Final Thoughts and Conclusion
As I said at the beginning of this article, the mouse is a very personal piece of hardware. What is going to work perfectly for me, may not work for you and vice versa. Everyone needs to find the hardware and settings that work the best for them. For me, it has been a simple 4-6 button mouse with decent DPI resolution. I’ve reviewed many mice that have different features and while they may be cool and functional for some, most of the time they don’t work well for me.
With that being said, the Cougar Dualblader has made me re-think my mouse. I’ve been using the Dualblader for a couple of months now. I’ve tried multiple different configurations of the hardware and software and I’ve found what works for me. While the inclusion of the fire buttons is nice, my clumsy sausages I call fingers keep hitting them at the wrong times or they just get in the way. So, I’ve removed them. I find for me, the right-side sniper button is great. I can hit it with my ring finger without too much movement when I’ve used it as a sniper button. Overall, the Cougar Dualblader can be what you make of it. Overall, I’d say the Dualblader isn’t gimmicky, but for me, I think the fire buttons are kinda gimmicky. In the realm of customization, Cougar also makes available STL files for those that want to take “Make it yours” even further and modify and 3D print the side grips.
Overall, the Cougar Dualblader is a very good mouse. For most of it, the construction and feel are good. Which is what I would expect from Cougar. The only part that feels odd or cheap, is the dang palm rest. When installing it, there’s a bit of lateral movement and it could break. Making adjustments to the Dualblader was easy however, you do have to pull your hand off the mouse to get to the adjustments. Not really a negative, just something to be aware of. Like anything else that is customizable, you’ll need to spend some time figuring out what works best for you. The Dualblader is currently listed on Amazon for $89. I think this is a fair price for what you’re getting. I’ve seen lesser mice sell for more. I’ve had the Dualblader on my desk now for a couple of months. After the initial getting used to it period, it is a comfortable great performing gaming mouse.