HyperX Alloy FPS Pro drops the numpad for a quicker draw

HyperX's Alloy FPS gaming keyboard offers impressively solid build quality in a space-saving frame, but many gamers would likely prefer it be cut down even further through the removal of the number pad. HyperX has just the thing for those folks: the Alloy FPS Pro. This board drops the number pad for easier access to one's mouse in tense gaming situations and more ergonomic wrist angles in regular use. The board keeps the removable cable of its predecessor. We're checking to see whether it also includes the mesh carry case of its forebear, as well. Either way, the Pro should be friendly to gamers on the go.

Like the original Alloy FPS, the Pro sports single-color LED backlighting in red with some trick lighting functions for added visual flair. The Pro also maintains the n-key rollover, steel frame, and Cherry MX switches that we enjoyed when we deemed the Alloy FPS worthy of a TR Recommended award. HyperX says the Alloy FPS Pro will be available August 21 with Cherry MX Red switches for a reasonable $80, and it'll be covered by a two-year warranty.

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    • blahsaysblah
    • 2 years ago

    I would love a normal, quiet version of this. No clicketyclack. No bother to baby or anyone else.

    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    I’d go for a numpad-less keyboard if it had a line of macro keys along the left edge.

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      Not to be critical of your needs, but if you’re gaming you should learn to use ESDF instead of WASD. It makes that requirement for left-side macro keys vanish. I don’t know if you’re already doing that or not…

      The only downside from switching away from WASD is that you may have to disable the windows key if you can’t remap it or learn not to hit it.

        • Voldenuit
        • 2 years ago

        Not a fan of ESDF. Aside from the nub on the F key rubbing my fingertips raw, it’s harder to hit L-Ctrl, L-Alt, and you have to remap every single game out there, often by hand.

        Also, having more (this is arguable) accessible keys is not necessarily a replacement for dedicated macro launchers, which can really boost your APM in some genres.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 2 years ago

    the 61 key keyboards are amazing. sadly this isn’t that small.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    As the saying goes- “If it’s not RGB LED, it’s not gaming!”

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Inside the second typing benchmarks or I don’t believe it!

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