It seems that every company wants to jump in on the lucrative gaming peripheral market. Our latest entry comes from a longtime manufacturer of computer memory, USB storage, and mobile accessories. Patriot has just announced from COMPUTEX 2015 the addition of gaming peripherals to their Viper line of products.
The new cadre of components will include a mechanical keyboard, two mice, and a USB headset. So why is Patriot jumping into this arena? Saeed Arash Far, Global Director of Engineering at Patriot, summed it up in this quote.
"Gamers already use Patriot's Viper Memory for superior performance in gaming and we wanted to provide them with a full ecosystem of accessories that speak to their needs with exceptional tactical advantages and a true gaming experience. The Viper line of accessories blasts itself into the competition with four products that not only have key differentiators, but also provides a huge value proposition to all gamers."
Basically they want gamers to be "patriots" to their brand, which means the lineup better look pretty good if Patriot wants to pull people away from established gaming peripheral companies. Reading through this initial announcement, I can say that it at least appears that they are doing this properly to start.
The V760 Viper Keyboard (pictured above) will feature full colour spectrum LED backlit keys, programmable macro keys, and ergonomic considerations. The two mice will represent the "top-line" with the V560 and "mid-range" with the V530. The top-tier mouse with offer a high DPI laser sensor, and the mid will go with a more traditional (though still quite sensitive) optical sensor. As for the V360 Viper headset, it'll be a full circumaural unit with virtual 7.1 surround sound.
Pricing and release dates haven't been announced yet. More info and pictures can be found in the press release below.
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Patriot Arms Gamers with Viper Line of Gaming Accessories
Line-up of accessories include keyboard, mice and headset on display during Computex from June 2nd - 6th
FREMONT, CALIF., USA - June 1, 2015 - Patriot, a leading manufacturer of mobile accessories, computer and USB memory, announces their Viper line of gaming accessories. Designed for the most fervent gamers, the Viper collection includes a mechanical keyboard, headset, and two mice to maximize gaming performance.
"Gamers already use Patriot's Viper Memory for superior performance in gaming and we wanted to provide them with a full ecosystem of accessories that speak to their needs with exceptional tactical advantages and a true gaming experience," says Saeed Arash Far, Global Director of Engineering at Patriot. "The Viper line of accessories blasts itself into the competition with four products that not only have key differentiators, but also provides a huge value proposition to all gamers."
Total Customization - V760 Viper Keyboard
With anti-ghosting and full spectrum LED with a 16.8 million colour rate, the V760 mechanical keyboard provides ultimate customization for each user. With countless hours of gaming, sometimes into the early hours of the morning, the removable magnetic palm rest is ergonomic for comfort and support. With twelve multi-media keys and 6 programmable macro keys, these can be customized to illuminate to fit your style whether RPG or FPS.
Precision and Performance - V560 and V530 Viper Mice
Both styles offer peak performance with slight variations for the gamer. The V560 launches itself to the higher-range with an extreme precision laser lens and up to 8200 DPI. A weighted mouse with ceramic foot pads ensures easy gliding on all surfaces and mouse pads also eliminating wear and tear that won't affect gaming performance. The V560 is pictured on the right in the below image.
The V530 offers gamers a mid-range mouse without compromising on performance. With up to 5000 DPI and an optical lens, the V530 is an entry-level choice with advanced features for someone looking for a reliable back-up. The V530 is pictured on the left in the below image.
Hear in High Def - V360 Viper Headset
Hearing the creek of a door opening or a bullet shell hit the floor is what makes the gaming experience immersive. The V360 headset boasts a 7.1 virtual surround sound that transports gamers into the most lifelike scenarios. The ergonomic ear cup design provides comfort while the controls are placed on the ear cup and not on the cord, allowing for even weight distribution.
Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Patriot Memory LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA.