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HaiiYaa's Zowie Ec2 evo review

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Inclusions

Zowie Ec2 gaming mouse
Zowie sticker
Extra set of teflon feet
A box... which also function as the instruction manual on how to change dpi, polling rate and which side buttons that will be activated.





Sensor performance


It's using the avago 3090 and like with the Zowie am, the sensor doesn't dissapoint. It tracks at high speeds and is without any flaws.

Prediction - non existing. My view on prediction is that I do like a small degree of prediction in fps games, although in pretty much all other games I like it to be off.

Perfect control speed - Good but still doesn't match the very best out there. To be fair I doubt many people need more than the 3m/s the ec2 evo is capable of at 500hz. Here's my test done with enotus mouse test with all possible options

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Jitter - This was one of the minor flaws with the sensor performance in the zowie am and surprisingly there's no jitter now even at 2300dpi. Here is the jitter test

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Lift off distance - Again like the zowie am it's extremely low. This is a good thing if you like very low lift off distance, but then again it's so low that it doesn't track well if move it over lighter coloured spots on my qck fnatic edition. On white hardpads it might not track at all but this is something I cannot test.

Acceleration - Acceleration test at different dpi levels. The results speak for themselves
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So overall it's all good if you want a mouse without any tracking flaws, without prediction, a very low lift off distance and a good perfect control speed of 3m/s at 500hz





Weight and shape

EC2: 120 x 40 x 58-65 mm / 4.72 x 1.57 x 2.28-2.56 in

Weight is 93g which is quite low for a palmgrip mouse. Most palmgrip mice are 104g+ with a few exceptions

The shape as can be seen in the pictures is very similar to that of the legendary msi 3.0 and the Deathadder although the feeling is different and it's also quite smaller.

If you need bigger and more similar size the Deathadder and Msi 3.0 there's also the EC1.





Build quality, coating and the cord:

The build quality is very high with only a small flaw. For some reason the mouse button 5 stick out more than mouse button 4. Like this \ although to a lesser degree. Luckily this doesn't cause any problems and I can easily press the buttons without any problems.

The mouse is fully rubber coated like on the ec2 blue edition and the coating is the usual rubber coating used in zowie mice which is great and I have never tried where it peeled off like on razer mice. Its possible to lift the mouse without holding any of the sides

The cords Zowie is using are in my oppinion the best you can get in any gaming mice. Most mice have either a thin cord thats flexible or a thick cord that is not flexible. The Zowie cord is medium to thick yet flexible.





The buttons and scrollwheel

The buttons were one of the few things I didnt like in the zowie am and the zowie mico because they were simply a bit too stiff for me. The Zowie ec2 evo is using the same huano custom made zowie switches and they feel amazing just amazing now and not stiff at all. This just shows how much the materials used and switch placement does to change the feel of a switch.

I have recorded a short video that show the difference in sound between 3 mice. Zowie am, Zowie ec2 and CM storm spawn

In terms of travel they have a bit longer travel in the ec2 evo than in the zowie am but the side buttons still have a long travel to actuate.

The scrollwheel is exactly the same as in other zowie mice except from the Zowie Mico. It's using an optical encoder which should last longer than the mechanical ones used in pretty much all other gaming mice. In terms of feedback is fine and it's quite easy to scroll and press




Software

It doesn't have any software which is best in my oppinion as there won't be any buggy software causing problems or draining the cpu/memory. This also means there is no options to make macros for the buttons unless you are using a 3rd party program.

You can however change the dpi from 450dpi, to 1150dpi and 2300dpi at the bottom of the mouse

450dpi
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1150dpi
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2300dpi
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You can also change the polling rate of the mouse from 125hz, to 500hz and 1000hz..

125 Hz: Hold mouse 4+5 and plug the mouse into USB. When the wheel lights up, the mouse will be 125 Hz.
500 Hz: Hold mouse 5 and plug the mouse into USB. When the wheel lights up, the mouse will be 500 Hz.
1.000 Hz: Hold mouse 4 and plug the mouse into USB. When the wheel lights up, the mouse will be 1.000 Hz



Pictures

More and better pictures will be added later


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Edited by HaiiYaa - 4/29/12 at 7:50am
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Looks nice may have to pick this one up in a couple weeks for a upcoming lan. I JUST got a used xai which is great but this mouse has been getting great reviews so I must try it.

Do you know perhaps which is the same size as the xai? The ec1 or ec2.
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Also it doesnt seem this mouse is available in the USA yet.
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Good job on the review HaiiYa, well Detailed.

You better edit the topic-title tho.
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Is the sensor the same as that within the zowie AM? And if so how did they fix the jittering at higher DPI as opposed to the AM, different lens?
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no jitter @ 1000hz 2300dpi ??? are you sure ? did you test on artisan hayate ? biggrin.gif
zowie ec and AM give weird results @ 500hz when using mouserate.exe , DA BE + spawn instead show a constant 499hz while doing small circular motions, how about evo ? did they fix this flaw too ? biggrin.gif
excellent review as always
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Edited by SoFGR - 4/23/12 at 8:51am
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"HaiiYaa's Zowie Ec2 evo review "

Nice name for a thread ;O

Regarding the grip, If its like the DA BE like someone said people like me will not be able to lift the mouse.

The DA BE is impossible for me to lift, my thumb just glides on the slippery rubber side.
I dont sweat at all = no grip what so ever.
Edited by Nivity - 4/23/12 at 9:48am
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What click feeling do you prefer between your 3 mice ? What cliques could last as long in very good condition in heavy use for FPS especialy for RTS ?
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so wait they use the SAME custom switches? as in it feels the exact same as the am?

then you said they dont feel stiff. so its the same switches EXACTLY but dif materials make them less stiff?

i love the spawns feel when i click the mouse, the zowie am was so hard to press it tired out my fingers. basically i pref omron
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post

so wait they use the SAME custom switches? as in it feels the exact same as the am?
then you said they dont feel stiff. so its the same switches EXACTLY but dif materials make them less stiff?
i love the spawns feel when i click the mouse, the zowie am was so hard to press it tired out my fingers. basically i pref omron

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The switches in the eVo is the same as the EC-series, and we have not changed anything in comparison to this.

The click in EC eVo does feel lighter than the AM, that is because the leverage of the switches is different in the AM than in the EC and EC eVo.

Click feeling not only depends on switches, but also on environment = placement in the shell."
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