Cougar Attack X3 Keyboard Review
Cougar Attack X3 Keyboard Review
Cougar, a German Brand which is almost 10 years on the market with gaming peripherals, cases, water resistant mouse pads and power supplies. Our next keyboard we are going to have a look at today is Cougar Attack X3 with beautiful aluminium brushed layer. As most of you know this is not the first mechanical keyboard from cougar. There are more interesting models which we will cover later. As main features of Cougar Attack X3 are Cherry MX Switches, configurable key functions and a visually stunning aluminum design. So let’s have a look.
Packaging is simple but still attractive. Front side showing the keyboard itself in all its glory and all important features are explained at the back side. Nothing to complain so far.
Cougar Attack X3 has “standard” keyboard layout with three extra Volume/Mute buttons in the top right corner. Typing is very comfortable. Users are going to hear it as mechanical switches are quite clicky. Although, comparing it to i.e. Razer Blackwidow Chroma is the Cougar Attack X3 with Cherry MX Brown switches (as our test sample) noticeable silenter or let’s say less “clicky”. Typing is also user friendly as the actuation point of its switches is not as high as by Razer Blackwidow Chroma.
User can switch between 5 steps of lighting settings by pressing FN+F4 keys. Thus, choose between 100% / Breathing / switched off / 33% and 66% of red back-light intensity.
The same way you can easily adjust polling rate of the keyboard by pressing FN+F5 (F6-F7 or F80) depending on which rate you wish to adjust. Polling range is between 125Hz – 250Hz – 500Hz – 1000Hz .
Caps are easy to remove should you need to clean it or even replace it. Attack X3 features Cherry MX Mechanical Switches and before purchasing you should definitively check which type of switches does your region has in offer. The switches are bit higher above the aluminium base, so you might need some time to get used to it.
Keyboard feet are rubberized which prevents against sliding, but it’s still easy to move or re-position your keyboard. Unfortunately, to lift the keyboard is much more challenging as the side edges are actually cut to 45°.
Nice to see is also braided cable which is 1.8m long. This is very good protection used by many other manufacturers as well.
With help of COUGAR UIX™ SYSTEM software, user has overall control ion one interface for all your COUGAR peripherals.
Changing polling rate, repeat delay or key assignment is very quick. Backlight key settings are accessible under Lighting control menu. User can save 3 personalized profiles.
Product name COUGAR ATTACK X3 Gaming Keyboard
Key switch Cherry MX mechanical switch
N-key rollover Yes (USB mode support)
Full key backlight Yes
Game type FPS / MMORPG / MOBA / RTS
On-board memory Yes
Polling rate 1000Hz / 1ms
Material Aluminum / Plastic
Software COUGAR UIX™ SYSTEM
PROGRAMMABLE KEYS 10
Interface USB plug
Cable length 1.8m Braided
Dimension 170(L) X 467(W) X 40(H) mm
6.69(L) X18.39(W) X 1.57(H) Inch
Weight 0.9kg (1.98 lb)
As for now the Attack X3 is replacing the Razer Blackwidow Chroma which has served well. It’s probably the simplicity and sound of brown switches or maybe the tactile feedback of switches which makes it quite comfortable to type. Of course, the keyboard is always a matter of taste, but one thing that has to be said about Attack X3 is, that this is pretty well made.
When it comes to design, the aluminium look will earn hearts of many gamers for sure. Build quality is at excellent level, nothing to complain at all.
With a guaranteed lifetime of at least 50 million strokes, the Cherry MX Mechanical Switches are the first and best mechanical switches available on the market.
For now Cougar Attack x3 keyboard has earned our Editor’s Choice award.
very good build quality
Beautiful Alumiun brushed design
Easy-to-use UIX software
Massive braided cable
nothing worth of mentioning