What makes or breaks this mouse is the asking price. At the time of wrtiting the mouse is available for $54.99 MRSP which puts it in the mid-range category of peripherals. It has to tackle rodents like Logitech's G402 or SteelSeries' Rival but also mice like CM Storm Mizar or Corsair M65. While it lacks the sensor performance the first 2 models sport, it makes up for it with the UIX, which manages to outclass both SteelSeries and Logitech, at least in the feature department.
If you will this mouse or not depends solely on what you are looking for when you purchase a rodent. It has some great customization options, a flashy look that takes into account the shape of the hand, some pretty lights and the most extensive software package I've seen in a long time.
Sure, it has some drawbacks, mainly the laser sensor, which looks great on paper, but not so much in practice. However, you should remember that until last year (2014), most 'gaming' mice used either 9500 or 9800SE, evidenced by the fact that I've reviewed quite a few of them. If I would have to place 600M between them, I'd say its one of the best mid-range laser-sensor gaming mice released in recent memory.
I guess that means Cougar actually gets what gaming gear means, even though they're focusing a lot on design from the look of things.
- Impressive design;
- Extensive macro creation options;
- Extensive software bundle;
- A better sensor would be nice;
|Build: 8.0||8.2||Sensor: 8.0|
|Ergonomics: 8.2||Features: 9.1