MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, it’s a mouse and keyboard combo with Cougar’s 300M and Turtle Beach’s Impact 700
Cougar 300M Gaming Mouse
PC peripherals specialist Cougar has bolstered its M series of gaming mice with a brand new product.
The Cougar 300M gaming mouse follows the 200M, 600M and 700M, which provide a variety of hardware configurations for differing users.
The 300M doubles the DPI sensor of its 200M sibling, providing users with a switchable 4,000 DPI ADNS-3090 optical sensor for accurate tracking.
Users can look at the integrated DPI LED lights to quickly check which DPI mode the mouse is currently set to.
The accessory also comes complete with seven programmable buttons for custom user inputs, as well as a 1,000Hz polling rote, meaning it will remain highly responsive during fast use – for instance, in first-person shooter matches online.
The mouse also includes on-board memory that can store up to three separate profiles, with a further 24 functions accessible directly using the device.
The main buttons are constructed using OMRON switches.
RRP: $39.99 (27)
Release Date: April 2015
Distributor: Spire Technology
Contact: 01202 828 444
Turtle Beach Impact 700 Keyboard
Turtle Beach has expanded its range outside of headsets with its latest gaming keyboard.
The Turtle Beach Impact 700 is a backlit mechanical keyboard equipped with Cherry’s MX Brown key switches, which are designed to boost response rates and provide users with a tactile feel.
The keycaps are laser-engraved. The backlighting can be controlled via the keyboard, with the red glow adjustable from hard to soft light.
The light control also supports multiple illumination modes, for further personalisation.
All of the keys are set in a steel-reinforced chassis.
Six-key rollover means that up to six buttons can be pressed simultaneously, making the keyboard suitable for gamers inputting commands in rapid succession.
Full anti-ghosting additionally ensures that when keys are tapped or held at the same time, such as in double- or triple-tap inputs, every press is registered.
The Impact 700 also includes 3.5mm mic and audio jacks, as well as two USB 2.0 ports with direct audio pass-through, which means that players can plug in a gaming headset and mouse.
Release Date: Q1 2015
Contact: 01279 822 822