HyperX Alloy Origins 65 Review

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Updated December 20, 2022
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Expert Score (From 3 Experts)
84/100

Customer Score (From 8388 Reviews)
4.7/5

Overview

The HyperX Alloy Origins 65 is a premium compact (65%) mechanical gaming keyboard released in 2022 intending to provide gorgeous RGB backlighting and portability to gamers. Like many keyboards on our list of the finest keyboards, this gaming keyboard has mechanical switches it only comes with HyperX’s proprietary linear Red switches.

This keyboard has beautiful RGB backlighting with per-key illumination, and all keys are macro-programmable. Browse to the end of this HyperX Alloy Origins 65 review and discover how its stacks up against the top gaming keyboards, on the market today.

Reasons to Buy

  • Remarkably low latency
  • Each key is macro-programmable
  • Astounding build quality
  • Fully customizable RGB with per-key illumination
  • Adjustable incline

Reasons to Not

  • Lacks a wrist rest

Market Context

Compared to same brand’s similar models: Unlike the HyperX Alloy Origins 65, which has fully customizable RGB backlighting and macro programmable keys, the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro lacks those features. Additionally, the HyperX Alloy Origins 65 has a much lower 4.1 ms wired latency, which provides more responsive performance than the 10.9 ms latency of the FPS.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: Thanks to a high-quality aluminum case, the HyperX Alloy Origins 65 features better build quality than the Ducky One 3 keyboard. On the other hand, the Ducky keyboard has a hot-swappable design, allowing users to change the stock switches without the need for soldering. This feature is not available on the HyperX model.

Unlike Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition, which is a TenKeyLess (80% size) keyboard, the HyperX Alloy Origins 65 is a more compact 65% device. The Razer Huntsman device uses linear switches, which have a much shorter 1.0mm pre-travel distance than the HyperX Red switches, which have a 2.3mm pre-travel distance.

Critic Consensus

Top product experts hailed the HyperX Alloy Origins 65, approving it for gamers, office users, and programmers. Analysts at Tom’s Guide were impressed by its excellent built quality and PBT keycaps. Experts at WePC gave this keyboard full marks for its fully customizable RGB backlighting with individually lit keys. They appreciated its compact (65%) design. However, users who need a full-size keyboard should see our HyperX Alloy Origins review.

A unit with HyperX Red switches required a 46 gf operating force and 2.3 mm pre-travel distance during testing, and they liked its dedicated arrow keys. However, if you are okay with a more compact model without dedicated arrow keys, browse our HyperX Alloy Origins 60 review.

The keys were remarkably quiet, and testers were impressed by its ultra-low 4.1 ms wired latency. All keys proved to be macro-programmable during tests. Testing revealed incline adjustment feet with settings at 3°, 9 °, and 14.5°. However, it doesn’t have a wrist wrest. See our NuPhy Air75 review for a more ergonomic low-profile keyboard.