
5 built-in lighting modes
1 custom lighting mode
Yes, only Red LED lighting
5 built-in lighting modes
1 custom lighting mode
N-Key Rollover (NKRO) CapabilityYes, up to 6 keysYes, up to 6 keys
Connection TypeUSB 2.0 (one USB connection)USB 2.0 (two USB connections)
USB PassthroughNoYes, mobile phone charging only
USB CableDetachable, braided cable (1.8 m)Detachable, braided cable (1.8 m)
Dimensions358.14 mm wide
129.38 mm deep
35.59 mm high
441.65 mm wide
129.38 mm deep
35.59 mm high
Weight900 g1,049 g

 

Unboxing The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro

The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) comes in a heavy but compact cardboard box. There is no doubt that this is the smaller, tenkeyless (TKL) Pro model. A sticker on the upper right corner leaves no doubt about the type of switch used – Cherry MX Red.

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When you unbox the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro, you will find the following items :

  • One HyperX Alloy FPS Pro mechanical gaming keyboard
  • One micro USB to USB Type A braided cable (1.8 m)
  • One set of HyperX welcome card and Quick Start Guide

In case you are wondering, no, it does not come with a key cap puller.

Next Page > HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Up Close, Size, Keys, Switches & NKRO

 

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