Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Using the 550M mouse was a bit interesting. After looking at pictures, including that on the front of the box, the mouse bears semblance to the Razer Deathadder, a claw grip mouse. Yet, the 550M is longer, heavier, and more rounded along its cross section. Users may find it preferable to hold this mouse with much of the palm for control. Though not the most comfortable mouse to use due to the size, we didn’t experience any pain or injuries after even hours of continuous gaming.Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse

We also have to mention about how this mouse looks. The edginess is within control and used tastefully. Even with the sporty color scheme, the 550M still looks like a computer mouse and not like a car or spaceship. The two light zones shine bright enough and add more flavor to the aesthetic. Another lighting zone could make this mouse more exciting such as the Cougar logo.Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse

The UIX System software is easy enough to use right away. It has all the mouse settings expected for a gaming mouse plus exposed access to the Windows settings for convenience. We also appreciate the small file size which means the download is quick. On-board memory is also neat since stored profiles eliminate the need to install UIX System on other computers.Cougar 550M UIX System

The Cougar 550M is worth buying for $39.99 at Newegg. It’s not uncomfortable to use, it has high end gaming mouse features, and it has a striking appearance. Yet it might not be for everyone considering its bulkier size and weight. The 1-year warranty period is also not very long which puts the 550M at odds against those who want more guaranteed longevity out of their computer mouse. At the very least, this gaming mouse has our recommendation for its many redeeming qualities.LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The Cougar 550M gaming mouse packs high-end features in a sporty looking design with an affordable price that’s worth checking out.

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  • crabbos

    I just bought this mouse today and I love and hate it at the same time. The size, shape, buttons and features are all excellent. The sensor seems to be very accurate so far. The UIX software is very intuitive and easy to use. This mouse feels incredibly comfortable in the hand and I actually prefer the textured plastic grips to rubber ones. My only gripe is that this thing feels HEAVY. Hopefully I’ll get used to the weight but I think they’ve made a mistake is this regard.

  • basroil

    Love the fact they put “32bit ARM processor” in the specs… Considering all modern ARM designs are 32bit, and their Cortex M0 is dirt cheap, it’s like saying a car comes with power windows! Hell, I have servomotors using M0 cores!