COUGAR 300K Gaming Keyboard Review: Page 4 of 4

Posted by Paul Malfy on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:00am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

For the longest time, I’ve always used a mechanical keyboard and said that I’d never go back as it is a transformative experience. However, at first, I honestly thought I was typing on a mechanical keyboard. The High-Scissor switches feel very similar to the Kailh Blue Mechanical Switches in another keyboard I own. The 300k was extremely comfortable to type on and my hands never got tired, like what usually happens to me when typing on a traditional membrane keyboard. The added functionality of the 12 macro keys isa great feature and very useful, especially since this is considered a plug-and-playkeyboard. The fact there is no software required to program the macros, is a huge plus for me.  Although it is rather light, the COUGAR 300k is very sturdy and feels well built, especially since I believe it will be priced as a more budget oriented product. At the time of this review, there is no official release date or pricing on the Cougar website but there are clues that suggest it will have a SRP of around $50. If this is correct, this keyboard is a great value, especially for the gamer on a budget. Even with all the great features, nothing in this world is perfect. 

Likes

  • 12 Programmable G Keys for Macros
  • Plug and Play, no Software
  • Adjustable Backlighting
  • Gaming Mode
  • Cable Management Channels

Dislikes

  • Not RGB
  • Feels light, moves around easily
  • Small Backspace Key

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