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HyperX Switches


A responsive, reliable keyboard is required gear when you dive into the latest battleground royale, hottest FPS games, legendary MOBAs, and epic MMO worlds. One of the biggest components of making a high-performance keyboard are, of course, the key switches. This is why we’ve created our own line of mechanical key switches. By having design control over the entire keyboard from stem to switch we’re better able to fine-tune our keyboards to ensure that they’re providing the kind of experience that players are asking for. The HyperX switches used in our Alloy Origins keyboards have exposed LEDs for ultra-bright RGB lighting, actuation forces and distances balanced for gamers, and are rated a lifespan of 80 million keystrokes. Whether you’re doing battle with digital foes or a massive essay, HyperX key switches will give you the performance, reliability, and style you’re looking for.

HyperX Mechanical Key Switches

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    The Making Of – HyperX Mechanical Key Switches

    Take a look at what it takes to make a HyperX mechanical switch.

Choose the keyswitch{{Footnote.N41375}} that’s right for you:

 
HyperX Red
HyperX Aqua
CHERRY MX Red / RGB Red
CHERRY MX Brown / RGB Brown
CHERRY MX Blue / RGB Blue
Kailh Silver Speed
 
Operation style
Operation style
Linear
Tactile
Linear
Tactile
Clicky
Linear
Operating force
Operating force
45g
45g
45g
45g
50g
40g
Actuation point
Actuation point
1.8mm
1.8mm
2mm
2mm
2.2mm
1.1mm
Total travel distance
Total travel distance
3.8mm
3.8mm
4mm
4mm
4mm
3.5mm
Lifespan (keystrokes)
Lifespan (keystrokes)
80 million
80 million
> 50 million
> 50 million
> 50 million
Up to 70 million
 
Operation style
Operating force
Actuation point
Total travel distance
Lifespan (keystrokes)
Reset Chart

HyperX Red

HyperX Red key switches are linear-style switches. Their name derives from the fact that when you press down their travel path is just a line. They don’t have that “bump” other switch types use to provide tactile feedback. Because linear switches don’t have to reset past a bump to detect a repeat press, you’ll enjoy the edge in speed if you’re playing something that requires double or triple-taps. The smoother movement of linear switches also makes these switches quieter than tactile and clicky switches.

HyperX Red Switch HyperX Red Switch

HyperX Aqua

HyperX Aqua key switches are tactile-style switches. Unlike linear switches, they have a slight bump in their travel path that helps gives the user confirmation of a keypress. Tactile-style switches fall between clicky switches and linear switches both in terms of their loudness and actuation force. They’re preferred by gamers who want a fast key switch, but prioritize accuracy over speed.

HyperX Aqua Switch HyperX Aqua Switch