Kingston Technology’s HyperX gaming brand has used the CES 2018 as a platform to expand its range of high performance PC gaming gear. Among the goodies on show today are the company’s first wireless gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud Flight. Additionally there is an expanded suite of RGB gaming peripherals including the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and a new HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse.
HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Headset
As mentioned in the intro the HyperX Cloud Flight is the firm’s first wireless headset. It handily tackles battery stamina anxiety directly with its claimed “longest battery life available in the gaming market today,” of approx 30 hours. Elsewhere this closed cup design features 90 degree rotating ear cups, and 50mm drivers.
The headset is TeamSpeak and Discord certified and includes a detachable noise-cancelling microphone. Quick access controls on the headset allow for LED effects, mic mute, power, and volume adjustments. If you don’t want to go wireless (2.4GHz) for some reason there’s an optional three-pole analogue audio connection. The headset is PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro ready. Availability starts in January at £139.99.
HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Headphone:
- Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
- Type: Circumaural, Closed back
- Frequency response: Wireless: 20Hz–20,000Hz, Analog: 15Hz–23,000Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ω
- Sound pressure level: 106dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
- T.H.D.: < 2%
- Weight: 300g
- Weight with mic: 315g
- Cable length and type: USB charge cable (1m) + Detachable 3.5mm headphone cable (1.3m)
- Wireless Range: Up to 20 meters
- Element: Electret condenser microphone
- Polar pattern: Noise-cancelling
- Frequency response: 100Hz-7,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: -45dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
- 30 hours – LED off
- 18 hours – Breathing LED
- 13 hours – Solid LED
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard
This is a full featured RGB mechanical keyboard from HyperX. Built on a sturdy steel frame the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard includes dedicated media buttons, a pass-through USB 2.0 port, quick access lighting controls, and is available with red, brown or blue Cherry MX key switches providing their signature feels. Game Mode, N-Key Rollover, and anti-ghosting modes are switchable.
HyperX supplies a matching wrist rest with this gaming keyboard and users can opt to install supplemental textured, titanium-coloured keycaps. The RGB functionality is further customisable using NGenuity software. Availability starts in early January at £149.99.
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Keyboard Specifications:
- Switch: Cherry MX
- Type: Mechanical
- Backlight: RGB- Keys: 16,777,216 colours, - Light Bar: 2,500,000 colours, - Media Keys: 6,000,000 colours
- Light effects: Per key RGB lighting4 and 4 brightness levels
- On board memory: 3 profiles
- Connection type: USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors)
- USB 2.0 Pass-through: Yes
- Polling rate: 1000Hz
- Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
- Key Rollover: N-key mode
- Media control: Yes
- Game Mode: Yes
- OS compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7
- Cable: attached, braided 1.8m
- Dimensions: 444mm x 226mm (with wrist rest), x 37.4mm, weight is 1467g.
HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Mouse
Yielding a Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed, this mouse offers tracking resolution up to 16,000 DPI. Left and right main switches use Omron parts with 50 million click durability. There are custom native DPI settings selectable and you can monitor the DPI level with the built-in LED indicator.
Like the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard, described above, users can make use of NGenuity software for the full range of dynamic 360° RGB lighting effects available and for setting up macros to the six programmable mouse keys. This mouse will be available from Q2, no pricing has been indicated.