The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Key Features Part 1

The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Up Close!

The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) is a tenkeyless keyboard. That means it lacks the numeric keypad of a full-size keyboard. 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.

 

Compact Design

Thanks to the removal of the numeric keypad, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) is a really compact keyboard. At less than 36 cm in width, it is only a tad wider than the Logitech K480 (Price Check) Bluetooth keyboard designed for tablets!

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro size

The compact design gives you a lot more space to use your mouse. It also makes it easy to pack for LAN parties. In fact, the Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) was designed with travel in mind.

 

The Keys & Switches

Like most mechanical keyboards, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) 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…

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro keys

While HyperX offers the full-sized Alloy FPS (Price Check) keyboard with Red, Blue and Brown switch options, the Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) only comes with Cherry MX Red switches.

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.

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Cherry MX Red switch

The Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) does not have RGB backlighting, but the keycaps are individually back-lit. In the picture above, you can see the LED light embedded just above the switch.

 

N-Key Rollover (NKRO)

Like many gaming keyboards, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) has N-Key Rollover (NKRO) capability. HyperX also states that it is ”anti-ghosting”, which is basically the same thing.

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.

Next Page > Backlight Modes, Detachable Cable, Feet & Stand

 

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