|by MAC | January 6, 2017|
CES 2017: HyperX Unveils Expanded Gaming Gear Line
With an eye towards providing gamers and the eSports community with a competitive edge, HyperX have just unveiled some new gaming peripherals.
HyperX, the gaming peripherals division of Kingston Technology, have just revealed their expanded lineup of gaming gear, which features a new headset, their first mouse, and three new keyboards.
Eber is attending CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and he got a hands-on look at these new HyperX products:
HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset
First and foremost, the new Cloud Revolver S is a nice upgrade over the Cloud Revolver headset, and it is actually the first gaming headset with plug-and-play Dolby Surround Sound. This virtual 7.1 headphone technology has been added into a USB dongle, so when you don't need 3D positional audio you can toggle the feature off with the push of a button. There is also updated metal headband that should limit reverberations. It is s compatible with both the PC and the PS4, but there's no Dolby headphone support yet on the Xbox One. Other than that, the Cloud Revolver S still features 50mm drivers with neodymium magnets, and a detachable noise-cancelling microphone. It will be available in March 2017 for about $150 USD.
HyperX Pulsefire Gaming Mouse
HyperX also announced their very first gaming mouse, the Pulsefire. The centerpiece of this mouse is obviously the 3200 DPI optical sensor, which can be adjusted on-the-fly to one of four DPI presets (400/800/1600/3200) thanks to a top-mounted button. There are also LED indicators to let you know what DPI level you're at. There are two programmable side buttons, patterned and rubberized side grips, and a deeply grooved scroll wheel with red lighting. The USB cable is also braided with black and red cord. Overall, it looks like a solid addition to the family and it should go nicely with their excellent FURY Pro Gaming mouse pads. The Pulsefire will be available in April 2017 for under $50 USD.
While the Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard is not strictly a new product, it has now become a product series due to the introduction of two new models. The existing Alloy FPS keyboard made use of Cherry MX Blue switches, and now HyperX are introducing two new models with MX Brown or MX Red switches. It still features a narrow but full-sized steel alloy frame, red backlit keys with lighting effects, a detachable cord, USB charging port, and optional textured red WASD keys. There is a key removal tool provided for those who want to switch to these texture keys. As you would expect from a gaming keyboard, there is also 100-percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.
The new Alloy FPS keyboards will be available in January 2017 for $100 USD.
The Alloy RGB mechanical keyboard is a completely new keyboard design for HyperX. While it does feature mechanical switches, there was no mention of what kind, so we have to assume that they aren't Cherry branded. The Alloy RGB is still built using a sturdy steel alloy frame, but will be the first HyperX keyboard to come with a palm rest, media playback keys, and a volume scroll wheel.
As its model name suggests, it features per-key RGB LED lighting that can configured to just about any colour imaginable and made to flash with a number of effects. There are also dedicated buttons that will you to disable the backlight, as well as switch between lighting profiles. As you would expect from any good gaming keyboard, there is a anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover, as well as a Game Mode button that disables the Windows key to prevent accidental game exits.
The new Alloy RGB keyboard will be available in Q3 2017 for $150 USD.
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