HyperX Alloy Origins 60, its first 60% gaming keyboard, arrives Feb. 22 for $100
The company also announced a new dual-controller charging station for the Xbox Series X and S at CES 2021.
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The keyboard uses the company's homegrown red linear mechanical switches, which I've found to be fast, smooth and responsive. They also have exposed LEDs, which makes them really bright. The Origins 60's frame is aluminum -- a nice change from the plastic cases used on the Ducky models. It comes standard with PBT double-shot keycaps with secondary functions printed on the sides so you don't have to remember where the arrow keys are. Three customer profiles for lighting and key macros can be stored to the keyboard's onboard memory using HyperX's desktop software.
The keyboard will be available in the US direct from HyperX on Feb. 22 for $100 (about $75 or AU$130 converted). HyperX also announced that its Pulsefire Haste ultralight gaming mouse, Cloud II wireless gaming headset and Cloud Revolver gaming headset will now be available globally. They were previously available in the US only.
If you managed to get your hands on a new Xbox Series X or Series S and are ready to move on from the AA batteries in their controllers, HyperX has a new charging option. The ChargePlay Duo is officially licensed for Xbox and can charge two controllers at once with its quick docking design.
The charging station has a weighted base to keep it from sliding all over when you drop your controllers on it and there are status lights so you know when they're full. The package includes two 1,400-mAH rechargeable battery packs and has additional battery doors to fit on the new console's controllers.
Look for the ChargePlay Duo on HyperX's online shop in the US for $40.