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New HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset aims for best battery life in the world

HyperX is also launching a bunch of other gaming-focused accessories.
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January 4, 2022
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The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is the first new standard Cloud Alpha model since 2017.
TL;DR
  • The new HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless gaming headset boasts an incredibly long battery life.
  • The company is also launching other gaming accessories, such as keyboards and controllers.
  • Most of the products come out in the next few months.

At CES 2022, gaming accessory maker HyperX unveiled a new version of its classic Cloud Alpha gaming headset, along with a host of other new gaming accessories. The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless doesn’t bring a lot of fancy new bells and whistles. But the company is looking to claim the crown in one area: battery life.

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This new HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless uses a USB dongle, which means audio lag won’t be an issue. It also features DTS Headphone:X virtual surround sound and apparently boasts 300 hours of playtime on a single charge. Gaming headset battery life generally caps out under 50 hours, so this is a pretty bold claim. Otherwise, it looks to be pretty much the same headset gamers know and love.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless will run you $199.99 when it comes out in February in the US.

Other gaming accessories on the way

Two other gaming headset lines are getting new entries, too. There’s a new pink and white HyperX Cloud II coming in March for $99.99, and an update to the Cloud Core which will support DTS Headphone:X virtual surround sound coming later this month for $69.99.

The company also announced new products in a variety of other categories. The HyperX Alloy Origins 65 mechanical gaming keyboard is a new compact option, now with dedicated arrow keys, a delete button, and page up and down buttons. It’s got all the same LED color options as other Alloy Origins keyboards, which you can customize using the HyperX NGenuity app, and it will cost $99.99 when it launches in February.

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless gaming mouse brings the same ultra-light honeycomb design as its wired counterpart, now with a 2.4GHz wireless connection and up to 100 hours of battery life. The mouse features an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance, so you shouldn’t have to worry if you accidentally knock a drink all over it. It’s due out in February and will cost $79.99.

two shots of the HyperX Clutch Wireless controller on a white table, connected to a smartphone.
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The phone clip is adjustable, so you don't need to worry about an XL screen fitting.

Finally, the HyperX Clutch Wireless gaming controller is a brand new third-party gamepad for mobile and PC. The controller supports connections using Bluetooth 4.2, a 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle, or wired USB connections, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting it to work wherever you game. The controller includes an attachable phone clip, so you won’t need an extra pair of hands to use it on the go. It boasts 19 hours of playtime on a single charge. It should be out in March for $49.99.

The release windows for the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless and other products don’t seem very specific. That’s due in large part to ongoing supply chain issues. Don’t be too surprised if Spring rolls around and one or more of these products still haven’t come out.