If you’re a serious marathon player or don’t like having to plug in your headphones every week, HyperX’s latest Cloud Alpha might just be the best gaming headset for you. The company, now owned by HP, claims his latest headset will last up to 300 hours (at 50% volume) between charges. That’s almost a full two weeks of constant play before you have to hit the USB cable. Or, more realistically, it probably means that you will only need to charge your headphones once a month or so.
Longevity aside, the new Cloud Alpha Wireless supports DTS Headphone X surround sound, 50mm dual-chamber custom sport pilots, and features an aluminum frame, removable noise-canceling mic, and audio controls. mounted on the ear cups.
Along with the Cloud Alpha Wireless headset at CES 2022, HyperX is also launching a new Pulsefire Haste Wireless gaming mouse with a honeycomb shell that keeps the weight at just 61 grams (or 62 grams for the white model, according to HyperX) while by offering a nominal autonomy of 100 hours.
A new Cloud II wired gaming headset features an external control box to provide virtual 7.1 surround and brings larger 53mm drivers, along with many of the same design features as its wireless counterpart. The Cloud II, however, will be offered in black, pink, and white.
On the keyboard front, the new HyperX Alloy Origins 65 is, as you can guess, a compact 65% variation from the rest. Alloy Origins keyboards which we generally found quite cool. The Alloy Origins 65 retains its dedicated arrow keys (a must for me), uses HyperX’s own switches (linear red or Aqua tactile), has RGB backlighting (natch) with exposed LEDs, PBT to double shot and three profiles in the memory board to store macro settings.
HyperX says the Cloud Alpha Wireless headset and Pulsefire Haste mouse will be available in February for $ 199 and $ 79, respectively. The Alloy Origins 65 mechanical keyboard will also arrive in February for $ 99. And the Cloud II wireless headset is due in March, for $ 99.
Other new HyperX peripherals include a low-end Cloud Core headset (available in January for $ 69) and a clutch controller for Android devices (March, $ 49).