Just under a year after the Alloy Origins 60 gave desktops its extremely unstable stabilizers, HyperX is releasing another Alloy Origins keyboard, but in 65% form this time around.
HyperX’s Alloy Origins line of keyboards is one of the most premium offerings from traditional manufacturers. Stabilizer jokes aside, these keyboards are built to last with all-aluminum cases, not just top plates. They exude quality and feature HyperX’s proprietary switches, which feel better manufactured than Cherry MX switches these days. This formula will apply directly to the Alloy Origins 65.
It seems the big device makers are paying more attention to the hobbyist market. Following the widespread adoption of 60% keyboards, a form that gained ground after Ducky released his One 2 Mini. Razer, Corsair, and HyperX have all followed trends that have appeared on Reddit and niche gaming communities. Now HyperX is taking the 65% and making it available to the general public.
The Alloy Origins 65 will feature the usual attributes of an Alloy Origins keyboard. From dual-layered folding feet to the brand’s high-end Aqua red or linear touch switches and double-tap PBT keys, the feature set will remain largely the same as older Alloy Origins boards. And we can’t forget the all-important detachable USB-C cable.
Despite this lack of innovation, the Alloy Origins 65 appears to be a more utilitarian approach to the keyboard line. While the Alloy Origins 60 appeals to competitive players and those short on space, the Alloy Origins 65 has potentially wider appeal as it doesn’t sacrifice arrow keys. The retention of these keys adds greater flexibility and convenience without adding too much to the keyboard footprint on the desktop.
HyperX’s Alloy Origins is targeting a February release. The keyboard will retail for $ 99.99, which is the same as the Alloy Origins 60 price tag.