Steelseries Rival 600 vs Zowie EC1

Both mice are large ergonomic mice with very similar sized, the Rival 600 is a little longer while the EC1 is a little wider, both have the same height with the hump in about the same part of the mouse.

They both have flawless sensors, both will track pretty much perfectly.

The Rival 600 separates itself with its buttons, they're much better than the EC1's, a little softer with a good travel and response. Its cable is also softer than the EC1's.

Unless you know you prefer the EC1 shape, there's no real reason to not go with the Rival 600.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameSteelseries Rival 600Zowie EC1
PictureSteelseries Rival 600 - Check Priceread review
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Zowie EC1 - Check Priceread review
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Length13.1cm12.8cm
Width6.2cm6.4cm
Height4.3cm4.3cm
Weight96g97g
Buttons2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
1 side sniper button
2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
SensorTrueMove 3 Optical Gaming Sensor
Second height sensor
Pixart 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 shape
Solid buttons
Good weight for size
Reasonable price
Comfortable super popular shape
Flexible rubber cord
Flawless sensor
ConsSecond sensor doesn't seem to make a huge difference in performance
Wireless 650 version is heavy
Loud scroll wheel
Issues with accidental clicks

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