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Cougar's 550M, 500M Mice Hit Simple On The Head

Cougar has been working hard to take a piece of the gaming peripherals market, and its latest mouse appears to follow that effort. The company's new flagship gaming mouse is the Cougar 550M, which features a high-end sensor, tough body and RGB lighting, all in a no-nonsense package. Well, we're not quite sure what Cougar means by "flagship," as it already has the higher-end 700M in its arsenal.

The sensor in the 550M is an SDNS-3988 optical sensor, which can track accurately at up to 6400 DPI. Because it's an optical sensor, we can expect that there is no inherent mouse acceleration or angle snapping, which is good. Of course, you'll be able to adjust the sensitivity to your liking.

The RGB lighting features two zones and is adjustable through the Cougar UIX software. In the software, users are also able to configure the polling rate and customize the actions of the buttons.

As far as buttons go, the mouse only features those that most gamers need: left, right, a clickable scroll wheel, browser navigation buttons, and a DPI switcher.

The mouse will be hitting shelves over the coming weeks with an MSRP of $59.

Additionally, Cougar also announced the 500M. This mouse features the same shape, but it has a lower DPI optical sensor, a cut feature list, and a price tag $20 lower. The company did not specify which other features it cut.

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  • Jake Hall
    Looks good to me
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  • Jake Hall
    Hopefully the cord isn't braided, though... gets kinda annoying
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  • Pedasc
    Hopefully the cord isn't braided, though... gets kinda annoying

    If you look closely at the second picture I think it might be. I know what you mean, I still have a mouse with a braided cable and it seems stiff. It is not too bad most of the time but I wish it wasn't braided.
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  • mf Red
    My braided cable on my Deathadder split right where it rubs against my desk. Now it doesn't grab on my desk any more while I'm trying to headshot people in CS:GO! :)
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  • dstarr3
    Buuuuuuuut they're ugly. Next.
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  • Cons29
    i like braided cables, tougher than rubber
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  • scolaner
    I can confirm that it's a braided cable.
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  • TNT27
    Looks like a better version of vrap vengeance
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