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Patriot Viper V570 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Jun 27, 2017 1:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Patriot Viper V570 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

 

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The left side of the V570 is where much of the action happens. Near the front, jutting out from the side of the mouse is the first two secondary buttons, set by default as th4e page forward and page back buttons. Following the top edge to the back, we then run onto a set of five programmable buttons above the rubberized thumb grip area. The largest of the buttons is the Sniper button, and along the bottom edge, we find the first of the RGB LED zones.

 

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The view from the back of the mouse shows the shift in the ergonomic design found handing off the left side. We can also see that the top has a skinny section, which is removable to add weights to it. The larger section of black plastic seen here is where Patriot decided to place a red Viper logo.

 

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Where many mouse makers will tend to leave the right side of the mouse simple, Patriot wanted to be sure grip is on the top of the priorities list. This means that the V570 is contoured with the body line being the highest point, which allows for a dual finger grip to the right side of the V570.

 

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The front of the mouse is blunt, but it allows Patriot to add a pair of RGB LED panels for zone two. We also see that the main buttons are separated, leaving room for the centrally mounted cable to leave the V570, as well as offering ample room for the scroll wheel.

 

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On top0 of the V570, we find a scroll wheel with what appears to be a street tire design to the rubber coating, and this is RGB LED zone three. The pair of red buttons is used to adjust the profiles with the front button, and the DPI levels with the rear button, which are shown in four stages just to the left of the buttons.

 

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Using the notch cut out of the heel to lift off the cover, we added weights into the mouse in the six holes spread across the mouse, so that it can be fine-tuned. We also can see, just in front of the weights, there is a shiny section of plastic where the Viper name is located. The Viper name is the fourth of the RGB LED zones.

 

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The cable that ships attached to the Viper V570 has all of the bells and whistles. It is nearly six foot in length, and while braided in the covering, it is a mix of red and black to go with the mouse. There is a Velcro strap for bundling the cable, which has a Ferrite choke in-line, and terminates with a gold plated USB 2.0 connection.

 

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Under the V570, we find that the eye of the laser sensor is off center, slightly left and forward. The second thing we find is the lack of flat PTFE feet. Rather than using the average components, Patriot has opted to use ceramic pads, which are highest in the center of them, and drastically lowers the drag associated with many other mice.

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