HyperX Introduces Cloud Stinger Core PC Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announced the launch of Cloud Stinger Core gaming headset. It is an affordable headset, designed for PC gamers looking for great sound at a value price.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core PC features an adjustable steel slider and soft ear cushions for comfort, along with a swiveling mic. It comes with directional 40mm drivers and a closed-cup design for an immersive in-game audio experience with less distractions. Players of all levels need quality, comfortable gaming headsets, and HyperX fills this demand, providing hours of comfortable gaming for pro gamers and enthusiasts alike.

“Building on the demand for the HyperX Cloud Stinger headset, we designed the new high-quality Cloud Stinger Core for PC gamers on a budget. The headset is made sturdy and durable and comes with steel sliders so users can comfortably play for hours.” said HyperX.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core PC is now available in India with a MRP of INR 4,590. The headset is backed by a limited two-year warranty and HyperX support. For more information, please visit hyperxgaming.com.

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HyperX Leveraging on Social Distancing

Gaming has provided a healthy distraction during the Covid-19 outbreak, promoting social connection and interaction during a particularly unsettling time. While many consumer-focused industries have struggled during the first half of 2020, gaming has shown itself to be resistant to the global pandemic. Keeping the budget during this pandemic, younger generations continue to feel the craving for gaming and what better brand than HyperX to Invest in considering the build quality and sustainability of their gaming peripherals. Hence we suggest our entry-level offerings, which are definitely superior when compared to other products in the market, to encourage people to invest in gaming peripherals in these times.

Here are some of the products which might catch your attention, of course, if you’re a gamer or you just love catchy accessories.

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB is a high-performance mechanical keyboard with a solid steel frame, spill proof and stunning RGB backlit keys. It comes with a detachable cable which makes its design compact and ultra-portable.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Gaming Mouse

The great-looking Pulsefire FPS pro is comfortable, controlled glide, pro-gaming mouse with RGB lighting effects. It comes with a Pixart 3389 sensor with a native DPI up to 16,000. This sleek design mouse has six programmable buttons that are easily customizable with HyperX NGenuity software.

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Pro Gaming Headset

For the maximum competitive advantage in gaming, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Pro headset is a premium-grade gear. With Plug-N-Play Dolby 7.1 Surround support this will give you studio-grade sound. The durable solid-steel frame and comfy HyperX memory foam will last with your everlasting gaming journey.

HyperX FURY Ultra – Gaming Mouse Pad

Show your style with the radiant HyperX Fury Ultra gaming mouse pad. The dynamic 360° RGB lighting effects, that are customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software, make this mouse pad extraordinary. Moreover, the anti-slip rubber base and the micro-textured hard surface gives you extra performance and speed.

HyperX FURY RGB SSD

Boost your system’s performance and speed by upgrading to the HyperX FURY RGB SSD. The beautiful and smooth light bar gives a brilliant lighting effect on your PC. With 3D NAND and a Marvell controller, it runs on high speeds of 550 MB/s read and 480MB/s write making you device efficient, durable, and reliable.

HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB

For the cutting-edge performance with the beauty of RGB lighting on your Intel or AMD based system, a perfect gamer should upgrade to HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB RAM. The speed up to 4000MHz and quick CL15-CL19 latencies, this RAM will make your frame rate go up like crazy. It is reliable as it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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HyperX FURY Ultra – RGB Gaming Mouse Pad Review

The HyperX Fury Ultra is a Gaming Mouse with RGB. Why? Well because RGB is kinda neat(at least to me, your opinion might differ) and having an RGB mouse pad helps complete any type of look or aesthetic you’re going for. So, let’s take a look at this mouse pad and see what it has to offer.

Specifications

Light effectsPer-LED RGB lighting
Cable typeBraided
Weight580g
Thickness5.0mm
DimensionsWidth: 359.4mm
Length: 299.4mm
Cable length: 1.8m
MaterialPlastic

The main function of a mousepad is to provide a surface so that you can properly use your mouse. This includes proper friction and the ability to control the mouse perfectly when playing games. The Fury Ultra has a Plastic surface. I’ve used a lot of mouse pads and they’ve all been cloth pads because they’re just so much better when it comes to the feel and control of it. But I figured that a plastic one would also be fine until I actually put the mouse on it and instantly felt a disconnect.

Using the mouse on this mousepad felt like using it on any regular plastic table or wooden surface. There was no real grip so your mouse can very easily glide across the surface. There was a real lack of friction. So if you’re someone who likes to glide their mouse and doesn’t want friction then this is great for you. It also feels very plastic and not premium at all. I thought maybe it was just me and my experience with cloth pads but after a lot of struggling, I couldn’t really use my mouse properly or comfortable on this. So I decided to have some of the other folks in our office try it out and give their feedback and they said the exact same thing.

Now if you’re fine with the plastic surface and are more comfortable with it, this will be a huge plus point for you but for the majority of people, this would be a big con.

Moving onto one of it’s selling points, the RGB. This was also somewhat disappointing. The lighting for this isn’t on the edges of the mouse pad, instead its somewhat underneath the outer border. This means that you can’t really see it quite well in proper lighting. When we first plugged in the device to power up the RGB, our reaction was “Wait, that’s it?” because we could barely see it properly. In the darkness, it was a bit better though.

There’s also a spot on the top of the mousepad that also illuminates that probably houses some of the electrical components of the device which looks like a small roof of sorts. This could potentially also trip your wire a bit when moving quickly since it is in the centre so do keep that in mind. The bottom is rubberized so we never really faced problems with the mousepad moving too much while using it. The cable that comes with it is braided so that’s also good as it means better longevity.

All in all, this product was a bit of a let down for me. The hard surface mixed with the somewhat sparse lighting meant that the two main selling points of this mousepad were both not good enough. If you’re a fan of hard surface mouse pads then maybe you’ll enjoy this but then again, the RGB isn’t that great on this and something like the Firefly V2 does a better job at that.

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HyperX Alloy Origins Core RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

HyperX’s lineup of keyboards seems to hit every checkbox for gamers with the sheer amount of keyboard options that they have. We’ve already looked at the Alloy Origins very recently and now we’re taking a look at it’s smaller sibling, The HyperX Alloy Origins Core Tenkeyless RGB mechanical keyboard. Yup, that’s quite the mouthful to say.

Specifications:

Keyboard
SwitchHyperX Switch
TypeMechanical
BacklightRGB (16,777,216 colors)
Light effectsPer key RGB lighting3 and 5 brightness levels
On board memory3 profiles
Connection typeUSB Type-C to USB Type-A
Anti-ghosting100% anti-ghosting
Key rolloverN-key mode
LED indicatorYes
Media controlYes
Game ModeYes
OS compatibilityWindows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches
SwitchHyperX Red, HyperX Aqua
Operation StyleLinear, Tactile
Actuation Force45g
Key Travel Distance1.8 mm
Total Travel3.8 mm
Life Span (Keystrokes)80 million
Cable
TypeDetachable, Braided
Length1.8 m
Dimensions
Width360.0 mm
Depth132.5 mm
Height34.5 mm
Weight (Keyboard and cable)900 g

The Alloy Origins Core is a sleek, clean-looking design that minimalists will absolutely love. It’s a tenkeyless keyboard which means a smaller form factor. This is perfect for those who travel with their keyboard or want more space on their desk.

It’s good a solid yet clean aluminium body that feels premium. And since it is quite portable, it comes with a detachable USB Type-C power cable so you don’t have to worry about the cable dying since it can always be replaced. But I don’t think that will happen any time soon because the cables themselves are braided making them hard to tear away or fall apart easily.

The keyboard is simplistic in its approach. No volume rocker or macro keys or dedicated media keys. Which for a tenkeyless keyboard makes sense. However, it does have per-key RGB lighting so you can still make your setup look aesthetically appealing. It has inbuilt presets for the lighting which can be changed by using the Function kets keys and does need external software.

If you do require proper lighting management and such, it can be done with the help of the HyperX Ngenuity software. You can also set up profiles here as well for games so that your keyboard lights up in different ways. If you do get this keyboard, or any HyperX keyboard I highly suggest taking some time and going through the software to perfectly tailor the keyboard to your needs.

Onto the Switches, we go. The one we reviewed uses the HyperX Red switches which are similar to the CherryMX Red. And honestly speaking, picking which one is better is all personal preference. I had a good time using the keyboard to type (wrote this review with it) and also for gaming. It’s not like a blue switch so you won’t get the solid tactile click and sound, but it’s still got nice tactile feedback on each button press.

You also get all the regular stuff you get with gaming keyboards. N-Key Rollover meaning you can press a lot of buttons at once and have them all register, you have “Gaming mode” which just locks the windows key so you don’t accidentally alt-tab out if you press it while playing a game.

So is the keyboard worth it? Yep, I had a great time using it, had no complaints or felt anything missing. I love the detachable cable because that just means a longer life for the keyboard and more portability for this little monster. For further aesthetics, you could get the HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps(not pictured here) that are translucent from the bottom which I use on my personal keyboard and feel would look fantastic on this keyboard and give it some more flair and personality.

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HyperX Launches Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset in India

 HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the launch of HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset in India. The new addition to HyperX’s gaming headset lineup features custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound1 and bass adjustment sliders for three levels of bass fine-tuning providing listeners with a richer audio gaming experience. The Cloud Alpha S headset will be available in India through e-tail and retail outlets at an MRP of ₹13,200/-.

The Cloud Alpha S offers the design and sound quality features found in the HyperX Cloud Alpha including dual chamber technology that separates bass frequencies from the mids and highs for more accurate audio. The custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound with an advanced audio control mixer feature enables surround sound and the ability to adjust the mix between game and chat audio.

“The Cloud Alpha S marries stunning 7.1 surround sound with the same top-notch aesthetics and comfort as the original HyperX Cloud Alpha,” said HyperX. “With these new enhancements, HyperX is expanding its line of Gaming headsets to meet the needs of a range of gamers at all levels.” 

The Cloud Alpha S features signature HyperX comfort with premium memory foam ear cushions, upgraded breathable leatherette and a durable aluminum frame. The headset also comes equipped with a detachable noise cancellation microphone, braided cable, spare set of fabric ear cushions and travel bag

For more information on HyperX Cloud Alpha S and global availability, please visit the HyperX Cloud Alpha S product page: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/en/headsets/cloud-alpha-s-gaming-headset.

CLOUD ALPHA S SPECIFICATIONS: 

Headphone

• Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets

• Type: Circumaural, Closed back 

• Frequency response: 13Hz – 27kHz 

• Impedance: 65 Ω

• Sound pressure level: 99dBSPL/mW at 1kHz

• T.H.D.: ≤ 1%

• Weight: 310g

• Weight with mic: 321g

• Cable length: 1m

• Connection type: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)

Microphone

• Element: Electret condenser microphone

• Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling

• Frequency response: 50Hz – 18kHz

• Sensitivity: -38dBV (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)

USB Audio Control Mixer

• Weight: 57g

• Cable length: 2m

1 Virtual 7.1 surround sound effect output as a 2-channel stereo signal to be used with stereo headphones, compatibility for PC.

About HyperX

HyperX was born from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 16 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 7 million headsets worldwide.

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HyperX Announced As Official Sponsor Of PUBG Nations Cup

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, today announced full peripherals sponsorship of PUBG Nations Cup, the first all-star event in PUBG Esports. Top-tier players from around the globe will take part in international competition as the world’s best PUBG teams face off for a shot at glory. HyperX will be the official sponsor, providing the event with quality gaming equipment including Cloud Alpha, Cloud Earbuds, Pulsefire FPS Pro, Alloy FPS RGB and FURY RGB SSD.

“We’re excited to extend our support for PUBG community from FACEIT Global Summit to PUBG Nations Cup,” said Susan Yang, director of APAC marketing, HyperX. “With the support of HyperX peripherals, we aim to demonstrate how professional-grade gear empowers PUBG gamers and enhances their gaming experience.”

PUBG Nations Cup will take place at Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea from August 9th to 11th. A total of 16 teams from across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania) are represented in the international competition, bringing together the world’s top PUBG talent to one location for a $500,000 prize pool and the honor of lifting the PUBG Nations Cup trophy.

“Having quality partners is indicative of the type of event we strive to host, so we’re extremely excited to be partnering with HyperX for our first premier global esports event of the year,” said Julian Schwartz, Central Esports Business Development Manager for PUBG Corporation. “Their brand and products are truly among the best in class around the world, so it was an excellent fit for both PUBG Nations Cup and PUBG Esports as a whole.”

In addition to watching exciting matches, PUBG fans can also experience various HyperX gaming peripherals at the HyperX booth in gate 2 hallway during the show. For more information, please visit https://www.hyperxgaming.com/.

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HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 5902MHz

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announced that HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was used by MSI’s in-house overclocking team to set a new overclocking world record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at 5902MHz. The overclocker broke the record with a HyperX Predator DDR4 8G module and an Intel® Core™ i99900K on an MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC motherboard. 

 

“HyperX is honored to be part of the revolutionary breakthrough in DDR4 overclocking history,” said HyperX. “An over-5900MHz record marked a new era of DDR4 memory since its release in 2014. HyperX engineers will continue to improve high-speed yields to get faster products and push previously unattainable performance records.” 

 Earlier this year, HyperX Predator DDR4 was used to set the world record at 5608MHz. Since then, HyperX has expanded its Predator DDR4 memory module product line to 4266MHz and 4600MHz frequency along with latencies from CL12-CL19. HyperX memory modules are Intel XMP ready and its certified profiles are optimized for Intel’s latest chipsets and are compatible with many of AMD’s latest chipsets. 

 

Available as 4GB-16GB single modules and kits of two, four, and eight with capacities of 8GB – 128GB, HyperX Predator DDR4 memories are 100-percent factory tested at speed and backed by a lifetime warranty, with free technical support and legendary reliability.

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Kingston Technology among Top 10 Semiconductor Chip Buyers in the World

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it is among the top 10 list of semiconductor chip buyers globally as determined by Gartner, Inc. Gartner studied the total allocated market looking at total chip spending across many verticals including PC, data center, smart phone, IoT (Internet of Things) and other applications. Kingston is ranked number 8 having spent an estimated $7.84 billion (USD) for 2018, according to Gartner.

Kingston climbed to the top 10 for the first time since Gartner began its design total allocated market (TAM) research in 2007. The increase is fueled in part because Kingston is a top memory manufacturer for many of the OEM and ODMs that produce smart devices and Kingston continues to offer value and service in these market segments. In 2018, Kingston produced over 14 trillion Megabytes of memory across all product lines including DRAM, SSDs and embedded solutions, a massive amount that reinforces its strength, position and importance in the industry.

Gartner stated that chip spending in recent years has been driven mainly by the growth in consumption of PCs and smart phones. Leading OEMs in these areas gained more market share and increased their chip buying power as a result. Gartner further predicts that other growth markets will ignite future demand such as new business opportunities in China focusing on Cloud servers and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints that will arise in and after 2022. With Kingston’s buying power, global partnerships and manufacturing facilities located in China and the Asia-Pacific region, Kingston is positioned to take full advantage of these growth opportunities.

“While server and system memory continue to be the foundation of Kingston’s success, our strength over the past 15 years has been to diversify our product portfolio to address industry changes and adapt to ever-evolving market needs,” said Craig Tilmont, director of marketing, Kingston. “We are one of the top suppliers of SSDs in the channel and have been supplying embedded memory solutions for almost a decade in various industrial applications including medical devices, diagnostic equipment and in-flight entertainment systems. Kingston memory solutions are also found everywhere including consumer products such as fitness trackers, smart watches, robotic vacuums and security video doorbells.”

The following chart from Gartner shows the top 10 OEM chip spending:

For more than 30 years, Kingston has created memory products and storage solutions that empower innovation. Today, Kingston ships to 125 countries and employs over 3,500 people around the world. Kingston develops products to increase productivity and overall system performance, with solutions for servers, desktops, and IoT devices. Kingston makes technology solutions that facilitate people’s everyday needs and supports them wherever they are.

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