The pair of USB 2.0 connections are clearly marked as to which makes the keyboard function, and which is for the charging port. If you do quite a bit of productive things on the PC as well, there are things to consider before throwing money at HyperX. HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB™ is a great-looking, high-performance keyboard designed to make sure that both your skills and style are on full display. The F12 is used for Game Mode, where keys are disabled so that exiting the game is very limited, unless done through the game menu or more complicated combinations of keys, not just a single press of a key, accidentally. These are located just between the command keys and the number pad for reference. The back of the box highlight four things in images, as well as text, explain the dynamic RGB backlit keys and the effects, solid steel frame, onboard memory to cover three profiles, and an informative diagram of what the Silver Speed switches are capable of. Near the bottom of the chart we see that the cable is detachable and braided, totaling 1.8 meters in length. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. The exposed steel plate is cleaner looking than a framed keyboard, and it does allow for the RGB LED lighting to not only shine through the keycaps, but also does flood out over the top of the keyboard as well. At all three locations, we find a $109.99 price tag associated with this product, and compared to the market as a hole, the asking price is reasonable. Back to the switches, we saw earlier that they are built by Kailh, they are mechanical, and exposed at the back of each switch is an RGB LED capable of displaying nearly 16.8 million colors. However, every once in a while, HyperX also chooses to go with one switch only for the design, and what we have now happens to be one of them. The first reason, we have explained many times, and it is that we have fat fingers. Even while HyperX has made an impressive gaming solution to mechanical keyboards, have the lost the point in what a keyboard is intended for on a fundamental level? The flat black PBC is not as easy to clean as the shiny ones, and we do see residue in minute spots, but on the whole, it is clean, and the soldering job is precise without any faults we could see. With the included software, even the most demanding user will find it sufficient, and with three onboard profiles and onboard storage, you can game in comfort anywhere you choose to connect the Alloy FPS RGB. Inside of the box, we find the keyboard wrapped in clear plastic to keep dust off the keyboard as well as help against abrasions. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. After clicking to add a new profile to the box on the left side, we are greeted by a tutorial as we go. As to the mini-USB connection, it plugs into the back of the keyboard. The lack of switch choices may turn off some potential clients, and for us the switch choice makes the keyboard frustrating for daily use outside of gaming. All told, with the keyboard and cable combined, the Alloy FPS RGB weighs in at 1100 grams. The switches are linear, with no bump or click, and require 40g of pressure to start to collapse. It is where you can choose the language of the presented information, grab the manual, and can even check for updates to the software and firmware, as well as resetting the entire suite to its factory default settings. Moment and our clicks being recorded were fine, no functional issues with the way the Alloy FPS RGB worked at all. It is here that you can select and save your favorite colors, pick a color associated with each of the modes, and via a menu to the right, you can choose trigger, explosion, or HyperX Flame not Frame. With all of our knowledge at hand, the experience we had with it, and what we ran into, in the end, it is your decision to make.