CES 2018: HyperX debuts its infrared synchronized DDR4 RGB memory; introduces wireless headset; suite of RGB gaming gear



HyperX, a gaming division of Kingston Technology announced Monday its memory modules featuring synchronized RGB lighting with IR (infrared) technology – the HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB. HyperX has designed IR communication channels onto each memory module, allowing multiple modules to sync LED lighting and produce an exceptional color and pattern display.

Powered directly from the motherboard, this patent-pending technology provides an enhanced visual experience of RGB memory for gaming, overclocking PCs and DIY system builds.

In addition to IR synchronized RGB lighting control, the Predator DDR4 RGB modules also support multiple lighting profiles when plugged into motherboards with compatible RGB control software. HyperX is working with motherboard partners to test and qualify the HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB memory with their control software, including ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion and MSI Mystic Light Sync. In addition, chassis vendors like In-Win are also adding features to support RGB lighting and control.

HyperX will demonstrate the new LED lighting management and expanded color and pattern display features on the Predator DDR4 RGB at this week’s CES conference in Las Vegas. HyperX will also be showing an expanded line of gaming gear including HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset, the company’s wireless gaming headset, with 30 hours battery life; HyperX Alloy Elite RGB keyboard is the company’s initial full-featured RGB keyboard, which can be customised by using the HyperX NGenuity software; and HyperX Pulsefire Surge gaming mouse is HyperX’s first RGB mouse with Dynamic 360° RGB lighting effects. The Pulsefire Surge uses a Pixart 3389 sensor with support up to 16,000 DPI.

HyperX also announced its wireless gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud Flight, and an expanded suite of RGB gaming peripherals including the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and a new HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse.

The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset offers the ultimate in gaming freedom and convenience and at 30 hours, coupled with the comfort and sound quality inherent in HyperX headsets. The Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse offer pro level performance with added customization and personalization features for a complete gaming experience.

The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset offers up to 30 hours of battery life, the longest battery life available in the gaming market today. Sporting a closed cup design with 90o rotating ear cups, Cloud Flight provides an immersive in-game audio experience with 50mm drivers, broadcasting at 2.4 GHz. The headset is TeamSpeak and Discord certified and includes a detachable noise-canceling microphone.

The PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro ready headset also comes with built-in controls to adjust LED effects, mic mute, power, and volume and supports a three-pole analog audio connection. The Cloud Flight is ready for intense gaming wherever the need for battle strikes.

The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB keyboard, HyperX’s first full-featured RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, offers complete color customization with NGenuity software. The Alloy Elite RBG keyboard offers up to three custom lighting profiles that can be saved directly to the keyboard’s on-board memory for on-the-go lighting.

For the ultimate in gameplay, the Alloy Elite RGB is built with a sturdy solid steel frame, dedicated media buttons, a pass-through USB 2.0 port, quick access lighting control, and available in red, brown or blue CHERRY MX key switches. The Alloy Elite RGB keyboard also features a comfortable, detachable wrist rest, and supplemental textured, titanium-colored keycaps. Additional features include a Game Mode, N-Key Rollover, and anti-ghosting.

The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse features dynamic 360° RGB lighting effects and is designed with the Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed, with settings up to 16,000 DPI. Customizable native DPI settings allow gamers to monitor settings with an LED indicator. In addition, the mouse includes Omron switches with 50M click reliability. Pulsefire Surge is designed for accurate, fluid and responsive tracking, without acceleration.

Using HyperX NGenuity software, gamers can assign personalized macro functions to the six programmable keys and store them in a macro library.

The Predator RGB Memory is scheduled to ship in the second quarter. Additional information regarding pricing, memory compatibility and kit configurations will be available at shipping timeframe.

In addition, the new products will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets with the HyperX Cloud Flight gaming headset beginning availability in January at $159.99; HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard which will be available early January at $169.99; and HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse set to be available in the second quarter at $69.99.

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