When it comes to projectors, monitors and digital displays, the BenQ needs no introduction. They have existed for some time since they began in 2001. ZOWIE is its premium gaming brand (Game Division) focused on the creation and launch of professional e-SPORTS equipment that includes everything from Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard to mouse pad and related accessories. These products focus on pure performance, without frills embellishments. E-SPORTS is in an era in which players and professional teams meet and participate in official tournaments around the world and have become something like what other professional sports could do. They have a larger audience, exciting gaming performances backed by financial rewards.
Today we are going to take a look at the mouse for BenQ ZOWIE e-Sports games, called EC2-A. This is a complementary content in mice for games, since we recently reviewed the Corsair M65 RGB Elite. BenQ ZOWIE game mice are classified in three:
- EC Series [Ergonomic Right-Handed Design]
- FK Series [Ambidextrous Low-Profile Design]
- ZA Series [Ambidextrous High-Profile Design]
The design of the EC series focuses on right-handed users. It offers users a larger room for wrist movements. The shape of the right side of the mouse is well rounded. Allows the user's fingertips to hold / cover the mouse to move smoothly. Each of the EC Series mice comes in two sizes to meet different needs:
Be sure to Google the one that fits your hands. In addition, there is a difference of sensors in the EC series. Here is a complete list of EC mice series:
- EC1-A [3310 Sensor]
- EC1-A White [3310 Sensor]
- EC1-B [3360 Sensor]
- EC1-B CS: GO Version [3360 Sensor]
- EC2-A [3310 Sensor]
- EC2-A White [3310 Sensor]
- EC2-B [3360 Sensor]
- EC2-B CS: GO Version [3360 Sensor]
Since we are reviewing the EC1-A, we will focus on it. The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming mouse comes in two sizes; Medium and large. It is an optical mouse with good take-off distance. It has a dimension of 61mmX120mmX40mm (WxLxH). This is the maximum height of the mouse taken from its central point. The weight of the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming mouse is 93 gm without cable, so we can see a properly weighted mouse in our hands. It is designed to be so that it supports both CLAW and PALM grip. The user can put their fingers on the buttons to control the action or place their fingers on the buttons. Unfortunately, I had to spend some time controlling this mouse, not because of its design, but because they sent me a medium-sized version, while my hands are larger to grip this mouse easily. The best of BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse is that you do not need any driver. It's plug-n-play at its best. Well, hello MAC! The mouse has a polling rate of 125/500 / 1000Hz with a maximum DPI level of 3200 using the 3310 optical sensor.
Packaging and unpacking
The mouse is sent inside a cardboard box that is finished in the theme of the colors black / red. The general packaging is effective.
The front side of the packaging box has the ZOWIE brand logo printed on the upper left side. There is a mouse image from its top angle terminated in a line format in the middle. EC2-A is printed on the bottom right of this image. BenQ is printed in the center of the bottom.
The back of the packaging box has the ZOWIE brand logo printed in the center. We have a large adhesive sticking on the bottom with information such as EAN, UPC, Date of manufacture, etc. barcodes.
The upper side is where the box opens and has a stamp on it. There is a ZOWIE brand logo printed in the middle. EC2-A is printed on the lower right side. On the left side there is a sticker serial number pasted.
The lower side shows that the mouse is made in China.
The left and right sides are identical. They have a ZOWIE brand logo printed almost in the middle followed by the EC2-A brand and the tag line.
The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A is well packaged inside a transparent container together with the accessories. 19659027] Contents
The following is included in the package:
- 1x BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-SPORTS Gaming Mouse
- 1x Sticker with the logo of the brand ZOWIE
- 1x Set of removable pads  1x User Guide
- 1x Service Information Booklet
A look in detail
Having analyzed the BenQ-ZOWIE EC series in the introduction, it's time to take a look at the mouse and see what bells and whistles. This is what BenQ-ZOWIE has to say about it: "Exclusive ergonomic design for right-handed users. It offers users a larger room for wrist movements. The shape of the right side of the mouse is well rounded. Allows the user's fingertips to hold / cover the mouse to move smoothly. The EC Series comes in two sizes to meet different needs. "
BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-SPORTS Gaming Mouse has 5 buttons, including click of the scroll wheel. The two buttons are on the upper left and on the right side of the scroll wheel, while the other two are on the left side of the mouse, which is an obvious choice, since it is the right-handed design mouse . The dimension of the mouse is 61mmX120mmX40mm (WxLxH). From the tip of the scroll wheel, the height is 33 mm. The mouse frame is made of plastic and finished in matt black to my liking. The mouse weighs 93 gm without the mouse making it a lightweight mouse to use.
The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse has a nice rounded design with a good take-off distance from its center, which has allowed designers to bring two flavors into one design as this mouse supports both the CLAW grip and the PALM grip. But, given its general appearance, it does not differ from the normal mice available in the market. If you're on a mouse that should have a bold and aggressive look, the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A might not be for you. Looking at the mouse from its top, we can see a curved design of the mouse. There are also no buttons near the scroll wheel area. From this particular angle, the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-SPORTS Gaming Mouse gives the impression that it has a narrow body in the center compared to the ends, which is actually the case. This is a lightweight, low profile design; whose flavor is linked to the user.
The scroll wheel is nothing special because it is white with LED underneath. These are not ARGB LEDs but simple with 4 colors. The scroll wheel gives an average impression when played. It has textured lines on the surface that add to the overall grip of the wheel. Again, the scroll wheel does not have fliers either. The area or area where the scroll wheel is located has a design inserted with the scroll wheel supported at its center. This is a very well made design.
I could not know what switches the mouse is using for e-Sports games BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A, since there is no such information available on its website. Similarly, I could not collect the life of the switches in terms of Millions of clicks. I really hope that BenQ-ZOWIE will address this and mention this information on their product page. The left and right mouse buttons are noisy at their best. They are a bit difficult to push but they really can not complain, as it is an experience / personal preference.
Looking at the mouse from the top back, we can see the glorious red ZOWIE logo on the back. The only thing I noticed is that the mouse has a steep slope down on its back. This implementation of a particular design makes it less obvious for CLAW grip users. Personally, I find that this mouse is placed between the grip CLAW and PALM, but it is not perfect for either of the two, so it all comes down to the experience and preference of the user. The ZOWIE logo does not light when the mouse is on.
Looking at the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse from its front, we can see that the USB cable is coming out. half. The lower end of the frame under the buttons has a sloping design that really looks good in person. It is a completely solid design, unlike the CORSAIR M65 RGB ELITE where we saw cuts or slots in the front.
The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse has a length of 2 m from the USB Cable and supports USB 2.0 and 3.0 interface. The cable is flexible, although it seems normal when held with your hands. The USB connector is gold and its bulkhead has the engraved ZOWIE brand logo.
Looking at the mouse from its left side, we can see two bright buttons located almost where the thumb is located. Your hand will rest, but this was not my case. I have large hands and a large mouse would be more suitable for my hands. I mentioned earlier that the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse does not need any driver or software support. So, the question that would surprise you would be how to program these two buttons. Welp, you can not. Sorry to break it but it is what it is. They are there for a specific reason that is to change the mouse polling rate. Here's how:
- Pressing the L button will set the polling rate to 500 Hz.
- Pressing the R button will set the polling rate to 1000 Hz.
- By pressing both at the same time, The polling rate will be established at 125Hz.
You can call it the Mouse Con without a dedicated software, but on the other hand, this is also a Pro, since this mouse can be used in the MAC operating system.
The overall design is solid and there is minimal space between the upper side and the left side, which decreases further when going to the back of the mouse. The lower center part under the buttons has a box that is an intelligent move, since it ergonomically supports the thumb of your hand while moving the mouse. This insert is reduced while going to the back. There is also a BenQ brand logo on the bottom right side.
Since the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse is designed for right-handed players / users, the right side of the mouse has a different perspective compared to the left side. While the left side has a box, the right side does not protrude outward on the downward slope. This makes it easy for the player / user to place the baby finger on this side. Again, we have a solid design here with no cuts or slots or anything that makes the appearance bold enough.
Now, it's time to take a look at the bottom of the mouse. This is the side that offers the true nature of design and design of the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse. In the upper part, the mouse has a thin and narrow design, while in the lower part it has a design that resembles the cut of the pear. In addition, looking at the mouse from this angle, the box we discussed earlier on the left side is quite evident in the general shape of the mouse. There are two glider pads located on the top and bottom of the mouse. They have a slightly elevated surface compared to the rest of the mouse surface, which makes sense, since these gliders will help ensure a smooth movement of the mouse.
To make things good for the player / user, BenQ ZOWIE has included an additional pair of sliding pads in case the stocks wear out. Congratulations for this thought, since it is the first time we see some benefits that come with the mouse.
BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse uses the PixArt 3310 sensor which, to be honest, is nothing spectacular, but it does the job The eyelid is in the center housing the sensor on the inside. It is in the narrow oval shape. There is an DPI button on the right side of the optical sensor. Since we do not have dedicated software to change or control every aspect of the mouse, there has to be a way to change the DPI on this mouse. Speaking of DPI, the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse has a maximum of 3200 DPI, which in turn is nothing spectacular since, given the competition in this price range, there are better gaming mice on the market enabled for DPI. If I was paying attention, I mentioned earlier that the scroll wheel has LED below. Each level of DPI has a corresponding LED color. These LEDs serve as a visual indicator for the user confirming that the corresponding DPI has been activated. Here is the color code of DPI levels:
|DPI level||LED Color|
For a player, it is obvious that we would run the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse at a level of 3200 dpi. I expected a much finer and better detection range in this price range. To change the PPP level, the user must press the PPP button once at a time and watch the scroll wheel for the color change.
The left end of the center at the bottom bottom of the mouse has a ZOWIE brand logo carved on it. There is a large sticker attached to the entire length of the mouse between the sliding pads. The ZOWIE brand logo is printed on the top left, followed by the mouse model, which is BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse. The mouse is made in China and draws approximately 5V with 120mA. In the lower part, a barcode label is printed without a serial number.
Now that we've covered the design element of the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse, it's time to describe the personal experience based on my past time with the mouse. The timing could not have been much better, since I was organizing 3 graphics cards with 14 games. The only problem that I have faced with this medium-sized mouse, which is already thin and compact, is that my larger hands struggle to have a proper grip while I move the mouse. In no way am I ascribing it as a Con, since the large variant is also available. Therefore, take note that if you are going to play with the BenQ ZOWIE series mice, do the appropriate duties considering the size of your hand and the left / right orientation. I put the mouse in 3200 DPI for my routine use and for games as well. Mainly I do an FPS game and I do not see any problem when using the mouse for BenQ e-Sports games ZOWIE EC2-A during the game. As we do not have dedicated software without internal memory for macros, you are allowed to use the native mouse configuration of the operating system available in the Hardware section. The mouse was responding to the DPI change and the change in the polling rate, and there was nothing more to prove as such, except spend some time in the games. From the point of view of ergonomics, the e-Sports BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A gaming mouse with the correct size will definitely help you spend more time playing with fatigue or fatigue. In general, I have had a pleasant experience, although not too exciting, with this mouse and I can see this mouse easily to be a daily driver.
BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A Mouse Conclusion for Sports Games
Bringing fun and quality to Life is a slogan of BenQ people. This is something for which they live to make an effort. The company has focused on the development of professional electronic sports equipment under the umbrella of ZOWIE and this is what has led us to review your EC2-A e-Sports Gaming mouse. As we mentioned in the introduction, ZOWIE includes three broader categories: EC, FK and ZA. The EC series is aimed at the right-handed ergonomic design for most players / users. The EC series has multiple offers ranging from EC1-A / B to EC2-A / B in medium and large sizes. The EC series uses PixArt 3310/3360 sensors.
The size of the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse is 61mmX120mmX40mm (WxLxH). From the tip of the scroll wheel, the height is 33 mm. The mouse frame is made of plastic and finished in matt black to my liking. The mouse weighs 93 gm without the cable, which makes it a lightweight mouse to use around. The USB cable has a length of 2 meters and has a gold connector that supports USB 2.0 / 3.0. Our variant is a medium sized game mouse. Be sure to check the correct size before buying it, as it has an impact on the level of comfort and ease of operations with the mouse for BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A electronic sports games.
BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A electronic sports gaming mouse has a slim and narrow design that does not differ from the competition where bold and aggressive designs are easily available on the shelf. Although this has a purely aesthetic purpose, but having something on your table that could complement it would be good! The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports game mouse has a curved top with a bulky top almost in the center, which makes this design suitable for the CLAW and PALM grip, although it is thinner than the previous. The back of the mouse at the top has a steep slope that supports the PALM grip that the CLAW grip. The scroll wheel has no frills or a nice design, as it is in a frosted white color with textured lines to add more grip. There are a total of 5 buttons on this mouse, including the click of the scroll wheel.
The e-Sports Gaming Mouse BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A does not need any driver, so it is also compatible with the MAC operating system. To address the lack of software support, there are buttons and a combination of these to change the polling rate and DPI levels in the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse. The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse uses the PixArt 3310 sensor, which is nothing spectacular, but it will do the job. In this price range and that simple design, they should have installed a highly rated sensor on this mouse. The supported polling rate of the BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse is 125/500 / 1000Hz. There are two buttons on the left side of the mouse that can be used to switch between these polling rates. There is an DPI button on the bottom that can be used to change the DPI level. There are 4 predefined DPI levels; 400/800/1600/3200. It was a little disappointing to see the levels of DPI that are reduced in this price range. The scroll wheel has LEDs under it with 4 colors; Red, purple, blue and green. Each of these colors is encoded with the corresponding DPI level mentioned above in that sequence. It serves as a visual indicator for the player / user to know that the DPI has been changed.
Unfortunately, I could not know what switches BenQ ZOWIE is using in these mice and what their lifetime rating is in terms of Million Clicks. I hope you add this information to the product page! The e-Sports BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A game mouse has two sliding pads under the mouse. One is installed on the top while the other is on the bottom. They were generous enough to include a spare set in the accessories, which made it easier for the user to change the pads without having to contact the company to request the replacement of the accessory. In a similar way, this will also increase the useful life of the mouse in that sense.
The BenQ ZOWIE EC2-A e-Sports Gaming Mouse is at Rs.8721 / – at the time of review and has a one year warranty. My personal experience has been good, except that this medium size is not suitable for my large hands, so I can not emphasize enough to do the right task when selecting the mouse, since the level of comfort and ease of use would depend to a large extent on the size of the mouse. I have no complaints from the ergonomic point of view, since BenQ ZOWIE has done a good job in the design department, but with only 3200 ppp, 3310 sensors and no frills, this is a high price given the level of competition in the market at this price. With a much better sensor and higher DPI levels!
We thank BenQ ZOWIE for giving us the opportunity to review his EC2-A e-Sports Gaming mouse .