Model: HyperX Cloud
Price: £61 (at time of review)
Normally when we think of Kingston, and the now well established HyperX brand we would immediately think of NAND storage and RAM because Kingston are a leading name in both and a dominant force in the global consumer and OEM markets alike. However like a growing number of PC hardware giants they are looking to diversify their product catalogue and are making the play to try and be on top of your desk as well as under it.
For Kingston this expansion is coming on the back of the HyperX brand moving into a more separate gamer/enthusiast focused entity and the first gaming product Kingston are trying their hand at is a headset which we have here today in the form of the HyperX Cloud. Looking at it on paper we seem to have all the right ingredients, 50 (ish) mm drivers, part aluminium construction, detachable mic and so on so lets see if Kingston have effectively translated the performance and quality ethos of their hardware into a peripheral.
More about Kingston:
In 1987, Kingston® entered the market with a single product. Founders John Tu and David Sun addressed a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips with a memory module that would serve to redefine industry standards for years to come. Combining one of the most extensive and stringent testing processes in the memory industry, an exceptional free tech support centre and a consistent roll-out of innovative technologies, Kingston Technology has continually set industry standards of quality and reliability throughout its history
Kingston has grown to be the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in employees is essential and that each individual employee is a vital part of the company’s success.