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GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 13, 2021 at 11:26 am
GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless Picture
7.9
Office/Multimedia
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
7.9
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
6.9
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless is a lightweight gaming mouse and a wireless version of the GLORIOUS Model D -. Like the wired version, it has a honeycomb shell and a right-handed shape, but it has an improved build quality and feels much more solid. Its small size makes it well-suited for small or medium hands with a palm or claw grip. The high-quality PTFE feet offer a very smooth gliding experience on desks and mousepads. Also, it has excellent click latency. You can use the software to adjust the set CPI in precise increments of 50 within a wide range and customize the RGB lighting to best suit your setup. Unfortunately, its small size means it's not well-suited for large or extra-large hands to use with anything but a fingertip grip.

Our Verdict

7.9 Office/Multimedia

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless is a very good mouse for office use. It feels well-built, and its high back offers good support for your palm, making it comfortable for long work sessions. You can reprogram all of its buttons to perform several functions, from multimedia controls to macros. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it's fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, although the companion software isn't available on Mac. Unfortunately, it lacks many office-oriented features like L/R scroll wheel tilts, a free-scrolling mode, and Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Feels well-built and comfortable.
  • Any button can be reprogrammed.
  • Connects with USB receiver.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable for larger hands.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless is an amazing mouse for FPS gaming. It has excellent click latency and a high maximum polling rate for responsive-feeling gameplay. Its high-quality feet offer a remarkably smooth gliding experience. Since the mouse uses a USB receiver to connect, you don't have to worry about a cable causing additional drag. Although it has a honeycomb body and it's very lightweight, it feels very well-built. Also, it has a comfortable, right-handed shape. However, larger hands may find it a bit too small to use comfortably.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels well-built and comfortable.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable for larger hands.
7.9 Video Games (MMO)

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless is a very good mouse for MMO gaming. Although it doesn't have as many programmable inputs as dedicated MMO mice, you can program all its buttons through the companion software. Also, it has excellent click latency, a precisely adjustable CPI, and a wide CPI range. It feels very well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape, though larger hands may have difficulty controlling the mouse due to its small size.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels well-built and comfortable.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable for larger hands.
  • Not as many programmable inputs as dedicated MMO mice.
8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless is an excellent mouse for ultra-light gaming. It's very lightweight, at only 65g, and it has high-quality feet for a very smooth gliding experience. Since it connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, you don't have to worry about a cable causing any drag. It also feels very well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape, though it may be a bit too small for larger hands. In addition, it has excellent click latency, a precisely adjustable CPI, and a wide CPI range.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels well-built and comfortable.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable for larger hands.
6.9 Travel

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless is an alright mouse for traveling. It connects wirelessly but still requires a charging cable, so you may need to bring that around. It also doesn't have a storage compartment for its USB receiver, and it's not Bluetooth compatible. Despite its small size, it has a high back, and it might be too bulky to fit into laptop bags. It has onboard memory, meaning you can save your settings and carry them with you across devices.

Pros
  • Feels well-built and comfortable.
  • Connects with USB receiver.
Cons
  • Too bulky to fit into laptop bags.
  • Small size may be uncomfortable for larger hands.
  • No storage compartment for its USB receiver.
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 6.9 Travel
  1. Updated Dec 13, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Dec 08, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless has a honeycomb body made of matte black plastic. The CPI and side buttons are glossy black plastic, and its scroll wheel is plastic with rubber grips. There's RGB lighting in the scroll wheel and in a strip that runs along each side of the mouse; however, these three zones aren't independently customizable. On the left side, under the RGB strip is the GLORIOUS logo, and the word 'GLORIOUS' is printed on the right side towards the front.

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
99 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
65 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
65 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is very lightweight. Impressively, it's only 4g heavier than its wired version. If you're a fan of the overall shape of this mouse but looking for an even lighter alternative, check out the Pulsar Xlite v2 Wireless.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless feels well-built. It doesn't have as much flex in the build as the GLORIOUS Model D-, so it feels much more solid, and the side buttons don't accidentally activate when pressure is applied to the sides. However, the back side button feels mushier than the front side button.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless is a smaller version of the GLORIOUS Model D Wireless. It has the same right-handed, ergonomic shape and feels very comfortable to use. Due to its smaller size, it's best suited for small or medium-sized hands. If you're interested in a similar model with a symmetrical shape, check out the GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

Large and extra-large hands may find the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless too short to use comfortably with a palm grip.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

Due to its short body, extra-large hands might be uncomfortable using a claw grip.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless isn't designed for fingertip grip, so small hands might have difficulty reaching the scroll wheel and front side button.

7.0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless has an advertised battery life of 71 hours on a single charge with the RGB lighting off. When it's low on power, the lighting will shut off, and the scroll wheel will flash red to alert you.

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless uses the same paracord-like cable that GLORIOUS uses for the wired version of the GLORIOUS Model D. While it does retain some kinks from the packaging, it's very flexible and doesn't drag on desks.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

The feet on the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are outstanding. They're slightly thicker than average to offer a very smooth gliding experience. However, they do have some sharp edges.

Also, the mouse comes with two large alternative feet, if you'd prefer more of the bottom of the mouse covered.

Design
In The Box

  • GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • Alternate set of large mouse feet
  • Stickers
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Glorious BAMF
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
19,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless has four polling rate options: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Using the customization software, you can configure up to four custom CPI settings and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the scroll wheel. You can also use the software to adjust the lift-off distance between 1mm and 2mm.

7.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all of the buttons on the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless to different functions like macros, multimedia controls, or shortcuts. You can also assign a button to cycle between your custom profiles. On the bottom of the mouse is a power switch to turn the mouse on and off.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Additional Wheel

The GLORIOUS Model D Minus Wireless has a scroll wheel with a grippy rubber coating and deep grooves. It feels very precise and smooth, with pronounced step definition, and it's quiet to operate.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
9.5 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
7.5 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Glorious Core
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

The GLORIOUS Core software is very easy-to-use and has a clean-looking interface. Using the software, you can program macros, reassign buttons, customize the RGB lighting, and save your settings to the mouse's onboard memory.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Although there's no software available on macOS, all of the mouse's buttons work by default on Mac.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless comes in two color variants: matte white and matte black. We tested the matte black version. You can see the label of the unit we tested here.

Compared To Other Mice

The GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless is a wireless, lightweight mouse designed for gaming use. It's the wireless version of the GLORIOUS Model D-. That said, the size, shape, and performance are extremely similar. However, this mouse has a much-improved build quality over its wired counterpart, so the side buttons no longer accidentally actuate when you apply pressure to the body. Like the other "Minus" offerings from GLORIOUS, it's designed for users who found the GLORIOUS Model D too large to use comfortably. It's a few grams lighter than the wired version, so it's a great choice for an ultra-light gaming mouse, especially when considering its excellent click latency.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the lightest mouse.

GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice. They perform similarly but have different shapes. The Model O- Wireless has a symmetrical shape, while the Model D- Wireless has a right-handed shape and somewhat lower latency. Both mice have fairly short bodies and are geared towards smaller-sized hand sizes or users who prefer smaller mice.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are both lightweight wireless gaming mice, but the Logitech performs slightly better. It's slightly lighter despite having a solid body, and it feels better built. It has higher-quality feet, and its software is compatible with both Windows and macOS. Also, it has a more consistent sensor, a wider CPI range, and an ambidextrous shape. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS has a honeycomb body with a right-handed slant, and its charging cable is more flexible and has a USB-C connector.

GLORIOUS Model D Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model D Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are nearly identical lightweight gaming mice that connect wirelessly with a USB receiver. Since the Model D- Wireless is a smaller version of the Model D Wireless, it's about 3g lighter. However, the Model D- Wireless has an improved build quality, so the side buttons don't feel as mushy, and the plastic body doesn't feel as thin or flexible. Otherwise, they perform very similarly and have identical sensors and click latency.

Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless

The Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are wireless, lightweight gaming mice with right-handed shapes and cutouts in their bodies to reduce their weight. The Pulsar is marginally lighter and feels a bit sturdier. It also has a somewhat wider CPI range and slightly lower click latency.

GLORIOUS Model D

The GLORIOUS Model D and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are similar lightweight gaming mice. However, the Model D uses a wired connection, while the Model D- Wireless connects using a USB receiver. The Model D- is smaller, slightly lighter, and has a lower lift-off distance. It also has marginally better click latency. The Model D- Wireless feels much better built and has less flex when pressure is applied to the body.

GLORIOUS Model O Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are similar lightweight gaming mice that connect wirelessly with a USB receiver. However, the Model D- Wireless performs slightly better. It has a right-handed design with an ergonomic slant and a high back for better comfort. It's also smaller and 4g lighter than the Model O Wireless. Additionally, it has slightly better click latency. On the other hand, the Model O has an ambidextrous design and feels more solidly built.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are two wireless gaming mice that perform similarly well. The GLORIOUS is lighter and has a right-handed slant. Also, it charges with a USB-C connector rather than a micro-USB like the Razer. On the other hand, the Razer has an ambidextrous design and a storage compartment to store its USB receiver.

GLORIOUS Model O

The GLORIOUS Model O and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are two lightweight gaming mice with a few differences. The Model O is a wired-only mouse with an ambidextrous shape. On the other hand, the Model D- Wireless connects using a USB receiver and has a right-handed slant. Also, it has a wider CPI range and lower click latency.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are both wireless gaming mice. The GLORIOUS is lighter and has a higher quality cable that uses a USB-C connector rather than a micro-USB like the Logitech. On the other hand, the Logitech has a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and it feels better built. Also, it has a storage compartment for its USB receiver, which the GLORIOUS lacks.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are similarly performing wireless gaming mice. However, the Razer has many more programmable inputs, as you can assign a HyperShift button in the software to enable a second layer of commands. The Razer also has lower click latency and feels more comfortable to use, thanks to its included rubber side grips. It's also Bluetooth compatible, so it's more versatile than the GLORIOUS. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS is much lighter, and its charging cable is of better quality. It also has a lower lift-off distance that you can adjust in the software.

Pulsar Xlite

The Pulsar Xlite and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are both ultra-light gaming mice. The Pulsar is lighter and has a slightly wider CPI range. Also, it's wired-only. Comparatively, the GLORIOUS has lower click latency, RGB lighting, and it connects using a USB receiver. It's fairly small, so it's better suited for smaller hands.

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