When it comes to headsets, mice, and gaming gear, there are a few big names that come to mind like Razer, Logitech, and HyperX. The latter company is best known for its more budget-friendly lineup of products and for good reason, they make a huge assortment of gaming accessories that are priced perfectly for gamers of all experience levels.
Since its creation in 2002 as a division of Kingston Technology Corporation, the company has set out with a mission to develop gaming products that work not just for the gaming community but beyond. Let’s take a deeper look at the HyperX brand and its deep lineup of gaming accessories.
History of HyperX
HyperX dates back to 2002 when a group of engineers inside Kingston Technology Corporation (also known just as Kingston) set out with a goal to develop high-quality gaming products that were delivered alongside best-in-class customer service. Initially, the HyperX team set out with a lineup of high-performance memory modules like DDR3 RAM that outperformed the competition. It would take another dozen or so years before they would look to start breaking into the product lineups they are best known for today like gaming headsets, keyboards, or mice.
To that point, Kingston understandably would maintain its focus on the HyperX brand around its top-selling gaming memory, SSD, and USB drives under the HyperX brand. Finally, in 2013, Kingston would ship the world’s largest capacity USB 3.0 drive, known as the HyperX Predator 3.0. That would be the company’s big calling until 2014 when it would release its FURY memory of overclocking software, but also when HyperX would make its first entrance into the gaming headset market.
Fast forward to 2015, and HyperX is working at hyper speed (pun intended) and would release its Cloud II headset aligned with the fastest DDR4 128GB memory kit on the market. They would continue this success for another six years until unveiling new product lineups one after the other until February 2021 when Hewlett Packard scooped up the HyperX brand for $425 million.
What is HyperX Known for Today?
More than a year after the acquisition by HP, HyperX continues to enjoy success in the gaming arena with a broad lineup of products. Focusing more on the lower to middle end of the gaming market, HyperX has kept its primary focus on gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, microphones, and controllers. The best product line in the HyperX staple is likely to be considered its headset lineup which includes multiple best sellers and continues to improve with every new release. HyperX has also worked closely with specialized partners like TimTheTatman to release special editions of some of their best products in a way to better align with the marketplace.
All totaled, HyperX has a lineup of more than 36 headsets available to customers on its website. This number includes a few headsets that are similarly named but available as special editions so the actual product line is likely a little smaller but there are plenty of available options. Headsets like the HyperX Cloud Alpha, HyperX Cloud Flight, and HyperX Cloud Core are just a few of the company’s most popular headsets that are continuously winning over new customers.
HyperX has maintained its focus on both wired and wireless headsets playing to both sides of the gaming market. Along with that, HyperX has also released dedicated headset variants of their best headsets for both Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles similar to their competitors like Turtle Beach. The company’s headsets are best known for their signature memory foam which has won praise for long-term comfort.
You can learn more about the many available HyperX headsets through our in-depth reviews below:
- Is the HyperX Cloud Flight Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Any Good?
- The 5 Best HyperX Headsets for PlayStation
- Is the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Cloud Revolver Any Good?
- The 6 Best HyperX Headsets Available Today
- The 6 Best HyperX PC Headsets
- Is the HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Cloud MIX Any Good?
- The HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset Review: is it Any Good?
- The 5 Best Gaming Headsets You Can Buy Today
- The 3 Best HyperX Earbuds Today
- HyperX Cloud Alpha vs. Cloud II: What are the Differences?
- Is the HyperX Cloud II Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Orbit S Worth Buying?
- HyperX Cloud Alpha vs. Alpha S: Which is Better?
- HyperX Cloud 2 vs. Razer Blackshark V2: Which is Better?
- HyperX Cloud II vs. Cloud Revolver 7.1: Which is Better?
Like headsets, HyperX has also made a recent name for itself in the gaming mouse space by looking to capitalize on the low to mid-range market of both wired and wireless options. With retail prices ranging from $25 – $80, there’s a wide range of available options depending on your budget and gaming needs. The HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse is the company’s flagship mouse product and offers a popular honeycomb design that allows for breathability as well as 100 hours of battery life. Add in buttons that have been tested for up to 80 million clicks and an ergonomic design and it’s easy to see the value of what HyperX is selling.
You can learn more about many HyperX Gaming Mice available through our reviews below:
- The 5 Best HyperX Gaming Mice
- Is the HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Pulsefire Haste Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Pulsefire Raid Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Mouse Pad Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Pulsefire Core Worth Buying?
- Is the HyperX Pulsefire Surge Worth It?
While no longer directly sold on the HyperX website, memory is part of the original product lineup that helped grow HyperX into the gaming accessory giant it is today. As part of the HP gaming division, products like the HyperX FURY DDR4 continue to shine as an entry-level gaming choice for those looking to boost their RAM and add more gaming potential to their computers.
Available in a variety of sizes including 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, there is plenty of opportunity to add serious horsepower to your gaming rig and jump directly into AAA games. What helps the HyperX lineup of memory stand out from dozens of competitors is its low power consumption drawing only 1.2 volts as compared to other DDR4 memory modules which are likely to be rated at 1.4 volts.
You can learn more about the HyperX FURY memory modules from our review:
Just as gamers need a great headset and a reliable mouse to jump into gameplay, the same is true for a dedicated microphone. What’s more, the HyperX microphone lineup can double just as easily for podcasting as it can for gaming. There are only five total microphones in the current HyperX lineup for gaming today but they offer solid options starting at $44.99 on the more budget-friendly side to $249.99 which takes you into a more premium price point.
Among the HyperX microphone lineup, the HyperX QuadCast stands out as a popular option for Twitch streamers. Part of its popularity is due to its color RGB lighting system that connects to HyperX’s NGENUITY software where you can change the microphone’s overall color combinations.
You can learn more about the HyperX microphone lineup through our reviews:
- The Best Gaming Microphones: Reviewed and Ranked
- Is the HyperX QuadCast Any Good?
- Is the HyperX Solocast Any Good?
For many gamers looking to pick up a gaming accessory from the HyperX product lineup, using the NGENUITY software is a big bonus. For the most part, NGENUITY focuses on tweaks for microphones or gaming mice which is where you will find it most useful. Still, for things like 7.1 virtual surround sound on headsets like the HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset, you can only enable or disable this feature through the software.
With a keyboard, you can adjust macros and rebind keys through the software giving you any number of shortcuts that can be used while gaming. On the HyperX mouse lineup, the scroll wheel has RGB lighting functionality which can be adjusted through the software.
You can learn more about the HyperX NGENUITY software as part of our reviews:
As you would expect from a gaming accessory company that sells headsets, mice, and microphones, HyperX also offers an extensive lineup of keyboards. Ranging in price from $49.99 to $129.99, the HyperX lineup of keyboards remains fully wired in favor of better response times over its Bluetooth-enabled competition. Buyers also have the choice of keyboards with or without dedicated number pads as well as choosing from among a few special keyboard designs.
For example, The HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard offers a traditional black design (with RGB lighting) or you can choose from either the Naruto or Itachi special edition. One notable aspect of the HyperX lineup is that you can also choose from either flat or mechanical keyboard options as gamers often firmly sit in one camp or the other so HyperX is attempting to cater to both.
You can learn more about the HyperX partnership with TimTheTatman and his specialized keyboard models here:
- Guide to the TimTheTatman HyperX Collection: What’s Best?
- Is the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Any Good?
- HyperX Pudding Keycaps: Reviewed for 2023
- The 5 Best HyperX Keyboards
- Is the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Any Good?
For many PC gamers, using a keyboard and mouse remains the go-to option but the use of a gaming controller is growing increasingly more popular by the day. While many gamers opt for Xbox or PlayStation controllers, that often has them swapping between their consoles which is not ideal for frequent gaming. Instead, HyperX offers a more dedicated solution with its HyperX Clutch wireless gaming controller for $49.99. Connecting over a 2.4GHz connection to a PC, you have less lag time than you would through a Bluetooth option like the Xbox controller plus 19 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The last mainstay of the HyperX gaming lineup is its line of charging stations for Xbox, PlayStation 5, or the Nintendo Switch. These dedicated power stations are perfect for recharging your controllers while keeping them organized in a dock-like piece of hardware that sits easily on a shelf or entertainment stand.
Both the Xbox and PlayStation charging stations are officially certified which also means they have been verified by Sony and Microsoft as well as working well with their respective hardware. Along with the three controller-centric charging stations, HyperX also offers a dedicated Qi wireless charging base (or mat) that can charge up to two Qi-enabled devices at once including smartphones, AirPods, and more.
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