Everything in, on, and built into the Viper V570 Blackout is as good as we expected I to be. Since this and the first V570 are almost identical twins, we expected as much. We like the murdered out look of the V570 Blackout, as the look is much more appealing, where the previous red buttons stood out and delivered a slightly cheap-ish appearance. This time around, Patriot delivered with the V570 Blackout. A stealthy looking gaming mouse with so many buttons, you could almost rid yourself of the keyboard altogether. No, there is not a 16 or 32-bit MCU used, but Patriot shows you don't need all of the power it offers. This 8-bit Sonix chip is up to the task and did everything we asked of it. The V570 Blackout along with the software enables this mouse to jump to the top of the list of features, capabilities, and functionality.
Sending us the Viper Gaming Mouse Pad is a brilliant move by Patriot. We have used other hard card style pads in the past, but when you have PTFE feet, the cards are slicker to use, but there is always that feeling of drag holding you back. Opting to match the solid polymer top surface with ceramic pads on the mouse delivers the slickest, near friction-free experience we have ever had with any mouse. We can only compare it to a well-soaped slip and slide. Eventually, gravity and friction will win out, but slick as snot until those forces take effect. The only downside to the Viper Gaming Mouser Pad is that it will cost you $59.99, and even with all of its RGB goodness and superior surface, it is hard to pay the same for the mouse and the pad.
If your packets are not all that deep, but you still desire one of the best mice on the planet, you need to give Patriot some love and have a look at what they are offering. Not only is the design solid and comfortable for endless usage, but Patriot is also the only company we know using ceramic for feet at this time. On top of everything the software adds, the extravagant level of DPI, programming, components, or the LED lighting options, if not for the ceramic feet, we would not be so happy with this mouse. Simply put, every once in a while, companies break trends for the betterment of the user, and the Viper V570 Blackout for just $59.99 is a tremendous deal. While we do lean towards customers also getting the Viper Gaming Pad to get the most from the purchase, we understand that price may be out of range. You still want to do yourself a favor though, and with whatever pad you do choose, make sure it is solid, not a soft cloth pad.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS X99-E WS - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- CPU: Intel Core i7 5930K - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- 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||97%|
The Bottom Line: Patriot's Viper V570 Blackout is all the original was, just with a murdered out appearance now! The price increase is a bit of a bummer, but adding in the Viper Gaming Mouse Pad has given us the most amazingly effortless time using such a well equipped mouse; ever.
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