Top 5 gaming keyboards for the holidays

Give the gift of a solid gaming keyboard this holiday season.

Shopping for a new PC gaming keyboard this holiday season? You're in the right place! Picking the perfect gaming keyboard can be difficult, especially if you’re shopping for someone else rather than yourself. Among the many points to ponder are the price point, mechanical switches, RGB vs non-RGB, and the overall comfort. 

But there's good news! We're here to help you narrow down which gaming keyboard will make the best holiday gift for you or the gamer in your life. We’ve put together a list of some of the best PC gaming keyboards from HyperX on the market right now. Check the description of each option below and you'll find a fitting keyboard for any and all kinds of gamers.

HyperX Alloy Elite 2

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Who it's for: The ultimate RGB-loving gamer who wants it all.

If you're after the perfect final component to slot into your fully operational gaming battle station, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 mechanical gaming keyboard is it. This all-inclusive mechanical keyboard features pudding keycaps to really highlight the customizable RGB patterns you've created using HyperX's Ngenuity software. But it doesn't stop there, including a stunning RGB light bar above the keys along with media keys and brightness controls. All for your eyes to soak in while your fingers enjoy the satisfaction of your mechanical keyswitch of choice.

HyperX Alloy Origins PBT

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Who it's for: The furious key tapper in need of something durable.

If you or your gift target is blessed with have key-destroying levels of finger strength, then it's time to aquire the HyperX Alloy Origins PBT mechanical keyboard. Built with a full aluminum body, it features pre-installed PBT keycaps with side printing. These extra durable keys will withstand all the presses, taps, and furious ALT + F4s you can throw at them, all while offering a satisfyingly rugged texture for your fingers. Much like HyperX's other RGB keyboards, you can customize your color patterns via profiles in Ngenuity. You could also opt for the tenkeyless Alloy Origins Core PBT if you want to save a little space and don't have need of a numpad.

HyperX Alloy Origins 60

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Who it's for: The space-saving gamer searching for something compact/portable.

The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 mechanical keyboard is made to deliver everything a gamer needs from a keyboard in as compact a form factor as possible. It does away with the chaff of numpads, arrow keys, and the function row to focus on everything around the core key block. If you want the satisfaction of a mechanical keyboard in a device that can be quickly packed away or transported, The Alloy Origins 60 is ideal. The same goes for gamers working with limited real estate on their desks. Smaller space doesn't mean you need to compromize on quality. The Alloy Origins 60 also comes in both black and pink variants, so pick the one that best fits your play space aesthetic.

HyperX Alloy Origins 65

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Who it's for: The space saver again, but this one can't bear to be rid of those precious arrow keys.

If the idea of cutting back to just the core keys seems too daunting, allow us to present the perfect compromise. The HyperX Alloy Origins 65 trims down to almost the same form factor as its smaller sibling, dropping both the numpad and function keys to save up space. Fans of point, directional indicators, fear not. The Origins 65 retains the arrow keys, as well as the home, delete, page up, and page down keys. All that extra function with only a slight increase to size. Lovely stuff. As with the other HyperX mechanical keyboards, you can customize the Alloy Origins 65's individual key lightsusing Ngenuity. Save your favorite themes to the keyboard and it'll retain them even when you transport it to another PC.

HyperX Alloy Core RGB

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Who it's for: The budget-concious gamer hankering for a quiet keyboard.

Keen to up your keyboard's style without the price tag following suit? The HyperX Alloy Core RGB lets you indulge in the fun of RBG lighting effects without breaking the bank. It features a radiant light bar in addition to RGB keys, and you can swap between six different lighting effects and three brightness levels. If you're not a fan of mechanical keyboards – there are some of you out there, we're assured – then the soft and quiet keys of the Alloy Core RGB will let you game in style and peace.

Want some extra good news about grabbing a new mechanical gaming keyboard? You can now indulge in HyperX's 3D-printed keycaps, swapping out keys with entertaining characters and practical, game-focused designs. And if you're building the ultimate gaming setup or just want more gaming gift ideas, head over to our 2023 holiday gift guide hub for more great present suggestions.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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