XPG Summoner RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

I would like to say I have seen every keyboard feature in the world by now but it’s simply not true. There is a first time for everything, I guess. Today we meet the XPG summoner RGB gaming keyboard that has an onboard USB Pass-through port. The Summoner features Cherry Mx Switches, 7 Pre-defined RGB modes, a media control key, 100% Anti-Ghosting Keys, Per-Key RGB backlighting, and a sandblasted aluminum frame design prices at $79.99.

XPG really did a good job on this sandblasted aluminum frame design. The color and texture on the face of the frame is off the hook. Only the top part of the frame is aluminum, its back support is a plastic material. It doesn’t have the weight or stiffness other aluminum frame keyboards have but it does look mega dope. In order to give Summoner, an onboard USB Passthrough port the cord actually has 2 USB 2.0 type A outputs like a double-headed snake. Having a USB slot on your keyboard can be useful especially if your rig is out of reach. You can extend your headphone or webcam reach, or simply just use it to charge your mobile devices. I am not sure about the design of the volume control it’s a bit of an acquired taste, but that doesn’t affect your gameplay anyway.

Cherry MX switches provide great performance, if you have not heard of them by now, you’re not doing enough keyboard research. You can also get this keyboard in silver or blue switches depending on what you like. The stat line on these Cherry Mx’s includes a 45g operating force, 1.9mm actuation point, and a fast reactivity rate. A mandatory for all gaming keyboards is 100% anti-ghosting technology which is included with this product. Some gamers prefer their W A S D or arrow keys to be a different color, here XPG gives you the option to change them to red with a custom kit included in the package. I am not usually a fan of wrist rests but this one is mad comfortable; it definitely comes in handy on long grinds. It’s magnetically connected so if you get sick of it just pull it right off. Performance wise this XPG Summoner is right where it needs to be at this price point.

XPG as with most of their products puts a lot of effort into RGB because we all know RGB is life. You get 7 Pre-Defined RGB Modes on a per-key backlighing setup. If those are not enough for you it is powered by XPG Prime which is one of the more solid customization software on the market. I would be lying to you if I said this keyboard, wasn’t a stunner. An excellent-looking product to light up your battle station. It’s priced accordingly, you won’t feel bad spending $79.99 on this keyboard.

Summary
Today we meet the XPG summoner RGB gaming keyboard that has an onboard USB Pass-through port. The Summoner features Cherry Mx Switches, 7 Pre-defined RGB modes, a media control key, 100% Anti-Ghosting Keys, Per-Key RGB backlighting, and a sandblasted aluminum frame design prices at $79.99. XPG really did a good job on this aluminum sandblasted frame design. The color and texture on the face of the frame is off the hook. Performance wise this XPG Summoner is right where it needs to be at this price point. XPG as with most of their products puts a lot of effort into RGB because we all know RGB is life. Its priced accordingly, you won’t feel bad spending $79.99 on this keyboard.
Good
  • Sandblasted aluminum frame looks dope
  • Onboard USB Passthrough port
  • Legit wrist cushion
Bad
  • Feels a bit flimsy
  • Strange volume control design
8.4
Great
Quality - 7
Performance - 8
Customization - 10
Design - 7
Price - 10
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