It appears like HyperX has caught the spore unfold. No, not the terrifying, world-ending Final of Us sort; the much less rabid one which’s caught on within the house decor world.
Bear in mind its new HX3D program that launched at CES 2023 and permits gaming keyboard (and different peripherals) fans to personalize their gear? Effectively, its second limited-edition customized keycap simply dropped at present, the MapleStory Orange Mushroom keycap, impressed by crowd-favorite Orange Mushroom from the favored MMO title, MapleStory. And, I’ve to confess, it’s form of truffle-able.
Like the primary HX3D restricted version launch, this MapleStory Orange Mushroom keycap is just going to be obtainable on-line at HyperX.com (opens in new tab) from March 17 by means of the nineteenth. And, sadly for keycap-loving fans all over the world, it’s solely obtainable within the US.
No worth has been introduced but. But when this newest HX3D drop goes to be something just like the final one, it’ll probably be within the ballpark of $20 to $25 (Cozy Cat was offered for $19.99 a chunk) and will promote out rapidly. So you’ll want to order yours at 9am ET on the seventeenth to get on the mushroom pattern simply in case.
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Loot Drop III is right here
Alongside this launch, HyperX has additionally shared details about its world fan appreciation and neighborhood occasion, the aptly named HyperX Loot Drop III.
This two-week occasion, which runs by means of March twenty seventh, is predicted to be an influencer-studded occasion. However, it’s greater than a gaming pageant the place you’ll be able to YouTube celebrity-spot. When you aren’t already aware about HyperX’s contribution to the gaming neighborhood, the model sponsors main gaming occasion and esports groups all over the world. And, the principle focus of this specific occasion is to point out its appreciation to its loyal followers all over the world.
“Again for the third yr, HyperX Loot Drop III seems a bit of completely different this time round,” mentioned Alina Riabinina, the Go-to-Market Group Lead at HyperX. In keeping with her, the occasion is “pushed by efforts to reveal our buyer appreciation and convey the gaming neighborhood collectively by means of unique HyperX product drops and actions.”
So, it’s primarily a treasure trove of actions, product launches, and even alternatives to battle it out with Group Liquid and XSET professional players. You would possibly even rating a few of HyperX’s newest equipment for much less, making this the proper alternative to develop your peripherals assortment, whether or not you’re a HyperX superfan or not.
However when are we getting full-set customized keycaps?
Although HyperX hasn’t shared extra particulars on the opposite merchandise it is launching at Loot Drop III – although it’ll probably roll out one other product from its HX3D undertaking (a cute holder for its gaming headsets maybe, or perhaps one thing for its gaming mice), I’m form of hoping that it lastly rolls out a full set or two of customized keycaps.
Don’t get me incorrect; its particular person limited-edition keycaps are enjoyable and all, however including them to the common white or black keycaps that HyperX keyboards include isn’t actually as enjoyable if I’m being trustworthy. As a keyboard fanatic myself, I take pleasure in mixing and matching my keycap units to create an entire new look after which topping that off with a particular one – like my pink cat paw, my Spirited Away soot sprite, or my Twentieth-anniversary version HyperX keycaps.
HyperX has already confirmed that it has the assets to make particular keycap units – working example, its Naruto assortment (opens in new tab) that has a few gaming keyboards with themed keys. So, why not merely develop its HX3D one with a few full units? Contemplating its large fanbase and the rising keyboard modding neighborhood all over the world, I feel these are going to be large bestsellers.