Patriot's Viper V560, a lot of mouse for not much money

Subject: General Tech | January 18, 2016 - 01:35 PM |
Tagged: input, patriot, viper v560, gaming mouse

Patriot's Viper V560 is a mere $50 but offers many of the same features as mice half again that price which leaves one wondering how they pulled it off.  The mouse has nine buttons, five profiles you can quickly switch between as well as swappable side grips and weights.  The Avago 9800 laser sensor can be switched between 800 to 8200 DPI, with four sensitivity presets you can customize.  It even has a tiltable wheel for those who are dexterous enough to take advantage of that feature. The software is impressive, Modders Inc liked the way that you could import and export macros via the .mf file format.  As far as negatives go, the red, green, blue, purple, and aqua LEDs associated with the various profiles could not be disabled and the mouse did not sit perfectly level on flat surfaces, perhaps in part because of the use of ceramic pads.  If those issues do not concern you, head on over for a look at the full review.

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"Patriot is a company known for its memory and mobile products, and has just recently started selling peripherals. The V560 is the first-ever mouse released under the Patriot Viper brand, and it continues the trend of excellent design set by its first-ever headset."

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January 18, 2016 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Looks like one of those cheap mice that get rebranded a billion times but are from the same Chinese OEM.
Specs are not impressive either, it looks cheap and doesn't even have an optical sensor.

Really it's just another hardware company looking to cash in on some not-so-smart gamers who'll buy overpriced "gaming" products.
At the very least more competition in that area couldn't be bad for the consumer, I guess.

January 18, 2016 | 07:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Dont knock it until you try it..there KB is far from what you imply.
I tried all the usual high-end KB and my Viper was best.
Patriot gets the little things right others do not like the way the number row lights up better for gaming...and the damn good.

January 18, 2016 | 07:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Made of CERAMIC instead of PTFE and feels/performs know nothing and are bashing something you have not even tried.

January 18, 2016 | 09:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Except it has has an Avago 9800 laser sensor which suffers from acceleration and prediction - the mouse is inherently of low quality just from the sensor that it uses.

I don't need to try a mouse to know if it's trash.

January 18, 2016 | 07:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Review the Patriot Viper KB...I got one @ Frys a few months ago for $99 Tried the Corsair , etc and the Viper beats them all.
Solis anodized aluminium base with Cherry Brown knock offs just feels/performs so well. Individual RGB backlit keys : )

January 18, 2016 | 07:33 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Magnetic detachable nicely coated palm rest too...normally $140.

January 18, 2016 | 07:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If I had not bought my $30 ROCCAT I would def buy it ; )

January 18, 2016 | 07:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The Avago 9800 is a garbage sensor and they can't afford to use PFTE mouse feet. Of course they can sell it for $50.

January 19, 2016 | 02:23 AM - Posted by Kenny (not verified)

I have this mouse except its called a Cyber Snipa Silencer. Mine was good while I used it.

January 19, 2016 | 09:41 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Looks like a massive ripoff of Redragon's mice.

January 19, 2016 | 02:07 PM - Posted by Veeper (not verified)

The shape looks very much like the mice in this article So, is it any good when I'm not using claw grip?

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