Zowie EC2-A Review

Zowie EC2-A
The Good
  • Top quality build
  • Excellent sensor
  • Feels natural to grip
The Bad
  • DPI switch is located at the bottom
10/10
Excellent

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Technical (5/5)
Design (4.5/5)
Suitability for Competitive Gaming (5/5)
Value For Money (5/5)
[vc_column][vc_column_text]Zowie Gear released their EC-A series nearly exactly a year ago, but as it still remains one of the best gaming mice out there we decided to give you a more detailed look into it.

Zowie Gear

ZOWIE GEAR HAS NO AMBITION TO BECOME THE BIGGEST MANUFACTURER OF COMPETITIVE GAMING GEAR. WE JUST WANT TO BE THE BEST. IF WE CAN DEVELOP PRODUCTS THAT WILL INCREASE A GAMERS PERFORMANCE BY JUST 1%, WE WILL DO IT. THIS IS OUR MENTALITY.

Zowie Gear

If you are not Scandinavian or an eSports follower you might not have even heard of Zowie Gear. Zowie sprung into the radar of Counter-Strike and eSports people in 2009 when Swedish Counter-Strike legend Emil “HeatoN” Christensen teamed up with Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed, a legend alike, to take part in product development with Zowie. The result came out in 2010 in the form of Zowie EC series, named after the initials of the legend himself. The mouse was loved by Counter-Strike players and in 2015 it was made even better – the EC-A series.

In 2015 BenQ announced that all of it’s future eSports related merchandise will be released under the name of Zowie. If you know BenQ and its status within professional gamers this might give you a little hint of what we are talking about here in terms of quality – the best.

EC-A series

As said, Zowie EC-A series is basically the old EC series updated. So if you are wondering whether it will fit your hand as nicely as the old one the answer is yes. EC1-A and EC2-A are technically identical, the only difference between them is size: EC2-A is the smaller one.

zowie EC1-A EC2-a size comparison top

zowie EC1-A EC2-A size comparison side

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Also see the following images for a size comparison between Zowie EC2-A and one of the most known gaming mouses, SteelSeries Rival.

zowie ec2a claw grip 2 zowie ec2a palm grip 2 steelseries rival claw grip steelseries rival palm grip

Specifications

  • SENSOR: AVAGO 3310
  • DPI: 400 (RED) / 800 (PURPLE) / 1600 (BLUE) / 3200 (GREEN)
  • USB: USB 2.0 / 3.0 PLUG & PLAY
  • BUTTONS: 5
  • CABLE: 2M / 6,6 FT
  • LIFT OFF DISTANCE: 1.5 – 1.8 MM
  • POLLING RATE: 125 / 500 / 1000 HZ

The Feel

Zowie EC-A series are designed for right hand users only and if you compare the feel with some of the hip n cool new gimmicky mice like Razer Ouroboros or pretty much any mouse by Mad Catz, it feels almost like it melts together with your hand.

The only complaint I have with the design is the DPI button which is located in the bottom of the mouse. For normal people this is not that big of a deal though, but for an old dog like me it is a pet peeve. I have always played CS with 400 DPI and when I switch back to desktop I turn it up to 800. There’s no real reason why I couldn’t half my in-game sensitivity and use the same DPI for CS and desktop but once you get good doing something over and over again with the same settings you get sort of superstitious. Otherwise the switches and scroll wheel are just perfect, no complaints whatsoever.

Suitability for Competitive Gaming

Zowie is in fact the most used mouse manufacturer in the professional scene of CS:GO. We think this tells enough.

Mouse Pads Used By Professional CSGO Players

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