HyperX Presents Sound And Fury At Computex 2019 With Headsets, RAM and Keyboards
Kingston’s Computex Global HyperX Meganet
HyperX is showing off a bevy of components and peripherals at Computex 2019, ranging from RAM to keyboards, by way of gaming headsets. They are updating their FURY DDR4 DIMMs by adding HyperX Infrared Sync, which allows LED light bar at the top of the DIMM to provide fluid RGB lighting effects without the use of cables, yet still synchronize to the various RGB’d software from GPU and motherboard makers. We have yet to find out the full range of the new DIMMs, nor the pricing but we do know they should be available fairly soon.
They also announced a line of FURY DIMMs fully inoculated against RGB-itis for those that grasp the elegance of understated design.
The Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard above features HyperX’s own in house mechanical switches, specifically their new HyperX red switches with a 45g actuation point, short travel time and a lifetime of up to 80 million finger stabs. Thanks to their design, the LEDs are mounted on the switches which ensure their light is not hidden under a bushel, as the saying goes. With their updated NGenuity software, you can program the light emanating from each and every key individually or set up a pattern as you can save up to three custom lighting profiles on the onboard RAM.
The Alloy Origins will arrive sometime after September with an MSRP of $109.99US.
Audiophiles will also be interested in Kingston’s Computex offerings with two new headsets being revealed, the first of which is the Cloud Alpha S gaming headset. This headset features dual chamber technology which helps to to separate bass from mid and high level frequencies. The dongle you see keeping it company allows you to toggle HyperX ‘s virtual 7.1 surround sound on or off, lower your bass levels and even balance game and chat audio to your preferred volume.
You won’t be able to pick them up until September, at which time they should retail for $129.99US.
Last, but not least, is the Cloud Orbit S gaming headset which HyperX designed in cooperation with Audeze and Waves Technology. Inside these is are uniquely oversized 100mm planar magnetic drivers, which will be very interesting to test out once they arrive. The surround sound capabilities on this headset is provided by Waves Nx 3D audio technology, which also incorporates realistic 360-degree head position tracking to provide a more realistic audio environment. One may need to experience this to fully understand how it is incorporated into gaming and video consumption.
These features do raise the price somewhat, expect to pay around $319.99 when these are released in the latter part of the year.