CES 2017: HyperX Gaming Peripheral Showcase & Kingston DTGT Drive
Kingston and HyperX, Kingston’s gaming division, each had a presence at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Kingston Digital unveiled their latest DataTraveler USB flash drive, the DataTraveler® Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT), coming in at 2TB. Meanwhile, HyperX announced a collection of new products in the form of the Pulsefire Gaming Mouse, the ALLOY RGB Gaming Keyboard, HyperX Predator DDR4 LED Memory, and the Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset. Let’s dive into each…
First up is the HyperX ALLOY RGB Gaming Keyboard, a follow-up to the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard announced back at Pax West 2016. The ALLOY RGB Gaming Keyboard will sport an alloy metal frame and about 16 million color choices for its RGB LED keys. The keyboard will allow for the creation of color profiles as well as a selection of LED behavior options such as pulsating and breathing. Keep an eye out for this latest keyboard addition on HyperX’s website, coming around Q3 of 2017 with pricing TBD.
There was also a CES 2017 announcement for the currently-shipping HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard we covered back at Pax West 2016. The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard differs from the new ALLOY RBG keyboard in that it only illuminates in a “HyperX” red and has additional metallic key caps for the WASD keys. The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which first only sold with Cherry MX Blue keys will now be offered in Cherry MX Brown and Cherry MX Red options for $99.99. Keep checking the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard page since the new variants are scheduled to come out this month.
HyperX’s headliner headset, the Cloud Revolver, is getting an upgrade of its own in the form of the new CES-showcased Cloud Revolver S. The Cloud Revolver S is the Cloud Revolver with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound. Using a new USB dongle, gamers can toggle Dolby Headphone technology on and off on the fly. The HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War Edition headset was RFMag Gamergal’s headphone pick for our 2016 holiday gift guide, so it will be quite interesting to see this headphone model now powered up with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound. The Cloud Revolver S will be available in March 2017 for $149.99.
The new Pulsefire Gaming Mouse also illuminates in “HyperX” red and houses an optical gaming sensor with four preset DPI settings: 400 DPI, 800 DPI, 1600 DPI, and 3200 DPI. Using onboard buttons, you can swap between those four preset DPI settings on the fly. Designed to provide tournament-grade performance while not breaking the bank, the Pulsefire Gaming Mouse will be available in April 2017 for a modest $49.99.
HyperX also showcased their new and still-in-works DDR RAM modules with RGB LED lighting. The HyperX Predator DDR4 LED Memory can be paired with motherboards with RBG control capabilities. HyperX’s CES suite gave us a nice little look at the lighting possibilities with their new modules as you can see below. Even though the product is not complete, they sure do look nice, even this early on. The HyperX Predator DDR4 LED Memory softly scheduled to be available in the 2nd half of 2017 with pricing to be determined.
Kingston Unveils DataTraveler Ultimate GT
With HyperX being a division of Kingston, we didn’t want to leave out the Kingston-specific CES news. The newly announced DataTraveler Ultimate GT is a USB 3.1 high end flash drive demonstrating Kingston’s continued leading quality in storage and memory products. The DataTraveler Ultimate GT offers capacities in both 1TB and 2TB. It’s compact and extremely travel-friendly with its 72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm dimensions. It is also durable thanks to its zinc-alloy casing for shock resistance and is protected by a 5-year warranty.
The DataTraveler Ultimate GT ships in February 2017 and sports compatibility with Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS v.10.9.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, and Chrome OS. Pricing is still TBD so keep a look out for it on Kingston’s website.