Editor’s note: IGN is ramping tech and hardware reviews back up, one product category at a time. We’re kicking off with deep dives into some of the best-of-the best headsets, GPUs, Mice, Monitors, and keyboards from the last few years.
The Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (See it on Amazon) is a responsive and attractive gaming plank for budget-minded PC gamers—or those who have blown the budget on a high-quality rig and monitor. It’s Kingston’s sole keyboard offering under its HyperX line of gaming peripherals and as its name states, it’s meant specifically for playing first-person shooters. So if shooting stuff isn’t your thing, you should look consider looking elsewhere – although it can still get the job done. At just $99 it’s on the more affordable end of the spectrum for a mechanical keyboard with backlighting and Cherry MX switches.