The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless boasts 300 hours of battery life. It’s out in Australia on April 25th and you can learn more HERE.
Since launching in 2014, HyperX’s Cloud series of gaming headsets has firmly cemented the company as a key player in the gaming space. Gamers across the globe see the Cloud name as synonymous with superior comfort and build quality to match its class-leading audio.
It’s a massive journey for the HyperX brand, once owned by Kingston Technology and since bought by mammoth tech corporation HP in 2021 for a cool $425 million. Since its inception, the HyperX range has expanded to feature other gaming peripherals like keyboards, mice and the incredibly popular QuadCast USB condenser microphones. The momentum simply hasn’t stopped, and the products continue to make waves in the market and win a multitude of awards along the way. At the end of the day though, it always comes back to the Cloud.
Over the years, HyperX has continued to grow and expand the Cloud range without compromising on those core ideals and as a result has produced some of the world’s most popular and trusted headsets. It makes sense then that they’ve managed to sling over 20 million of the things over the past eight years. A huge chunk of those sales can be attributed to the incredibly ubiquitous Cloud II headset – a mainstay now for years that continues to be one of the best no-frills gaming headsets in an affordable price bracket (plus it now comes in pink!).
A brand-new addition to the Cloud family this year though, brings another of HyperX’s fan-favourite headsets to a whole new level with the Cloud Alpha Wireless.
When it first dropped around five years ago, the HyperX Cloud Alpha took the design that gamers loved from the Cloud II and shook things up with its audio solution. Introducing a new Dual Chamber Technology, the Cloud Alpha splits the high frequency and bass response into two separate chambers to create a much more crisp sound where different frequencies don’t get muddled together in the way they would with a traditional gaming headset.
Some gamers might still prefer the look, the fit or the features of the Cloud II over the Cloud Alpha, and the good news for them is that the former already comes in a wireless version. But those who crave the game-changing dual chamber audio of the Alpha have only had the option of a wired headset…until now.
The Cloud Alpha Wireless takes the excellent Alpha design and cuts the cord, while also adding a host of improvements to make this one of HyperX’s most compelling bits of gaming gear yet. For starters, that wireless functionality doesn’t come at the cost of reliability thanks to a whopping 300 hours of battery life on a single charge. HyperX reckons that’s the longest-lasting battery yet in a gaming headset and I’m inclined to believe them.
The new wireless take on the Alpha also sports an even better iteration of the key Dual Chamber Technology and 50mm HyperX drivers that feature a slimmer and lighter design, bolstering the signature HyperX comfort even further. The Cloud Alpha Wireless still features the same plush memory foam, soft leatherette and durable aluminium frame that makes the existing wired version an absolute winner. It also features DTS Headphone:X for 3D spatial audio, which is a huge boon for the already-great soundstage of the Alpha headset.
What this all means is that we now not only have the most refined and modern iterations of one of the HyperX’s best gaming headsets, but in wireless form with a battery life that can only be described as ginormous. There’s a lot to be excited about, and it all begins with the Cloud Alpha Wireless which is out in Australia and New Zealand on April 25th.