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post #2371 of 2813
Got my FK2 a few days ago. Despite it's ambi shape and unnecessary side buttons for lefty's, I think I like it better than the EC2-A. Click do feel stiffer but are much more crisp with less noticeable dead zone. Tracking feels good and side buttons are hands down better than the god awful EC series side buttons. But here is the thing, and call me crazy, but I could swear despite its ambi shape the top left side of the shell seems ever so slightly more sloped downward compared to the right. When I rest my hand (right handed) on the mouse my index finger feels like it is sloping on a curve as opposed to my middle finger which feels like it resting on a flatter plain. When I eye-ball the moue from the rear it does seem like the left side is slanting ever so slightly. Has anyone experienced this?
post #2372 of 2813
Bought another EC2-A from Esportstore and surprisingly the finish on the new one is more matte and rougher than my previous one.
Something I'm NOT complaining about biggrin.gif

Other than that the quality of the mold and clicks are excellent as always, not even the slightest deviation in quality.

I'm not sure why people are having issues with the EC2-a its so much better than the FK2. Are you guys sure you're not getting some older version? I think its the same story as people are still buying G303's with sensor rattles, its simply old stock.

Anyway, I think Zowie is still 'refining' their mouse, and in fact there is nothing wrong with it at all, its better than some of the other brands do and keep all the bugs and fabrication errors in until users start to complain.

Behold (Left new, right 'old'):
Color is also lighter different as is the sound when going over it with my nail.


Edited by Marctraider - 7/2/16 at 6:33am
post #2373 of 2813
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I'm not sure why people are having issues with the EC2-a its so much better than the FK2. Are you guys sure you're not getting some older version? I think its the same story as people are still buying G303's with sensor rattles, its simply old stock.

Nope. I've had 2 Red Logo EC2-As since the 'recall' of Omron switches. The first one I had to RMA because the RMB never clicked (a clickless Huano switch, go figure) and the other I had to prop open to lubricate the switches better because they kept sticking. If you got your hands on a nice mouse with no issues, then you won the Huano Lottery. But my luck with the EC2-A is kinda 50/50. Sorta like the G303 sensor issue (you either have sensor rattle, will have sensor rattle, or don't). It's a good mouse. It's just the switches have always given me some weird problems here and there.
post #2374 of 2813
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Nope. I've had 2 Red Logo EC2-As since the 'recall' of Omron switches. The first one I had to RMA because the RMB never clicked (a clickless Huano switch, go figure) and the other I had to prop open to lubricate the switches better because they kept sticking. If you got your hands on a nice mouse with no issues, then you won the Huano Lottery. But my luck with the EC2-A is kinda 50/50. Sorta like the G303 sensor issue (you either have sensor rattle, will have sensor rattle, or don't). It's a good mouse. It's just the switches have always given me some weird problems here and there.

I guess i did won the Huano lottery twice, then again I replaced them with Omron D2F-01F's and now the mice clicks like a feather.

I would say the result is arguably equal or extremely close to the G303.

The nice thing about EC2-a is that you can slightly adjust the acuation with the two screw holes that are not covered by the mouse feet/skates, so I dont screw up my EC2-A hyperglides tongue.gif

There isnt a perfect mouse anywhere in the world, you gotta make the 'best' mouse that exists perfect. It will cost even more, but the end result is perfection smile.gif
post #2375 of 2813
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I replaced them with Omron D2F-01F's and now the mice clicks like a feather.

Did you just buy these off at Amazon and what was the process of swapping them out? Also, Can I swap out one of my old Zowie mousewheels into the ec2 and pull out the scroll light?
post #2376 of 2813
Not sure is it just me... but it seems like ec1-a curves outwards while ec2-a curves inwards on the right side?
post #2377 of 2813
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Not sure is it just me... but it seems like ec1-a curves outwards while ec2-a curves inwards on the right side?
Your fingers are at a different place with each mouse.
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Your fingers are at a different place with each mouse.
I mean if you look at the image that was posted by Marctraider it just looks that the curve is different on EC1-A compared to EC2-A.
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Debating on snagging an EC1-A from my work as a new mouse for my main rig or snagging a Mionix Naos 7000

I have both mice. That's a day and night difference if you use palm grip.
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