Our first contact with Cougar, the German manufacturer of PC cases and peripherals, was with the extravagant Challenger case back in 2012. The company was hesitantly taking their first steps into the North American market back then. Today, much has changed, with Cougar having a significant worldwide presence and a far larger selection of products.

A few months ago, we had a look at their 700K mechanical keyboard and 700M gaming mouse. Although their naming suggests that they are a set, these are sold individually and are the company's flagship gaming peripherals. True enough, their quality and performance is excellent but their price tag is hefty as well. Therefore, for those that do want to retain high quality standards but do not need quite as many features, Cougar released the 600K mechanical keyboard and the 600M gaming mouse. Both of these devices are based on the design of their high-end siblings but lack many of their advanced functions. Today we'll be taking a close look at them in this capsule review.

Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard - Key features and specifications

  • FPS Palm Rest
  • 32-Bit Arm Processor
  • Cougar UIX System
  • USB Jack
  • 1MHz Polling  Rate
  • Multi-media keys
  • Windows lock key
  • Detachable palm rest
  • Non-slip rubber foot
  • Braided cable & golden-plated connectors

 

Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse  - Key features and specifications

  • Multi-Color Backlight
  • 45° Sniper Button
  • 32-Bit ARM processor/512KB Onboard memory
  • 8200 DPI Laser Sensor
  • Eight programmable buttons
  • Cougar UIX system
  • Cougar fusion
  • 1000hz polling rate / 1ms response time
  • On-the-fly dpi adjustment
  • 4-stage dpi led display
  • Omron micro switches
  • Gaming-grade scroll wheel
  • Gaming-grade mouse feet
  • Braided cable & golden-plated USB plug
The Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard
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  • Chaser - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - link

    Thank you for sharing with us your soliloquy of other keyboards and mice but at the end saying nothing of the product and tropic of the topic. Reply
  • meacupla - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - link

    Yeah, I gave a list of what I hate about other mice from major players, or what I think spoils the experience with them.

    The main reason for considering smaller players is because the major players are not offering a good product, so I said I'll try Cougar out, didn't I?

    Why or how do you expect anyone who is reading a review to already have the product being reviewed already, when the main reason to read the review, in the first place, is to make an informed purchasing decision?
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  • DanNeely - Friday, June 19, 2015 - link

    I'm not an FPS gamer (and as someone who mouses left handed often end up doing extensive changes to default keyboard layouts if I need to keep a hand on the mouse anyway); but my immediate to WASD vs ESDF is To-MAY-to To-MAH-to. Can someone fill me in on why this is actually relevant? Reply
  • SilthDraeth - Friday, June 19, 2015 - link

    Wasd vs esdf gives your fps left hand pinky better access to additional hotkeys that are not such a reach, etc. Reply
  • toyotabedzrock - Friday, June 19, 2015 - link

    It's hard to find a decent wired keyboard yet there is still this mechanical obsession. Reply
  • meacupla - Friday, June 19, 2015 - link

    I don't understand how it's "hard" to find a decent wired keyboard.
    There are, literally, thousands of them out there, mechanical or otherwise.
    Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Friday, June 19, 2015 - link

    I'm glad to see that they didn't remove any standard keys in order to add new ones. So many manufacturers do that, it becomes almost impossible to find a board with all the normal keys on it.

    BTW, what's the spacing on the first row? It looks like the left side CTRL/Win/Alt are larger then normal. Is the spacebar smaller? That would make it almost impossible to put aftermarket caps on there.
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  • Inteli - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - link

    It certainly looks that way. By my rather crude estimates, the spacebar looks like 5.5x as wide as a normal key, which is significantly shorter than a typical 6.25x spacebar. Now, a lot of keyboards also use 6x spacebar (Black widow, G710+, etc), so anti-aftermarket boards aren't uncommon. Reply
  • Yorgos - Friday, June 19, 2015 - link

    "Eight programmable buttons"
    Many companies do NOT define what programmable buttons actually are on their product.
    E.G.: programmable is the keys/buttons from my g700 mouse, it means that I program them to behave in a certain way.(I do not need to have any s/w to use my mouse. )
    All razer products on the other hand, programmable mean the software definition of a key stroke on their product. That is not programmable, it's just software redifinable (if I can stretch english a bit).
    So, does this keyboard have programmable keys, or software redifinable keys?
    (sorry if I missed it in the article)
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  • thebadgeroverlord - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - link

    Is there any advantage of being able to switch between six-key and n-key rollover modes? I would have thought that n-key, by its' very nature, is superior, so there wouldn't be any point in six-key rollover. Apologies if I'm being ignorant by the way. Reply

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