CES 2021 He got off to a hot start thanks to HyperX. The four-day exhibition of all things tech is sure to offer something exciting for everyone, from consumers to enthusiasts. Detections have already begun as well, with HyperX, Kingston’s gaming division, unveiling some new peripherals during the first day of CES 2021. It includes a new model for the mechanical keyboard and a charging station for the controller.
While the latter may not seem incredibly suitable for a PC gaming audience, it is more important than ever. Playing games on PC doesn’t mean players can use a keyboard and mouse for their controls, but anything they want. There are simply some games that work best with a PC console, like Yakuza 0. In situations like these, I personally turn towards the tried-and-true Xbox controller. For gamers like me, ChargePlay Duo should be attractive. The stand itself has a weighted base to prevent any bumps from falling on it, as well as LED indicators for charging status. The package also includes two sets of rechargeable batteries for any Xbox Series X | console S or Xbox One.
Small form factor is the best form factor
Of course, if you’re not interested in anything with a joystick, HyperX still has something for you. The company is introducing its first 60% keyboard, HyperX Alloy Origins 60. For those who don’t have a lot of office real estate, this could be a game changer. Keyboards roughly 60 percent like what a keyboard can get, lacking the top row of F keys, the number pad, home buttons, and even the arrow keys. Instead, a combination of this function is linked to other keys, and is accessed by holding down the FN key in the lower right.
In exchange for all these functions, users are left with a keyboard with a very compact form factor. HyperX sweetens the pot by listing extra functions on the sides of the keys facing the writer, a nice quality of life feature. The keyboard also comes with red linear switches and of course RGB.
If any of these products look good, you don’t have to wait that long to get one in your cart. Alloy Origins 60 will be available in the US on Feb.22 for $ 99.99. Likewise, ChargePlay Duo will be available sometime in February, but will only run $ 39.99 customers.