Usage & Testing
Getting the 700K setup is just like any other keyboard. Just plug it in to the necessary connections on your PC and you are good to go. Windows will automatically detect it and install the necessary drivers. From here you can start using the 700K, but we do recommend installing Cougar’s UIX software for further customization.
Rather than post a whole bunch of screenshots from Cougar’s UIX software we have gone and done a full overview video going over the software, check that out below.
Another great thing about this keyboard is its illumination. While pictures would do just fine we have also made a video going over the different illumination modes of the 700K, they are pretty impressive.
So the 700K looks great and has great functionality, but how does it perform? I have been using the 700K for about 2 weeks now. Previously I had been using the Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated, which has Cherry MX Black keys. So the first thing that I noticed was how much easier the keys were to press, at times I would accidently press buttons twice because I am used to the higher actuation force of the black key switches. Now on my second week with the keyboard that is slowly going away.
The keyboard itself is extremely easy to type on and I haven’t found myself having a hard time typing or missing any keys. The biggest concern I had when I first received the keyboard was the split spacebar. It has not been an issue at all for me. I have not accidently hit the G6 key at all. I think it all comes down to where you would normally rest your thumb on a keyboard. If its more to the left you are good, but if it is further to the right you may need to train yourself to have your thumb more to the left.
I have been playing mostly FPS games with the 700K, these include Warframe, Payday 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Team Fortress 2. The keys are extremely responsive and feel great when in the heat of battle. The FPS palm rest is great and really gives support to your wrist during long gaming sessions.