Zowie EC1 vs Steelseries Rival 310

The Rival 310 basically sits between the EC1 and EC2 in size. So if you find the EC2 too small or the EC1 too big the Rival 310 is there to fill your ergonomic mouse needs.

The Rival 310 is slightly narrower than the EC1 which makes me believe the Rival 310 is going to be a little bit better for claw, and the EC1 better for palm. The shapes are safe though, so either mice will work for the majority of grips.

Sensors are a wash, both mice have perfect tracking sensors with no issues.

The buttons on the Rival 310 are much better than the EC1 buttons, much lighter of a click with better response. The cable on the Rival 310 is lighter, the weight on the mouse is 9 grams lighter. The Rival 310 will likely handle better than the EC1.

No call here, you're going to need to try both mice to really determine a preference, if you don't have the time for that, go for the cheaper one, the Rival 310, I don't think you can really go wrong with it.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameSteelseries Rival 310Zowie EC1
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Zowie EC1 - Check Priceread review
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Length12.76cm12.8cm
Width6.2cm6.4cm
Height4.2cm4.3cm
Weight88g97g
Buttons2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
SensorTrueMove 3Pixart PMW3360
ShapeErgonomicErgonomic
Cable/WirelessSoft rubber cableSoft rubber cable
Battery LifeN/AN/A
SoftwareSteelseries Game Engine Software:
RGB lighting settings including add-on PrismSync options
DPI/CPI stepping
Polling Rate
Acceleration
Angle Snapping
Saved profiles on the mouse
Button remapping
Macro recording
No software:
DPI settings are preprogrammed
Step 1: 400 DPI
Step 2: 800 DPI
Step 3: 1600 DPI
Step 4: 3200 DPI
Warranty2 year warrantyUnknown length
ProsGreat weight for size
Comfortable shape
Solid responsive buttons
Good value
Comfortable super popular shape
Flexible rubber cord
Flawless sensor
ConsNothing major sticks out, a matter of shape preference in a crowded space for medium/large miceLoud scroll wheel
Issues with accidental clicks

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