CES 2017: A look at HyperX's colorful PC gaming peripherals

HyperX's prototype Alloy RGB mechanical computer keyboard. HyperX's prototype Alloy RGB mechanical computer keyboard. BARRY WHITE / GEEKNIFTY

During CES 2017 in Las Vegas, HyperX (Kingston Technologies' gaming division) showed off its upcoming offerings geared toward high-end computer gamers.  The lineup included LED-lit RAM, a new RGB mechanical keyboard, a new gaming headset, and the company's first-ever gaming mouse.

Headlining the new peripherals is the Alloy RGB mechanical gaming keyboard.  It boasts backlighting consisting of 16-million LEDs and has dedicated media keys.  Furthermore, the keyboard allows gamers to customize and control the key color settings.  HyperX will offer the keyboard with both Cherry MX Brown or Red switches.  The company is also releasing Cherry MX Brown and Red variants of its Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard, which debuted last year, for $99 each.

Coming out a little later this year will be HyperX's debut into the gaming mouse market.  The company says its $50 Pulsefire gaming mouse is designed for professional gamers.  It includes an optical gaming sensor with four preset DPI (400/800/1600/3200) and users can change the mouse's DPI settings directly on the mouse itself.  That means that users won't need to access any special software to make the adjustments.

The company will also be coming out with a new addition to its Cloud series of gaming headsets.  Featuring Dolby 7.1 surround sound, the upcoming Revolver S gaming headset has Dolby Headphone technology included in in-line on its USB cord.  HyperX says this allows the headset to deliver home theater quality surround sound at the push of a button.  The headset will retail for $150.

Moving from outside of the computer to the inside, HyperX is developing a line of DDR4 RAM modules that feature an LED crown to add some extra personality to the inside of the gamer's rig.  The modules' RGB lighting can be paired with motherboards that have RGB control technologies such as the Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGBFusion, or MSI Mystic Light Sync and are controlled by the motherboards natively.  HyperX will be offering a range of RAM builds once it comes to market (the release date is still up in the air) and the RAM's design isn't yet final.

We talked with HyperX's J.B. Gerrard about the new PC gaming peripherals while at CES 2017.  You can watch the interview in the video below:


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