Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review

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Having handled umpteen big, all aluminium, mechanical keyboards the box of the Vantar is gloriously light and small. Everything is up front and clear with the key features highlighted both on the front and the back.

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

You can see how compact the keyboard itself is. There is very little extra stuff around the edge, besides the RGB strip that encircles the entire keyboard and echoes the colours of the keys themselves. There are no pass through ports, no macro keys. It's a stripped down 'nothing but the keyboard' affair. That is by no means a bad thing, it's just the state of affairs.


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

With scissor switches the keys are extremely flat. They take the chiclet style, rather than keyboards like the Logitech K740 which ape a more conventional keyboard, which makes the Cougar Vantar perfect if you're transitioning from a laptop, or perhaps just prefer that design.

All the controls are a combination of the FN key - on the left of the spacebar - and either F Keys for media and application control, or number keys and PgU/PgD for lighting controls.


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

You can really see how flat the Vantar is from the side on view. It's very low profile keys on an already low profile keyboard. Let's take a look at it all lit up.


Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review  

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Most Recent Comments

30-08-2017, 05:51:31

AlienALX
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, 07:28:48

evilcorp
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, 08:27:10

Excalabur50
I really like my Cougar mouse so if the board is as good it should be a nice itemQuote

30-08-2017, 08:35:52

AlienALX
Quote:
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, 12:17:51

ImprovizoR
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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