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Cougar Puri TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 14, 2017 5:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Cougar

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation




The packaging is sleek for the Cougar Puri TKL, with the Cougar logo to the left, and the Cherry logo to the right, at the top. Front and center is the Puri TKL, under the plastic cover, with the orange accents driving your eyes towards the Puri TKL name in the bottom left corner.





Since we have seen the product name and the Cougar logo, we omitted them from the image of this longer side of the box. What we do show is that Cougar offers the Puri and Puri TKL with the option of silver, black, red, brown, and as marked, we have one with blue switches in it. Along with social media information, we also see the system requirements, and what comes in the box.




One of the shorter ends of the box is offered with a black background while using bright orange as the color to display the Cougar name and logo.




The second of the longer side panels of the box also has the name and logo on the left end, but we took an image of the essential bits instead. Along with a picture of the Puri TKL and its cover, we find the specifications chart along with a pair of QR codes to go to the Cougar site or their Facebook page.




The last of the side panels will almost make your eyes bleed a bit. Using bright orange as the backdrop and white letters to spell out Puri TKL, we find that we do not want to look at this too long in bright light, so let's move to the back.




On the back we see features pointed out around the keyboard, things like multimedia keys, backlight effects, Windows Lock, as well as ways to control the intensity of the lighting, and a way to address directionality of the moving LED modes. To the right, we see mentions of the amount of LED modes, a closer look at the magnetic cover, the choices of switches, a mention of the detachable cable, and lastly, that it polls for activity at 1ms intervals.




Opening the box allows for a view of the keyboard and cover, which have been wrapped in plastic to protect them even further. While the cable is stashed at the back, and it appears that folding cardboard over is the only way to keep the keyboard in place and the cable from it, we also found there are dense foam inserts to keep the cardboard appropriately spaced, so there is little chance of the Puri TKL taking on damage. Ours showed up in perfect condition.




The thick, sturdy, tinted, somewhat flexible, plastic keyboard cover is a lovely addition to the keyboard. This will keep dust out while not in use, it can help to weatherproof the keyboard while on the go, and is magnetically attached to the keyboard as well. Not only is this not a cheesy thin plastic cover, but Cougar also makes it thick enough to have their name and logo indented into it.




The 1.8 meters of cable is covered with a cloth braided material and has gold plated connections at either end of it. Since Cougar is all about portability with the Puri keyboards, we are happy to find a hook and loop strap on the cable, so it can be tended simply and stuffed into a bag or pocket when it comes time to travel with it.




The last things we found in the box are the manual and product placement insert. The manual The manual covers how the built-in features work in fine detail, so whether changing the mode of LED lighting, trying to program your own mode of light, or you have any questions about the capabilities of the Puri TKL, it is all right there, in print.

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