Subject: Shows and Expos | January 3, 2017 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Viper V570 RGB, V770 RGB, V730, V530 RGB, V370 RGB, V361 LED, V330, patriot, CES 2017, CES
First up from Patriot are a pair of RGB mice, the Viper V570 and V530. The $60 V570 contains an Avago 9800 laser sensor which can be set as high as 12,000dpi with a sniper button that reduces it to 400dpi while you hold it for those moments you need a little less sensitivity. All told there are 13 programmable macro buttons, perfect for MMORPGs and more than enough for other types of games. It can also give you up to 16.8 million different LED colours.
The $30 V530 uses an Avago 3050 optical sensor with a maximum dpi setting of 4000, not quite the range of the V570 but more than enough for many users. With seven programmable buttons it still offers more functionality than most users want, as will the half dozen colours the LEDs are capable of.
Next up is the refreshed headset lineup, the Viper V370 RGB headset, V361 LED headset and the V330 stereo headsets. The $70 V370 and $50 V361 are virtual 7.1 surround sound USB headsets with 40mm neodymium drivers and an additional 30mm sub-driver for bass boost. The V370 sports the full spectrum of colours on its LEDs, the V361 will glow red when in use.
The V330 stereo headset uses the same 40mm drivers but lacks the extra sub-driver and connects via 3.5mm audio jack, with an included splitter when you need them separated. It will also offer a unique feature, the complete and utter lack of RGB disease.
Speaking of things which create noise, Patriot has two new mechanical keyboards on display at CES, the V770 RGB and V730. The $150 V770 uses Kailh Red switches and has five programmable macro buttons on the very left of the keyboard. As with most new products this year, the RGB disease on this device is full blown, not only does the keyboard offer 16.8 million colours and individually customizable keys but there is also an LED strip on the removable wrist rest.
The $80 V730 utilizes Kailh Brown switches and a red glow from the LEDs, with six different patterns as well as six brightness settings. It also sports a wrist rest, this one without the light strip. It is a decent introductory mechanical keyboard, for those unsure if they want to invest over $100 on a keyboard they might not even like.
The last product announcement is a little different, a 256GB model of their LX Series line of microSDXC cards. The SDXC provisioning allows for such high capacity and the Class 10, U3 qualified rating will allow you to fill it in a reasonable amount of time; Patriot quotes sequential speeds of up to 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write. If you are curious, you can refer to Al's post on SD cards and their various specifications.
Keep an eye out for updates once we hit the Patriot booth.
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