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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GameSir VX2 AimSwitch Review – Mechanical Gaming keyboard & mouse for your PS4, Nintendo Switch & Xbox One

The keyboard and mouse have long been regarded as a superior method of gaming compared to a controller. Even if you prefer a controller for gaming, the keyboard-mouse combo consistently outperforms gamers in FPS gaming, which is often one of the reasons PC gamers can’t join console gamers. However, most consoles do support the keyboard … Read more

Natec Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review with Kailh Brown switches

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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

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review- HX-KB1SS2-UK

It has been a while since I have done a mechanical keyboard review and I am always keen to work with new brands and to find new options for readers. HyperX is a Kingston owned gaming brand that makes headsets, keyboards, DDR4 memory, mice and storage. They typically offer excellent value for money over some … 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

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

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

Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The Logitech G810 is the bigger brother of the superb G610 I reviewed back in 2016. Currently priced at £121 on Amazon it is around £20 more than the G610. For the extra £20 you get two substantial improvements, firstly there is the full RGB with each key being able to produce 16.8 million colours. … 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

Aukey KM-G3 Mechanical Keyboard with Outemu Blue Switches Review

Aukey is not known for their mechanical or gaming keyboards, but they are a popular seller on Amazon for computer and mobile related accessories. Their first mechanical keyboard is priced at just £55.55 has RGB backlighting and features what they describe as Blue mechanical switches. Interestingly there is now mention of Cherry the main brand … Read more