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Cougar 700M Black Edition Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Cougar

Inside the 700M Black Edition

 

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After quite a bit of trial and error in attempting to disassemble of the 700M, we finally got it down to its main sections. Inside of the top are the side buttons, DPI button, and the sniper button. The mechanisms needed to hit the switches are found in the lower section in the middle. The wrist rest also needs to be removed from the 700M to get the top section off.

 

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Taking a close-up tour of the internal components, we start with this five-million click lifespan Omron D2FC-F-7N placed under the left click button, as it does take the majority of the action given to any mouse.

 

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There is a tiny black pad switch next to the Omron for that silver left click button, but the page forward and back button, along with the Dpi button all, use the larger blue pad style switches. The sniper button uses a white switch mounted on its side in the lower section.

 

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To find the Avago ADNS A9800 laser sensor in the 700M, we had to remove the top deck while being conscious of the ribbon cable to gain this view.

 

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Right where the USB cable is directly soldered into the PCB, we find the NXP LPC11U14, ARM Cortex-MO, 32-bit MCU, which is capable of running at 50 MHz. This is the brains of the operation, and is also where you will be storing up to 512 MB of profiles, Macros, and whatever you set the keys to.

 

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As we round the final corner, we are left looking at the second Omron switch used under the right click button, and we also see the scroll wheel click uses a blue pad style switch that matches the three across the top PCB.

 

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Once the 700M is all back together and powered up, we can see the front offers a fair bit of illumination that does reflect well off of the natural aluminum frame. This lighting is also customizable to any one of 16.8 million color options.

 

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As we spin the 700M Black Edition mouse around for a more typical view, we see that there is no customizable lighting at the back or on top, but there are the four DPI indication LEDs, and two of them are currently illuminated with a bright orange-red light.

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