To be as blunt as possible, we did not see this coming from Patriot. While we have all the faith in the World that there are brilliant minds at work at Patriot, we just did not expect this level of control, functionality, or the ease of movement in which the Viper V570 brings to the table. The form of the V570 is comfortable, but as we mentioned earlier, it does require a large hand to access everything easily. That said, the layout of all of the buttons is terrific, and at no time were we found ourselves pressing things we did not intend to be using. The mix of textures, coatings, and material choices gives the Viper V570 an attractive and unique appearance, the easy to access hidden weight system is a treat, and for any right-hand user, you will find the ergonomic design pleasing.
By default, the V570 is much like any other mouse, since most of the secondary buttons are not programmed to do anything. However, once we had a look at what the software is capable of providing, it takes the V570 far up the functionality scale. Anything you could dream of changing can be found within the software, including many things you may not have pondered. All of the gaming related priorities like polling rates, angle snapping, acceleration, and things of that nature are easily adjusted. There is an ability to use an OSD for DPI and profile changes, and with th4e rest of the menu systems, Patriot leaves the limits of programmability of the Viper V570 to the individual users. One other huge selling point to this mouse that isn't part of the form and appearance, or the software, comes in the form of five, round, ceramic feet. No matter what other companies are trying to use for mouse feet, nothing compares to the effortless movement of what these ceramic pads offer.
With everything we just looked at, discussed, and found in the software, what smacks us right in the face is the price. Many other options that are currently flooding the market, either do not have the level of functionality that the V570 offers, or are not as pleasurable to use day to day, will set you back quite a bit more money than what we find the Viper V570 listed for currently. At just $48.53, not only do you get pleasing aesthetics, customizable RGB LEDs, and a near flawless mouse, you do not have to break the bank to do so.
From what we have seen, Patriot has raised the bar for all other manufacturers, and with the Viper V570 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse, they offer one of the best solutions to be had under your right hand.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
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- Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||98%|
The Bottom Line: Patriot may not be your go to company for mice, but with the release of the Viper V570, they should be! Attention to detail, a superb layout, functionality on a whole other level, ceramic pads, and an unbelievable price are all reasons you should strongly consider this mouse.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Patriot Viper V570 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse]
- Page 4 [Inside the Viper V570]
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