ADATA is a brand that has been among TechPowerUp editors' favorites when it comes to good value memory kits for all our test setups, but I suspect many here are not as familiar with their XPG brand. Short for Xtreme Performance Gear, XPG was set up in 2008 as a separate brand to cater to the growing gaming market, similar to what Kingston then did with HyperX. It has been over a decade now, and XPG boasts a product portfolio including memory modules, SSDs, PC cases, CPU cooling, a PSU, audio gear, and gaming peripherals. The latter includes mechanical keyboards, which is no surprise these days, and today, we take a look at the first XPG keyboard to join the TPU keyboard review family. Enter the XPG Summoner, and thanks again to ADATA for sending along a review sample.
The XPG SUMMONER gaming keyboard, or simply XPG Summoner as shall be referred to henceforth in this review, is a full-size keyboard with a lot of bells and whistles. The image above no doubt tells you the keyboard has RGB backlighting support, and a closer look also reveals a dedicated volume scroll wheel alongside another button outside of the typical 104-key setup this US ANSI version has. XPG has chosen to go with Cherry for their switches with this keyboard, with three options to choose from. A nice looking wrist rest has also been paired with the keyboard, which we will take a look at in detail as well, but let's begin the review with the specifications below.
|ADATA XPG Summoner Keyboard|
|Layout:||>104-key modified US ANSI layout, other languages dependent on regional support|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, aluminium frame|
|Weight:||0.95 kg/2.1 lbs. (without wrist rest)|
|Wrist Rest:||Yes, detachable|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Dedicated volume control, the rest are available as secondary functions|
|Dimensions:||135 (L) x 449 (W) x 44 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft/1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Cherry MX Blue, Brown, or Speed (Silver) RGB switch|
|Backlighting:||Yes, RGB backlighting|