The Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard & 600M Gaming Mouse Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on June 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST
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Our first contact with Cougar, the German manufacturer of PC cases and peripherals, was with the extravagant Challenger case back in 2012. The company was hesitantly taking their first steps into the North American market back then. Today, much has changed, with Cougar having a significant worldwide presence and a far larger selection of products.
A few months ago, we had a look at their 700K mechanical keyboard and 700M gaming mouse. Although their naming suggests that they are a set, these are sold individually and are the company's flagship gaming peripherals. True enough, their quality and performance is excellent but their price tag is hefty as well. Therefore, for those that do want to retain high quality standards but do not need quite as many features, Cougar released the 600K mechanical keyboard and the 600M gaming mouse. Both of these devices are based on the design of their high-end siblings but lack many of their advanced functions. Today we'll be taking a close look at them in this capsule review.
Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard - Key features and specifications
- FPS Palm Rest
- 32-Bit Arm Processor
- Cougar UIX System
- USB Jack
- 1MHz Polling Rate
- Multi-media keys
- Windows lock key
- Detachable palm rest
- Non-slip rubber foot
- Braided cable & golden-plated connectors
Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse - Key features and specifications
- Multi-Color Backlight
- 45° Sniper Button
- 32-Bit ARM processor/512KB Onboard memory
- 8200 DPI Laser Sensor
- Eight programmable buttons
- Cougar UIX system
- Cougar fusion
- 1000hz polling rate / 1ms response time
- On-the-fly dpi adjustment
- 4-stage dpi led display
- Omron micro switches
- Gaming-grade scroll wheel
- Gaming-grade mouse feet
- Braided cable & golden-plated USB plug
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TheSlamma - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkPlaying with Cougars.. nice B-)
der - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkDam it feels good to be a gangsta
neoresin - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkI just wish there was Linux support for Cougar's mice...
meacupla - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkMice, in general, come down to user preference of which compromise they are willing to make.
Some are plagued with sluggish and buggy software (Roccat & Razer)
Some are plagued with junk clicker switches (Logitech & Razer)
Some are just poorly designed for the average hand (Corsair & Mad Catz) (You'll probably like them if you have ginormous hands)
Some don't offer enough buttons (Microsoft)
Some are just ridiculously priced for what they offer (Mad Catz & Razer)
And, by process of elimination, I'm using a Roccat Kone. Their software is sluggish and buggy when setting up, but it works just fine if I don't have to edit the settings.
As for Cougar, I'll try them out when the current mouse I am using breaks.
SilthDraeth - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkI use a Cooler Master Spawn, omron swtches, braided cord, optical sensor with 0 acceleration. They have a few mice worth checking out.
Taristin - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkI bought a Redragon Mammoth andit has been surprisingly good for a cheap, chinese gaming mouse. Good size, weight, options, fit, plenty of buttons, decent software controls (in windows)...
There are way more options than the major players if youre willing to try them out.
WorldWithoutMadness - Friday, June 19, 2015 - linkJunk clicker switches? That's the easiest to fix, learn how to solder, change the junk switches with high quality Omron ($1-2/switch) and you're fixed with the mouse for life until the sensor dies.
Alexey291 - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - linkFor this much money you'd think I wouldn't have to learn how to solder. Buy tools and buy new switches.
So yes I agree with the gentleman above. Junk switches are a thing.
meacupla - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - linkFYI, I did fix one Logitech G300 that I had by doing just that, after I got tired of having to RMA every 3 to 4 months and going through my 5th one.
After that ordeal, logitech has lost me as a customer. There's no reason for such shoddy quality switches being used in the first place, and I should not, in fact no one should, have to tamper with the internals, were it done right to start with.
mr_tawan - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - linkWell I quite like clikier, bouncy feel switches. I settled for Logitech mice for that reason.
The one I often use is not gaming mouse, by the way, it's Logitech M325.