I’ll be honest, even though the overall quality of the 700M was on par with other manufactures. When I went to install their software I didn’t exactly have high hopes. Typically, software for mice is normally hard to navigate, buggy, and overall poor quality, unless you are dealing with one of the large manufactures. You see, they have the money and manpower to be able to put together high level software. So when I booted up the software for the 700M I was extremely surprised. Cougar has clearly put a lot of time and effort into this. Not only does the software look great, it is also designed to work with their other products out of the box. This is something that Logitech, SteelSeries, and Razer took years to implement into their software. So let’s take a closer look and see what it is all about.
The software is split into two parts, on the left is the options that show up on every page and for every product and on the right is the page you are currently on. Down in the bottom left corner we can select what device we would like to tune, this is important if you have more than one Cougar device. Just above the device in the bottom left we have three pages that we can pick from and then higher up there are three modes and a profile page. We start on the performance tab, here we can set the DPI on all four of the 700M’s DPI settings, adjust the sniper DPI setting, scroll and double click speeds and even lift height.
The next page is the key assignments page. Here we have a photo of the mouse with lines going from each button to a small box. In that box we can see what the button is assigned too currently do. On the right side we can see additional options. Setting new functions or swapping them is as easy as dragging the image to the button you want to set it too. Beyond standard buttons you can go into the advanced tab for options like quickly setting to a specific DPI and the macro page to set or record macros.
The lest page is the lighting control page. Ironically, until I saw this page I didn’t even notice the front light. Cougar kept things simple and only put a light under the scroll wheel. This glows out of the front mostly with a little bit of light coming out of the top as well. You can use the color wheel to pick any color as well as setting the lighting to breath, stay on all of the time, or turn the lighting off all together.