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  • Patriot Viper V570 and RGB Mouse Pad Review
  • Patriot Viper V570 and RGB Mouse Pad Review


    Testing and Conclusion

    I tested the Viper V570 and the matching LED Mouse Pad together and separately to get a good feel for each product across a couple of weeks that included a nice 4 day holiday (more gaming!).  Moving to the V570 was like putting on a favorite glove. The shape is great and the grip confident. 

    After adjusting the weight a bit I played quite a bit of Battlefield 1, 7 days to Die and even some Sword Coast Legends to get the old point and click gaming sensation.  I really spent more time on this mouse than I typically do thanks to how well it performed.  During this time I found the V570 responsive and predictable even under stress of a serous clan match or two.

    I did find the extra buttons a bit harder to get used to.  I have a pretty average medium size hand and prefer a palm grip but I still found I could not identify the individual thumb keys by touch.  I am sure this is an YMMV moment but using them meant I had to look down every time.  The stretch for the sniper button was a bit longer than I would like though I did find I started to get used to it as the week progressed.

    I can’t say enough about the comfortable feel of the Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse. It just feels great and glides like butter on a hot pan.  I do wish the extra thumb keys were textured or angled differently to aid in identification by feel but I recognize this may be something MMO players are used to. Of course, setting up double/triple tap in BF1 was a smile every time I pulled the trigger.

    I even came around to the Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad.  It does feel like Patriot built a good gaming mouse pad first then added LED.  It feels nice and is a great size.  I think I may even add it to my latest View X31 RGB build permanently!  As a match for the V570, the mouse pad is outstanding but even standalone it is confident and attractive, if a bit bright

    Good Things

    Super comfortable palm grip
    Performances is great in games and working
    Great LED implementation
    Outstanding build quality
    Great price

    Bad Things

    Button location not intuitive
    Inline Led control on the pad
    No software sync of lighting