CES 2017: Patriot Viper RGB Mice, Keyboards & Headset
Posted on January 3, 2017 2:00 PM by Greg King
With CES 2017 only days away, if feels like we’re square in the middle of the commotion. With a flurry of announcements already, it’s a good day for those looking forward to the new products we’ll get to see in 2017. Patriot, not wanting to be left out, has a long list of new products for the upcoming year.
First up are a pair of gaming mice, the V570 and V530. Equipped with an Avago 9800 laser sensor, the V570 offers gamers accuracy with every shot and up to 12000dpi that can quickly be adjusted with the press of a button. The Auto-Speed feature, available through the Viper V570 software, enables the mouse to automatically modify the dpi, in a range set by the user, in accordance with the movement of the mouse. A four level dpi indicator, located on the front left of the mouse, alerts the user to what speed the mouse is using.
V570 Gaming Mouse
A quick access sniper button, located on the left side of the V570, allows the user to slow the tracking to just 400dpi for more exact aim and a seamless return to the battle. With zero delay Omron switches and 13 programmable macro buttons the V570 allows users to experience faster response times and a more customizable game. The MMO-like, five programmable side buttons are quickly accessible and come with no default settings for a truly personal gaming experience.
Full RGB multi-zone LEDs, 16.8 million colors, illuminate the V570 and color settings can be adjusted through the software to distinguish between the five available on board profiles. Designed with ceramic foot pads for ice-like gliding on any surface, 35g of adjustable weight and rubber side grips, the V570 is ergonomically sound and has a comfortable, soft feel that also supports the palm.
V530 Gaming Mouse
The V530 LED gaming mouse offers users a simple, yet stylish design coupled with high performance features sought after by every gamer. With the Avago 3050 optical sensor and a maximum dpi setting of 4000, the V530 is the perfect entry level gaming mouse for anyone looking to game on a budget.
Equipped with seven programmable macro buttons and six onboard LED profile colors, the V530 can be managed and customized from the downloadable software available on the Patriot website. PTFE foot pads line the bottom for a smooth glide across most surfaces, while a soft rubber like coating blankets the V530 to ensure a solid grip and comfort during extended game time.
V300 Series Headsets
Next up is a trio of gaming headsets, the V370, V361 7.1 and the V330. The V370 and V361 7.1 virtual surround sound headsets come equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers for precise sound detection in FPS and MMO games. An added 30mm sub-driver enhances the bass and provides gamers with an immersive experience bringing every explosion, tie-fighter and gunfire to life. A red V lights the side of the V361, while the V370 comes to life with full-spectrum RGB lighting. Connecting through a gold plated USB, the V370 and V361 have downloadable software to adjust sound levels and lighting effects.
The V330 stereo headset is built with 40mm neodymium drives for the same reliable sound detection for gamers looking for quality on a budget. A plug-and-play headset, the V330 is designed with a 3.5mm audio/microphone jack for PC connection and comes with a Y splitter for use on the go with mobile devices.
A built-in foldable microphone is located on the left ear cup and automatically mutes when not in use, while a volume control wheel and UBR switch are located on the reverse side. The ergonomics and comfort of Patriot’s new Viper headset line provide users with longer hours of wear through padded memory foam ear cups; the V370 comes with two, changeable, options of leather and microfiber cloth, both the V361 and V330 come with microfiber cloth. The headbands of all three headsets are, light weight, padded and wrapped in soft leather.
“We are very excited to add three newly designed headsets to our lineup this year,” said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot’s Vice President of Product Development. “The V330 stereo headset will offer great stereo sound quality for PC or mobile gaming enthusiasts, while the V361 and V370 RGB headsets will offer the same proven 7.1 virtual surround sound and Ultra Base Response (UBR) system our customers have come to enjoy.”
V770 Mechanical Keyboard
No patriot announcement would be complete without a product refresh for their line of mechanical keyboards. New this year are the V770 RGB and the V730 mechanical keyboards.
The new Viper V770 enters Patriot’s Viper keyboard arsenal at the top of the line equipped with Kailh Red mechanical switches for a quieter sound and a more tactile feel. The linear mechanical switches actuate at just 2mm with a force of 50g, leaving no keystroke undetected and giving gamers the lightning response they need to dominate the game.
Backed with N-Key rollover (NKRO), five dedicated macro keys and a total of 108 programmable macro keys, there are virtually no bounds to the capabilities of the V770. Customizable through the downloadable Viper V770 software or using the Viper function key, gamers are equipped with five customizable profiles that can easily be accessed through the dedicated profile control keys for a quick switch in keyboard layout between games.
Full spectrum per-key RGB LEDs set the V770 ablaze, featuring 16.8 million colors and individually customizable keys. The magnetic, detachable wrist rest displays an illuminated Viper logo and LED strip which features the same full-spectrum RGB lighting in tandem with the glow of the keys. The Viper V770 offers both audio and USB pass-through ports, located on opposite ends of the back side. Dedicated multimedia keys and a volume/mute scroll wheel enable users to quickly access sound settings without interrupting the gaming experience. “Our new RGB V770 keyboard is a high-end, feature rich keyboard, designed with the serious gamer in mind. With thoughtful design, on board media controls, dedicated macros, and a high degree of customization, the V770 is a great compliment to any high end rig,” said Shinmoto.
V730 Mechanical Keyboard
The V730 has been designed as the perfect starter keyboard for those looking to purchase a mechanical keyboard for the first time. Being a plug-and-play keyboard, featuring a metal body design, red LED lighting and Kailh Brown switches, the V730 will provide gamers with an entry level, reliable mechanical keyboard. The attached wrist rest of the V730 provides comfort for long hours of game play and easy transport.
Equipped with NKRO, eight multimedia keys and five lighting profiles, the V730 brings a value oriented keyboard to the Viper line. “The V730 is the perfect entry level keyboard for casual gaming use. The V730 ergonomic design, simple set up, and LED backlighting are a perfect mix of price to performance,” Shinmoto said. Additionally, the V730 offers six LED lighting modes and six level back-lit dimming modes to adjust brightness and the flow of color.
256GB LX Series microSDXC
Utilizing the latest 3D NAND technology, allowing for more storage in a dime-sized form factor, the 256GB LX Series is capable of capturing hours of 4K UHD and Full HD video and thousands of high-resolution images. Ideal for support of the latest action camera, drone and Android smartphone or tablet, the 256GB LX delivers users top of the line performance coupled with an unbeatable amount of storage. With the infinite possibilities of cinematic production, thanks to drone technology, the new 256GB LX series fulfills a need for longer hours of video production with professional image quality.
“Patriot is excited to expand the LX microSD series with its latest addition of a 256GB capacity,” said Meng J. Choo, Patriot’s Flash Product Manager. “This U3 card will enable users to record around 12 to 14 hours of 4K, Ultra HD video, making it a perfect solution for the latest smart phones, high-end drones and action cameras.”
The 256GB LX Series microSDXC is Class 10, U3 qualified, allowing for sequential speeds of up to 90MB/s read and up to 80MB/s write for the quick capture of images and speedy transfer of data from camera to computer. Backed by a 2 year warranty and Patriot’s award-winning customer service, the 256GB LX Series is a top rate choice for consumers looking for an affordable way to expand the onboard storage of their smartphone and tablet or are looking for more action packed moments while recording on their GoPro.
The V570 will be available at the end of Q1 2017 for starting MSRP of $59.99 USD. The V530 will be available at the end of January for a starting MSRP of $29.99 USD.
The V370, V361 and V330 will be available for purchase online and in stores starting February of 2017 with a starting MSRP of $69.99 USD for the V370, $49.99 USD for the V361 and $39.99 USD for the V330.
The V770 will be available April 2017 for a starting MSRP of $149.99 USD and the V730 will be available February 2017 for a starting MSRP of $79.99 USD.
Patriot’s 256GB LX Series microSDXC card will be available today, in stores and online, for a starting MSRP of $199.99 USD.