Product on Review: Cougar Mars Gaming Desk
Manufacturer: Cougar Gaming
Street Price: USD $389 / AUS $599
Cougar have been producing “real gear for real gamers” since 2008, including mice, keyboards, headsets, computer cases, gaming chairs and now, as part of an emerging trend, gaming desks. Their first release in the gaming desk market is the Cougar Mars, a large, RGB-laden, height-adjustable desk that claims to offer advantages over your run-of-the-mill desk.
The Cougar Mars incorporates ergonomic design with modern styling, including some carbon-fibre effects and dark/black materials for a stealthy approach. The frame under the work surface is all-steel for extra stiffness and longevity, as well as providing stable height adjustment between 750mm, 800mm and 850mm.
Helping to illuminate things and add some real flare, Cougar have equipped the Mars with two lengthy RGB strips which can be synced with your motherboard for some excellent effects, including support for Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light and ASRock Polychrome.
Connectivity is also boosted; on the desk’s rear are two control stands, one for audio input/output, the other for USB and lighting functions, as well as a power switch for the PC.
Priced at USD $389 and AUS $599 the Cougar Mars certainly isn’t cheap, but it does offer a number of features that you won’t get elsewhere. Now let’s set about constructing the desk and see if Cougar’s hype is justified.
Cougar on the Mars Gaming Desk:
The spacious gaming surface up to 150cm width with carbon fiber texture brings you plenty of space for your gaming monitors, gaming keyboards, and other gaming gears. Highly ergonomic designs like curved edges and rounded corners give you better and more comfort gaming experience