HWzone's manufacturer of the year
When it came to hardware, 2017 was definitely a year of trends. Some hardware makers have stuck to what they have done so far, while other manufacturers have decided to create new sets of hardware unlike any of their predecessors.
One particular manufacturer of hardware stood out in our opinion in 2017 more than anyone else and in fact not only offered new products and thus increased the supply, but significantly improved the price for the gamer and in fact set a new standard of quality at any possible price tag.
HWzone Manufacturer of the Year for 2017 - Cougar
Cougar is a relatively new brand in the market today, but the veterans will probably remember the name HEC which is the company that runs the brand. The German HEC has stood out in the last two decades as a prominent manufacturer of Enclosures And power suppliers mainly for personal computers.
About two years ago, HEC decided that it was completely removing its name from new gaming products and promoting the Cougar brand, which until now had been part of certain series of power supplies for gamers. With its brand new hand, HEC has begun aggressive promotion and marketing of a host of gaming products besides just Enclosures And power suppliers.
Suddenly we began to see keyboards, mice and other Cougar peripherals starting to flood the market. Cougar regrets that it is possible to combine good human engineering with an accessible price and create a product that competes with veteran brands and is considered much more without losing points on the quality of construction and durability of its products.
With the advent of the year 2017 began to attack Cougar on all fronts with the vision to become a gaming brand worth every pocket and it seems that it certainly revolutionized. Here are some Cougar gaming products that made the year 2017, and close enough that gamers reading the article hold one or know someone like that.
The Cougar Armor was a particularly popular product Gamers This year, given the small market share to which it is turning. The quality that is usually given to competitors at 1200 is sometimes sold to the consumer at less than NIS 900.
This picture has a well-built gaming mouse and uses the most accurate optical sensor in the market, alongside headphones With excellent build quality and 40 millimeter drivers. These two products, which usually pay for hundreds of shekels, are sold for much less. The Revenger mouse costs only NIS 225 compared to the NIS 350 that you will pay for a similar or identical product with its competitors' features (ahem… Deathadder Chroma). headphones The Immersa costs only about NIS 230 and offers the quality of audio you usually get for a lot more.
Here's a cute gaming console in the mATX format that is also compatible with today's advanced hardware and offers good airflow along with quality binding.
The Cougar MG110 is currently offered to the consumer at NIS 150 and is available in a version with and without a side window. Honestly, how many decent gaming boxes do you know at such a price? This is exactly why we chose Cougar as the manufacturer of the year, the price-plus combined with the quality of the product is the one that leads this market.
We have not yet reached keyboards, mouse pads and power supplies, but we hope you understand the point. We thank Cougar for leaving the other manufacturers vulnerable and hope that moves like these product launches will also lead other companies to bring "non-stop" products to the market at really fair prices and not charge extra for the brand name.
Cougar also teaches us about the truly high profit rates of its competing products by sometimes using the same internal components and marketing them to the consumer at a significantly lower cost, like its gaming mice.
We hope that in the year 2018, other companies will find creative solutions to market quality products at an affordable price, rather than artificially inflating product value.
What are your products of the year, HWzone surfers? Agree with our choices? You are welcome to voice your comments.