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Xpg summoner rgb keyboard review

When we think of Adata, we usually think of flashy RAM modules and well-designed SSD storage solutions. What we don't usually think of is its impressive series of gaming peripherals, covering keyboards, mice, and audio.

Today we take a look at the latter, one of their latest gaming keyboards-to be precise, the XPG Summoner RGB keyboard. The new keyboard provides three Cherry MX switches, a large number of RGB presets, a comfortable detachable wrist rest, and a reasonably positioned volume knob for you to choose from. Although it seems to be equipped with all the necessities needed for a gaming keyboard, Summoner also has its drawbacks, such as lack of user software.

In the next article, we will introduce the Summoner RGB keyboard step by step to understand how it performs in terms of build quality, gaming performance, and overall price / performance. Chapter

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Advantages

Disadvantages

The XPG Summoner RGB keyboard adopts a fairly standard packing box, with the keyboard shown on the front and some main functions on the side and on the back. Inside the box, the keyboard is wrapped in a thin layer of plastic and wedged between two fairly strong protective blocks. The wrist rest is located under the keyboard, along with the manual and additional keys. At

we get:

From a design point of view, this looks pretty cool. Over the years, I have seen many keyboards (Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT)

using this layout style, and it is easy to understand why. The sandblasted aluminum top plate is the perfect model for XPG buttons and RGB lighting. It gives the keyboard a premium feel, and I absolutely love the black plastic on many other brand keyboards. Speaking of branding, XPG is very subtle, located above the arrow keys, presented in a metal finish, eye-catching but low-key. The top plate overlaps the physical body of the keyboard, but I will not mark it as negative, only some perfectionists will notice.

In the upper right corner of the keyboard, users will find a volume wheel and a mute button; this is the only dedicated multimedia key provided by this motherboard. The volume wheel has a nice touch, which is definitely useful for quickly adjusting the volume during gaming. On the other hand, the mute button is not as pleasing to the senses. It has a hollow feel and sound, to be honest it really feels very basic. Although the button works very well, I predict that it could malfunction in the near future.

XPG decided to use auxiliary function keys for play/pause, rewind and forward control, found through F10F12. Although this is good, I prefer dedicated multimedia keys. Why is it equipped with a volume wheel and a mute button, and ignore the rest? It seems a bit confusing. Next to the volume wheel are three indicators for game mode, Caps and Num Lock.

The wrist rest that comes with this keyboard is one of its standout features, as it can be easily attached via the magnetic strip inside the wrist rest. It can be easily clipped to the bottom of the keyboard and feels secure, but still better than other similarly priced alternatives. The cushioning of the wrist rest feels great, providing excellent comfort and stability over a long period of time. The rest adds 88mm to the width of this keyboard, so if you have a problem with desk space, keep this in mind. The

folding keyboard offers few design features. Even in this case, it also provides two retractable feet (1 height adjustment) and a USB pass-through interface. To be honest, this price is more than most other keyboards. The detachable feet do not provide stability pads, but since the board weighs 2.1 pounds, it will not slide too much. USB pass-through works well and is very useful for people who want to charge mobile devices or use peripherals.

Overall, I have to say that the design of this board is really good. Aesthetically speaking, I think it meets all the conditions. RGB works well with the buttons, and sandblasted aluminum brings a certain degree of high quality to the desktop. In terms of function, it still has a few shortcomings. That being said, it does have some unique features that most other similarly priced plates don't have. In addition to the

design, it's time to take a closer look at some of the main features of the board. Within this price range, features may make a difference between buying and finding alternative options. They can improve the usability and functionality of the keyboard, which makes them very important in such a competitive price range.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the main features of XPG Summoner:

Unlike other keyboards in the price range "under $100", XPG Summoner RGB is equipped with three high-performance Cherry MX switches for you to choose from. .Users can choose Cherry MX Red, Speed and Blue switches, allowing them to customize the feel and performance of the keyboard according to their specific requirements.

Personally, I chose the red game switches because they gave me a faster drive and a lower sound. A great feature will definitely open this keyboard to a wider group of buyers.

Next, we have RGB lighting. Although most keyboards sold under the name "RGB" are pretty straightforward, I actually have high hopes for this particular motherboard. However, due to many different factors, these hopes were quickly dashed.

First, let's look at the RGB options provided by the board. It has many different presets available, ranging from breath to "blast."

User software. Without user software, you cannot adjust the RGB lighting according to your specific needs. Basically, you can choose between presets and be satisfied with what it provides.

Finally, for keyboards with RGB in the name, I think the department lacks XPG Summoner. Although RGB is good, it certainly has many shortcomings, especially when compared to other products in this price range.

Antighosting and key rollover are technologies that ensure that each key is recorded and sent to the computer. For example, users can press nine keys at the same time, and each keystroke will be sent to their computer; This is a function designed for gamers who play, they need to use multiple keys for complex commands.

Having said that, there are many different variants of key rollover, and their difference lies in the number of keys that can be pressed at once. At the lower end of the key shift range, the motherboard can provide as few as five key shifts (five simultaneous keys), enough to satisfy many gaming scenarios. If you look at the high end, users will be treated as NKRO, also known as full key rollover (all keys). The

XPG Summoner RGB keyboard provides the latter, which provides "keystroke" requirements for certain types of games.

Lastly, we have a padded wrist rest. The easy-to-install wrist rest provides excellent comfort and doesn't take up much desk space (compared to other products). It is connected to your circuit board via the magnetic stripe on the back of the rest and is firmly fixed in place. The padded pad feels super soft and provides excellent comfort for long games. When you're done, just scoop out the rest and save as needed. A great feature that many other motherboards in this price range cannot boast.

Now that we've understood the layout of this keyboard and some of its main features, it's time to take a closer look at its performance. We'll put it in a series of games and see how it builds up from a game perspective. After all, this is a gaming keyboard. Note that these findings are based on the board-equipped Cherry MX Red switch, other iterations may provide different performance results.

I started something as usual and loaded my favorite game, CS: GO. The first thing I noticed about the Summoner is the response speed of the switch. We've obviously used a lot of keyboards with Cherry MX Red switches in the past, but it always feels good to go back to them after a while. Action-sensitive, Cherry MX Reds' low momentum means I can react at lightning speed - exactly what you need when playing fast-paced games like CS: GO. Compared to the inexpensive keyboard I used recently, the Redragon K552 Kumara, XPG is better in all respects. It is more tactile and does not produce half the noise, these are two factors that concern me a lot.

Although NKRO technology is a bit overkill for almost all games, I did manage to test it on some unique games that require it. It seems to work as expected, allowing me to press any number of keys at the same time, and the game logs all keys.

From a writing point of view, I think XPG Summoner RGB is pretty good. Although it is not the most accurate I have used, it does provide good speed when needed. The only factor that feels a bit strange is the recoil of the spring when taking off from a keystroke. This is not unpleasant, but it is very obvious during use.

In general, I really like using this gaming keyboard. Macros are easy to program,

RGB works (albeit limited), and the overall feel of the summoner is high quality. So, for performance, you have to give it a thumbs up.

Guys, our complete breakdown of the ADATA XPG Summoner RGB keyboard. Although this keyboard has some minor flaws, I have to say that overall I am very impressed. The build is very good (especially for this price, which is currently under $100) and the game performance has almost no shortcomings. The downside of

is that RGB is very limited and there is no user software on the board. To be honest, it's a bit strange these days. In other words, RGB presets are sufficient, and macro programming is very simple. The wrist rest also has more advantages, bringing higher comfort to your gaming experience.

In general, under $100, I have to say that Summoner is a good keyboard. In this price range, this keyboard can provide a lot of things; selected mechanical switches, aluminum top plate, USB connection and some other features to complete these functions.

I think it all boils down to your priority. If you want good gaming performance and solid build quality, this keyboard will be perfect for you. However, if you are more interested in custom, gorgeous RGB and middle keys, you can definitely find better value elsewhere on the market.

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