Do you like insane RGB lighting, satisfying mechanical switches and sequels? Then do I have a keyboard for you! The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 is a follow-up from the 2018 Alloy Elite that had CherryMX switches. This time HyperX are hitting hard with their own switches and insane lighting that draws the eye and then burns the retina.
There are few keyboards or mice that could be considered innovative, which is understandable; we’ve surely perfected them, right? In the world of keyboards, though, Roccat have decided to smash two things together to create the first ever “membranical” keyboard, thereby making a unique product and massacring the English language at the same time. Despite the fancy naming this is still very much a membrane keyboard, meaning that there’s a single sheet of little rubber contact domes hiding underneath the keys rather than the individual switches that mechanical boards have. So does this weird Frankenstein’s Monster of a board actually work?
Razer are something of a divisive force within the PC peripheral industry with many viewing them as over-priced while others have a near fanatic love of their products. As for me I’ve only had my hands on some of their stuff over the years, so I feel like I went into this review fairly open-minded. And y’know what? I’m impressed.
In the world of PC’s Alienware is a pretty big name that is viewed in two very different lights; on the one-hand those with the willingness to build their own computers see little of value in the company due to the high costs, while folk looking to simply purchase something that has a little more va-va-voom than the average off-the-shelf machine can find a lot to look provided they are willing to pay the price. But now Alienware have moved into producing their own line of peripherals, including a curved monitor and mouse. Before long you’ll be able to own an entire Alienware-branded setup, including a lovely sticker on your backside. But for now lets just review their keyboard, the boringly named AW568. Seriously, guys, when your company is named Alienware surely you could come up with a better name for a keyboard?
With Kingston having decided to turn their talents to creating keyboards as well, let’s review their first creation, the HyperX Alloy FPS.
This keyboard was provided free of charge by Logitech for the purposes of doing a review. At this point reviewing Logitech products seems somewhat pointless since I’ve been more than happy with all but one of them, and even that was because it just wasn’t aimed at me. […]
Like mice there are a wealth of keyboards on the market that are aimed at gamers, from the cheap and cheerful to the expensive and flashy to those that are more likely to bring about Skynet and the subsequent death of humanity. There aren’t quite as many compact […]
This keyboard was provided by Logitech for review. Type the words “gaming keyboard” into Google and you’ll be buried under a tonne of search results displaying a bamboozling array of different products that seemingly aim to confuse customers through a litany of claims, many of which are stupid. […]
In the world of technology there’s some expensive stuff available to gamers, and choosing between it all is no easy task. Today I’m taking a look at one of those expensive things, the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 keyboard from Mad Catz which boasts some cool ideas. It’s also the little […]
Over the lifespan of the 360 most of us have become used to using the controller for FPS games, and even for RTS games, but for many a mouse and keyboard from the PC days are still the control method of choice, especially with RTS games. Penguin United […]