Page 4 - Conclusion
The Patriot Viper V560 is a very comfortable mouse, and extensive thought went into the design. It is built well and does not feel cheap. Using it in games was fun, and I never grew tired from my configuration of two out of six weights. The buttons around the mouse are situated comfortably, and mostly placed well to avoid accidentally pressing them if you use a palm grip. I found the customization of the Viper V560 to be very good with the adjustable weight and the interchangeable grip on the right side of the mouse. Patriot did an excellent job on the software, since it is very user friendly while being extensive in what you are able to do with it. Changing the key bindings and creating macros was easy, especially since you can bind practically anything to the mouse, thanks to the great software. The DPI switch on the one side of the mouse to change between previously set sensitivity is very useful. Being able to change between profiles on-the-fly is definitely a must in gaming mice, and the Viper V560 accomplished this. At the same time, I found it very nice for the Viper V560 to clearly indicate when a profile changed. What I would expect in the future would be to change the profile LED colors to your liking, as well as changing the different lighting modes, including the ability to turn it off completely. Relocating the profile switch button to somewhere else where it will not be so easily accidentally pressed will definitely be appreciated as well. In all our subjective tests, the Patriot Viper V560 performed well, except when I had to click small icons, such as when I was in Photoshop. I also suspect this to be same problem I encountered when I was playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This micro-jitter issue can probably be fixed in firmware, since this may be due to tracking issues on certain mousepads. The MSRP comes in at $50 USD, which I found to be a great price for all the features of the mouse. All in all, I found the Patriot Viper V560 to be a great gaming mouse at a competitive price with some small bugs to work out.
Patriot provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 6.8/10
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The Patriot Viper V560 is as fast as a viper, proving it would be a great addition to any gamer's peripherals arsenal.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests