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Got a BenQ EC2A recently. Just like everyone else, I like the mouse but the side buttons are terrible. They are worse than my EC1 eVo, which I thought was okay. Is it because of the EC2's smaller shell? I like the other buttons and wheel. Is there a worthwhile fix for the sides? They don't press super smooth and theres lots of extra travel. Do the buttons break in and get smoother over time, or does it get sloppier? Otherwise the mouse is my absolute favorite.
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So... pardon me for asking a question that's probably been asked many times, but what are the switches used on the latest Zowie models? Last I remember was they switched to Omrons, but they had to recall them due to double-clicking issues, and then I haven't caught up since.

Did they still stick with Omrons and fix the double-clicking issues? Or did they just go back to Huanos? And the switches are the same across all FK/EC/ZA lines, right? I'm asking cause I'm thinking of picking one up from my local Fry's.
post #2723 of 2768
They went back to Huano switches. Most of the stiffness is because of the shell design.
ZA was fabulous switch wise. Side switches worked well too. But these EC2As have such terrible side buttons I'd rather they not even bother putting them on the mouse.
    
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They went back to Huano switches. Most of the stiffness is because of the shell design.
ZA was fabulous switch wise. Side switches worked well too. But these EC2As have such terrible side buttons I'd rather they not even bother putting them on the mouse.

Nah, it's better then nothing, I still use those for pulling out certain nades in cs go, works acceptable. But something requiring more precision in regard of time when you intend to press the button would be hard to use.
post #2725 of 2768
So I've been using my benq EC2-a for a month so far. I've got no QA problems so far: no shell noise when pressing it hard, no double clicks, ect.
Everything works fine.
But I've noticed that the default mouse skates wear out pretty fast. Here's the pictures of how it looks like(couldn't get the quality any better)




Is this wear a common thing? I mean looks like I'll have to use the replacement feet in 1-4 weeks max, if not now.
The glide seems kind of ok, but I'm pretty sure it's far from what it used to be out of the box. I've also cleaned the pad recently, so it must be the skates, also my g pro which I used for about 3-4 month glides better.

I've been thinking of trying out the hyperglides also. Can anybody comment on how fast those wear out and how much better are those compared to the default skates?
post #2726 of 2768
Zowie mouse feet wear out pretty fast. If you go for Hypeglide I'd suggest just getting ones for Intellimice (IME 3.x). They work well enough and should last longer than any replacements of similar size.
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Zowie mouse feet wear out pretty fast. If you go for Hypeglide I'd suggest just getting ones for Intellimice (IME 3.x). They work well enough and should last longer than any replacements of similar size.

But they have Zowie-specific ones... that work perfectly fine...
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But they have Zowie-specific ones... that work perfectly fine...
Exactly, was planning to buy those, idk why would there be any need in anything else. Any comments on how fast those hyperglides wearout and how is the glide different?
post #2729 of 2768
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Exactly, was planning to buy those, idk why would there be any need in anything else. Any comments on how fast those hyperglides wearout and how is the glide different?

Hyperglides are better glide and doesnt wear off that fast and i believe they are also thicker. overall just better quality.
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Exactly, was planning to buy those, idk why would there be any need in anything else. Any comments on how fast those hyperglides wearout and how is the glide different?
I just installed them on mine and it's a night and day difference basically. I can do micro adjustments now without static friction interfering anymore.
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