Top Hyperx PC Gaming accessories
With such an extensive market, it can be difficult for a casual gamer in 2022 to find the right PC gaming accessories. You want something nice and high quality, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. We take a look at three inexpensive HyperX gaming accessories in this review: the Cloud Alpha Wireless Headset, the Alloy Origins 65 keyboard, and the Pulsefire Haste mouse. Are they worth it if you’re looking to upgrade your gaming setup or if you’re just getting into PC gaming?
Cloud Alpha Wireless Headset
In terms of look, HyperX’s new Cloud Alpha Wireless resembles the Cloud Alpha from 2018, with the well-known red accents and the HyperX logo, it is clear that it is a gaming headset. The comfort also falls under the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” guise, with the same very comfortable faux leather cushions and headband that is firm, but not too tight on your head. The design of the detachable microphone is outdated. With some new headsets it is integrated into the housing, but here it protrudes considerably during use. The headset itself does have some new buttons, including an on/off button, mute button and volume control.
The sound of the headset is quite good, thanks in part to the 50mm dual chamber drivers, which have certainly improved since the 2018 model. During gaming, the headset seals well and provides a clear and immersive sound image. The headset is also suitable for listening to music, the low bass is not as bad as with other gaming headsets. You can also use the equalizer in the Ngenuity software for Windows to adjust the sound to your liking.
Because the headset is wireless, you have more freedom of movement, and the lack of an extra cable makes your desk look neater. That wirelessity is made possible by the included 2.4 GHz dongle, so you can connect it to your gaming PC, but also to the PlayStation 4, Playstation 5 and Mac devices. Perhaps the biggest selling point is the battery life of up to 300 hours and fully charging the headset in 4 hours. The Cloud Alpha Wireless costs 173 euros and is available at various online retailers.
HyperX Alloy Origins 65
If you watch videos from e-athletes, YouTubers, or Twitch streamers, you’ll increasingly see some of them using unusually small keyboards. The Alloy Origins 65 from HyperX is also one of them, with a length and width of 31 and 11 centimeters. Keyboards of this size offer some advantages, for example they are a lot easier to carry and they look a lot cooler with their minimalist look, you just lost the function keys and numpad.
You don’t necessarily compromise on sturdiness, because it is 4 centimeters thick and offers enough resistance while typing. For those who are not used to a somewhat higher keyboard, I can recommend a wrist rest. The height is with the two standards at the bottom.
Like many other gaming keyboards, the HyperX Alloy Origins 65 keyboard is mechanical and comes in two switch options: red (linear) or aqua (tactile). The red switches feel precise and fast, without producing too much noise. If you prefer an audible tapping experience, I’d go for the tactile switches.
The gaming keyboard has a beautiful, but simple design. To spice it up, you get two specially designed keys, a space bar and an escape key. These are easy to install on your keyboard and look very cool, also because of the RGB lighting that shines through them. For fans of RGB lighting, the keyboard is also a good option, because with the NGENUITY software you can choose seven different lighting modes.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste
The first thing you notice about HyperX’s Pulsefire Haste gaming mouse is its design, which features dozens of holes. It has been a trend for a few years to give mice as many hexagon-shaped holes as possible. It gives a cool aesthetic effect, but also ensures that your hand stays a bit cooler during gaming and that the mouse can achieve a light weight of only 59 grams.
When you hold the wireless mouse in your hand, you will notice surprisingly little of the dozens of holes in the housing. It feels like a regular mouse, but with a little more air circulation. The grip was good and my hands didn’t slide off the mouse, but if they do you can stick the supplied grip tape on them. The wireless mouse slid during use due to its light weight and teflon skates very smoothly over my mouse pad, without any friction or making noise. The click of the standard buttons is good, you can clearly feel it without having to apply too much pressure.
The mouse has six buttons: the scroll wheel (with RGB lighting), the left and right mouse buttons, two extra buttons on the left side for use in games, and a DPI button below the scroll wheel to quickly change the sensitivity of the mouse. The DPI is adjustable in the NGENUITY software and runs up to 16,000, making it suitable for almost all types of games and tasks. As soon as it had to be charged after about 100 hours of use, you connect it with the included HyperFlex cable and you can still play.