Bigger isn’t always better – There is something that I find quite attractive about a Tenkeylesskeyboard. Is it the size? Is it because they’re less common? or is it simply because there is less keys for my fat fingers to accidently press? I’m not sure, but I’m sure one of those reasons is why HyperX has finally released the Alloy Origins Core to the land down under!
“HyperX is excited to release the new Alloy Origins Core featuring HyperX red mechanical switches,” said HyperX. “The Alloy Origins Core was designed specifically for TKL keyboard fans, offering gamers a high-performance HyperX RGB tenkeyless keyboard option.”
Unfortunatly the Alloy Origins Core doesn’t feature HyperX’s newest HyperX Aqua Mechanical Switches that were annoucned at CES 2020, instead it features the ultra-reliable and high-performing HyperX Red mechanical switches, which isn’t a bad thing by any means. This TKL beast also features RGB exposed backlit keys, a sexy aircraft-grade aluminum body and perhaps the most underated feature of this keyboard, its detachable USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable.
As I have previously mentioned, I have fat fingers, and HyperX have answered my
constant bombardment of emails concerns by including a Custom Game Mode feature with the Alloy Origins Core. The Custom Game Mode feature allows gamers to disable any keys they simply do not use, eliminating the chance of accidently pressing them when your clutching 1v5, this means that our resident FPS gamer Jimmy will be disabling every key except a, s, d, w, space, and Ctrl.
What keyboard isn’t complete without your own personal RGB touch? HyperX NGENUITY software allows for customisation of lighting and macros for up to three profiles.
The HyperX Alloy Origins Core is available now through HyperX’s retail and e-tail channels for $169 AUD.
Alloy Origins Core Specifications
Switch HyperX Red Switch
Backlight DIP RGB LED
Light effects Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels.
On board memory 3 profiles
Connection type USB Type-C to USB Type-A
Anti-ghosting 100% anti-ghosting
Key rollover N-key mode
LED indicator Yes
Media control Yes
Game Mode Yes
OS compatibility Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Switch HyperX Red Switch
Operation Style Linear
Actuation Force 45g
Key Travel Distance 1.8 mm
Total Travel 3.8 mm
Life Span (Keystrokes) 80 million
Type Detachable, Braided USB Cable
Length 1.8 m
Width 360.0 mm
Depth 132.5 mm
Height 34.5 mm
Weight (Keyboard and cable) 900 g