The HyperX’s Alloy 2 Elite 2 mechanical keyboard was announced today for $ 129.99, thanks to the bold design and malleable RGB. The follow-up to the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB, the new Spatula version with Spade Keeper is also well engineered for gaming. But the addition of the HyperX switch to the Cherry Switch on previous models does not prove to be exciting.
Sometimes the keyboard can say a lot. If your idea of the best gaming keyboard is one that isn’t afraid to steal the show, then the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 wants to see you your way.
At first glance, the Alloy Elite 2 looks similar to the earlier Alloy Elite RGB. Most builds are the same. The keyboard keeps the top steel plate under the keys, plastic base and top bar. And you still get those metal buttons for media control and the top bar that comes with the fat button for RGB brightness (4 levels, plus off), toggle through three built-in profiles and activate the game mode . The biggest design change between the Alloy Elite RGB and the Alloy Elite 2 is in the keycap.
Elite 2 Alloy Coil Sublimation Features; However, it is not the double-shot PBT Hyperx pudding keypack that was released earlier this year. Instead, these are ABS keypaps, which are expected to be more sliding and less durable than PBT. You can exchange it with PBT HyperX Pudding Key Cover if you want. But if you are just looking for good RGB colors, then you don’t need to.
Even with the backlight turned off, the Keeps add a cool look, contrasted with black tops and white bottoms. The interesting keypack is a way to add a unique aesthetic without RGB, and HyperX is successful here. The main covers of my revision unit still attract fingerprints after an aggressive gaming session. The top panel also collects smoothies with ease.
A well-suited bold font completes the look. I’m not a fan of capitalization on the keyboard, like you would find on the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT, but the font here is less automatic.
Some kind of steals steal the show. With a black top at the white base, it looks bold enough before it gets into the already enhanced RGB.
But while the Alloy Elite 2 allows you to get a taste of sweet life through the keycap, it does not come with a replacement keycap like its predecessor did. I suspect that the lack of extra titanium colors 1,2,3,4 and V, A, S and D was the primary reason for people buying this keyboard, but it brought an extra touch of gummer beauty, which was the silver media key. Completed with
Alloy Elite 2 has no problem; It is almost blind, with a candy key cover and lighting at maximum brightness. But there are some RGBs that split the switch from the high bar. Sadly, when I first connected the keyboard, I didn’t even notice the RGB strip. This is partly because the keyboard was flat, but also because the stripe is thinner and has less attachment than all buttons. The Thermatech Level 20 keyboard has RGB on the top panel, which is more eye-catching than the alloy Elite 2.
The media keys start with a smoothly scrollable volume wheel and have a slightly higher vibration than I would have liked. Other buttons provide deeper navigation and even illumination according to keyboard RGB settings. Down the road on the left hand side – and slightly elevated above the media keys – are the Brightness, Profile and Game Mode buttons. I appreciate the quick access to brightness control and profile switching, but it doesn’t seem necessary to make those buttons and game buttons too important. And I hope the big game mode button tells you if it’s active instead of a keyboard that needs a separate LED.
Another embarrassing point is the color of the keys. The keycaps are only slightly raised, but I can see the red key sign from a specific viewing angle. If you have RGB blasting at maximum brightness from a candy keycase, it will steal the display.
In addition to the media controls and hotkeys on the left, there is a USB 2.0 Type A jumper port. This means that if you connect the USB Type-A connector to the keyboard with its cable, you can connect another peripheral device or another USB device above. Keyboard. The braided cable that allows it is very heavy and thick, but with coarse it is one of a kind.
With its 3.4-pound weight, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 should never slip away. This helped to ensure that the thick cable was not a nuisance. Compared to other full-size keyboards with dedicated media controls, the Alloy Elite 2 is on the smaller side of 17.5 x 6.9 x 1.5 inches. For example, Level 20 Thermaltech measures 19 x 7.3 x 1.7 inches and is very large at 3.3 pounds. Meanwhile, both the Patriot Viper V765 and Vulcan 122 Ego Rigs are 2.5 pounds lighter (18.4 x 6.4 x 1.1 in and 18.2 x 9.3 x 1.3 in, respectively).
One of the biggest changes to HyperX is its switch to replacing Alloy Elite 2 to the original. Instead of offering keyboards in Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red, or Cherry MX Blue switches, HyperX offers keyboards with its own Hyperx Red switch.
The HyperX Red Switch is the seller’s answer to the Cherry MX Red Switch, but they are rated as 80 million clicks of each instead of 100 million, even though both are more than your fingers can understand. HyperX keys have a total speed of 3.8 mm and travel at the 1.8 mm point using 45 g force. The Cherry MX Red Switch has a travel of 4 mm and operates from 2 mm with a power of 45.9 g.