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CES 2018: HyperX Expands High-Performance Gaming Line with First Wireless Headset and New Suite of RGB Gaming Gear

New HyperX Cloud Flight Headset, HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard and HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Mouse Gear up Gamers for Next-Level Performance

p>LAS VEGAS (CES) – Jan. 8, 2018 – HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today expanded its award-winning lineup with its first wireless gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud FlightTM, and an expanded suite of RGB gaming peripherals including the HyperX Alloy Elite RGBTM mechanical keyboard and a new HyperX Pulsefire SurgeTM RGB gaming mouse. The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset offers the ultimate in gaming freedom and convenience and at 30 hours1, the longest battery life available on the market today, coupled with the comfort and sound quality inherent in HyperX headsets. The new Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse offer pro level performance with added customisation and personalisation features for a completely immersive gaming experience.

“The showcase at CES underscores the HyperX commitment to bring high-performing gaming products to gamers of all levels – whether playing your favorite FPS console game, in a head-to-head PC gaming matchup, or in an esports tournament with players from across the globe,” said Paul Leaman, Vice President EMEA, ‎HyperX. “The latest products give gamers the ultimate in gaming freedom, convenience and customisation to provide an immersive and engaging gaming experience.”

About the HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset offers up to 30 hours of battery life, the longest battery life available in the gaming market today. Sporting a closed cup design with 90o rotating ear cups, Cloud Flight provides an immersive in-game audio experience with 50mm drivers, broadcasting at 2.4 GHz. The headset is TeamSpeak and Discord certified and includes a detachable noise-cancelling microphone. The PC, PS4TM and PS4TM Pro ready headset also comes with built-in controls to adjust LED effects, mic mute, power, and volume and supports a three-pole analog audio connection. The Cloud Flight is ready for intense gaming wherever the need for battle strikes.

About the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard

The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB keyboard, HyperX’s first full-featured RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, offers complete color customisation with NGenuity software. The Alloy Elite RBG keyboard offers up to three custom lighting profiles that can be saved directly to the keyboard’s on-board memory for on-the-go lighting. For the ultimate in gameplay, the Alloy Elite RGB is built with a sturdy solid steel frame, dedicated media buttons, a pass-through USB 2.0 port, quick access lighting control, and available in red, brown or blue CHERRY® MX key switches. The Alloy Elite RGB keyboard also features a comfortable, detachable wrist rest, and supplemental textured, titanium-colored keycaps. Additional features include a Game Mode, N-Key Rollover, and anti-ghosting.

About the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Mouse

The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse features dynamic 360° RGB lighting effects and is designed with the Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed, with settings up to 16,000 DPI. Customisable native DPI settings allow gamers to monitor settings with an LED indicator. In addition, the mouse includes Omron switches with 50M click reliability. Pulsefire Surge is designed for accurate, fluid and responsive tracking, without acceleration. Using HyperX NGenuity software, gamers can assign personalised macro functions to the six programmable keys and store them in a macro library.

Availability

The new HyperX suite of gaming gear will be on display and demonstrated at CES during CES Unveiled, Pepcom Digital Experience and in the HyperX Tower Suite #30-335, Jan. 8-11, at the Venetian Hotel. In addition, the new products will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets as follows:

 

  • HyperX Cloud Flight gaming headset – Availability starts in January at £139.99
  • HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard – Availability start in early January at £149.99
  • HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse – Available in Q2
 

As a leading supporter of traditional and esports communities, HyperX continues to expand partnerships with NBA and esports teams, most recently the Dallas Mavericks and its NBA2K team – Mavs Gaming. Additional NBA influencers and esports teams include the Philadelphia 76ers and esports team – Team Dignitas, Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics, De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings, Echo Fox eSports team owner Rick Fox, and Jonas Jerebko of the Utah Jazz and Detroit Renegades owner. More information on upcoming esports tournaments, announcements and activities is available at: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/company/press .

Features

HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Headphone:

Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets

Type: Circumaural, Closed back

Frequency response: Wireless: 20Hz–20,000Hz, Analog: 15Hz–23,000Hz

Impedance: 32 Ω

Sound pressure level: 106dBSPL/mW at 1kHz

T.H.D.: < 2%

Weight: 300g

Weight with mic: 315g

Cable length and type: USB charge cable (1m) + Detachable 3.5mm headphone cable (1.3m)

Microphone

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Polar pattern: Noise-cancelling

Frequency response: 100Hz-7,000 Hz

Sensitivity: -45dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Battery life

30 hours1 – LED off

18 hours – Breathing LED

13 hours – Solid LED

Wireless Range

Up to 20 meters3

HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Keyboard Specifications:

Switch: CHERRY MX

Type: Mechanical

Backlight: RGB

            - Keys: 16,777,216 colors

            - Light Bar: 2,500,000 colors

            - Media Keys: 6,000,000 colors

Light effects: Per key RGB lighting4 and 4 brightness levels

On board memory: 3 profiles

Connection type: USB 2.0 (2 USB connectors)

USB 2.0 Pass-through: Yes

Polling rate: 1000Hz

Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting

Key Rollover: N-key mode

Media control: Yes

Game Mode: Yes

OS compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Switches5

CHERRY MX RGB Blue: Clicky, 50cN actuation force

CHERRY MX RGB Brown: Tactile, 45cN actuation force

CHERRY MX RGB Red: Linear, 45cN actuation force

Cable

Type: Attached, braided

Length: 1.8m

Dimensions

Width: 444.00mm

Depth (with wrist rest): 226.80mm

Height: 37.40mm

Weight (keyboard, wrist rest and cable): 1467g

1 Tested at 50% headphone volume

2 Availability varies per country; Please check your local retailer/etailer for availability

3 Wireless range may vary due to environmental conditions

4 Per key RGB lighting is customizable with HyperX NGenuity software

5 Available switch colors vary per country; please check local retailer/etailer for availability

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, and power users with high-performance components. For 15 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 3 million headsets worldwide.

For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX can be found on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstonhyperx

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity

Twitter:    http://twitter.com/hyperx

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hyperx

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hyperx

About HyperX

HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call Shane Herrington on +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx .

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EDITOR’S NOTE

For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact:

Shane Herrington, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. Kingston Court, Brooklands Cl, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7EP. Tel: +44 (0) 1932 738888

Will Reynolds & Renate van der Wal, LEWIS, HyperX@teamlewis.com , Tel: +44 (0) 207 802 2626

 

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