Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review


Whenever a keyboard arrives in our offices it is, 99 times out of a hundred, a mechanical one.

Mechanical keyboards are long lasting, full NKEY rollover, just quality items in general. However, ask most people what they type on and the answer will be a scissor switch keyboard. Their ubiquity on Laptops alongside the popularity of a Mac keyboard on a PC means that they are arguably more popular than mechanicals.

Which does beg the question, if so many people are used to the short-stroke, silent nature of a laptop style keyboard, why do so few manufacturers produce gaming models? This is a something Cougar seek to take advantage of with the release of the Vantar, a scissor switch keyboard with multi-colour lighting.

Tired of the clack, weight and sheer size of a mechanical keyboard? Let's find out if the Vantar is a good alternative.

Technical Specifications

As a keyboard which doesn't utilise software controls, nor offer any extraneous features beyond those that we've come to expect from a keyboard (media keys, lighting controls etc) the specifications are brief. It's worth noting how light it is though. 600g is about three mice. Way below a mechanical keyboard. The footprint is similarly tiny, with barely and deskspace taken up beyond that of the keyboard itself.

There are a few lighting options available and a few basic colours to use. The customise option splits the keyboard into 6 vertical bands and allows you to assign colours to them as you wish. Not fully customisable then, but better than nothing.

Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review  
Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review  

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Most Recent Comments

30-08-2017, 09:51:31

I've been looking at this for ages. If my mech board dies it's definitely going to be my next keyboard. The price is awesome too, plus Cougar's stuff is made very well for the price.Quote

30-08-2017, 11:28:48

I need to try a scissor switch keyboard. Im after a keyboard that has low travel and doesnt take much force to press the keys down. Im a big fan of cougar products.Quote

30-08-2017, 12:27:10

I really like my Cougar mouse so if the board is as good it should be a nice itemQuote

30-08-2017, 12:35:52

Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
I really like my Cougar mouse so if the board is as good it should be a nice item
Everything Lepa/Lepatek make is nicely put together. I've had their fans and a couple of other bits so I know how well made they are.

The noise of my mech board really does do my head in sometimes.Quote

30-08-2017, 16:17:51

I tried using a chiclet gaming keyboard once. It was a pleasant experience for gaming (although a keyboard without macro keys and dedicated media buttons is not for me), but it wasn't a very good typing experience. But that might have been due to it's size. The keyboard in question was Redragon Karura 502, and it's really huge. This one looks much smaller so typing might be OK.Quote

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