ZOWIE a brand by BenQ invited retail and media partners today for a product workshop, giving us a rundown on their latest products as well as their presence in the gaming scene. If you don’t already know, ZOWIE is a brand that you’ll definitely know about if you’re active in the CS:GO professional scene. Even before merging with BenQ, ZOWIE has been a huge name when it comes to gaming peripherals.
Their mice in particular are used by almost 80% of professional CS:GO players, and that’s a number you can’t really argue with. ZOWIE only has 3 mice in their product line-up, but each of them of them come in different sizes, so instead of tossing extra features you don’t need, they aim to give you the best fit and comfort while competing. ZOWIE draws a fine line between eSports and regular gaming, iterating that what is needed in a competitive environment is not the same as in a casual environment.
The three series of mice (EC Series, FK Series, ZA Series) have not been updated in a while yet professionals are still using them over newer mice. This is a testament to their products meeting the needs of eSports competitors. Like how ZOWIE monitors are designed with a specific game in mind. The monitors are mostly built for CS:GO competitors to ensure that hardware won’t become their weakest link. Combining a 240Hz refresh rate and their DyAc technology, professional gamers ZOWIE had invited also gave their accounts on how much difference ZOWIE monitors had an effect on their gaming experience.
Also making an appearance was the ZOWIE Celeritas II optical keyboard, which uses optical switches with high quality iron springs for accurate keystrokes, and greater control over intricate movements. Due to the nature of the switches, double key presses are avoided leading to consistent keystrokes. All ZOWIE mice and keyboards do not require driver installation, so you’ll have more time to warmup pre-game.