COUGAR Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Posted by Michael Pabia on Monday, February 8, 2016 - 9:00am

COUGAR Attack X3

Introduction

Mechanical keyboards are the mainstream keyboard peripheral nowadays. Offered in different switches, mechanical keyboards offer different actuation forces that enables you to get a different experience per switch. Hence, there's a lot of these available today and fortunately for end-users, having more options and competition in the market is always good. COUGAR also offers mechanical keyboards and we will be taking a look at their latest addition, the COUGAR Attack X3 mechanical keyboard. Follow us today as we check this out and see what offers.

COUGAR's Take on the Attack X3

The Choice of Gamers

The COUGAR ATTACK X3 is a pro gamer’s dream, come true. Cherry MX Switches, fully configurable key functions (including macros), strong red backlight and a durable and visually stunning aluminum design. No superfluous buttons or additions, only what true gamers need.

Cherry MX, the Original Mechanical Switches

With a guaranteed lifetime of at least 50 million strokes, the Cherry MX Mechanical Switches are the first and best mechanical switches available on the market. Their unmistakable tactile feedback, unrivaled accuracy and distinctive sound all contribute to putting ATTACK X3 above its competitors.

PERFECT ACCURACY, SUPERIOR SPEED

Fast and Accurate ( NKRO in USB Mode + 1000Hz Polling Rate / 1ms Reaction ). The COUGAR ATTACK X3 is a full NKRO Mechanical Keyboard (in USB Mode) that guarantees that your input is entirely and accurately transmitted to the computer. ATTACK X3’s 1000Hz Polling rate and 1 ms response time and smooth performance for commands and functions. In competitive gaming, a difference in response time is what decides life and death.

Clean Gaming Design

COUGAR ATTACK X3’s design fulfills three key requirements from gamers. First, it is a clean design that offers the standard layout plus a few handy extra functions. No extra keys will interfere with your gaming. Second, its design includes a strong brushed aluminum frame that enhances the keyboard’s durability and gives it a premium feel. This structure, of military design inspiration, is one of ATTACK X3’s most defining visual features. Last but not least, it includes a set of powerful red backlights that will allow you to play in any environment.

Staying away from superfluous designs, ATTACK X3 addresses gamers’ core needs and fulfills them completely.

COUGAR UIX™ Device Management System

Set the functionality of all the keys on your keyboard, assign pictures to profiles for graphical recognition, store macros and share them... a world of possibilities awaits with the COUGAR UIX System.

Features

CHERRY MX MECHANICAL SWITCH

Mechanical keys deliver gaming-grade responsiveness and distinctive tactile feedback. With durable CHERRY MX key switches that last up to 50 million keystrokes.

N-KEY ROLLOVER IN USB MODE

N-KEY directly in USB mode, without the USB to PS/2 adapter. Unlimited simultaneous key presses.

1000 HZ POLLING RATE

1ms response time.

ON-BOARD MEMORY

The on-board memory allows you to store up to 3 full configuration profiles on the keyboard itself. This allows you to preserve your configuration even if you bring your keyboard to another computer.

ALUMINUM BRUSHED STRUCTURE

Mechanical key modules are mounted on exposed and bended aluminum structure with premium brushed surface treatments, this structure provides the user with more efficient typing, not to mention a sturdy and strong structural foundation.

DEDICATED MEDIA KEYS

Quick control over your music and videos!

COUGAR UIX™ SYSTEM

A single interface for all your COUGAR peripherals.

ANTI-SLIP RUBBER FEET

The keyboard base remains stable even during intense gaming sessions.

FULL KEY BACKLIGHT

5-step brightness adjustment by the backlight key.

10 PROGRAMMABLE KEYS

KEY SHORTCUTS

ON-THE-FLY MODE SWITCH

Convenient key combinations allow you to switch easily between the three configuration modes on the keyboard.

MULTI-MEDIA KEYS

Dedicated keys provide one-touch access to multi-media commands.

Specifications

  • Product name: COUGAR ATTACK X3 Gaming Keyboard
  • Key switch: Cherry MX mechanical switch
  • N-key rollover: Yes (USB mode support)
  • Full key backlight: Yes
  • Game type: FPS / MMORPG / MOBA / RTS
  • On-board memory: Yes
  • Polling rate: 1000Hz / 1ms
  • Material: Aluminum / Plastic
  • Software: COUGAR UIX™ SYSTEM
  • PROGRAMMABLE KEYS: 10
  • Interface: USB plug
  • Cable length: 1.8m Braided
  • Dimension: 170(L) X 467(W) X 40(H) mm / 6.69(L) X18.39(W) X 1.57(H) Inch
  • Weight: 0.9kg (1.98 lb)

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