Ever since taking over professional gaming brand Zowie, BenQ is on full throttle mode, releasing a sleuth of professional and competitive gaming products.
Zowie, a well known brand, especially among Counter Strike 1.6 and CS: GO professionals, is now a fully owned subsidy of BenQ. BenQ has also encapsulated its gaming monitor range under the Zowie name. That means, BenQ’s coveted XL monitor series will now bear the name “Zowie.”
Under the Zowie brand, BenQ plans to release numerous gaming products, ranging from high performance gaming mice, mousepads, monitors and DACs.
Zowie FK Series Professional Gaming Mice
The FK series of mice, targeted at e-sports pros and gaming enthusiasts, will come in three models, FK1+, the extra-large model, FK1, the large size mouse and the FK2 being the medium sized mouse. The FK series is designed for both right-handed and left-handed operation. It is suitable for both claw and palm-grip users. These mice support upto 3200 DPI and have a polling rate of 1000 Hz.
When we say that the FK series supports both palm and claw grips, here is an illustration of what we mean.
To fully support both right and left-handed usage, Zowie has provided the FK series with two thumb buttons on both the sides of the mouse.
Zowie EC Series and ZA Professional Gaming Mice
The EC and ZA series of gaming mice is another new unveiling by Zowie. Unlike the FK and ZA series which support both right-handed and left-handed operation, the EC series is designed exclusively for right-handed usage. The EC series comes in two variants, the large and medium size, namely EC1 and EC2. The ZA series is geared towards palm-grip users, and comes in large, medium and small sizes.
In terms of looks, the FK and ZA series look near identical. We will be getting our hands on review units soon and only then we can comment on the differences. The EC series, being right-handed focused, does away with the thumb buttons on the right hand side of the mouse, and have a white mouse wheel compared to the black ones on the FK and ZA mice.
Zowie SR Series Gaming Mousepad
The SR mousepad is meant for “gamers that enjoy the comfort of a soft rubber base in a cloth mousepad.” Zowie boasts a 100% flat soft rubber base in its SR series. The rubber base will offer stability on any surface, as Zowie says, and its 100% compatible with all types of mice, be it laser or optical. This mousepad will be available in models, G-SR and P-SR. Both are made of the same materials and differ only in price.
Pricing and Availability
We will be posting the pricing and availability of these products too. We are currently awaiting review units, and we be publishing our reviews after thoroughly testing the mice and the mouse pad.