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Patriot VIPER Gaming V550 and V551 Gaming Mice Review

Rating: 7.5.

Today we’ve got two mice going head to head! Patriot released their Viper Gaming range back in 2015 with a variety of low, mid & high-end peripherals. Let’s take a look at their intermediate mice range. The V550, which is an ambidextrous mouse, and the V551 that’s designed for the right-handed user.  Packed with features are they worth £34.99? Which one would be best suited to you?

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       V550 Specifications:

  • Ergonomic ambidextrous design
  • Black moulded plastic
  • PixArt 3325 sensor
  • Optical sensor
  • 5,000 DPI by default – up to 10,000 DPI through software
  • IPS 100
  • Polling rate 1000hz
  • 9 buttons, 8 programmable
  • Omron switches, 10million clicks
  • Full spectrum RGB zones
  • Viper software
  • Large PTFE glide pads
  • 1.8m braided cable
  • Weight 166g

 

       V551 Specifications:

  • Ergonomic Pro-style right-handed design
  • Black moulded plastic
  • PixArt advanced 3327 sensor
  • Optical sensor
  • 6,200 DPI by default – up to 12,000 DPI through software
  • IPS 220
  • Polling rate 1000hz
  • 9 buttons, 8 programmable
  • Omron switches, 10million clicks
  • Full spectrum RGB zones
  • Viper software
  • Large PTFE glide pads
  • 1.8m braided cable
  • Weight 166g

       Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Stylish modern design
  • Great switches & sensors
  • Lots of customisation
  • Ergonomic

       Cons:

  • Build quality could be slightly better
  • RGB software is too basic
  • Certain grip styles not suited to each mouse
  • V550 uses lower quality sensor for the same price
  • V551 rattles a lot

Both mice retail in the UK for £34.99 via Amazon UK the V550 can be found HERE and the V551 can be found HERE.

Kitguru Says: Both the V550 and V551 from Viper Gaming are good value gaming mice for the price point. Offering modern stylish designs that will compliment most desk setups, good range of features and are comfortable for long sessions.  However, be aware of your preferred grip style and the types of games you’ll be playing as the sensors vary greatly between models.

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Rating: 7.5.

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