HyperX Announces Cloud Alpha Wireless with Astounding 300-Hour Battery Life

New Pulsefire Haste Wireless Mouse and 65 Percent Keyboard Also Teased

Alex Rowe
12 min readJan 4, 2022
Official Marketing Image provided by HyperX.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha has been one of my favorite gaming headsets since it launched back in 2017. It took everything good about the iconic Cloud II and made it better; and even now, it’s still one of the best wired gaming headsets on the market.

Today at CES 2022, HyperX has announced they’re going for it again with the Cloud Alpha Wireless. A follow-up of sorts to their excellent work on the Cloud II Wireless in 2020, the Cloud Alpha Wireless is set to be their new flagship wireless gaming headset.

Official Marketing Image provided by HyperX.

Scheduled to launch in February at a price of $199, the Cloud Alpha Wireless features a mind-blowing 300 hour battery life. That’s dramatically more battery performance than any of the other wireless gaming headsets you can buy right now. Most competing models are proud of hitting 30 hours, and it’s wild that the Alpha Wireless is promising ten times that amount of listening before a recharge.

In addition to the new immense battery life, the Alpha Wireless also features a new second generation design of the original model’s dual chamber driver system, and a detachable boom microphone. It also comes in a light weight of just 322g without the mic attached.

If the Alpha Wireless can truly follow on the legacy of the HyperX headset lineup while also offering 300 hours of play time between charges, it’ll be a nigh-unstoppable force in the gaming audio market. I look forward to testing one out in the future!

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The other new announcement I’m personally most excited about from the company is the Pulsefire Haste Wireless gaming mouse. Scheduled to launch in February for $79.99, I already know it’ll be a market leader the moment it comes out. The wired version of the Pulsefire Haste is an excellent product, and the only complaint I could come up with in my review was that they didn’t sell a wireless model.

At the $79.99 price point, the Pulsefire Haste wireless will be a major competitor for other popular models like the $99 Steelseries Aerox 3 Wireless. I can’t wait to see it.

Rounding out their PC peripheral announcements, HyperX is following their exemplary 60-percent keyboard with a 65-percent model called the Alloy Origins 65. This is also due in February for $99.99, and looks like it features the same excellent metal build of all the other Alloy Origins models. It also comes with PBT key caps, continuing the growing trend of including premium key caps on gaming keyboards.

Official Marketing Image provided by HyperX.

HyperX had a few other announcements for the show, including new refreshes of the Cloud Core (now with DTS X included) and a return of the classic pink and white Cloud colorway not seen for years via a new Cloud II package. They also teased an android gaming controller (the HyperX Clutch) launching in March that looks like it’ll be great for mobile gamers who demand precision.

For more information about these upcoming releases, you can see scroll through the full text of the press release just below. I was invited to attend an online briefing about these announcements, and I was emailed marketing information and materials, but HyperX did not pay me to write this story, nor did they have any editorial control. I don’t get any sort of kick back if you decide to buy any of these products when they come out later this year.

HyperX Unveils World’s First 300-Hour Wireless Gaming Headset at CES 2022

HyperX CES Lineup Showcases New Wireless Gaming Products Including Cloud Alpha Wireless Headset with Longest-Lasting Battery in the Gaming Market, HyperX Clutch Android/PC Controller and Pulsefire Haste Wireless Mouse

LAS VEGAS (CES) — Jan. 4, 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 lineup 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(1) of battery life, HyperX Clutch™ wireless gaming controller and Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse. In addition to wireless peripherals, HyperX also introduced the Alloy Origins™ 65 mechanical gaming keyboard with HyperX Red and Aqua mechanical switches, Cloud II gaming headset in a new white and pink colorway 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 Kevin Hague, vice president and general manager, HyperX. “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 offer 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 headset(2) with up to 300 hours(1) of battery life on a single charge. The headset provides an immersive audio experience with DTS® Headphone:X®(3) and utilizes 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 aluminum frame for long-lasting durability and stability. The headset features a detachable noise-cancelling mic with 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 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 utilizes 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 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 customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software and allows users to personalize 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 maximize functionality and desktop real estate for ultimate mouse movement. The keyboard features HyperX mechanical switches built for performance, longevity and 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 utilizes premium double shot PBT keycaps with secondary key functions for long-term use and durability. HyperX NGENUITY software allows users to personalize lighting,(6) Game Mode and macro settings, offering up to three profiles with on-board memory. The keyboard is available in HyperX Red linear switches or HyperX Aqua tactile switches.(7)

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset: Cloud II utilizes an advanced audio control box that offers 7.1 virtual surround sound(8) and features signature HyperX memory foam, premium leatherette and a durable aluminum 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 compatibility(9) and utilizes 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 colorway 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 spatialization. Cloud Core is built with durable aluminum frame and adjustable headband to provide long-lasting durability and utilizes signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette to provide signature HyperX comfort. The headset includes a flexible, detachable noise-canceling microphone that is Discord and TeamSpeak certified.


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

• Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset — pricing and expected availability in February at $199.99

• HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller — pricing and expected availability in March at $49.99

• Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse — pricing and expected availability in February at $79.99

• Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — pricing and expected availability in February at $99.99

• Cloud II Gaming Headset — pricing and expected availability in March at $99.99

• Cloud Core Gaming Headset — pricing and expected availability in January at $69.99

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

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimize the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery.

Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset Specifications

Part Number 4P5D4AA


Driver Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets

Form factor Over ear, circumaural, closed back

Frequency response 15 Hz — 21 kHz

Impedance 62 Ω

Sensitivity 103 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz

T.H.D. ≤ 2%

Frame type Aluminum

Ear cushions Memory foam and premium leatherette


Element 6mm Electret condenser microphone

Polar pattern Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling

Frequency response 50 Hz — 7.2 kHz

Sensitivity -15 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz

Connections and Features

Audio connection Wireless USB

USB audio format Stereo

USB specification USB 2.0

Sampling rates 48 kHz

Bit-Depth 24 bit

Included virtual surround sound DTS Headphone:X

Audio controls Onboard audio controls


Type Rechargeable lithium-polymer

Battery life up to 300 hours

Charge time 4.5 hours


Type 2.4 GHz

Wireless range Up to 20 meters(10)


Weight 322g

Weight with microphone 335g

Cable length(s) and type(s) 0.5m USB charge cable

HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller Specifications

Part Number 516L8AA

Controller Specifications

Connection type 2.4GHz wireless / Bluetooth / wired

Compatibility Android, PC

Battery Specifications

Battery life Up to 19 hours(7)

Battery capacity 600mAh

Physical Specifications

Length 110.3mm(11)

Height 75.1mm(11)

Width 155.6mm

Mobile clip dimensions 41mm — 86mm

Weight (without cable) 270g(11)

Cable type and length Detachable USB-C cable, 2.95m

HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse Specifications

Part Number Black — 4P5D7AA

White — 4P5D8AA

Mouse Specifications

Shape Symmetrical

Sensor Pixart PAW3335

Resolution Up to 16000 DPI

DPI Presets 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI

Speed 450 IPS

Acceleration 40G

Buttons 6

Left / Right Button Switches TTC Golden Micro Dustproof Switch

Left / Right Button Durability 80 million clicks

Light Effects Per-LED RGB lighting

Onboard Memory 1 profile

Connection Type 2.4GHz wireless / wired

Charging Type Wired

Polling Rate 1000Hz

Skate Material Virgin-grade PTFE

Battery Specifications

Battery Type 370mAh Li-ion polymer battery

Battery Life Up to 100 hours

Physical Specifications

Length 124.3mm

Height 38.2mm

Width 66.8mm

Weight (without cable) Black — 61g

White — 62g

Weight (with cable) Black — 95g

White — 96g

Cable Type Detachable HyperFlex USB-C Cable

Cable Length 1.8m

Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Specifications

Part Number HyperX Red Switch

4P5D6AA#ABA English (US)

4P5D6AN#UUW Nordic

4P5D6AX#ACB Russian

Hyper X Aqua Switch

56R64AA#ABA English (US)

Keyboard Specifications

Switch HyperX Switch

Type Mechanical

Backlight RGB (16,777,216 colors)

Light Effects Per-key RGB lighting(6) and 5 brightness levels

Onboard Memory 3 profiles

Polling Rate 1000Hz

Anti-ghosting 100% anti-ghosting

Rollover N-key

Media Control Yes

Game Mode Yes

OS compatibility Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Switch Specifications

Switch HyperX Red, HyperX Aqua

Operation Style Linear, Tactile

Operating Force 45g, 45g

Actuation Point 1.8 mm

Total Travel Distance 3.8 mm

Life Span (Keystrokes) 80 million

Keycap Specifications

Material PBT(12)

Physical Specifications

Width 315.06mm

Depth 105.50mm

Height 36.94mm

Weight (with cable) 827.7g

Cable Type Detachable USB-C, Braided

Cable Length 1.8m

Cloud Core Gaming Headset Specifications

Part Number HX-HSCC-2-BK/WW (note: Already live at BBY)



Driver Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets

Form factor Over ear, circumaural, closed back

Frequency response 15 Hz — 25 kHz

Impedance 60 Ω

Sensitivity 98 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz

T.H.D. ≤ 2%

Frame type Aluminum

Ear cushions Memory foam and premium leatherette


Element Electret condenser microphone

Polar pattern Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling

Frequency response 100 Hz — 12 kHz

Sensitivity -42 dBV (1 V/Pa at 1 kHz)

Connections and Features

Audio connection Wired 3.5mm (4-pole CTIA)

Included virtual surround sound DTS Headphone:X

Audio controls In-line audio controls


Weight 283g

Weight with microphone 295g

Cloud II Gaming Headset Specifications

Part Number 4P5E0AA

Headphone Specifications


Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets

Form Factor

Over ear, circumaural, closed back

Frequency Response



60 Ω


98dBSPL/mW at 1kHz


< 2%

Frame Type


Ear Cushions

Memory foam and premium leatherette

Microphone Specifications


Electret condenser microphone

Polar Pattern

Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling

Frequency Response



-42dBV (1V/Pa at 1kHz)

Connections and Features

Audio Connection

Condenser (back electret)

USB Audio Format


USB Specification

USB 2.0

Sampling Rates

8kHz, 16kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz


16 bit

Included Virtual Surround Sound

HyperX Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound

Audio Controls

Audio control box

Physical Specifications



Weight with microphone


Cable Length(s) and Type(s)

1m headset cable

USB Audio Control Mixer Weight


USB Audio Control Mixer Cable Length


About HyperX
For 18 years, HyperX’s mission has been to develop gaming solutions for every type of gamer and the company is consistently recognized for delivering products that provide superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. Under the tagline of “WE’RE ALL GAMERS,” HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, USB microphones, and console accessories are the choice of everyday gamers as well as celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because they meet the most stringent product specifications and are built with best-in-class components. For more information, please go to www.hyperxgaming.com.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

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HyperX and the HyperX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of HP Inc.in the U.S. and/or other countries. All registered trademarks and trademarks are property of their respective owners.

(1) Tested at 50 percent volume. Battery life varies depending upon usage. 300 hour battery life confirmed by HyperX engineering and third party testing company.

(2)Longest-lasting battery claim is based on the gaming headset market as of December 2021.

(3) DTS, DTS:X, DTS Sound Unbound, Headphone:X, the DTS logo, and the DTS:X logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and other countries. © 2020 DTS, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(4) Actual battery life will vary with use and will naturally decrease with time and usage.

(5) Tested with default lighting. Battery life varies based on usage and computing conditions.

(6) Per-key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

(7) Available switch colors vary per country. Please check your local retailer/e-tailer for availability.

(8) Virtual 7.1 surround sound effect outputs as 2-channel stereo signal to be used with stereo headphones.

(9) Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.

(10) Wireless range may vary due to environmental conditions.

(11) With phone clip installed.

(12) Accessory keycaps are ABS material.



Alex Rowe

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