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Right now i have the 3500dpi DA mouse. I like this mouse and have used it for a long time. I decided i'd like to try out that EC1 mouse because the dimensions are practically identical but it has fatter coasters on the bottom and you can switch the dpi around.

I was mainly wondering if anyone here has used both the DA and the EC1 and could tell me which mouse they feel is the better mouse in thier opinion.

I play with medium sensitivity and right now am using a SS QcK heavy mousepad.
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well idk ill have that EC1 in a few days most likely if nobody else has any knowledge on this ill fill you in later
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The EC1 will have more prediction, a lower lift off distance and a lower perfect control speed (but still enough for almost anyone). I absolutely hated the mouse wheel on the EC2 I tried but i guess that's a preference thing.
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Differences: EC1 body doesn't drag on surfaces like the DA does due to Zowies mouse feet are HUGE. LOD is the same if you use magic tape on your DA. The EC1 has prediction, most gamers think its a bad thing but its really all about what you are used to. I'm using the EC2, the only reason I switched is because I have small hands and have more control with a smaller mouse. Zowie has made a solid mouse i'll give them that, but I still haven't used a mouse with a better sensor than the DA.

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The EC1 will have more prediction, a lower lift off distance and a lower perfect control speed (but still enough for almost anyone). I absolutely hated the mouse wheel on the EC2 I tried but i guess that's a preference thing.
They have since fixed the weird mouse wheel. I had the original version and RMA'd it. It doesn't have a loud noise anymore. The issue with the scroll wheel not registering scrolling from time to time might be an issue with the first revision of this mouse with serial numbers in the x10001000. Second revision mice in the x10002000 range should have normal performing scroll wheels.
Edited by foppa - 4/4/11 at 9:41pm
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If i never installed any DA firmare that would mean i have been using a mouse with prediction anyways?

Could somebody explain this mouse prediction thing to me i tried googling it but there isnt anything straight up about it from easy searching. Why wouldnt your view/pointer move exactly where your mouse is moving?
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the deathadder has no prediction, with or without the drivers installed.
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Well i dont get it, if all these cool PRO GAMERZ collaberated to make this mouse, why in the hell would they put something on it that people wouldnt be that into?
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The EC1 will have more prediction, a lower lift off distance and a lower perfect control speed (but still enough for almost anyone). I absolutely hated the mouse wheel on the EC2 I tried but i guess that's a preference thing.
I find the Zowie wheel to be OK, but if I apply a decent amount of pressure to the left or right and rotate it, it doesn't register. They claim its some kind of optical encoder that is far more durable than an ordinary mechanical wheel, but I don't think it's anything special. I always found the DA wheel to not have enough tactile feedback on the ticks. The EC wheel doesn't have very defined grooves (you can sort of set the wheel in between ticks), but they are still better than the DAs.
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eh i dont use the mousewheel on my mouse for anything other than scrolling up and down web pages, i dont use mousewheel with gaming
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Differences: EC1 body doesn't drag on surfaces like the DA does due to Zowies mouse feet are HUGE. LOD is the same if you use magic tape on your DA. The EC1 has prediction, most gamers think its a bad thing but its really all about what you are used to. I'm using the EC2, the only reason I switched is because I have small hands and have more control with a smaller mouse. Zowie has made a solid mouse i'll give them that, but I still haven't used a mouse with a better sensor than the DA.



They have since fixed the weird mouse wheel. I had the original version and RMA'd it. It doesn't have a loud noise anymore. The issue with the scroll wheel not registering scrolling from time to time might be an issue with the first revision of this mouse with serial numbers in the x10001000. Second revision mice in the x10002000 range should have normal performing scroll wheels.

I think the zowie is just as good as the DA. People on these forums are perfectionists. The prediction has not made a difference for me using my new zowie today. People let it get too them and blame it if they start getting owned in games.
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