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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

Inside the V560




Three screws hold the top and bottom together, but once removed, the mouse can be opened up. The top half has a PCB for all of the switches there, and we can also see the spring that releases the weight tray. The lower section is mostly open, but removing the left side panel is nearly impossible without breaking it.





Looking through the side of the top section, above where the weights sit, we find these red YSA switches in use. We can only assume at this point that the LOD buttons are also backed with these switches, as they have the same feel, requiring a firm press that delivers an audible click.




Under the left click button, we find a basic five million click Omron switch in use. Under the tilt function, we see a much thinner switch in use, with no discernable naming on it.




In control of all of the signals and commands is this Sonix SN8F228 MCU. It is hard to tell the difference, but due to the workload, we are assuming this may be the 32-bit version and not the lesser 16-bit offering.




When it comes to laser sensors, there is likely no other more recognized product to use. In the V560, we find that Patriot chose the Avago ADNS9800 for its high DPI capabilities and well-known performance characteristics.




The scroll wheel uses a TTC switch to follow the spin but uses another Omron switch for its click function. We also see that under the right click button, is the third Omron switch offered in this design.




Once the Viper V560 is powered, we found the LED lighting to be set to red to match the logo and buttons. The heel of the mouse offers a wide white insert that allows a pair of LEDs to illuminate it.




From the front, we see a smaller white panel to either side of the bottom, which are also red at this time. The DPI indicator lights are always white as the two there are shown. As for the small dot in front of it, this light is one of five colors and indicates which profile is in use.

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