From personal experience, I have always been fond of HyperX based on the tiny fact that I find their gaming headsets strike a great balance between audio performance, comfort and competitive pricing, so it was with eager anticipation we stepped into HyperX’s suite at the Grand Hyatt, Taipei to see what they had in store for us.
We kick things off with the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Gaming Keyboard, which when used with their own NGenuity software, is completely colour customisable. They is an added option to save 3 custom lighting profiles directly to the Alloy Elite’s on-board memory.
Constructed out of a solid steel frame, the Alloy Elite is one tough keyboard. Available in red, brown or blue Cherry MX switches,
Pairing with the Elite Alloy is the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse, which features an improved design allowing both palm and claw grip. The Pulsefire Surge has a Pixart 3389 sensor and 16,000 DPI resolutions and again you can fully customise the RGB colours on the 360o light ring, DPI button, and HX logo via the HyperX NGenuity software.
Next we were shown a refreshed model of the HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard which is now completely RGB over the previous single colour illumination model.
Aimed at the FPS gamers and using Kailh switches, the Alloy FPS RGB has a detachable USB cable for neater storage. I actually prefer this over the Alloy Elite due to its slimmer frame with a smaller desktop footprint.
This sleek looking headset is the HyperX Limited Edition Cloud Alpha Go, which is refreshed model of the base model with new tan coloured stitching and matte gold ear cup supports. This model will only available in the US.
This diminutive grey box is the HyperX Savage EXO, an external SSD which was primary designed for gaming consoles. The traditional hard disks in gaming consoles are slow, producing long load times. In the past some enthusiasts have taking the risky step of opening up their gaming consoles and swapping out the hard disks for SSDs, but the Savage EXO aims to forego this entirely, and thus not void your gaming console’s warranty.
At the demo area, a HyperX Savage EXO was already plugged into a running PS4 and when a few of us starting gaming on it, we indeed noticed a decrease in loading times. Kingston claims a 20% speed boost over the console’s internal hard drive by delivering read/write speed up to 500/480MB/s respectively.