Intro

If you are a gamer on a PC, 99.9% chance you are using a mouse, heck if you use a PC, 95% chance you are using a mouse.  I know some use a touchscreen monitor as an input device, but after 5 minutes of that,… you are back on your mouse.  Keyboard and mouse have ruled the PC for a very long time and that may change one day, but not today.  Today I will be reviewing Cougars 550M Gaming Mouse.

Before I get into the review, let me touch on some of the specifications and features.

  • DPI Resolution between 50 ~ 6400DPI
  • SDNS-3988 Optical Gaming Sensor
  • 32-Bit ARM Processor
  • Omron Micro Switch
  • Up to 1000Hz Polling Rate
  • Maximum Acceleration 50G
  • Maximum Tracking Speed 200 IPS
  • 512KB Onboard memory
  • Gaming Grade Scroll Wheel
  • Braided 1.8Meter/5.91 Foot Cable
  • Gold Plated USB Plug
  • 2 – Zone 16.8Million Color LED
    • 3 Stage DPI LED Display
    • Palm Rest LED Display
  • ANTI-SLIP Flanks
  • 6 Programmable Buttons

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Let’s check out the unboxing

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Just a few things in the box, it is a tiny box.  So first off, we have the instruction manual.

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At first I thought it was a book type manual, where you open it and turn pages from right to left, but it turned out to be a single sheet folded nicely.

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This side shows the features and system contents in a few languages

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The other side shows you a bit on the UIX software, which we will go over a little later in the review.

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They also provide you with this very important piece of information,… I know now.

Digging in a little more, we find guitar pics stuck to a sheet of paper.  Really they are stickers, pretty cool ones too.  Sadly the Dragonblogger logo is not a sticker that they include,… but it should be.

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The cable for this mouse is braided, a very nice and tight braiding.  It was a little difficult to get a nice shot of the braiding since it was so tight, but I think I got a good one.

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On one end of the cable, we have the Gold platted USB plug.  On this side, it shows you USB logo.

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Flipping the plug over, we find the Cougar logo.

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At the other end of the 5.91 Foot beautifully braided cable, we find the mouse itself.

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Let’s take a closer look at the Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse.

Iggy Castillo

Iggy Castillo

Senior Editor an Reviewer at Dragonblogger.com
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware's acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.
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