New HyperX Peripherals, RGB Memory Syncs Motherboards | CES 2017

By Published January 03, 2017 at 9:33 pm
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As the pre-CES hardware news keeps pouring in, HyperX has announced new products today that will further their peripherals and components aimed at the gaming market. HyperX has introduced two new Alloy keyboards, a Pulsefire Gaming Mouse, a new Cloud Revolver S Headset, and HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB LED Memory.

We will be visiting HyperX and Kingston this week, and hope to have more in-depth, on-site coverage from the show floor. For now, we’ve got the basic specs and introductory information for each new peripheral and memory kit.

Starting with the audio gear, HyperX has announced the new headset that will be showcased at CES 2017 -- the Cloud Revolver S. The new gaming headset will feature plug-and-play Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound via a connected USB dongle. HyperX claims no additional software or audiobox will be needed to get the Dolby 7.1 surround sound functional. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an implementation of 7.1 surround in this fashion -- Turtle Beach and Plantronics have done this for ages -- but it’s the first major noise HyperX is making about Dolby Surround.

More unique to the unit, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S will have a condenser microphone with a bi-directional pattern; the condenser mic, although we’ll have to test it, could be promising for streamers and video casters who’d rather not use standalone input hardware. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S will be available February of 2017 for $150 USD.

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset Specs

Drivers 50mm neodymium magnet drivers
Operating Principle Closed-back
Frequency Response 12Hz-28kHz
Nominal Impedance 30 Ohms
Nominal SPL 100.5dBSPL/mW
THD <2%
Ear Fit Circumaural
Cable Spec 1m + 2m extension

Alloy RGB Gaming Keyboard

The new Alloy RGB Gaming Keyboard by HyperX will feature custom profile RGB LEDs  and dedicated media keys. The new RGB Gaming Keyboard is a full tenkey board (with numpad) and uses a familiar aluminum chassis. HyperX has not listed price or switch options, but the Alloy RGB Gaming Keyboard will be available Q3 of 2017.

Alloy FPS Gaming Keyboard

HyperX has also announced their new Alloy FPS Gaming Keyboard which will be available with Red or Brown Cherry MX switches. The Alloy FPS Keyboard will also come with textured red keycaps, and feature an all-red LED backlight -- no RGB on this one. Additionally, the Alloy FPS will be housed in an aluminum metal frame and have a detachable cable and storage bag included. The Alloy FPS Gaming Keyboard will be available this month (January) for $100 USD. We previously saw this keyboard at PAX Prime.

Pulsefire Gaming Mouse

hyperx-pulsefire

The Pulsefire mouse will be HyperX’s first entry into the gaming mouse market. The mouse will use an optical sensor and four preset DPI settings (400/800/1600/3200) with LED indicators that allow the user to change DPI settings without the need for additional software. HyperX has stated the Pulsefire Gaming Mouse will be available in April of 2017 for under $50 USD.

HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB Memory

Jumping onto the LED bandwagon further, as an extension of their Predator line of memory kits, HyperX has announced their first memory with RGB LEDs. The new RGB memory kits will be compatible with motherboards featuring RGB lighting software such as Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and Asus Aura Sync. This is probably the most critical piece of information about the kit, as it won’t be independently lit and operated on a “dumb” controller. Speed and timing information was not provided by HyperX, and pricing is not listed, but availability is set for 2nd half of 2017.

As CES 2017 continues, check back on the website as well as our YouTube page for more news.

- Ryan Greenberg

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