HyperX Alloy Elite
HyperX Alloy Elite this came out way back in January and a really surprising when we got our hands on it earlier this year at first glance it's definitely a nice looking keyboard you definitely have some extra Flair at the top here with that RGB light strip but it's really more than just the appearance with this board we had some great features on the top left are keys for adjusting brightness switching between different profiles and effects and then we dedicated gaming key for disabling windows then on the top right side you have dedicated multimedia keys with a nice scrolling volume wheel.
something we think every keyboard should have by now inside the box they also include a set of silver textured keycaps as you can see plus a magnetically detachable wrist rest for some extra comfort you can't complain about some extra accessories now in terms of the performance and the keys here it is available in cherry blue brown and red switches for you to pick from.
We went with the blue switches in this unit here but it is nice they gave you those three options to pick from we check out the blue C are very clicky and tactile obviously people are very familiar with blues and cherry switches by themselves very reliable and popular so all is good here but other than that it's so your standard layout you can switch up your lighting effects in the software and the last thing to point out here is we also have a USB pass-through on top on the back side and that's gonna be nice for plugging in things like a flash drive your mouse anything like that so altogether the HyperX alloy Elite RGB is they really sell a keyboard that I highly recommend retails for usually for your fan of some RGB lighting effects this one will not let you down.
Razer Blackwidow Elite
Razer Blackwidow Elite and whether you love or hate razer it doesn't really matter the fact is they had a really solid year in terms of putting out new products and we felt this one combined the best of both their product lines this is essentially the upgraded love child of the huntsmen keyboard and the Black Widow khromov v and on this board.
We finally had dedicated media keys which was something you know kind new to the razor lineup we have their multifunctional dial that's gonna let you program to do things like you know adjusting the volume scrolling up and down on the webpage or scrolling in and out launching websites programs it's up to you this dial here is an awesome addition to their keyboards this model also has the return of the USB pass-through plus a headphone jack for keeping everything controlled at an arm's reach.
This is also gonna help you keep cables from you know dragging across your desktop to your PC and with the Black Widow elite Ray's are also included one of this softest wrist rests I have ever used inside the box it just slides right up and it's a really nice addition here and then in this keyboard we also have their new Razer green switches which are designed to be you know less wobbly so they're more sturdy but it's that same clicky switch that we're used to you can also pick these keyboards up in their silent our switch or their newer linear and silent yellow switch options and of course it had the full RB control here with their chroma lighting this one retails for
But we do also want to mention their Huntsman elite keyboard and don't worry this is not a part of the top that we have on this list we just wanted to point it out because honestly, this is one of their top selling keyboards from and the main reason is because of these optomechanical switches inside these are brand-new and unlike an ordinary mechanical switch these have these little light sensors inside that actuate when the switch is pressed just .
millimeters down which is about 30% faster than most keyboards so you have a really quick switch other than that much like the Blackwood elite I just describe you. it has a similar design it's still very flashy obviously put the chroma lighting there's also a light strip that goes not only around the base of the entire keyboard but also goes to the wrist rest this is just to add some more underglow it's really gonna make your keyboard look really futuristic on your desktop if you're into that and we still have two dedicated media keys and that mostly functional dial all that good stuff but like we said here the main difference is those purple optima chemical switches here and this huntsman elite does retail for a whopping $162 next up with it