Prices on the Cougar 600K are pretty hard to nail down right now, as the keyboard isn’t fully available from most retailers, although this will change very shortly. We do know this is a stripped back model to help keep costs down and with the 700K being $150, we can assume it’ll be closer to $100.
I really like this keyboard, it’s an absolute joy to use for both day-to-day work and for gaming, although that much is true of most mechanical keyboards. This is obviously a significant investment compared to the often much cheaper membrane keyboards, but you do get a lot in return for your money. The aluminium body of the keyboard adds durability and certainly improves the overall aesthetics vs plastic body keyboards. The adjustable report rate and N-Key rollover, partial back-lighting, multimedia controls, wrist rest, FPS wrist rest, windows lock and the USB pass-through are all great features that will help improve your overall gaming experience with this keyboard; they also help justify the price.
Great build quality is a big selling point for the 600K and I really can’t find anything wrong with it in this respect; from the thick braided cable, to the durable kick-stand feet on the underside, it’s all very well put together.
The design is really nice and it’ll certainly appeal to a lot of gamers. The only gripe I have is the mixture of switch types for the multimedia keys, but it’s certainly not a deal breaker.
- Great build quality
- Detachable wrist rest
- Magnetic FPS wrist rest
- Report rate hotkeys
- N-Key and 6-Key Rollover
- Braided cable
- USB passthrough
- Dedicated multimedia keys
- Click and membrane switch keys for multimedia keys
“Cougar have gone for a more focused gaming keyboard with the 600K and they’ve certainly delivered on their promise. The Cougar 600K is a great mechanical keyboard with all the core features you would expect, exceptional build quality and a great looking design overall.”
Thank you Cougar for providing us with this sample.