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COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse & Speed Mouse Pad – Review

Introduction   Cougar is known for making exotic looking cases, performance chassis fans and the color “orange”. They’ve also been working on expanding to other product sectors over the last few years; We even saw them release a line of power supplies that was generally well received. Hoping to expand on that success, we are now witnessing Cougar reach into the very competitive “gaming peripherals” market. As eSports continues to pick up momentum and followers, hardcore gaming itself is rising from parent’s basements to being broadcast to millions across the globe. As a result, each day new gamers are born into this growing market, and Cougar is looking to “pounce” on this potential revenue stream (Editor’s Note: I see what you did there… -Mike). Cougar sent us the 700M Gaming Mouse and the Cougar Mouse Pad Speed, their latest enthusiast gaming products, to take a look at. We’re going to see if Cougar has what it takes to survive in this tough market, or if they could end up on the “endangered products” list. First, a few words about Cougar:   About COUGAR COUGAR was started in Germany in 2007 by a group of computer peripherals engineers who wanted to design with passion. We established a professional team, adhered to the design philosophy of technology centered on human use and aesthetic perfection. These combinations lead to products that met the global demand for high-end profession...



COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse October 16th 2014, Taipei –. COUGAR announces today the release of the new 600M gaming mouse. The 600M is COUGAR’s second gaming mouse after the acclaimed award-winning 700M. This mouse has been specially designed to suit gamers with a claw grip, but palm and fingertip grip users will find it very comfortable too. The COUGAR 600M has been designed with the clear objective of offering gamers a mouse that can both provide state-of-the-art technology, all the features necessary to enhance the gaming experience and an aesthetically pleasing design. Its premium components (OMRON switches, ADNS-9800 Sensor, premium quality soft touch surface) guarantee a flawless performance during gameplay, and its 32-bit ARM processor and 512KB on-board storage provide virtually instantaneous responses and the possibility, without depending on any computer or external device, of keeping up to 3 full configuration profiles stored on board. Aesthetically, this mouse is very stylish and has a unique feature in that the left mouse button is a floating key with a big LED backlight that can display up to 16.8 million colors. The 600M is also packed with a broad range of features, with 8 fully configurable buttons including a 45º sniper button designed to be pressed without affecting the mouse’s movements. If the high-precision wheel’s up and down motion are included, and taking into account that the mouse can store up to three full profiles on its internal ...



COUGAR Launches Smart, Feature-Rich, Aluminum Gaming Keyboard

COUGAR Launches Smart, Feature-Rich, Aluminum Gaming Keyboard September 17th 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, leading eSports and computer peripherals brand has launched a cutting-edge aluminum keyboard which has already managed to win the 2014 iF International Design Award. COUGAR has invested two years of intense work in designing what is arguably the best gaming keyboard of the market, the 700K. The Cougar 700K Gaming Keyboard is a premium mechanical gaming keyboard aimed at professional level PC gamers, especially those who engage in Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs). It comes with COUGAR’s UIX™ System, a powerful software with a simple interface that combines your COUGAR peripherals (for example the new gaming mouse 700M) into a single application interface and allows you to conveniently configure all their functions. This way a single software can control all the peripherals, instead of needing, as most products on the market, an app for each device.   The design of the Cougar 700K was inspired by stealth warship technology, and it is based on carefully selected geometrical shapes: mechanical key modules are mounted on an exposed aluminum structure with premium anodized surface treatments, and a plastic frame wraps its ends to create a stylish, sturdy and durable device. This, together with the wrist support points, makes possible a faster, more precise and comfortable keyboard experience.   The 700k features German Cherry MX mechanical key switches that last...



COUGAR’S First Gaming Mouse Wins Coveted Design Award

COUGAR’S First Gaming Mouse Wins Coveted Design Award   May23rd 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, after having firmly established itself in the PC market, has stepped into the new industry of leading eSports and gaming peripherals markers and is well prepared for the challenge. One of the first products COUGAR has just launched is a new PC gaming mouse, the 700M.COUGAR took two years to develop the first aluminum framed gaming mouse, and it has subsequently won the iF (International Design Award) of 2014 and the COMPUTEX Design & Innovation Award of 2014. The iF design awards are considered the design “Oscars” in the IT/PC industry. The COUGAR 700M is an adjustable gaming mouse which is dedicated to professional gamers. With the design strategy of “Framing Structure”, the parts and components are built on a simple folded aluminum chassis which provides better product strength and a lightweight design. The arched frame supports the palm ergonomically and it has an adjustable and interchangeable palm rest module. The standard palm rest module can be replaced with a “Sport Mode” version which is provided. The sniper button is designed with a 45 degree angle of activation, to provide a quick access, better stability and more precise aiming during game play. Aluminum Framing Structure To provide more rigid and robust input device for the fierce computer gaming, the design principle of the COUGAR mouse ”Framing Structure” makes the product different fro...



COUGAR Launches eSports Gaming Line at COMPUTEX 2014

COUGAR Launches eSports Gaming Line at COMPUTEX 2014   May 22nd 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR will be launching a new line of products tailored to the eSports gaming peripherals market at the COMPUTEX 2014 trade show in Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth #J0624, June 3rd through the 7th. In addition to this, there will be new power supply and case products announced as well.   2014 was a year of innovation at COUGAR. At Computex, with the launch of many new products, COUGAR will be showing products that reflect an accumulation of more technological experience, which has grown more sophisticated and more mature in quality. COUGAR is launching series of gaming eSports products and aims to be one of the top brands of eSports gaming product going forward. For the next generation of upcoming power supplies, COUGAR will be launching a digital and budget bronze power supply. The power supply will no longer just be a cold metal box. The digital features of the PSU will allow for the interaction between users and the product. Gamers will instantly be able to monitor power data in real time such as efficiency, output status of consumption, voltage and electric current as well as the temperature of each PC component. Users can also adjust features depending on their preferences and needs, such as power-saving mode, voltage output adjustment, PC system fan speed control and silent mode. The outstanding aspect to this is that the price of these digital power supplies will...



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Cougar MX300 Case review

Introduction We always want the best case for the best components on our next build right? Well, let’s be a little realistic here, we always can’t afford the best of the best and sometimes we settle for something to make budget. The question is, do we cut our budget for hardware or the chassis? Introducing the MX300 from Cougar, a mid tower case that offers a wide variety of hardware configuration, cooling support and custom configurations. We recently had the opportunity to review the sister chassis called the MX500. Does the new MX300 live up to the expected reputation Cougar has built or does it need some help? Before we dig in further, let’s read up on Cougar. COUGAR is particularly targeting enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to express their dynamic gaming life style with reliable quality products. COUGAR therefore wants to provide these enthusiasts with best-in-class innovative and cutting-edge gaming products. COUGAR was founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiastic and professional people in Germany who felt PC hardware had changed very little over the past 20 years, most cases and PSU models remaining rectangular boxes, having the same boring looks and an internal layout with endlessly uncreative cosmetic variations and poor quality. Therefore, COUGAR wanted to provide gamers more stylish product concepts meeting strictest quality requirements. Now, COUGAR has develop...



COUGAR’s New Ultimate Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Win iF Design Awards

COUGAR’s New Ultimate Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Win iF Design Awards   March 6th 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, leading PC case, power supply and computer peripherals brand has won design awards for two new gaming peripherals, an ultimate gaming mouse and an ultimate gaming keyboard. It took two years for COUGAR to develop the first aluminum framed gaming mouse, the 700M and keyboard, the 700K, and both have won the iF (International Design Award) of 2014. The iFDesign Awards are considered the design “Oscars” in the IT/PC industry.   Design Concept behind the COUGAR Gaming Mouse 700M is one of a “vertebrate” with metal support for “bones”. This allows for customized ergonomic adjustments and players can transform the feel of it in accordance with customary gestures giving the right height. There is also a unique design idea for the side angle sniper button. At 45 degrees, the lateral force can be slower, so this design provides for a more accurate aim. The “magazine” and “muzzle” shape of the cable connector and its strain relief add to a more game-like feel.   Design Concept behind the COUGAR Gaming Keyboard 700K was inspired by military “stealth warships” technology, the design is created from elements of geometric facets: mechanical key modules are mounted on an exposed, bent aluminum structure with premium anodized surface treatments, enabling more efficient typing bolstered by providing the players wrist support points. Intuitive ke...



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COUGAR, The Year In Review – Plus Christmas Giveaway

December 20th 2013, Taipei – Leading PC CASE and Power Supply maker, COUGAR, is giving away prizes in promotion with media partners and having a “Look Back at COUGAR 2013” Christmas Giveaway contest on Facebook. Considering all of the outstanding products COUGAR has released this year you can choose which is your favorite, then “Like, Share and Win”. Check out the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229458737235466/ COUGAR has had a banner year for products in 2013. For PC Chassis, there have been products to fit into every type of computer build, like the high-end mini gaming tower PC case, the COUGAR SPIKE. The SPIKE delivers expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design as it is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. And also one of the more famous cases released this year was the Archon. With an elegant look and support for longer high-end graphics cards up to 310mm, this case is the latest iteration from COUGAR’s line of sleek gaming cases. COUGAR’s fan products have been designed and tested under a series of strict criteria including air flow, air pressure, noise, performance and lifespan making them some of the best cooling fans on the market. In 2013 COUGAR introduced a new line of 120mm and 140mm fans with LEDs called CFD LED. For computer Power Supplies, COUGAR released the SL PSU as part of their value line of power supply solutions and it is fully compl...



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Cougar MX500 Mid Tower

In an ideal world, when you want to build your next PC, you want to get nothing but the best components for the money you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, life tends to sometimes get in the way, and some corners must be cut somewhere to make the build happen. This is why various price points exist for different ranges of products, though lately several manufacturers have taken to the notion that the ratio of paying less for getting less is too heavily skewed in favor of paying less for getting nowhere near enough for your money. Cougar figures it's their turn to toss another chip into the stack of afford-ably priced gamer cases with the introduction of the MX500 mid tower case. Said to be a sleek, modern designed gaming tower, does this offer gamers the features they crave without breaking the bank? Let's dig in and find out, but first here's a bit about Cougar:



COUGAR MX500 Midtower Case

On November 5 2013, in Taipei, Cougar introduced The MX500 Mid-tower case . This case has a distinctive European style to it and is perfect for users who expect large upgradeable capability with optimal airflow and ventilation characteristics. The MX500 offers ample space for graphics cards of up to 410mm in length. This is achieved by a unique 3-Mode drive cage concept. In standard mode there is 300mm of space. By using a special ” HDD track mechanism” you can relocate the drive cage to gain another 30mm for a space of 330mm, and when you remove it entirely you get a clearance of 410mm. Here’s a spec-sheet below with more info.     Specifications Case Type Mid Tower Motherboard Type Micro ATX / ATX Dimensions 210(W)x 475(H)x 480(D) 5.25″ Drive Bays 3 Exposed 3.5″ Drive Bays 7 Hidden 2.5″ Drive Bays 3 + 4 (converted from 3.5”drive bays) I/O Panel USB3.0 x 2 ( int )/USB2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 Cooling system Max Installed: 7pcs Fans Front 140mm Fans x 2 / 120mm Fans x 2 (120mm fan x 1 pre-installed) Top 120mm Fans x 2/140mm Fans x 2 180mm Fan x 1/200mm Fan x 1 Rear 120mm Fan x 1 (pre-installed) Bottom 120mm Fan x 1 / 140mm Fan x 1 Left side 120mm Fan x 1 / 140mm Fan x 1 Expansion Slots 7 Maximum Graphics Cards Length 410mm Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 (optional)    



 
 
 
 
 
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Cougar CMX V3 850W

The Cougar CMX V3 850W is an enthusiast-oriented mid-range power supply, and while this unit isn't a beast like some we've seen of late, it is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a partly modular design, with the intent of providing value to consumers on a budget. Let's take a closer look.



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COUGAR to Launch Gaming Peripheral Line at COMPUTEX 2013

May 31st 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply maker, will be launching a brand new gaming peripherals product line at the COMPUTEX 2013 trade show in Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Floor 1, #J1017a, June 4th through the 8th. The company considers this new line to be a big milestone for the COUGAR brand. In addition to this, there be new case and PSU products announced as well.  New Gaming Peripheral Line COUGAR’s new gaming product line includes a pro-level mechanical keyboard, the CGK500 with LED back-lighting and a gaming keyboard, the CGK300. The keyboards have features that gamers will especially appreciate such as “Disable Windows Key During Game Play” and dedicated macro keys hardware design. As companion pieces to keyboards, COUGAR is offering new gaming mice. Ultra precise gaming mice, the CGM500 & CGM300 will be debuted. These are hardware refined components with such features as non-slip rubber coatings, a 5000 DPI laser sensor, programmable buttons, orange colored LED backlighting, adjustable report rates, Omron micro switches and teflon feet for slick movement. More performance gaming peripherals will also be on display at the booth. Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Design for superior capacity and optimal Cooling Two new mid-tower gaming cases MX700 & MX500 designed with superior capacity and cooling solutions will also be presented by COUGAR at COMPUTEX 2013. While in two different aesthetic stylings, these ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cougar Spike Mini-Tower Gaming Case and Cougar Dual-X LED Fans

Cougar, a leading German PC case, fan, and power supply manufacturer, has introduced a new Mini Gaming Tower case called the Cougar SPIKE. The SPIKE Mini-Tower was designed to deliver expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design. The Cougar SPIKE case is a smaller but is designed to accept the longer high-end gaming graphics cards with up to 330 mm of clearance. With the usage of Mini and Micro ATX motherboards growing as they become more complete, many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by Micro ATX motherboards. As such, COUGAR thinks that the Mini Gaming Tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations. They are also making it somewhat portable, as well as easier to carry to LAN partys. The Cougar SPIKE Mini-Tower sports a gaming themed style with a black interior to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR’s tool-less design technology for easy installation of 3.5” and 2.5” HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of a 2.5” HDD/SSD at the bottom of the chassis. With any PC case ventilation is crucial and Cougar’s SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed, and provisions for a total of up to four. One 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional). The Cougar SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower also supports USB3.0 for maximum data transfer speeds. The Cougar SPI...



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Latest Sleek Gaming Case from COUGAR Available

COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply maker has introduced their latest PC case, the Archon. With an elegant look and support for longer high-end graphics cards up to 310 mm, this case is the latest iteration from COUGAR’s line of sleek gaming cases. The ARCHON delivers expansion capability in a subdued enclosure with windows, grills and an orange highlighted interior. It comes with three 2.5″ HDD/SSD trays and three 3.5″ HDD trays and features easily cleanable detachable air filters on the front and bottom covers. Like many of their other cases, there is a transparent acrylic side cover so that you can see the internals of the build. The case will be kept cool with support for up to five fans: one rear 120 mm fan (pre-installed), two optional front side 120 mm fans, and two optional side 120 mm fans along with seven PCI vented slots that provide flexibility and ventilation performance for multiple graphics cards solutions. If you need to kick it up a notch with water cooling, you can do that too with two holes (with rubber protection) on the rear panel. This mid tower case of course comes with advanced USB 3.0 ports for maximum data transfer speeds and despite its size, the ARCHON can take up to 8 drives or drive bay accessories in total with the Screw-less mechanism design on the 5.25″devices. Lastly, to keep it all neat and organized, the cables feed through on the motherboard tray allowing for easy routing and cable management. For more infor...







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