ADATA XPG Summoner Keyboard Review 2

ADATA XPG Summoner Keyboard Review

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Introduction


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.

Specifications

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
Macro Support:Yes
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
Software:No
Switch Type:Choice of Cherry MX Blue, Brown, or Speed (Silver) RGB switch
Backlighting:Yes, RGB backlighting
Interface:USB
Warranty:Two years
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