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Hey guys!


As usual when considering new hardware the market offers loads and loads of possible aspirants and it once again proves to be very difficult to decide, which part to get.


I am a lowsense gamer (mainly FPS) and move my mouse at least 40cm for one 360° turn. Due to that, the device naturally needs to be able to keep up high speeds, which led me to the conclusion that pretty much only mice with ADNS-3090 would be suitable for the job. Now only one question remains: Which one?


I used different shapes in the past, the Razer Diamondback was a symmetrical mouse, the Logitech MX518 an ergonomic one. There is no real preference for me on that term, I tend to claw my mouse, still, because of the size of my hands, I have no issues with taller and smaller devices.


Considering everything I am leaning towards Zowie and their line of gaming hardware - my favorite would be the EC1 Evo, but it seems uncertain, whether you get a flawless copy, as I found quite a few posts talking about the sensor's LED shining up through the mousewheel, which indeed would be inacceptable. Has this problem been adressed in newer batches? I heard Zowie tends to correct such mistakes without changing the model's name (as they did with AM?).


Another option would be a AM / FK (preferably AM, any known issues?) or the Roccat Savu (I read about the sides coating wearing off, any known issues?), which would be especially interesting, if there is a high chance of getting a flawed EC, in which case I wouldn't really bother ordering one ...


Thanks in advance for your time and help! Furthermore I hope you can read through my English, as I am not a native speaker biggrin.gif



mfg dyna
Edited by dynastes - 7/5/13 at 2:02pm
post #2 of 5
Zowie FK for the clawgrip i guess
post #3 of 5
Yeah you'd probably be happier with a FK or EC2 instead of the EC1.

They both work well for claw grip, I'd say get a FK if you have small to medium hands and EC2 if you have larger hands or like to palm grip a lot. The only problem I have with them is that the FK is pretty small and takes some getting used to, and that the EC2 is on the heavy side for claw grip (93g) and the mousewheel is kind of bad. Otherwise they're very good, with the FK being a little better overall.
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Considering everything I am leaning towards Zowie and their line of gaming hardware - my favorite would be the EC1 Evo, but it seems uncertain, whether you get a flawless copy, as I found quite a few posts talking about the sensor's LED shining up through the mousewheel, which indeed would be inacceptable. Has this problem been adressed in newer batches? I heard Zowie tends to correct such mistakes without changing the model's name (as they did with AM?).

I have a recent EC2 and the LED doesn't leak through at all, but the mousewheel on the Evo series has a design flaw that can make it skip if you scroll from the front of the wheel without putting some pressure on it. You can adapt to it, but for the first few days it's really annoying. There's also a fix for it but you have to open the mouse up.

I'd stay away from the AM, the buttons are supposed to be pretty hard.

Not sure about the Savu, but it's supposed to really good and you can probably just put some tape over the sensor to lower the LOD.
Edited by PUKED - 7/5/13 at 8:02pm
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Mmh, hard to decide ....

Do you agree with me that ADNS-3090 will be the most viable option for me? I do not know much about Philips Twin Eyes for example. I believe the R.A.T. series use it? Is it as buggy as the ADNS-9xxx are supposed to be?
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Mmh, hard to decide ....

Do you agree with me that ADNS-3090 will be the most viable option for me? I do not know much about Philips Twin Eyes for example. I believe the R.A.T. series use it? Is it as buggy as the ADNS-9xxx are supposed to be?
Yeah, look up "z-axis bug" to see why the Twin Eye sensors are bad for low sens.
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