Nearly every PC component company is now coming out with their own line of gaming peripherals, and Patriot, the known manufacturer of memory-related products, decided to jump into the bandwagon with the release of one keyboard, one mouse and one headset. In this capsule review we are going to have a close look at one of the trio: the Viper V760 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

Introduction

On paper, the Viper V760 shares a familiar featureset to several similar mechanical keyboards available, all sharing an aluminum chassis, per-key programmability and RGB lighting. The price tag of the Viper V760 is what makes it very intriguing, as the keyboard can be found retailing for just $100 including shipping. This is lower than what most well-known manufacturers ask for their non-RGB programmable models, so Patriot’s strategy is to substantially outprice the competition. This might suggests that sacrifices were made, and we will find out where in this review.

Packaging and bundle

We received the Viper V760 in a large, thick cardboard box, perhaps a little excessively sized for the protection of the keyboard. The artwork on the box is simplistic, focused on pictures of the keyboard itself. There is a little window for brick-and-mortar store browsers to try the keyboard’s Kailh Brown switches. 

Patriot supplies the Viper V760 with a full size palm rest, a quick start guide, two large “Viper” logo stickers and a keycap puller. Even though Patriot does not supply extra sets of keycaps in the bundle, the puller is a welcome addition.

The Viper V760 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
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  • zeeBomb - Thursday, May 05, 2016 - link

    Best mechanical keyboard under 80? So far I found the Redragon K552 KUMAR Reply
  • ados_cz - Friday, May 06, 2016 - link

    I have this one and like it very much. I did however modded it with dampening rings which is not necessary but feels great and makes it quieter a bit as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/HV-KB376L-Backlit-Mechanical...
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  • DWolvin - Friday, May 06, 2016 - link

    I'm a quiet/tactile sort of person myself, and picked up:
    http://www.amazon.com/Azio-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyb...
    Also a great option- I use the volume control enough that it's almost mandatory.
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  • ados_cz - Friday, May 06, 2016 - link

    That volume control looks great! My Havit envys you :) Reply
  • xthetenth - Thursday, May 05, 2016 - link

    Glad to see that instead of yet another interchangeable mechanical keyboard we're actually getting something that allows a different choice with actual upsides and downsides. Reply
  • Ubercake - Friday, May 06, 2016 - link

    We see the example of disabling the Windows key, but can you also disable, specifically, the tilde key with the same software? Reply
  • Ubercake - Friday, May 06, 2016 - link

    Great review btw. Reply
  • oranos - Monday, May 09, 2016 - link

    I guess it competes with Corsair RGB Strafe? Reply

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