The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Key Features Part 2
LED Backlight Modes
All of the keys on the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) 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 :
- 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.
Detachable USB Cable
Unlike many mechanical keyboards, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) has a detachable USB cable. The 1.8 m long cable plugs into a micro USB port located behind the last row of keys. The connectors are not gold-plated, but the cable is braided for strength and durability.
Removing the cable during transportation makes for easier packing, and will help prevent damage to the cable joint, or scratches to neighbouring items, that could occur when you carry it in a bag. On the other hand, you could misplace the cable… and the micro USB interface could possibly loosen after repeated insertions and disconnections.
Rubber Feet & Stand
The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro (Price Check) has four small rubber feet to reduce movement even during the most frenetic action. It also has two small flip stands at the back, with their own rubber feet. They raise the back of the keyboard by an additional 8 mm.
That may not be a lot, but the good news is – these flip stands are quite solidly-built, and should take a lot of wear and tear without breaking.
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