Cougar Revenger Optical Gaming Mouse and Bunker Bungee Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
A Closer Look
The Revenger makes a solid first impression, as it’s immediately apparent that this is a gorgeous looking gaming mouse. It feels as good as it looks too, with a chunky feel and a robust weight. The hard shell on the top has a light texture to it, but still feels relatively smooth, and there are some very durable rubber grips on the side, allowing you to really get a firm grip on it.
There are two programmable switches on the left side, with a nice oversized design to them that makes them very easy to control regardless of how you choose to grip the mouse. In front of the buttons, three LED indicators, which are perfect for DPI level readouts.
Down the right, you’ll find another large patch of durable rubber, and a deep curvy design that makes it really easy to grip the mouse, albeit for right-handed users only. The slightly scooped shape also makes it easy to pick up the mouse, which is great if you like to use a low DPI/lift-off technique while working or gaming.
The mouse slopes down on the right side, which helps promote a more natural wrist position, which could help reduce strain during those long gaming sessions. There’s a large scroll wheel which is heavily recessed into the body and surrounded by two stylish metal panels. The wheel is coated is a soft grippy rubber, which makes it super easy to control, and while it has a fast turning speed, there’s a nice tactile bump at each step for added control. The DPI adjustment is unique too, rather than a click, you put your finger in that deep recess and pull it towards you like a trigger. It’s a little slower than a simple top button, but it completely removes the chance of an accidental DPI change.
Overall, the design is pretty cool, with a few traits that make me thing a fighter jet or super car designer had a hand in it.
Around the back, a Cougar logo, as well as a strip light at the base, which is backed up with RGB lighting, and we’ll see that in action in a moment.
The underside of the mouse features three huge slipmats, which give this mouse exceptional glide on all surfaces. That being said, the sensor promises to work on wood, metal, glass, cloth, the lot, so that glide could come in handy if you’re using a surface like wood, which often provides more friction.
So what about that Bungee?
The cable bungee does exactly what you would expect, raising the cable up off the desk to stop it from dragging and snagging, which can improve your overall usage experience. The bottom is a durable housing with a simple locking level on the top. Pop this on a smooth surface, clamp down that level and it’ll lock firmly in place using the suction cup on its base.
Along the top and down the back, a cutout allows you to lock the cable firmly in place so it doesn’t slip free.
the top sections are made from strong yet flexible rubber, so that the bungee works with you, not against you.
Clamp it down, tuck in the cable, and you’re good to go. Now, with this setup, let’s see what the Revenger can offer us!