Zowie S1 vs Razer DeathAdder Elite

The DeathAdder is a taller and wider mouse than the S1 to a large enough degree that you should really figure out what the best mouse size is for your hands, that will ultimately be the factor to decide between the Zowie S1 and DeathAdder.

The clicks on the S1 are better than the DeathAdder, more tactile and responsive.

Both have decent cables, light and flexible, the DeathAdder uses a braided cable while the S1 uses a soft rubber, neither is inherently better but the S1's cable is better due to the way they've angled the cable out of the mouse to reduce drag.

Both mice have flawless sensors and both mice will perform admirably.

 

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameRazer DeathAdder EliteZowie S1
PictureRazer DeathAdder Elite - Check Priceread review
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Zowie S1 - Check Priceread review
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Length12.7 cm12.6 cm
Width7.0 cm6.1 cm
Height4.4 cm3.9 cm
Weight105g87 g
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
SensorPixart PMW3389Pixart PMW3360
ShapeErgonomicAmbidextrous
Cable/WirelessSoft braided cordSoft rubber cable
Battery LifeN/AN/A
SoftwareRazer Synapse:
Surface tuning
Lift off distance
RGB lighting settings
DPI stepping
Saved profiles on the mouse
Button remapping
Input analysis
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
ProsComfortable ergonomic shape
Good weight for size
Good flexibile braided cable
Safe shape, well balanced
Improved lighter buttons
Flexible rubber cable
Flawless sensor
Plug and play
Good light weight at 87 grams
ConsSynapse software requires login
QA concerns with Razer
Glossy coating picks up dirt
Noisy scroll wheel

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