HyperX Releases New Keyboards with Tactile Aqua Switch

HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Aqua Switch

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Aqua Mechanical Switch Now Available for Pre-Order

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif – March 2, 2020 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Alloy OriginsTM and Alloy OriginsTM Core gaming keyboards. The Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core mechanical keyboards feature the new tactile HyperX Aqua mechanical switches built for performance and longevity with an 80 million click rating. Both keyboards include RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. The Alloy Origins keyboard is available now and the tenkeyless Alloy Origins Core is available for pre-order.

The Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core gaming keyboards include an aluminum body with an aircraft-grade brushed finished for durability and stability, plus a space-saving layout to maximize desktop real estate for mouse movement. The Alloy Origins Core tenkeyless gaming keyboard is geared for users seeking a compact form factor and more room for mouse movements. Both keyboards are supported by HyperX NGENUITY software with advanced customization features for lighting, macros and customable per-key lighting effects. The USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is also detachable on both designs.

“We are excited to introduce our second HyperX-branded switch as we expand our full-sized and tenkeyless gaming keyboards lineup to include our HyperX Aqua tactile switches,” said Jennifer Ishii, keyboard business manager, HyperX. “Both the HyperX Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core keyboards are built to provide users with performance, reliability and features designed to enhance the overall gaming experience.”

Alloy Origins keyboards feature Custom Game Mode, allowing users to enable and disable macro keys, as well as assign and store keys in the macro library. With on-board memory, users may save up to three of their Alloy Origins profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. Other features include 100 percent anti-ghosting, full N-key rollover and three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning.


The HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard with HyperX Aqua switches is available for $109.99 MSRP through the HyperX Store and HyperX network of retail and e-tail outlets. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core keyboard with Aqua switches is now available for pre-order for $89.99 MSRP on Amazon. For more information on the Alloy Origins keyboard lineup and global availability, please visit the HyperX Alloy Origins product page.

Alloy Origins Aqua Switch Specifications: 

Part Number



Backlight                      RGB (16,777,216 colors) 

Light effects                   Per key RGB lighting* and 5 brightness levels

On board memory         3 profiles 

Connection type            USB Type-C to USB Type-A 

Anti-ghosting               100% anti-ghosting 

Key rollover                  N-key mode 

LED indicator               Yes 

Media control               Yes 

Game Mode                  Yes 

OS compatibility           Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7 

Key Switches 

Switch                          HyperX Aqua Switch 

Operation Style             Tactile

Actuation Force            45g 

Key Travel Distance     1.8 mm 

Total Travel                  3.8 mm 

Life Span (Keystrokes)  80 million


Type                             Detachable, Braided

Length                         1.8 m 


Width                                       442.5 mm 

Depth                                       132.5 mm 

Height                                      36.39 mm 

Weight (Keyboard and cable)     1075 g 

*Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

Alloy Origins Core Aqua Switch Specifications: 

Part Number



Switch                        HyperX Aqua Switch

Type                           Mechanical

Backlight                   RGB (16,777,216 colors) 

Light effects               Per key RGB lighting* and 5 brightness levels.

On board memory      3 profiles

Connection type         USB Type-C to USB Type-A

Anti-ghosting             100% anti-ghosting

Key rollover               N-key mode

LED indicator            Yes

Media control            Yes

Game Mode               Yes

OS compatibility       Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches 

Switch                          HyperX Aqua Switch 

Operation Style             Tactile 

Actuation Force            45g 

Key Travel Distance     1.8 mm 

Total Travel                  3.8 mm 

Life Span (Keystrokes)  80 million


Type                            Detachable, Braided USB Cable

Length                        1.8 m


Width                                         360.0 mm

Depth                                         132.5 mm

Height                                        34.5 mm

Weight (Keyboard and cable)     900 g

*Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 65 million memory modules, 10 million gaming headsets and one million keyboards worldwide.

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