Since our attendance at CES Patriots 70 Series of peripherals has been anticipated anxiously, we’ve brought to you the V370 gaming headset and the V550 gaming mouse, today we have the final piece to the Viper puzzle and that is the V770 Gaming Keyboard.
Today is launch day for the V770 and we look forward to getting this one open and seeing what Patriot has put together for us.
Packaging, Contents, and Pricing
It’s easy to see that Patriot put this piece of kit together ready for the retail shelf. A large and colourful view of the V770 overlay on a red snake scale (Viper) backdrop is sure to grasp the eye of the consumer. Large graphics display some of the key selling points Patriot wants you to see they have put together for you.
With lighting leading the way you are sure to experience some outstanding options. Built of Aircraft grade aluminum and Kailh mechanical red switches we are sure to have a sturdy piece of equipment with a quiet and smooth operation. One new point we notice that we haven’t heard much of in the past is built-in audio pass-throughs. USB we have seen before but this will be an interesting new addition.
Around the backside you’re going to get a full look at the board from a birds-eye view. The V770 looks amazing and we can see already there is quite a few additions from the 60 series. Dedicated Macro’s spanning the left edge as well as dedicated lighting keys and multimedia keys.
Also an LED strip built right into the palm rest is sure to add some beauty to the aesthetics of this beautifully crafted board.
Opening it up, everything is protected in a nicely put together foam enclosure and then also in plastic packaging. Also included are the standard quick start guide, two viper logo stickers, an adapter to combine your audio devices to one jack for the pass through on the board as well as a key remover tool.
Unwrapping the board you see the professionalism and dedication that has been put into this beautifully crafted board. A red and black braided cable ended with two USB ends as well as two audio jacks.
Below you’ll see the lighting functions of the board, there are quite a few and they are quite interesting. Firework function is always one of our favourites but Raindrop is also equally aesthetically pleasing.
The V770 also has a column of five dedicated Macro keys which run the left-most edge of the board. While 91.5% (108 of 118) of the clickable surfaces on the V770 are customizable, these dedicated five will provide you an added benefit.
The final included piece is the LED-striped palm rest which is guaranteed to add personality to the V770.
At the time of this review the V770 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available for $139.99, here!