HyperX Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard Review

Software & Lights

Now the Alloy Origins will work no problem out of the box, but if you want to do any customization you’ll need to download HyperX’s NGENUITY software, which is available in the Windows Store. Opening it up it will detect the HyperX products you have connected. Clicking on “Keyboard” we are brought to the “Lights” tab first. Here we can add different effects, set which keys they are on, their color, speed, and more. This keyboard does offer per-key customization so you can get pretty creative.

As far as lightning goes it looks quite good on this keyboard. Since we have a floating keycap design there is a decent amount of glow under and around the keys.

HyperX Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard HyperX Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard

The next tab is “Keys”. Here we can remap every key on the keyboard to a different key, mouse function, multimedia control, macro, Windows shortcut, or even to open a program. Creating a custom macro is quite easy as well.

At the top right of the app there are icons for brightness, game mode, and presets (profiles). Here you can set the brightness, which buttons are disabled during game mode, and to switch between profiles.

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