EC Technology Gaming Mouse

Review: EC Technology 8200dpi Mouse

I think that one of the most often overlooked aspects of putting together (or buying) a computer are the input devices.  Most consumers simply use what comes with the machine they bought at their favorite retailer and don’t think twice about how much better their experience could be.  Gamers, on the other hand, spend a lot of time figuring out what keyboard and mouse combination best fits their playing style and needs.  I fit in the latter category.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the possibly lesser known EC Technology 8200dpi 12000 FPS/s Programmable Gaming Mouse (could they have maybe come up with a shorter name?).

EC Technology 8200dpi 12000 FPS/s Programmable Gaming Mouse

In previous articles I’ve shied away from listing out exact specifications, because that’s something you can easily find on the internet.  It has always felt a bit redundant to me as a result.  But today, I’ll go ahead and break that rule…

  • 8200dpi with an Avago ADNS-9800 sensor
  • Omron switches
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • 6 color “breathing” LED lighting
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Fabric braided cord
  • Gold plated USB connection
  • 150IPS (inches per second)
  • 12000FPS
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • Weight: 159g
  • 5 million click lifespan

Ok, so some pretty impressive stats for a mouse that only costs $28 shipped with Amazon Prime.  I figured for the money, just like the Func Mouse Pad I bought a while back, that it would be worth a shot.

With all that in mind, I didn’t have ultra high expectations of the mouse.  All things considered, a really good gaming mouse usually lands in the $75-$100 price range.  But I wonder how much of that is really brand loyalty and/or hype from people that just want to justify their very expensive piece of gear.  I’m honestly not sure, but I can tell you that compared to the EC Technology mouse, those things would probably have to be spectular to justify the price.  Like, shit gold and transform into a private island spectacular.

Yep, the EC Technology mouse is just that good.

The overall feel of the device in terms of quality construction and materials is top notch.  The device, while on the larger side feels nicely weighted and comfortable throughout long gaming sessions.  The ability to instantly switch your DPI is a great feature, especially since the LED color changes based on which mode you are in, this is particularly helpful when gaming in the dark.  Being able to switch modes from high to low sensitivity on-the-fly makes going from run and gun to precision shooting in games like Battlefield very easy to manage without changing in game settings.

And speaking of settings, once you download the driver from the EC Technology website, you have pretty good configuration utility.  It allows you to map keys and macros to the side buttons, configure the sensitivity in each mode, save profiles and even switch between “breathing”, “always on” or “off” LED settings.

Verdict: If you’re in the market for a new gaming mouse, or just a quality mouse in general, you’d be silly to not take this for a spin.  The low price point, quality construction and components along with very easy to use and flexible software make this a winner.

Up next I’ll be reviewing the Ducky Shine 3 keyboard and then we have a little something special planned … stay tuned.

Lastly, here’s a quick video of the LED colors.

Pickles

The Associates Press tech geek, web bastard and general jackass.

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