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HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Released

HyperX recently released a successor to their popular Alloy Elite gaming keyboard – the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Elite 2 features HyperX red linear mechanical switches and HyperX pudding keycaps. The Elite 2 looks more vibrant thanks to the translucent dual-layer style of the pudding keycaps. Check out more details about this new gaming keyboard below.

HyperX Allow Elite 2 Mechanical Keyboard

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 vs Alloy Elite RGB – What’s New?

There are basically a couple of new features that the Alloy Elite 2 offers. First, HyperX is now using their own mechanical Red switches instead of Cherry MX Switches used on the Alloy Elite. It’s a linear type switch with an actuation force of 45g, actuation point of 1.8mm and a total travel distance of 3.8mm. I haven’t tried it myself yet, but it probably “feels” similar to Cherry MX’s Red switch.

The second new feature on the Alloy Elite 2 is the HyperX Pudding keycaps. HyperX has been actively promoting their pudding keycaps these past several months. The first-generation Alloy Elite mechanical keyboards didn’t have pudding keycaps. So, with the new Alloy Elite 2, the pudding keycaps are the stock keycaps. This makes the Alloy Elite 2 more vibrant and colorful, as more light can pass through the translucent layer of the pudding keycaps.

So far, these two are the major differences and the new features that you can expect on the Alloy Elite 2. In terms of design, it looks very much like the Alloy Elite RGB. It also features a solid steel frame, RGB light bar, USB pass through and anti-ghosting with N-key rollover.

However, HyperX didn’t include a wrist rest in this new gaming keyboard. I’m not sure why, but it would be nice if the Alloy Elite 2 had a wrist rest as well. You can check out the rest of its features and specifications from the table below.

Pricing and Availability

The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 mechanical gaming keyboard is available for $129.99 USD. That’s the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Currently, it is available through HyperX’s online shop, and will soon be available in retailers as well.

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Specifications

Keyboard
Part NumberHKBE2X-1X-US/G
SwitchHyperX Switch
TypeMechanical
BacklightRGB (16,777,216 colors)
Light effectsPer key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels
Onboard memory3 profiles
USB 2.0 Pass-throughYes
Anti-ghosting100% anti-ghosting
Key RolloverN-key mode
LED IndicatorYes
Media controlYes
Game ModeYes
OS compatibilityWindows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Key Switches
SwitchHyperX Red
Operation StyleLinear
Operating Force45 g
Actuation Point1.8 mm
Total Travel Distance3.8 mm
Life Span (Keystrokes)80 million
Cable
TypeAttached, Braided
Length1.8 m
Dimensions
Width444.0 mm
Depth174.0 mm
Height37.4 mm
Weight (Keyboard and cable)1530 g
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