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post #1 of 21
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Hey guys I just bought a Zowie EC2 Evo

The mouse has a great shape and it feels like the sensor is good but for some reason the tracking is a bit sketchy

I'm guessing it comes down to the ingenious curved lenses that Zowies have and their ultra low lift of distances which makes the mouse pretty much useless on anything but polished steel

I have used the mouse on a metal mousemat and it seems like the tracking is working the way it should then, but when i use it on cloth or any other material the tracking flunks out on me when doing fast movements

So, what I was thinking about was doing a PCB swap if possible or just take the lens from another mouse

Have any of you guys done this? Which mice might work for this purpose?

I read somewhere that a guy was gonna do a pcb swap with a deathadder, will that work?
post #2 of 21
EC2s track wonderfully on just about any cloth pad. You have a defective mouse, return it or RMA it.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by boogdud View Post

EC2s track wonderfully on just about any cloth pad. You have a defective mouse, return it or RMA it.

Seeing as it tracks perfectly on ultra smooth surfaces such as polished metal i don't believe so

I think this either comes down to the lens or the sensor, I'm only hoping that it isn't the latter
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by boogdud View Post

EC2s track wonderfully on just about any cloth pad. You have a defective mouse, return it or RMA it.

False, my EC1 had huge tracking problems above 2 m/s on my CM Storm Speed RX. It works fine on my QCK Heavy though.
post #5 of 21
My EC EVO mice work perfectly fine up to 3.7 ish m/s on every cloth pad I own. Never had a tracking problem on anything except for the Talent, and that was hitching, I'm assuming from the pattern.
post #6 of 21
it's most likely faulty, and you would not be the first person here, which has this problem with mice from zowie.
you can run enotus mousetest to be sure that it behaves strange.
like it was stated already, it should be completly fine on cloth.
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post #7 of 21
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My EC EVO mice work perfectly fine up to 3.7 ish m/s on every cloth pad I own. Never had a tracking problem on anything except for the Talent, and that was hitching, I'm assuming from the pattern.

Don't know what that means but I am most certain that the problems I have are because of the lens that they use, as I previously stated it works great on a perfectly smooth surface (i.e metal)
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it's most likely faulty, and you would not be the first person here, which has this problem with mice from zowie.
you can run enotus mousetest to be sure that it behaves strange.
like it was stated already, it should be completly fine on cloth.

It's usable, no more no less.

Whatever, We'll see about this. I just ordered a Deathadder, hopefully it's possible to exchange some parts between these two otherwise I'll just use the Deathadder. #YOLO
post #8 of 21
Yup... I'm sure that it's nothing that the people that have years of experience with Zowie mice have said. Probably the lens of the mouse that I own 25 of and never had an issue on non-printed pads. I'm sure your extreme sensitivity and rapid hand movements are miles more acute than all of the quake and CS pros that swore by the EC EVO mice for almost 4 years.

That's probably it. thumb.gif
post #9 of 21
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Yup... I'm sure that it's nothing that the people that have years of experience with Zowie mice have said. Probably the lens of the mouse that I own 25 of and never had an issue on non-printed pads. I'm sure your extreme sensitivity and rapid hand movements are miles more acute than all of the quake and CS pros that swore by the EC EVO mice for almost 4 years.

That's probably it. thumb.gif

Just because some 'pro' player uses it doesn't necessarily make it the best mouse in the world, It's still better than most mice out there; it's just not perfect

What I'm arguing is that it's hardly a coincidence that it's hardly a coincidence that this mouse in particular has minor tracking problems considering it is the only mouse I've tried with such a low lift off distance

I just want a mouse that's working for me, what you think about the subject I couldn't care less about.
post #10 of 21
If you don't care what people think and don't want to hear it, then don't bring it to a public forum. You've made up your mind in the face of people that have used the mouse successfully for years longer than you.

Awesome, go do what you have decided to do. Not sure what you wanted us to tell you.
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