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Patriot Introduces New Gaming Mice, Keyboards, and Headsets

Category: Input Devices
Posted: 09:39PM

CES is rolling along, with plenty of new hardware to check out and feast your eyes upon. It isn't always about internal components, but external ones, too, like Patriot and its line of mice, keyboards, and headsets. Patriot may be known more for its memory, but the new peripherals are sure to turn some heads. The Patriot Viper V570 RGB and V530 LED gaming mice are packed with plenty of features, such as an Avago 9800 laser sensor in the V570 RGB and an Avago 3050 optical sensor in the V530 LED.

The V570 RGB features a staggering 12,000 DPI, but you can adjust it with a button press all the way down to 400, or anything in between, if you so choose. You can also use the Auto-Speed feature in the software to let the mouse automatically adjust the DPI within a range you specify, based on how you game. There's also a quick access sniper button on the left side, while the 13 programmable buttons let you assign any number of commands to them. There are five of them on the left side that have no default value, so you can really customize things to your liking. For the RGB side of things, you get multi-zone LEDs that can be adjusted to any one of 16.8 million colors, with the software letting you assign different colors to five profiles. The V570 RGB also has 35g of adjustable weight and ceramic footpads for smooth gliding.

On the V530 LED, the optical sensor features a maximum DPI of 4,000, giving you precise control in games. You can adjust the DPI, too, so you can find just what you like. It has seven programmable buttons and six different profiles, each one with a unique LED color to distinguish them. Download the software and you can customize each profile to your specific demands. PTFE pads on the bottom let it move easily across surfaces, while both it and the V570 RGB feature a soft rubber texture for maximum comfort.

Moving on to keyboards, Patriot has the V770 RGB and V730 LED mechanical gaming keyboards for you to check out. The V770 RGB includes Kailh Red switches to give a tactile feel and quiet sound, along with a 2mm actuation force for easy typing. Per-key RGB lighting lets you assign a different color to every key if you want, or just get your preferred layout lit during games, thanks to the software. There are even five profiles you can alternate between with a flick of a switch, while the software lets you tailor everything, right down to key assignments and the aforementioned lighting. All the keys are programmable, so just because it says one thing doesn't mean it has to do that in a game. Audio and USB passthroughs let you plug all your peripherals into the keyboard, while the dedicated media keys let you control your tunes without needing to hit anything else. The wrist rest on the V770 RGB attaches via a magnet, with the Viper logo and LED strip featuring the same glow as the keys.

The V730 LED keyboard sports Kailh Brown switches for a different kind of feel, but one that is quite popular. It has red LED lighting with five different settings you can cycle between, and eight dedicated multimedia keys. Its wrist rest is attached, so you don't have to worry about keeping track of it at LAN parties. Both the V770 RGB and V730 LED support full N-key rollover, which lets you hit any number of keys at once and have them all register. Handy to have during intense matches.

We end with the headsets, where Patriot has three models to choose from: the V370 RGB, V361 LED, and V330. The V370 RGB and V361 LED offer 7.1 virtual surround sound, while the V330 comes in stereo, with all three packing 40mm drivers for the best sound possible. The V370 RGB and V361 LED also include a separate 30mm sub-driver for the Ultra Bass Response system, letting you feel every bit of the action. The V370 RGB has a V on each earcup that you can customize with full RGB lighting, while the V361 LED's V is lit with red LEDs. Both connect through a USB port, with downloadable software offering sound and lighting adjustments. The V330 connects through the standard 3.5mm audio jacks, but you can use a Y splitter to pair it with your preferred mobile device.

The Patriot Viper V570 RGB gaming mouse arrives at the end of the first quarter this year (after March 31) for $59.99, while the V530 LED is available at the end of this month for $29.99. The V770 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard launches in April for $149.99, with the V730 LED mechanical gaming keyboard hitting in February for $79.99. The V370 RGB, V361 LED, and V330 headsets all arrive in February, with the V370 at $69.99, the V361 at $49.99, and the V330 for $39.99.

Source: Press Release

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