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COUGAR 500k Gaming Keyboard Review

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   I've yet to meet a gamer who wouldn't want to have the best gaming gear available in the market but let’s face it not everyone can afford (or wants) to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars/euros on a not so "important" hobby (especially nowadays). Because of that consumers naturally turn towards lower cost peripherals which can offer similar gaming experience but at a fraction of the price. Of course some "aspects" do take a hit and most noticeably the number of features (followed by build quality) but as of late there are some manufacturers in the market doing their best to fill that gap. COUGAR started offering their very own gaming peripherals not too long ago and aside the top of the line 700k gaming keyboard and 700k gaming mouse (two peripherals aimed towards serious gamers) they also offer more "balanced" solutions like the 500k gaming keyboard which we have here with us today.


   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!


   The 500k Gaming Keyboard may not be on par with the top of the line 700k model or its brother the 600k since it's primarily made out of hard plastic and wears membrane switches instead of the far more durable mechanical ones but still thanks to a 32-bit ARM cortex M0 processor paired with onboard memory it packs quite a few interesting features such as 6-key/N-key rollover, full key backlight (single color), 1000Hz polling rate, 3 on the fly mode selection keys, FPS detachable palm rest, six programmable keys, repeat rate adjustment (1/2/4/8x) and a pass-through USB port. Needless to say you can control most of these features directly from the keyboard but for some you will need to use the UIX control system software by COUGAR. So let's find out what the 500k has to offer to gamers around the world.