Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review

Cougar Vantar Scissor Gaming Keyboard Review

Introduction

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