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Patriot Viper V570 Blackout Gaming Mouse Review (Page 5)

By Chad Sebring from Dec 15, 2017 @ 11:45 CST
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

The Software


When the software is initially presented to you, this is the window that shows up first, the buttons tab. In this section you can remap, program, and do whatever you want with the thirteen buttons on the V570 Blackout. Using any of the five profile tabs across the top, all you need to do is to click on one of the boxes, and options will appear.


A new menu is now showing, where is the mouse functions tab, allows the user to set any of the fourteen preset options to be chosen for any of the thirteen buttons.


For those who want keyboard control via the mouse, move to the keyboard functions tab. Using this menu, all you need to do is click on whatever key on the keyboard you want to set. It couldn't be easier.


Going back to functions that some mice offer, you have a tab called advanced functions. This allows you to set everything from no function at all to adjusting settings of DPI, LOD, and something called virtual touch.


Had we imported or programmed any Macros, they would show in this window in lists of the names you have given them. Once you have the Macro you want in the software, you would select from the list here to set it to the button of choice.


The last option for button programming is in what is called key cycle. Here you can select the way the keys are used with buttons on the left. The large window on the right allows you to insert keystrokes one by one until you have the pattern desired. While we cannot think of use for this, we are sure someone knows, or it would not be here. However, it seems the Macro Editor would do the same thing.


Now back to the main window, and moving on to the next tab, we run into the sensor adjustments. Four settings are allowed for each level of DPI lights on the V570. The DPI can be split by axis, and there is an auto speed function too. Best we can guess, with no way to measure the results, we see you can set a high and low cap on the DPI, and we assume an algorithm adjusts DPI on-the-go to try to deliver better performance.


Clicking on the next tab to the right opens the Macro Editor, and we see many options offered in it. In this menu, we see the total memory left on the mouse above the list of Macro names which will fall into the left column. The larger box to the right will display actions pressed during the recording process, and to the right are icons for all sorts of editing capabilities, after the programming has ended.


The next to last tab offers a place to address the settings. The polling rate is adjusted by a slider at the top, and there are check boxes for the use of angle snapping, OSD display, and mouse acceleration. Near the bottom, we see information on the model, driver version, firmware version, and where to go for the newest. The last three buttons allow you to back up what you have programmed to PC storage, restore a previous save, or set the mouse back to factory defaults.


The last thing we can change is the RGB LED lighting. Using any of the bottom four options, you get a preset pattern of LED light, but there is the option to customize them too. Clicking the customize button brings up another window, where all seven RGB LEDs are addressable one by one. There is the option to make them breathe or be always on, there are eight preset options, but there is also a chart to click on, or insert the RGB values to get the color desired.

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