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Glorious Model D- Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Nov 24, 2020 at 11:46 am
Glorious Model D- Picture
6.7
Office/Multimedia
8.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.1
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
4.9
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model D- is an amazing ultra-light gaming mouse with an ergonomic shape that's very comfortable to use for those with small hands. It's smaller and lighter than the Glorious Model D but offers the same features. It has a very wide CPI range that you can adjust in fairly small steps, and there's minimal CPI variation. It feels fairly well-built, but the body flexes easily and the side buttons feel mushy. However, the PFTE feet and the cable are both outstanding, making it very easy to glide around on your desk. The dedicated software allows you to reprogram any button and set RGB customization, but it's only available on Windows.

Our Verdict

6.7 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model D Minus is okay for office use. It's very comfortable to use and it's designed for those with small hands using the claw or palm grip. You can also reprogram any of its buttons. It feels fairly well-built, but the side buttons feel mushy and aren't as clicky as some other mice.

Pros
  • Designed for small or medium-sized hands with palm or claw grip.
  • Any button can be reprogrammed.
Cons
  • May be too small for larger hands.
  • Side buttons feel mushy.
8.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Glorious Model D Minus is excellent for FPS video games. It's very light and the outstanding cable and the virgin-grade PFTE feet help it glide around smoothly. It also has low click latency and a wide CPI range. However, its build quality is only decent and the side buttons feel mushy.

Pros
  • Designed for small or medium-sized hands with palm or claw grip.
  • Low click latency.
  • Glides around smoothly.
  • Very lightweight.
Cons
  • May be too small for larger hands.
  • Side buttons feel mushy.
7.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model D Minus is decent for MMO gaming. It's very comfortable and has low click latency. However, its two side buttons may not be enough for most MMO gamers. It also has a wide CPI range and a high maximum polling rate.

Pros
  • Designed for small or medium-sized hands with palm or claw grip.
  • Any button can be reprogrammed.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • May be too small for larger hands.
  • Side buttons feel mushy.
  • Only two side buttons.
8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious D Minus is amazing for ultra-light gaming. It's much lighter than the Glorious Model D, has outstanding feet, and the cable doesn't result in any drag. It's also very comfortable to use, especially for those with small hands.

Pros
  • Designed for small or medium-sized hands with palm or claw grip.
  • Low click latency.
  • Glides around smoothly.
  • Very lightweight.
Cons
  • May be too small for larger hands.
  • Side buttons feel mushy.
4.9 Travel

The Glorious Model D Minus is bad for travel. It's light but it may be too bulky to carry around in some laptop cases because of its wire. It feels fairly well-built, but the body flexes a bit. It's a comfortable mouse to use and works best with small hands using claw or palm grip.

Pros
  • Designed for small or medium-sized hands with palm or claw grip.
Cons
  • May be too small for larger hands.
  • Side buttons feel mushy.
  • Wired-only design too bulky for travel.
  • 6.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 4.9 Travel
  1. Updated Nov 24, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 20, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (120 mm)
Height 1.6" (41 mm)
Width 2.6" (66 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.77 inยณ (324 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
94 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
61 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
61 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.0
Design
Build Quality

If you're interested in a similar ultra-lightweight gaming mouse but with a sturdier-feeling build quality, check out the Cooler Master MM711.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box
Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
6.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
5
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No
Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Glorious Model D Software
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Glorious Model D Minus, which is a smaller variant of the Glorious Model D. You can either get it in white or black, with your choice of a glossy or matte finish. You can see the label of our matte black unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Glorious D Minus is a smaller and lighter version of the Glorious Model D with nearly the same performance but is better suited for those with small hands. It's amazing for ultra-light gaming thanks to its lightweight design, but it doesn't feel as well-built as some other mice, such as the Glorious Model O Minus. See our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best FPS gaming mice, and the best wired mice.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D- is slightly better for ultra-light gaming than the Glorious Model D because it's lighter. The Minus is smaller and better suited for those with small hands, while the Model D is aimed at those with larger hands. Besides that, both mice have the same performance.

Glorious Model O-

The Glorious Model D- is slightly better for ultra-light gaming than the Glorious Model O-. The D- has a more comfortable, ergonomic shape and has slightly lower click latency. However, the O- feels better-built, has a lower lift-off distance, and less CPI variation.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the Glorious Model D- are very similar mice. The Model O is better for office use because it feels better-built. However, the Minus is better for ultra-light gaming because it's lighter and has lower click latency.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is better overall than the Glorious Model D-. The Razer feels much better-built, has lower click latency, more programmable buttons, and is suitable for small hands using the fingertip grip. However, the Glorious is better-suited for medium or large-sized hands, and it has a better cable.

G-Wolves Hati HT-M Classic Edition

The Glorious Model D- is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the G-Wolves Hati Medium. The Glorious is lighter, suitable for small hands using the claw grip, has lower click latency, and glides around better. However, the G-Wolves has a lower lift-off distance and a wider CPI range.

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