CES 2016 has wrapped up, and there has been a lot of news about new top gaming computers, software, virtual reality and more. There’s also been quite a bit of news about upcoming peripherals.
Patriot is the latest company deciding that it needs to add some gaming devices to their lineup. In fact, Patriot has announced they will be adding three gaming mice.
What should you know about the new peripherals?
The New Gaming Mice from Patriot
Patriot isn’t a complete stranger to the peripheral game. They’ve already got a few under their collective belt, including a mouse, a keyboard and a headset, all of which have garnered decent reviews.
The new mice are not yet ready for the market either, but it’s not too early to whet your appetite a little bit.
As of right now, the mice have no official names. Patriot refers to them as Alpha 1, 2 and 3.
In fact, the company hasn’t even finalized all the details about what hardware the mice will feature. Still, there are some interesting facts.
First, all three mice will have RGB lighting. It seems impossible to release a gaming mouse these days without lighting.
Second, at least the Alpha 1 will have customizable weights so you can get the heft you want. It also features two DPI buttons, as well as several macro buttons. Patriot says this mouse will feature 12,000 DPI.
The Alpha 2 is going to be the company’s dedicated MMO mouse. The slew of buttons on the side is designed to give players quick access to spells, weapons and other frequently used functions.
There’s also a light that tells the player what DPI setting is currently chosen. The mouse features a contoured design to help prevent hand fatigue, as well.
In terms of DPI, you should see 16,000 from it.
The Alpha 3 will be a mid-range gaming mouse. Interestingly, it offers what might be the best grip of the three, and it also features the most lighting (all a single color at the moment, but that might change as the company continues to develop it).
Currently, it features two profile switches on the top of the mouse, as well as a couple of other programmable buttons around the mouse, but nowhere near what’s offered with the Alpha 2.
The Alpha 3 will feature 8200 DPI.
While the designs and features aren’t completely finalized, it looks like Patriot might have three very winning options on its hands. There’s currently no word on when they’ll hit the market, or how much they’ll cost, though.