HyperX has announced a new follow up of its cloud Alpha gaming headset. This version is called the Cloud Alpha S and adds 7.1 virtual, it surrounds sound with the help of wired audio control box which is similar to the HyperX’s other headsets. Anyhow the box comes with an individual volume controls for chat and game audio.
Just like the previous model the headset has the same comfortable design and equipped with the same audio hardware, including the dual chamber drivers. The company says they have tuned it a little bit for better sound quality. Also, there is a chunky new bass slider on the back side that allows you to adjust the low end on the fly. The gadget Cloud alpha X will available on sale at a price of $129.99 from September 15.
Now coming to the gaming keyboards, which HyperX is working on from the past few years. The company has announced its first keyboard to use a new keyswitch design from the company itself. The keyboard is named Alloy origins and on this keyboard, the switches are based on typical reds. It is a popular choice for competitive gamers because of their high responsiveness.
The company has twisted the red design and cut off the travel distance and actuation point down to 3.8mm and 1.8mm respectively. That’s 0.2mm lower than a standard Cherry MX red switch. Moreover, it is a full-sized keyboard installed nicely in a trim aluminum frame, and it’s pictured here with HyperX’s “black pudding” translucent keycaps. You can get the keyboard with more demure black caps if you wanted as its entirely depends on your choice.
The Alloy Origins would become available for sale in the third quarter of this year for $109.99. It is the same price as HyperX’s similar Alloy FPS RGB. There are many good gaming keyboards present in the market and it is quite difficult for some gaming enthusiast to turn onto a new product. HyperX keyboard’s button felt snappy because of the red switches somehow, but it should not make the whole product not worth to try.