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Patriot Viper V560 Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Apr 14, 2016 1:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Final Thoughts

 

How about we just get the bad out of the way, since the pair of issues we have are by no means a deal killer, just things we need to put out in the open. First of all, and we may be beating a dead horse here, but we do wish that Patriot had come out with a product we had not seen before. To us, cloning the Sentey Revolution Pro was the easy way out.

 

 

The second issue we ran into was in the packaging. Of course, we could have asked Patriot for the correct replacement grip insert for the V560, but we already know that using the optional side grip afford a much better feel and grip than the stock one, but sending us two identical side grips could be something that also made its way into retail offerings. That all being said, Patriot did choose a great mouse to clone from, and with top-notch components inside, it is still hard to deny what the Viper V560 can do for you.

 

As far as functionality and options go, the V560 is rich in features and seemed to work as intended for us, no matter how we decided to program it, or in what use we operated this mouse. At first, we did find the sensor to be a bit oversensitive, even at midrange DPI levels, but disabling acceleration seemed to rectify this for us. The software also has its merits. Not only can you change the LED colors, but you are also given the utmost in optional configurations. Remapping, Macros, Cycling, if there is a want when it comes to a single mouse click, this Viper V560 is ready to fill that desire for you. We also like the option Patriot took in making all of the buttons red. Not only does it match the logo, but it also makes finding the DPI selector and the LOD adjusters much easier in a darkened room. We honestly found no issues with how it performed, or what it can do, beyond that of normal mouse functionality.

 

While we do like the Viper V560 very much, as we did when Sentey released it in its own name, pricing creates a bit of an issue for us. Now, the software of the Viper V560 is more involved, and offers more control than the original, Patriot is also getting near double the cost of the Revolution Pro. $47.30 is still affordable, and based on features, style, and functionality, it still holds a lot of worth. The real problem is that the Sentey is even more affordable, and ships with a hard travel case for those gamers that like to protect their gear when traveling. This leaves us having to remove a few points in the chart that follows in certain respects, but the software does win the day here.

 

While Patriot may not have gone completely original with the release of the Viper V560, the software does take this design to a whole other level that the original will not offer. Considering all things we have seen and felt with this design, we still have to give credit to Patriot, as this Viper V560 laser gaming mouse is still a serious contender in the massive market of peripherals.

 

 

Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications

 

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance89%
Quality including Design and Build90%
General Features95%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money89%
Overall TweakTown Rating91%

The Bottom Line: The software makes all the difference! While the Viper V560 has been seen before, Patriot took the time to advance the design, delivering the better candidate when it comes to this design. All things considered, for the price, you could easily do much worse.

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