We met with HyperX at CES 2018 in Vegas and have been patiently waiting for our opportunity to check out their RGB refit of one of our favorite keyboards.HyperX released the Alloy Elite RGB earlier this year to compete directly with companies like Corsair and Razer. We are curious to see how easy and efficient their color changing software is and to try out this new board with Cherry Brown switches. Lets get right into it!
Packaging and Contents
We love packaging where neat and tidiness are adhered to at the highest standard. The rectangular package catches your eye with the color and keeps your attention by the features listed. Similar to its younger brother, the Alloy Elite RGB publicizes the pro e-sports teams HyperX sponsors. If we knew nothing and were to walk into this keyboard on the shelf, we would make an assumption that if all these teams use HyperX products, then they must be worth buying. After opening the main packaging we are hit again with Déjà vu in regards to how everything is meticulously placed and packaged. We see the board in addition to the wrist rest, instruction manual/thank you pamphlet as well as 8 textured replacement keys and a key puller. In comparison to the non RGB version of this keyboard, we see the only cosmetic difference (Beside the RGB lighting of course) is a change in media key and color changing keys from black to silver. This may be helpful in quickly distinguishing which key your pressing without second guessing. Our wrist rest is the exact same from the previous version with two snaps to secure it to the keyboard with a very soft feel. We are fans of wrist rests for the simple fact that they provide a buffer slope from the desk to the keys which provides us with the comfort we seek. The instruction manual comes in twelve different languages and basically describes how to plug the two USB ports into place as well as provides a website for the download of their color software. HyperX has also thrown in their classic textured keys for the movement WASD and 1234 keys in addition to throwing in their very handy key puller.