Train2Game News HyperX Announces New Peripherals At CES 2022

HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced new additions to its award-winning gaming accessories line-up at CES 2022.

Underscoring its commitment to support wireless gaming needs, the latest HyperX products include the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless gaming headset with up to 300 hours of battery life, HyperX Clutch wireless gaming controller and Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse.

In addition to wireless peripherals, HyperX also introduced the Alloy Origins65 mechanical gaming keyboard with HyperX Red and Aqua mechanical switches, Cloud II gaming headset in a new white and pink colourway and Cloud Core headset with DTS® Headphone:X® audio.


“CES sets the tone for consumer technology in 2022 and is a great time for HyperX to share our latest innovations and demonstrate our continued dedication to bring gamers high-performance products,” said Paul Leaman, Vice President, HyperX EMEA. “As producers of professional gaming-grade accessories, HyperX is committed to outfitting the gaming and esports communities with the best products for extended gaming sessions, esports tournaments or casual gaming with friends.”


The latest HyperX line of products offers new levels of comfort, performance and control and are designed to improve the gameplay experience for gamers at all levels.
 

  • HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset: Cloud Alpha Wireless offers the longest-lasting battery in a wireless gaming headset2 with up to 300 hours1 of battery life on a single charge. The headset provides an immersive audio experience with DTS® Headphone:X®3 and utilises new-and-improved, custom-designed Dual Chamber Technology and HyperX 50mm Drivers that feature a slimmer, lighter design while maintaining the sound and performance of the original wired version. Cloud Alpha Wireless provides signature HyperX comfort with soft, pliable leatherette and custom plush memory foam and a durable aluminium frame for long-lasting durability and stability. The headset features a detachable noise-cancelling mic with an LED status indicator and onboard audio controls on the ear cup.
     
  • HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller: For improved mobile gaming control, HyperX Clutch wireless controller offers a familiar controller layout and comfortable textured controller grips to enhance in-game performance. It provides wireless support for Android mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.2 or a 2.4GHz wireless receiver. A USB-C to USB-A cable is included as a wired connection to a PC for gaming, allowing users to take full advantage of gaming on the cloud via multiple devices. The Clutch wireless controller includes a detachable and adjustable mobile phone clip that expands from 41mm to 86mm and comes equipped with a built-in rechargeable battery offering up to 19 hours of battery life on a single charge.4
     
  • HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse: Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse utilises an ultra-light honeycomb hex shell design that offers quicker movements and increased ventilation. The mouse offers gaming-grade wireless technology with a low latency wireless connection that operates on a reliable 2.4GHz frequency and features long-lasting battery life with up to 100 hours on a single charge.5 Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse features six programmable buttons with onboard memory and uses TTC Golden micro dustproof switches rated for up to 80 million clicks. The mouse is also anti-dust and features a water-resistant IP55 rating. Built with low-friction, pure virgin-grade PTFE skates for effortless glide movement, Pulsefire Haste includes grip tape for both sides of the mouse as well as the left and right mouse buttons and includes a replacement set of PTFE skates. The mouse is customisable with HyperX NGENUITY software and allows users to personalise DPI settings, RGB lighting, button assignments, and record macros.
     
  • HyperX Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Alloy Origins 65 features a space-saving 65 percent form factor with dedicated arrow keys, delete, page up, and page down keys to maximise functionality and desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. The keyboard features HyperX mechanical switches built for performance, longevity and is rated with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB backlit keys with an exposed LED design for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. Origins 65 utilises premium double shot PBT keycaps with secondary key functions for long-term use and durability. HyperX NGENUITY software allows users to personalise lighting,6 Game Mode and macro settings, offering up to three profiles with onboard memory. The keyboard is available in HyperX Red linear switches or HyperX Aqua tactile switches.7 
     
  • HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset: Cloud II utilises an advanced audio control box that offers 7.1 virtual surround sound8 and features signature HyperX memory foam, premium leatherette and a durable aluminium frame to provide long-lasting durability, stability and ultimate comfort for prolonged gaming sessions. The advanced audio control box delivers 7.1 virtual surround sound with independent audio and microphone volume control. Gamers can easily toggle on 7.1 virtual surround sound with a push of a button. The headset uses specially tuned 53mm drivers that offer rich, impactful sounds with clarity and precision. Cloud II offers multi-device compatibility9 and utilises a detachable noise-cancelling mic that provides clearer voice quality, game sounds and reduced background noise. Cloud II combines a fresh new pink and white colourway with signature HyperX comfort and sound.
     
  • HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset: Cloud Core gaming headset is designed for an immersive in-game audio experience with DTS® Headphone:X®3 that offers accurate 3D audio spatialisation. Cloud Core is built with a durable aluminium frame and adjustable headband to provide long-lasting durability and utilises signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette to provide signature HyperX comfort. The headset includes a flexible, detachable noise-cancelling microphone that is Discord and TeamSpeak certified.


Availability

The new products will be available through the HyperX EMEA network of retail and e-tail outlets as follows:

  • Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset – pricing and expected availability in Q1 2022 in Europe at $199.99
  • HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller – pricing and expected availability in Q1 2022 at $49.99
  • Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse – pricing and expected availability in February at €99.99
  • Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – pricing and expected availability in February at €119.99
  • Cloud II Gaming Headset – pricing and expected availability in February 2022 in Europe at €99.99/£84.99
  • Cloud Core Gaming Headset – pricing and expected availability in Q1 2022 in EMEA at €79.99/£69.99

Pricing on HyperXgaming.com is subject to change without notice. Retailers’ pricing may vary.

Train2Game News Big Gamification Challenge 2019

At the annual Showcase event at The Junction in Cambridge, REACTOR – the regional development project which supports the growth of the games sector in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – announced a partnership for 2018/2019 with Cambridge Wireless (CW), and officially launched the Big Gamification Challenge 2019.

Keynote speaker, Cambridge Wireless’s Chief Commercial Officer Abhi Naha, addressed the audience: “At Cambridge Wireless we are passionate about strengthening the UK technology community, through the development of strong inter-organisational networks, the delivery of events that enable individuals to share expert knowledge with their peers and facilitating business growth across all corners of the industry. Encouraging and equipping entrepreneurs to develop tech-based concepts that will improve experiences, raise living standards and enhance the world is an ambition that we share with REACTOR. Combining CW’s well-established relationships with technology leaders and REACTOR’s reach into the next generation of technology talent makes perfect sense and we look forward to seeing what positive disruption the upcoming cohort of Big Gamification Challenge contestants produces.”

“I have seen first-hand the positive impact tech based solutions can have. From co-designing an adaptive sensory smartphone for an ageing population of 1 billion+, to co-designing and testing a multi lingual education, employment and healthcare voice based platform for blind women in India, I have seen the potential for tech to be used for good. Further significant, positive disruption is completely within reach and I can’t wait to see what local SMEs and start-ups produce, with the support of Cambridge Wireless and REACTOR, in the coming year.”

Also speaking at the Showcase event, Jan Storgårds, REACTOR Project Director, Anglia Ruskin University, unveiled the theme for REACTOR’s Big Gamification Challenge 2019: “Connectivity plays a fundamental role in driving progress – whether in creating and sharing big data to inform systems or in the sharing of knowledge and resources – and so I am delighted to announce that the theme for the Big Gamification Challenge 2019 is: Connectivity. Connectivity is not simply defined, but SMEs and start-ups will be tasked with using systems thinking; working together for shared purposes; and sharing responsibility for driving progress. Everything on the planet is interconnected – people, machines, nature, built environments, other species, even androids – and we want to inspire our local creative and tech clusters to crowdsource ideas, interests, challenges, and solutions for the benefit of us all.”

As part of the Showcase event nine SMEs presented the products and services they have been devising, developing and refining, with REACTOR’s support, in recent months. Pantea Lotifan spoke about how, with guidance from the team at REACTOR, she has adapted her initial strategy board game concept to support her business strategy work for Camrosh, incorporating more of the joy of games – to boost participation and increase the value of playing.

Oscar Gillespie presented The Theatre in the Clouds, which went live this month, and which stages Shakespeare plays in a web browser, for the purpose of increasing access and understanding. The Theatre provides an interactive, visual representation of the plot, with an accompanying guide to support exploration of the dialogue. Gillespie has taken advantage of the REACTOR match-funded grants to recruit graphic designers and a Shakespeare expert, and will continue to receive business development support from REACTOR in the year ahead.

Olu Orugboh, CEO of Synergy Organisational Solutions, is incorporating game theory and Artificial Intelligence into her customer service business to increase affordability and availability for her clients. Orugboh said: “Without REACTOR I would not have been able to move forward with my concept. I would have had to pay an enormous sum of money to consultants, which I couldn’t afford as a small business, or my idea would have been resigned to the ‘future projects’ category – probably to never be seen again. But, with REACTOR’s business development mentoring, events focused on refining and practising pitching, I have been able to progress my idea – REACTOR has been invaluable in my business development.”

Storgårds added: “We have seen the success that is possible for start-ups and SMEs when their ideas are combined with access to mentors, networks, support and funding. We are pleased to announce an increased upper limit to the match-funded grants eligible SMEs can apply for, from £6,000 to £12,000. With the ingenuity and determination of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough tech clusters, combined with support from REACTOR and Cambridge Wireless, our ambitions for the year ahead are even loftier, as we promote Connectivity to spur greater uses of tech for good.”

REACTOR is a regional development project led by Anglia Ruskin University and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and, since the project’s launch last year, 39 eligible SMEs have received support, accessing REACTOR’s network of business mentors, game designers and entrepreneurs. REACTOR participants have benefitted from £36,000 of match-funded grants to date, attended practical workshops to develop business know-how and to refine skills in pitching to investors, and have put those skills to the test at events ranging from informal meet-ups to Concept Development Workshops and the annual Showcase.