When I think of gaming keyboards I think of mechanical, but before mechanical keyswitches became as popular as they are today most gaming keyboards weren’t mechanical, they were scissor or membrane style switches. Mechanical keyboards are great, I love them, but I also use a keyboard for many hours per day and I’ve become very much accustomed to them as I’ve used one for many, many years. Cougar has just announced the 200K Gaming Keyboard which, when I checked NewEgg, had a price of $29.99 and that’s very inexpensive for a gaming keyboard and I didn’t think much of it honestly but then I looked into the specs and features. The 200K has seven color backlighting along with anti-ghosting and the ability to adjust the repeat rate of keys and even the ability to switch the functionality of the WASD keys. It certainly doesn’t sound like a $30 keyboard by reading the specs, this is stuff you’d find on much higher priced keyboard surely. See below for the official PR and some links along with a picture…
COUGAR brings to the gaming keyboard market a new and strong contender: The COUGAR 200K Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard’s three defining features are its exquisite and quiet feeling due to its scissor switch mechanism, its anti-ghosting technology that ensures accuracy when gaming and the pack of core non-intrusive functions that make the most out of the standard keyboard layout.
The 200K is the best choice of its segment due to its compact and durable design, that also offers a quality feeling unseen until now in non-mechanical keyboards. Its anti-ghosting technology, implemented in the 19 keys that are most vital for gaming, ensures perfect accuracy when gaming, and the implemented extra functions (media controls, brightness adjustment and more) are implemented in a non-intrusive way. This means the 200K is able to maintain the standard keyboard layout, altering it in only two keys, one for backlight control and another one to activate the secondary functions for keys.
In what is another extra specially designed for gamers, the 200K allows to switch the functionality of the WASD keys and the direction keys, which is especially useful for left handed users or for those who for any other reason might want to adjust in this way the keyboard layout. Finally, the possibility of adjusting the repeat rate will become helpful when facing games that require repeatedly pressing a specific key. The final touch comes from its durable and sturdy build: The 200K’s weight and its anti-slip rubber feet ensure it stays stable and give it a quality feel that sets it apart from the light weight and instability of most membrane and scissor switch keyboards of the market.
All those features come packed in an elegant design in line with the high standards COUGAR sets for its products, with a hairline style surface and an elegant 7 color backlight both for the keys and for the front of the keyboard that can be controlled through the dedicated backlight key. This design also includes an option to, through a key combination, activate the breathing effect of its backlight, creating an impressive visual effect. COUGAR 200K has already been acclaimed by pro gamers.
For more information about 200K, please visit: http://www.cougar-world.com/products/keyboards/cougar_200k.html
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