Patriot Viper Gaming Headset Stand
Viper releases a version of the popular USB 3.0 hub and headset stand combo for gamers!
Gaming companies are creating new accessories every day to improve the lives and organization of rabid players. One of the things that have become popular this year is the combination of a fast USB 3.0 hub with a mount for your headset.
The Viper headset stand is a very straightforward accessory with few frills. The three USB 3.0 ports are always a welcome addition to any computer user, especially those like myself that do not have a USB port in front of their PC and dread having to constantly go behind it to plug-in accessories, USB drives, or anything for that matter.
The same goes for having to plug in headsets with a 3.5mm connector. Using the hub will add a couple of extra feet if you are using a traditional headset so that you have a little more space to move around when you are gaming or chatting it up with your teammates. The Viper headset stand also has a cable management system on the neck of the stand so that you do not have cabling cluttering your desktop or workspace, which is always a plus.
The body has a strong aluminum construction and the base is weighted well so that you do not have to worry about it tipping over easily.
Like I stated earlier, this is a no-frills stand. There are no LEDs or Qi charging, but if you want a basic, affordable, well-built solution, the Viper Gaming Headset Stand may be in your future.
The Viper Gaming Headset Stand retails for $39.99 on Amazon.
A sample was made available by Patriot Viper.
- 3 High-Speed USB 3.0 Ports
- 3.5mm Audio Ports
- Matte Black/Aluminum FInish
- Cord Management
- Power Switch
Patriot Viper Fang Flash Drive
Patriot Viper has also released a new high speed and high capacity flash drive for users who need both size and speed when transferring or running files off of a drive, the new Viper Fang Series!
Patriot Viper has always been at the forefront of computer memory. My computers over the years have held multiple versions of the RAM they have offered. So with that in mind, it would only make sense that when Viper releases a new flash drive that it would be something that would appeal to me.
The key feature about the Viper Fang is its ability to run games directly from a flash drive. This has not been very efficient in the past, but with the Fang’s 100MB/s to 300MB/s transfer rates, gamers can take a game from PC to a laptop on the go without losing a step.
The Fang comes in three sizes: 128gb, 256gb, and 512gb. This offers gamers not only three sizes to choose from but three price points. If you are familiar with games you know that the 128gb may offer you five to seven modern AAA games, as they are on average 15gb to 20gb in size. If you are looking at a bigger game, obviously the ratio goes down. That being said, the 512gb drive may easily hold all of the games you are currently playing and a few games that you want to keep around casually.
As I mentioned earlier, the Patriot Viper Fang offers three price points:
This means that even a gamer at the very low end of their budget can afford a drive that will give them access to the portability and speed that the Viper Fang offers.
- USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Compliant (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
- Up to 400MB/s Read
- 128GB, Up to 100MB/s Write
- 256GB, Up to 200MB/s Write
- 512GB, Up to 300MB/s Write (Speed is based on internal testing performance may be lower depending on the platform)
- Durable Aluminum housing
- Fast and Reliable Performance
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
- Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
The Patriot Viper Fang is an above-average, well made, aluminum body flash drive that has speeds that gamers need for taking their games wherever they go, and it comes at an affordable price. I look forward to getting a lot of use out of mine and, in return, I think you should pick one up and add it to your storage arsenal!
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