BenQ's Zowie unit has updated its EC1 and EC2 mice with a new sensor. The previous generation came with the Avago 3310 and now the company is shipping EC1-B and EC2-B models with the Avago Pixart PMW 3360 sensor.
The new sensor has lower latency, a higher maximum acceleration (250 vs 130cpi) and a higher resolution (12k cpi vs 5k cpi). Zowie also made some other changes to the mouse, the DPI indicator light has been moved to the bottom of the mouse, and the peripheral now has four smaller mousefeet rather than two large mousefeet.
Furthermore, Zowie also added a USB report rate switch with indicator lights at the bottom of the mouse. Gamers can use the switch to change the polling rate between 125, 500 and 1000Hz.
Not sure about pricing and availability. The previous generation is still sold for $59.99 so pricing will probably be in the same range.
BenQ announces the ZOWIE EC1-B and EC2-B which come equipped with the 3360 sensor, providing gamers with a different mouse tracking feel.
In addition to a different sensor, the EC-B series has a USB report rate switch with indicator lights at the bottom of the mouse. This makes adjusting your settings more convenient and allows you to check your mouse rate without the need for additional software.
Two other changes in the EC-B series are the position of the DPI indicator light and the mouse feet. The DPI indicator light is now on the bottom of the mouse while the 2 large mouse feet have been replaced with 4 smaller ones.
On top of the EC-B release, we have another piece of good news to share. In our continuing commitment to the Counter-Strike series, we have collaborated with Valve and will release CS:GO version of EC-B series for fans of both CS:GO and ZOWIE later. Please stay tuned to our social media for information regarding both versions in your region.