Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016 21:57
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From time to time i like to login in our server just to check and see which of our articles attract the most attention (readership) so we can focus our efforts in bringing more of/in that segment and not to my surprise (after all many of you reading these pages are gamers - casual and avid ones - and professionals) some of our most popular reviews have been about mechanical keyboards. Now normally since we've already reviewed a large number of keyboards since the beginning of this year (8 to be exact) we wouldn't focus our efforts in doing even more right now (wouldn't want to risk running out of keyboards to review) but since in the past 6 months alone several manufacturers have released quite a few interesting models we see no reason to stop. So today's review is about yet another gaming keyboard based on mechanical switches by Cherry the Attack X3 by COUGAR.
COUGAR products are designed by COUGAR GERMANY, a professional R&D engineering team and COUGAR is part of the “HEC/COMPUCASE” Group. The unique combination of the world-famous German skills of designing the best products worldwide and HEC/s power and long-time experience to produce the best high quality products created innovative masterpieces in PSU history. The PC upgrading and DIY market is changing rapidly and is growing more and more. Professional user are asking for more than only stable and silent PSU/s, they want efficient and energy saving products without compromises in quality. COUGAR GERMANY created such products! COUGAR GERMANY combines the features of innovation and evolution to create efficient, powerful and unique products like “COUGAR POWER”. The purpose of COUGAR GERMANY is the satisfaction of the customer, reaching it by creating most valuable, advanced products. COUGAR – YOUR POWER!
Unlike most recent keyboards to reach our lab which featured either Kailh or custom mechanical switches the Attack X3 model uses "genuine" Cherry MX mechanical switches (up to 50 million keystrokes) and is available with black, red, brown and blue ones (our sample came with blue switches). For good or bad unlike the 700k the Attack X3 doesn't sport as many features (it's a standard 104 keys model after all) but it still offers full key 4-level backlight illumination (Red), 10 programmable keys, N-Key rollover (USB connection), anti-slip rubber feet, 1000Hz polling rate (1ms), on-board memory (can store up to 3 profiles in it), aluminum brushed structure, dedicated multimedia keys and of course just like every other gaming peripheral by COUGAR it also supports their unified UIX system. Granted this set of features may not impress but a keyboard is much more than just features so let's see what the Attack X3 is all about.