Best Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboards For All Budgets

Most gamers are committed to using wired mouse and keyboards due to the reduced latency wired communication offers. However, in recent years wireless performance has improved considerably. Logitech was one of the first brands to offer high-performance wireless gaming mice thanks to their Lightspeed wireless technology. Currently, Logitech has 9 wireless gaming mice listed on … Read more

HyperX Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review – The best alternative vs the Ducky One 2 Mini

Launched this year, the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 mechanical keyboard follows a very popular collaboration with Ducky.

It is about the cheapest brand name 60% keyboard on the market, yet there is nothing cheap about this petite keyboard, and it could be one of the best options on the market.

HyperX Alloy Origins 60  vs HyperX x Ducky One 2 vs Ducky One 2 Mini

Previously HyperX did a collaboration with Ducky for the HyperX x Ducky One 2. This was a limited run of 3,700 units worldwide. That launched at $109 USD, I can’t find the UK pricing, but I assume £109, which is also the price of the HyperX Alloy Origins 60.

Both the Alloy Origins 60 and HyperX x Ducky One 2 use the same HyperX mechanical switches, and by all accounts, they are almost identical apart from a few design tweaks.

The new Alloy Origins 60  is a touch smaller, with HyperX eliminating the outer bezel of the keyboard and exposing more LEDs which I think makes it look a little nicer.

The Ducky One 2 Mini comes in various models, including White RGB and Black RGB. It retains the original dimensions and weight of the HyperX collab but gets rid of the HyperX switches in favour of several Cherry MX or Kailh switches, depending on which option you choose. Prices vary depending on the switch your choose.

I prefer the overall look of the HyperX Alloy Origins 60, the switches work well for me, and the price is a touch lower than Ducky. However, Ducky have far more switch options, so if you have a certain preference, they are definitely a better choice.

Specification

  • Petite 60% form factor
  • HyperX mechanical switches
  • Full aircraft-grade aluminium body
  • Double shot PBT keycaps with side-printed secondary functions
  • RGB backlit keys with radiant lighting effects
  • Advanced customisation with HyperX NGENUITY software
  • Three adjustable keyboard angles and detachable USB-C cable
  • Included keycap puller and additional keycaps
  • Onboard memory
  • Game Mode, 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover functionalities
  • Multi-platform compatibility

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Natec Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review with Kailh Brown switches

Genesis was a completely unknown brand to me until they reached out, however they have been established since 2012 and appear to be a popular brand in their native country Poland. They have kindly sent me Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard to review which is a full-sized keyboard based on Kailh Brown switches featuring media … Read more

Thermaltake TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

I have mainly reviewed cases for Thermaltake in the past year, but they have a sub-brand called TT Premium which focusses on gaming peripherals. The TT Premium X1 RGB gaming keyboard is a feature-rich mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches and is currently available on Scan, Overclockers and Novatech for just £99. For some … Read more

Acer Predator Aethon 500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The Predator Aethon 500 is the second peripheral I have reviewed from Acer of the past week and is the first mechanical keyboard Acer has produced. The Acer Predator Aethon 500 ticks most of the box’s gamers want out of a keyboard nowadays, there is fully programmable RGB, programmable macro keys, mechanical switches, media keys … Read more

Logitech G512 Mechanical Keyboard Announced with three different key switch choices

This morning Logitech has announced another option in their lineup of mechanical gaming keyboards. The new G512 which will retail for £109.99 later this month has the option of three different key switch choices to fit personal player preferences – Tactile – for a discernible actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback Linear – for a smooth … Read more

HP update OMEN 15 laptop with Nvidia Max-Q GTX 1070 & 144hz 1080p G-SYNC plus launch new Sequence optical-mechanical keyboard

We have already seen several of the major laptop brands such as Dell and Acer release this year’s gaming models with the updated Nvidia Max-Q GTX 1070 designs plus the impressive 8th-gen I9 CPUs. Not to be left behind, HP have updated their beast of a gaming laptop, the Omen 15. It is smaller than last … Read more

Win a Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

**Winner contacted and the keyboard has been posted** I reviewed the Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard back in March, and it is an amazingly unique keyboard. Skipping the trend of RGB, Azio has developed a steampunk typewriter style keyboard that is sure to stand out on your desk. The build quality and overall feel of the … Read more

Win a Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

** Winner contacted via email and the keyboard has been sent out with the delivery signed for ** This is the review sample of the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that we reviewed back in January. This is an absolutely awesome keyboard and one of the best I have reviewed. I would … Read more

Logitech G Announces New PC Gaming Speaker and Mechanical Keyboard with LIGHTSYNC

For the RGB fans out there Logitech has announced a couple of new products to light up your room. The first up is the G513 mechanical keyboard which is an evolution of the G413, featuring advanced Logitech G LIGHTSYNC technology (an intelligent RGB solution that delivers a dynamic experience with custom animations and in-game integrations).The … Read more

Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard Review

I have reviewed some amazing mechanical keyboards in the past year, and this week I have been given the task of reviewing possibly the most unique keyboard on the market, the Azio Retro Classic. If the thought of an all-black keyboard with RGB bores you, then this could be the perfect option for you. This … Read more

Gearbest MotoSpeed K87S Mechanical Keyboard Review

Gearbest recently sent me the MotoSpeed K87S mechanical keyboard to review. This is a tenkeyless RGB keyboard with edge to edge keys making for a very petite keyboard. For lack of a better word, the design is quite girly, which is not a bad thing, it is quite obvious what you are getting from the … Read more

Penclic Bluetooth Mini Keyboard KB3 Review

Penclic is better known for their ergonomic products such as the R2 Wireless Ergonomic Mouse, but they have also developed a range of other peripherals including a range of mini keyboards. The Bluetooth KB3 mini keyboard is their latest product release, which is an extremely attractive (as far as keyboards go) very slim, and small … Read more

Logitech G610 Orion Cherry MX Brown Review

The last time I bought a keyboard the idea of mechanical gaming keyboards was not a thing. But in recent years’ keyboards using mechanical switches developed by Cherry have gained a huge amount of popularity due to the release of the low actuation Cherry MX Red in 2008 and most gaming keyboard manufacturers now have Cherry … Read more