Cougar Gaming 700K Mechanical Keyboard Review 5

Cougar Gaming 700K Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Value & Conclusion

  • The Cougar 700K Mechanical keyboard retails for $149.99.
  • Looks good
  • Lots of features
  • Wrist rest included and customizable
  • Good driver suite
  • USB port
  • Audio pass-through
  • Back-lit keys
  • Cherry MX Red mechanical keys
  • Media controls
  • On-board memory and profile selection
  • Takes up a lot of desk space
  • Pricey!
  • Some will hate its non-standard space-key arrangement
The 700K is a big keyboard for the macro fanatic. The combination of on-board memory and its extended macro capabilities make it a good choice for someone heavily into RPGs. Cougar has gone with the conventional Cherry MX Reds for this keyboard, and the Reds are a great fit as they are still the go-to key for gamers. The back-lit key system works as it should and gives you room to customize it as well.

Currently, the keyboard retails at $149.99, which makes it one of the more expensive mechanical decks out there. The added functionality on the 700K as compared to a regular gaming keyboard is in the way it handles macros. The aluminum cover plate is more of an aesthetics rather than functional thing, and it does make typing quickly on the 700K a bit more noisy.
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