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Brightly colored mice and keyboards galore: Patriot unveils gaming peripherals

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Gaming is definitely a major theme at CES 2017, with manufacturers leveraging Intel’s Kaby Lake processors and Nvidia’s Pascal architecture to push out new notebook and desktop gaming systems. But gaming systems need the best accessories to truly shine and this year’s event has that category covered as well.

Patriot is a company with a long history of making both gaming and non-gaming peripherals, and it is introducing a handful of accessories aimed mostly at gamers. This time around, Patriot is focusing primarily on interacting with gaming systems with new keyboards, mice, and headsets, PC Perspective reports.

Patriot Gaming Mice

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If you want to compete in today’s twitchy first-person shooters, then you will need a highly accurate and configurable mouse. Patriot has you covered with a couple of new gaming mice, the Viper V570 and V530.

Priced at $60, the V570 uses an Avago 9800 laser sensor to provide 12,000dpi accuracy with a “sniper button” that drops sensitivity down to 400dpi. The mouse offers 13 programmable macro buttons and up to 16.8 million colors via its LED lighting system.

If you’re looking for a mouse that’s a little lighter on your budget, then the $30 V530 is another option coming from Patriot. The mouse incorporates an Avago 3050 optical sensor providing up to 4000dpi, and customization is a bit more limited with just seven programmable macro buttons and only six LED colors.

Patriot Gaming Headsets

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Patriot is also introducing a triplet of new headsets. The V370 and V361, priced at $70 and $50 respectively, both offer virtual 7.1 surround sound using 40mm neodymium drivers and 30mm bass-boosting sub-driver, with the V370 offering multiple colors via LED lighting and the V361 being limited to red. At the low end is the V330 stereo headset with only the 40mm drivers and no sub-driver and without colored lighting.

Patriot Gaming Keyboards

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Next up are keyboards, where Patriot is introducing two new mechanical models. The $150 V770 is designed with Kailh Red switches and offers five programmable macro keys. A full 16.8 million colors are possible via the individually customizable key caps and LED strip along the removable write rest. The V730, priced at $80, uses Kailh Brown switches and is limited to just red LEDs offering six patterns and brightness settings.

Patriot 256GB microSDXC card

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Patriot wrapped up its CES 2017 announcements with a larger capacity version their LX Series microSDXC card. The 256GB model utilizes the same Class 10, U3 specifications to provide up to 90MB-per-second read and 80MB-per-second write performance.

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