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When it comes to gaming on PC, your keyboard is your most important ally. That’s why it’s essential to make sure you’ve got one that suits you and your play style. Just missing out on those wins? Does your current keyboard not keep up with your actions?

Then it’s time to switch up the story.

HyperX give gamers high performance equipment to make sure players can reach their best, and that was at the forefront of our minds when designing the HyperX range of keyboard switches.

There is only 1.8mm of travel distance between pressing the key and the press registering, making it one of the shortest on the market. This can make all the difference in high tension moments when speed is key. Being faster than your enemy means you come out on top.

HyperX key switches won’t let you down either, with a life span of over 80 million keystrokes, which is nearly double that of other manufacturers. This means your gaming companion is with you for the long haul, no matter the number of raids, bosses or enemy teams you take down. HyperX Switches will be with you again and again, helping you rise to glory.


HyperX Red switches are just like a deadly secret agent – fast, efficient, and most importantly, quiet, getting the job done with no fuss. Players of MMOs and MOBAs might prefer this linear style when double clicking your keys to get that ability off on cooldown is vital.

HyperX Red Switches come on all HyperX keyboards, such as the Alloy Origins, Alloy Elite 2 and Alloy 60.

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HyperX Aqua switches are great for those who want the best of both worlds. Sit back and relax with tactile yet quiet switches, letting you know you’ve made your move, without loud sounds to distract you.

HyperX Aqua Switches come on selected HyperX keyboards, such as the Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core.

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For those who want to be heard loud and clear, then the HyperX Blue Switch is for you. With a tactile feel and satisfying click, there’s no doubt when you’ve made the key press, great for both gaming and writing.

HyperX Blue switches come on selected HyperX keyboards, such as the Alloy Origins and Alloy Origins Core
 
HyperX Red
HyperX Aqua
HyperX Blue
 
HyperX Red
HyperX Aqua
HyperX Blue
Operation Style
Operation Style
Linear
Tactile
Clicky
Operating Force
Operating Force
45g
45g
50g
Actuation Point
Actuation Point
1.8mm
1.8mm
1.8mm
Total Travel Distance
Total Travel Distance
3.8mm
3.8mm
3.8mm
Life Span (Keystrokes)
Life Span (Keystrokes)
80 million
80 million
80 million
 
Operation Style
Operating Force
Actuation Point
Total Travel Distance
Life Span (Keystrokes)
Reset Chart
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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.

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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.

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HyperX Blue

HyperX Blue key switches are click-style switches with substantial audible and tactile feedback. Because they typically have a higher actuation force and higher reset positions, they may perform a bit slower in rapid-tap scenarios. If you’re a gamer, writer, or just someone who enjoys the satisfying feel and sounds of clicky switches, though, you won’t mind losing that little bit of speed.

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"We find gamers who prefer to focus on the game for audio and visual feedback prefer the HyperX Red Switches as they are smooth and silent so cause less distractions.

HyperX's Aqua switches are great for those types of players who value haptic feedback with the added "click" confirming their key action has been registered - Aqua switch users prioritise accuracy over speed.

Gamers who prefer to use the HyperX Blue switch are driven by the loud switch noise which helps to increase the games intensity as well as the gamer's overall experience."

Joe Sutton, Guild Esports Academy Director

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