Patriot Memory, or Patriot as shall be referred to henceforth in this review, was founded in 1985 and is thus one of the most established brands in the PC DIY sector, with over three decades of experience in manufacturing and selling flash memory modules, storage drivers, and mobile memory cards. But they decided they wanted a piece of the ever-growing PC gaming peripherals market and dipped head first into it to where they now offer a full set of peripherals - keyboards, mice, and headsets alike - under their Viper gaming brand. Today, we take a look at their flagship keyboard offering, and thanks to Patriot for providing the review sample.
The Viper V770 is a full size, and more, mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting everywhere, and I do mean everywhere - the wrist rest has RGB lighting too! It would be easy to dismiss this immediately as yet another 2017 RGB gaming keyboard at first glance, but there are some neat features here I have not seen elsewhere, and as a whole, I do not think any other keyboard has so many discrete buttons/toggles/wheels as an ANSI layout "standard" mechanical keyboard either. Oh, did I mention there is a lightweight program to help control the keyboard as well?
|Patriot Viper V770 Mechanical RGB Keyboard|
|Layout:||104+ key ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic housing and keycaps, Aluminum chassis|
|Weight:||1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||N-Key rollover via USB|
|Dimensions:||229 (L) x 459 (W) x 39 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||1.8 M (6')|
|Switch Type:||Kailh Red mechanical switches|
|Backlighting:||Yes, full 16.8 M RGB|