EKSA EM100 Vs EM600 Review Gaming Mice Head To Head Comparison

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A head to head review comparison between EKSA's EM100 and the EKSA EM600 - two affordable computer mice for work and PC gaming on a budget.

When it comes to build, the EKSA EM100 and EM600 mice are made entirely of plastic with a smooth  and comfortable rubbery coating on top. The EM100 mouse has a slightly different design which seamlessly blends the left/right click buttons with the hump of the mouse. The EM600 has the classic mouse click button partition which divides the left/right click buttons from the hump. Both mice are about the same weight - 121 grams for EM600 and 129 grams for the EM100 including the cable.

The EM100 and EM600 cable is non-detachable; hence you can only use the mice plugged into a computer. The EM600 has a soft fabric cable (1.7 meters), while the EM100 has a stiff fabric cable (1.7 meters), which is more durable but the downside is that it creates cable drag, which isn't ideal for gaming. The EM100 soft fabric creates very little cable drag; hence no need for mouse bungee.

Overall, the EM100 and EM600 seem well constructed with just a little rattling noise that can be heard when shaking the mice (watch video's shake test). The EM600 is a bit more comfortable to use, thanks to the thumb rest, which integrates a handy button - perfect for rapid fire macros. 
The sides of the EM100 and EM600 mice have a subtle textured finish but no grippy rubber. The EM600 has 9 programmable responsive buttons with a loud clicky actuation. The scroll wheel is rubberized and smooth rolling and integrates a centre button. The EM100 has 7 programmable clicky buttons too, as well as a smooth rolling rubberized scroll wheel with centre button.

Both the EKSA EM600 and EM100 mice have a dpi changer on-board but, the EM600 has two dpi buttons, which lets you up and down dpi a lot faster. The EM100 uses a single button dpi changer, which can only cycle forward; hence you have to cycle through each dpi setting - not ideal for gaming. The EM600 has 6 dpi settings preset to the mouse: 500dpi (lowest), 1000dpi, 2000dpi, 3000dpi, 4000dpi and 6000dpi. 
The EM100 dpi changer also has 6 dpi settings pre-set to the mouse: 800dpi (lowest), 1600dpi, 2400dpi, 3200dpi, 4800dpi and 8000dpi (highest). When changing dpi, the scroll wheel on both mice lights a different color to indicate a different dpi level. You can also change the dpi settings to different ones (up to 12,000dpi for EM600 and up to 8000dpi for EM100) by downloading their respective desktop software.

When it comes to RGB lighting, both mice have 3 RGB zones, as well as a dedicated button for changing RGB modes. Overall, the EM600 has better RGB has more lighting options (12 RGB modes including off mode) whereas the EM100 only has 6 RGB modes (including off mode). Also, the EM600 also has a large RGB light bar right underneath the backside, which makes the RGB lighting stand out a lot more.

In terms of ergonomics and dimensions, the EM100 and EM600 have some similarities. For instance, both mice have a soft hump measuring 4cm high. The EM100 is a slightly longer and wider mouse than the EM600. The EM100 is 12cm long, 7cm wide (backside), 6cm wide (frontside), 5.5cm wide (middle section); while the EM600 is 13cm long, 7cm wide (backside) and 5.5cm wide (front side).

Overall, the EKSA EM600 wins over the EM100. It is a better mouse with dual dpi changer and a more powerful optical sensor (PAW3327) which tracks smoother and faster at a wider dpi range 200dpi to 12,000 dpi. The EM600 also has better switches too (TTC gold micro switches) with 3 times longer lifespan than the EM100 mouse, making the EM600 more versatile and better purchase for work productivity and gaming. You can buy the EM600 and the EKSA EM100 from amazon. 

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