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Kingston’s HyperX Part II: Keyboarders R Us & What’s Coming for 2018

13 Jan

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Kingston’s HyperX Alloy Elite Keyboard needed two creative minds to look at this product. This design is much better than others in the market because different models exist to suit each user’s need and budget. The elegant design of this unit is what got our attention!

This manufacturer made the perfect choice for the basic unit based on the fact red light is what astronomers use to preserve their night vision. To include additional functions where other colours can shine or be programmable to offer smiley faces in the dark is neat (and is offered in the next model up), but in what this input device must do: to take a pounding by writers (Ed) and gamers (Shawn) alike. The essential part of this device’s engineering needs to be examined more. But for those who love this multicoloured light-up feature, the HyperX HX-KB2BR2-US/R1 Alloy Elite RGB LED edition is spotlighted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 and is available for purchase on Amazon.

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Post Christmas Finding: Is That a Hyper X Mouse Under the Tree I See?

28 Dec

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Kingston Technology is best known for their computer memory products, and their foray into satisfying the needs of computer gamers began in 2012 with their HyperX branded product line. From blazing fast SSDs to longer lasting Flashdrives (I have a 4gb stick from 2008 which still works and recently picked up a pair of their MicroSDXC cards since I needed an upgrade), their reputation has certainly grown.

According to Prosettings.net, this line is neck in neck with other manufacturers, Steelseries and Razor. This benchmark is made with CS:GO (Counterstrike: Global Offensive). With intense games, players want a product that does not break down in the middle of competitive play. Even in regular everyday use, no one wants that key to get stuck or a mouse to stop working.

During the week-long holiday between Christmas and New Year’s, some people will be tearing into that latest game, and to have a new mouse and keyboard to test it with can only be exciting! Thanks to Kingston for providing their flagship products to evaluate. To put both through their paces in and outside of their intended demographic meant weeks of use than a few days (yes, I tore into the box when it first arrived than wait). Santa hates me; I’m sorry.

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