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test user - I have actually considered that possibility, but human sweat can do incredible things, so I gave up as soon as I remembered that's what I'm proofing against. I doubt any off the shelf coating could withstand sweat over months or years rolleyes.gif
Edited by bdrifter - 11/20/13 at 10:24am
post #12 of 15
Yeah depending on your sweat's chemical consistency, it can eat right through rubber and certain plastics, screw up various low grade metal alloys (like the ones you would use on a mouse hint hint wink wink), etc.

Some people just aren't compatible with some materials.


As for the mod, I'm looking forward to some photos wink.gif. I modded my Deathadder (in a totally different way) and love the result.
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So I called up Zowie to check (after agreeing to void my warranty if I carry through) if the notch mechanism in the EC1 is in fact removable. As it turns out, it isn't. As an attempt to improve durability they created a new design that seems to contain the notches within the wheel, so it wouldn't be possible to remove it (i'd be curious if anyone has more detailed photos of its inner workings).

Anyway, because of that, I'm now looking for alternatives. Basically an all plasic mouse that has a moddable wheel. Currently I'm looking at the Steelseries Kana v2 and QPad OM75. Would anyone be able to confirm whether these two have moddable wheels? Specifically the notch mechanism?
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So I called up Zowie to check (after agreeing to void my warranty if I carry through) if the notch mechanism in the EC1 is in fact removable. As it turns out, it isn't. As an attempt to improve durability they created a new design that seems to contain the notches within the wheel, so it wouldn't be possible to remove it (i'd be curious if anyone has more detailed photos of its inner workings).

Anyway, because of that, I'm now looking for alternatives. Basically an all plasic mouse that has a moddable wheel. Currently I'm looking at the Steelseries Kana v2 and QPad OM75. Would anyone be able to confirm whether these two have moddable wheels? Specifically the notch mechanism?
Actually, I think it should be possible. Check this out. Simply file the notches away. Now, I don't know how that works in practice, and the wheel still wouldn't have very high moment of inertia. You should somehow increase its weight to make it work similarly to Logitech mice.
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test user - Whoa, so the parts can be seperated, I don't quite understand which part of it is causing the notched feel though, he did say to lubricate the clear plastic bit for smoother scrolling so I assume the inner side of the actual wheel is where it's at. Wouldn't that be difficult to file down though? Your update definitely sheds some light on the solution though!

Also I realized (after testing out the MS mice) that I'm fine without the fast spinning just so long as it's notchless, so I won't have to worry about adding weight. So if I could just work out this Zowie wheel I would have my perfect mouse!

Does anyone know where I could start to find more details of the wheel?
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