With eSports becoming more and more popular in recent years, there has been a growing trend of peripheral manufacturers releasing products aimed at aspiring eSports gamers. Today we look at the Xtrfy XG1-R LED mechanical keyboard which has been ‘approved’ by Swedish gamers Ninjas in Pyjamas – on sale for around £110.
Utilising the near-legendary Cherry MX Red switches and offering a host of on-keyboard macro options, it is easy to see why the Xtrfy XG1-R LED keyboard is appealing to eSports gamers. Here we put it through its paces and assess whether it is worth a purchase – if you are a professional gamer or not.
- Keyboard type: Special 199 keys Nordic layout
- Anti-Ghosting: Unlimited USB N-Key Rollover
- Switch: Mechanical Cherry MX Red
- Key cap layout: Step Scalpture2 Type
- Special Keys: 9 macro keys, volume control, gaming mode key, 12 LED mode control keys
- Weight: 1.3 kg
- Size: 443x170x39 mm
- Cable length: 170 cm (detachable)