Zowie didn’t hold back with their latest products and we can attest to that.

The gaming peripheral company recently partnered with the Sentinels esports organization to hold a private event with some media, professional players, and influencers all focused around their new Zowie U2 wireless mouse and the BenQ ZOWIE XL2568X monitor.

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In this article we’ll be going over what exactly makes this new line of products so impressive and what it will cost you to get them for yourself.

The Zowie U2 and BenQ ZOWIE XL2568X are a step forward in gaming gear

Zowie U2 wireless mouse

Credit: ONE Esports

Starting with the mouse, Zowie specifically targeted professional players and their feedback when building it.

They went to extreme lengths to ensure they were building was the right fit, utilizing reesearch, monitoring muscle activity, and motion capture technology.

We had the unique opportunity to step into the lab to see it for ourselves earlier this year. If you’re interested in checking that out, you can find a breakdown here or watch the video below.

During the VIP event in Los Angeles at the Sentinels HQ, the bried hands-on experience we had left us feeling nothing but positive about the mouse. The wireless provided freedom and removed the feel of the cable drag, which only helped to draw attention to just how light the mouse is at only 60g.

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The mouse retails for USD$129.99, putting it on par with other mice in the same category when it comes to pricing.

Below you can find the exact specs for the Zowie U2 wireless mouse.

DesignSymmetrical Design
DPI400 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1600 / 3200
Report Rate125 / 500 / 1000 Hz
USBUSB 2.0 / 3.0 Plug & Play
Buttons5 buttons
Scroll Wheel24-step
Click Response TimeFast / Normal
Connectivity2.4G Wireless
Battery Life70 Hours (Constant Movement)
Motion syncOn / Off


Zowie XL2546X monitor
Credit: BenQ

Moving on to the monitor — wow.

BenQ as a brand has long been known as a leader in the monitor space, and they continue to strive to deliver when it comes to the performance professionals and competitive gamers want.

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The monitor provides an absolutely ridiculous 540hz refresh rate, the highest available on the market, making your game feel buttery smooth.

It’s worth noting if you’re rocking 60 frames per second (FPS), probably not worth splurging on something like this, however.

In addition to the fast TN panel and the refresh rate it provides, the company also kicked up their DyAc technology to DyAc 2 and added the Auto Game Mode by XL feature.

DyAc 2 further improves the motion clarity of the monitor, while the Auto Game Mode allows you to quickly share your monitor settings with others.

You can find the specifications for the display portion of the monitor below. If you want a full review on the monitor 240hz monitor in the line, we have a much deeper dive to check out right here.

LCD Size (inch)24.1″
Aspect Ratio16:9
Max. resolution (PC/Laptop)1920 x 1080 at 540Hz (HDMI 2.1, DP 1.4)‎‎‎‎
Max. resolution (Console)1920 x 1080 at 120Hz for PS5 / Xbox series X/S (HDMI 2.1)
Refresh rate540Hz
Displayer area (mm)535.68 x 298.08
Pixel pitch (mm)0.28
Typ. brightness (cd/㎡)‎320
Typ. contrast1000:1
Panel TypeTN
Fast Liquid CrystalYes
BenQ Zowie XL2568X vivid color film
Screenshot by Steven Cropley/ONE Esports

One of the complaints Zowie addressed with their latest offerings was a lack of vivid colors. The Zowie XL2568X’s new TN panel improves color performance by 35% according to Zowie.

In our testing at the event, the monitor delivered on all fronts. The colors were good and the gameplay was smooth, leaving me wishing I could front the USD$1,000 price tag this monitor has attached to it.

Overall, in our limited testing, both products deliver top of the line specs and felt amazing to use.

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