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Glorious Model D Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
Glorious Model D Wireless Picture
7.9
Office/Multimedia
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
7.4
Video Games (MMO)
8.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
6.9
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model D Wireless is an ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse with honeycomb cutouts on its palm rest and underside. It has two side buttons on the left, a dedicated CPI button behind its scroll wheel, and RGB lighting along both sides and on the scroll wheel. It has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, and it connects either wirelessly with a USB receiver or with its charging cable. Performance-wise, it has very low click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a very wide range.

Our Verdict

7.9 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model D Wireless is good for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. It connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or with its charging cable, and you can customize all of its button assignments using the companion software compatible with Windows. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Mouse wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The Glorious Model D Wireless is an excellent FPS gaming mouse. It feels well-built and is very lightweight. It has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes; however, small hands may not comfortably reach both side buttons or the scroll wheel using a claw or fingertip grip. It also has a flexible paracord-like charging cable and mouse feet that glide very smoothly on desks and mousepads. Additionally, its click latency and minimum lift-off distance are very low, and you can precisely adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a very wide range.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very low click latency.
Cons
  • Plastic body feels thin, and there's some minor flex on the underside and in the joint where the sides meet the base.
7.4 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model D Wireless is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can program all of the buttons it does have using the customization software. It also feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has very low click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and you can precisely adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a very wide range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
  • Very low click latency.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Lacks a dedicated button for switching profiles.
  • Plastic body feels thin, and there's some minor flex on the underside and in the joint where the sides meet the base.
8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious Model D Wireless is an amazing ultra-light gaming mouse. It feels sturdy overall and is very lightweight. It has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, small hands may have difficulty reaching both side buttons or the scroll wheel using a claw or fingertip grip. It also has mouse feet that glide very smoothly on desks and mousepads, and it has a flexible paracord-like charging cable. Performance-wise, it has very low click latency, a very low minimum lift-off distance, and you can precisely adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a very broad range.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very low click latency.
Cons
  • Plastic body feels thin, and there's some minor flex on the underside and in the joint where the sides meet the base.
6.9 Travel

The Glorious Model D Wireless is alright for travel, but it's bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. That said, it connects wirelessly with a USB receiver and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. It also has onboard memory for carrying over custom settings between devices. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver.
Cons
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 6.9 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 22, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 20, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Glorious Model D Wireless looks very similar to its wired version. It has a matte plastic body with a logo on the left side and the word 'Glorious' printed on the front right side. It has five RGB lighting zones on either side and one in the scroll wheel. However, these zones aren't independently controllable.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (127 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Grip Width
64 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
22.33 inยณ (366 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
102 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
68 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
68 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Glorious Model D Wireless has a light plastic body with honeycomb cutouts on the palm rest and underside of the mouse. There's minor flexing on the bottom panel and at the joints between the sides and bottom. However, this shouldn't be noticeable when using the mouse normally. There's also no rattling sound when you shake the mouse, which is an issue we experienced with the Glorious Model D.

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

The Glorious Model D Wireless has a right-handed ergonomic slant and smooth plastic texture. It's suitable for a wide range of hand sizes and particularly comfortable for a palm or claw grip. Unlike its wired version, this mouse doesn't have honeycomb cutouts on the left and right mouse buttons, so some users may find it more comfortable.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

The Glorious Model D Wireless is suitable for all hand sizes using a palm grip.

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

Small hands may have difficulty reaching the mouse wheel 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 O Wireless may be a more comfortable option if you typically use a fingertip grip. If you'd prefer the ergonomic, right-handed shape of the Glorious Model D Wireless, it's suitable for a fingertip grip for all but small-sized hands that may have trouble reaching the front side button or the scroll wheel.

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 No

The Glorious Model D Wireless has an advertised battery life of up to 71 hours on a single charge with the RGB lighting off.

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 included paracord-like charging cable is the same cable that Glorious uses for the wired version of the Glorious Model D. It's very flexible and lightweight and glides across desks easily.

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

The Glorious Model D Wireless's mouse feet are outstanding. They produce a very minor scratching sound used directly on desks, but no scratching sounds on hard or soft mousepads.

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
-5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate options are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can set six custom CPI settings using the customization software and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the mouse wheel by default. There's also an LED light labeled DPI on the bottom of the mouse that indicates your currently selected CPI setting.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all buttons on the Glorious Model D Wireless and assign them to perform standard mouse commands, multimedia controls, shortcut functions, macros, and CPI adjustments. There's an additional switch on the bottom of the mouse that turns it 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 Thumb Wheel

The Glorious Model D Wireless has a scroll wheel with a grippy rubber coating and deep grooves. It's fairly quiet and has smoothly defined steps.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
10 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 software for the Glorious Model D Wireless has a clean design and is easy enough to use. However, some users may find it lacking in more advanced options.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Glorious Model D Wireless we tested is matte black, but there's also a matte white variant available. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Glorious Model D Wireless is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. It shares the same ergonomic, right-handed shape as its wired version, the Glorious Model D, which contrasts with the original Glorious Model O and its wireless version, which have ambidextrous symmetrical shapes. Compared to its wired version, this mouse has a proprietary BAMF sensor made in collaboration with PixArt, which offers a higher maximum CPI and a CPI you can adjust more precisely. It also has new left and right-click button switches made in partnership with Kailh, rated for 80 million clicks or four times as many as the Omron switches in the wired version. Altogether, this is a great choice if you're a fan of the wired Model D or right-handed, lightweight mice more generally, as it makes several notable improvements to the original while adding wireless connectivity and maintaining virtually the same weight.

For more options, check out our picks for the best wireless mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best lightweight mouse.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is very similar to the Glorious Model D Wireless, but the Model O has an ambidextrous shape while the Model D has a right-handed shape. The Model O Wireless also feels sturdier, but the Model D Wireless has lower click latency. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the Model D Wireless is suitable for medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip while the Model O Wireless isn't.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Glorious Model D Wireless are both excellent ultra-lightweight, wireless gaming mice. The Logitech is somewhat lighter and feels sturdier. It also has better quality mouse feet and a higher maximum CPI. Additionally, its customization software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Glorious software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the Glorious has a much more flexible charging cable and a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and almost all hand sizes, but the Logitech has an ambidextrous shape, while the Glorious has a right-handed shape.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D Wireless is a wireless version of the Glorious Model D, but it also has several additional improvements. The Model D Wireless feels sturdier and has a higher maximum CPI. It also has a CPI you can adjust more precisely, a lower lift-off distance, and somewhat lower click latency.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Glorious Model D Wireless and the Logitech G Pro Wireless are comparable wireless gaming mice. The Glorious is lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a more flexible charging cable and marginally lower click latency. On the other hand, the Logitech feels sturdier and has a pair of side buttons on either side. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more consistent sensor, and you can set a G-Shift button to enable a second layer of commands. Also, the customization software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the software for the Glorious is only compatible with Windows.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate and the Glorious Model D Wireless are both excellent wireless gaming mice with comparable performance. The Razer has a slightly higher maximum CPI and two side buttons on either side. You can also set a Hypershift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. On the other hand, the Glorious is marginally lighter and has a more flexible cable. Its cable also has a USB-C connector instead of the older Micro-USB connector on the Razer. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the Razer has an ambidextrous shape while the Glorious has a right-handed shape.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro and the Glorious Model D Wireless are excellent wireless gaming mice with comparable performance. The Glorious is a bit lighter and has a more flexible charging cable. It also has a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Razer has a slightly higher maximum CPI, marginally lower click latency, and an additional button behind the scroll wheel. It also has Bluetooth support, and you can set a HyperShift button using the companion software to enable a second layer of commands, two features the Glorious lacks.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model D Wireless is an excellent wireless gaming mouse with a right-handed shape, while the Glorious Model O is an excellent wired gaming mouse with an ambidextrous shape. The Model D Wireless has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and lower click latency. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.

ROCCAT Kone Pro Air

The ROCCAT Kone Pro Air and the Glorious Model D Wireless are both excellent wireless gaming mice offering comparable performance. The ROCCAT feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has a slightly more consistent sensor, and you can assign an Easy-Shift[+] using the customization software to enable a second layer of commands. Also, it supports Bluetooth, a feature the Glorious lacks. On the other hand, the Glorious is marginally lighter and has slightly lower click latency.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Glorious Model D Wireless are both excellent gaming mice with comparable performance. The Razer is a wired-only model with a slightly higher maximum CPI, an extra button behind the mouse wheel, and marginally lower click latency. You can also set a Hypershift button using the software to enable a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Glorious connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its charging cable. Despite being a wireless mouse, its cable is much more flexible than the Razer's. Both mice have a right-handed shape and are suitable for all hand sizes using a palm grip and all but small-sized hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Glorious Model D Wireless is an excellent wireless gaming mouse, while the Razer Basilisk V3 is an excellent wired gaming mouse. The Glorious is substantially lighter, and despite being a wireless mouse, it has a more flexible cable that it uses for charging. On the other hand, the Razer has a thumb rest, a higher maximum CPI, and lower click latency. It also has five additional buttons, and you can assign a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Additionally, its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Cooler Master MM731

The Cooler Master MM731 and the Glorious Model D Wireless are ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mice with comparable performance. The Cooler Master is lighter and has a much wider CPI range. It also supports Bluetooth, a feature the Glorious lacks. On the other hand, the Glorious feels sturdier and has mouse feet that glide better on mousepads and desks. You can also adjust the CPI more precisely. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Glorious is more accomodating to a wider range of hand sizes overall.

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