Esports is progressively becoming a substantial component of gaming and its growth is being seen around the world. Just as televised sports, such as soccer and football, professional gaming is taking the streaming and world stage broadcasts by storm. Kingston’s HyperX Alloy Elite is the close brother to the Alloy FPS which we showcased in an earlier review. The HyperX Alloy Elite is the official sponsor of the Intel Masters as well as several other pro teams, we are very anxious to see what quality HyperX has to offer us again.
Packaging and Contents
With only a ten-dollar hike from the Alloy FPS we expect this board to be very similar to its predecessor. The HyperX Alloy Elite comes in a standard box and had no damage from shipping whatsoever. Inside the packaging, all parts were enclosed with a plastic film with an instruction manual and certificate of appreciation from HyperX. We really appreciate when companies take that small extra step to go above and beyond the competition. The board itself is pretty standard and equipped with your choice of Cherry MX Red, Blue or Brown. HyperX has added a surprisingly comfortable plastic wrist rest for improved ergonomics. Also included are eight different colored replacement keys with four being textured for a gamers WASD movement keys. On the backside of the Alloy Elite is 4 sturdy rubber feet and 2 pop up hinges to slightly change the angle of the board.The dual USB cable is a non detachable 1.8 m braided cord that feels strong and looks professional at the same time. With a similar concept to the FPS we are excited to dive right in to test this baby out!