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Patriot Viper V570 Blackout Gaming Mouse Review (Page 6)

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

Viper Gaming Mouse Pad


The pad that Patriot simply calls the Viper Gaming Pad comes in a box which is mostly black, while the V570 Blackout and it are aglow from the RGB LED lights. Three icons at the bottom left corner explain to us the selectable backlit LED color, the Large Form Factor, and that it has a rigid polymer surface.


The back of the box does not offer much more. We do get a better look at the pad in the image to the left though. The images at the right show the optional solid colors, but there are modes as well. Outside of that, we see social media references and explanations of features we already addressed.


Inside of the box, you will find three things. The first part you find is the Viper Gaming Mouse Pad, which has been wrapped in a plastic sleeve to protect it. Under the mouse pad, there is a channel offered in the cardboard below and is where you find the cable to power the pad, as well as the way to cycle modes and colors. The last thing in the box is the user manual, but we will hit on that later.


The cable provided for the Viper Gaming Mouse Pad is just shy of six feet in length and terminates at both ends with USB 2.0 and Micro-USB connections. What appears to be a choke in-line on the cable is actually the controller for the pad.


When flipped over, the controller offers two buttons. Mode 2 at the top is used to select the various preset lighting modes. Mode 1 is then used to cycle through solid colors, and can even be used in some of Mode 2 button functions to change the way it is displayed.


There is also a user manual for the Viper Gaming Mouse Pad. Inside of it is an introduction to the product, its features, and the package contents. Following that is a pair of images to show how to connect the pad to the PC. Beyond that, there is legal information, on the back, with a small notation to which button does what on the page before it.


We added the Viper V570 Blackout to the top of the pad to give perspective. Upon measuring it, we find the pad is 352mm wide, it 244mm deep and is 6mm thick. All told, there is the plastic top, the foam bottom, as well as the trail of LED lights all in that 6mm thickness too.


Right in the center of the bottom foam is the product sticker. Even here, we see the name is Gaming Mouse Pad, and nobody will be addressing it by the PP000240 model number. The rubberized foam used on the bottom is shaped in a chevron pattern, and grips enough to stay put on any surface.


In the notch along the back edge of the Gaming Mouse Pad is where you insert the Micro-USB connection as we have here. There is also a hint of the plastic strip running around the entire edge, and it can be seen hiding just behind the polymer surface of the pad.


After making the connection, we had to turn the lights way down to see the effect offered in the Viper Gaming Mouse Pad. This is only one way it displays color, but we felt using the gamut of RGB colors at once would save any questions of the capabilities that can be presented.

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