So, what are my final impressions of the EC1-A?
Well when it comes to design I do like the stealthy nature of the shell and the new Zowie logo is nice and clean. My main issue is with the illuminated scroll wheel, this is great as a DPI indicator but given the fact that you won’t be adjusting DPI on the fly due to the location of the DPI button I would much prefer an arrangement like on the FK1 where there is an LED by the DPI button itself and just a solid colour scroll wheel up top to finish off the stealthy look.
Ergonomically I have no real problems with the mouse, I do prefer a Func/Mionix style of palm grip with a finger rest on the right-hand side but this works very well too and in extended use I had no discomfort at all so it gets a pass ergonomics wise.
Sparing any disaster the performance was a foregone conclusion, it’s an A3310 sensor with a Zowie lense/firmware; does it get any better than that? Not if you ask me, no. That leaves us only with the buttons which were a disappointment but still perfectly serviceable enough not to detract much from the overall package.
So, when it comes down to it the EC1-A is what everyone wanted, an EC1 with an A3310 sensor, you have to respect Zowie for giving the people exactly what they want. Yes, the scroll wheel is still a bit pants but apart from that this really is just a great mouse made even better!
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Overclockers UK and Zowie for sending this mouse in for review!
– Great comfortable shape
– Superb sensor
– Nice clean and stealthy design
– Buttons could be better
– Scroll wheel colours may not suit everyone’s taste
User Review( votes)