Glorious Model O Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Glorious Model O Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office/Multimedia
5.1
Travel
8.5
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model O is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's a wired-only mouse that'll please fans of lightweight gaming, as it weighs only 67 grams (not counting the cable), and can be customized between 400-12000 DPI. Its well-built, ambidextrous design can be used with any grip type, though those with small hands may find it a bit large and may want to consider the Glorious Model O Minus, which should perform similarly, but is smaller. This mouse has six buttons, all of which are programmable through its great companion software, where you can also customize its RGB settings. It's a great mouse for gamers, but due to its large, wired design, it may not be ideal for travelling.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Glorious Model O is a good mouse for mixed usage. Though it's designed for gaming, its fairly straight-forward design makes it decent for office use as well. It has an ambidextrous shape that makes it suitable for most people, though those with small hands may want to look at the Glorious Model O Minus, which is smaller but should perform the same.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Outstanding performance.
  • Amazing ergonomics and ambidextrous design.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Slightly large size that likely won't be suitable for smaller hands.
  • Not the most portable, like most wired gaming mice.
7.6 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model O is good for office use. It has great ergonomics and should be comfortable enough for all-day use for most people. All six buttons are programmable, which can be useful for daily use to help jump through your desktop quicker. However, it's wired only, which may be an issue if you have a very cluttered desk with things the cord can get caught on. Those with small hands may want to check out the 'Minus' version, however, as this mouse may be slightly too large.

5.1 Travel

The Glorious Model O isn't designed for travel. It's a wired gaming mouse that will work well for at-home gaming setups, but may be slightly bulky and awkward to use on-the-go. If you're looking for a more portable option, you may want to check out the 'Minus' version.

8.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Glorious Model O is an excellent mouse for FPS games. It has great performance with low click latency, and great DPI settings and polling rate. It also feels well-built and has great ergonomics which should be comfortable enough for marathon gaming sessions. Those with small hands may want to check out the 'Minus' version, however, as this mouse may be slightly too large.

8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model O should be very good for MMO games. It performs well and should be comfortable enough for long gaming sessions. Unfortunately, it only has two extra side buttons, so hardcore MMO fans may be better off looking at something more dedicated to those types of games. It's also worth noting that this mouse is a little large, and those with smaller hands may want to consider the Glorious Model O Minus.

8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious Model O is excellent for ultra-light gaming. While it's very lightweight, which should please fans of light mice, unfortunately it can't be customized to lower the weight. Its very good click latency and polling rate make it a good choice for any type of game as well. While it has good ergonomics and can be used either right or left-handed as well as in any grip type, it's worth noting that this mouse is on the larger side and people with small hands may want to consider the 'Minus' version, which should perform the same but is smaller.

  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.1 Travel
  • 8.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Glorious Model O has a simple style with customizable RGB lighting along each side, on the scroll wheel, and inside the mouse itself, which shines through its honeycomb pattern holes. There's a logo on the side of the mouse, and the rest is rather plain. The mouse is available in four colors: glossy white, glossy black, matte black, and matte white.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
103 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
67 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
67 g

This is a very lightweight mouse. While it has no customization options to make it lighter, it's one of the lightest mice we've tested.

5.6
Design
Portability
Length 5.1" (12.9 cm)
Height 1.5" (3.8 cm)
Width 2.6" (6.7 cm)
Volume
20.02 Cu. Inch (328 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Like most wired gaming mice, this mouse isn't the most portable option. It may not fit in most laptop cases, though this likely won't be an issue for people looking for a gaming mouse for their desk setup. Those looking for a more portable mouse may want to consider the smaller 'Minus' version.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This is a well-built mouse. While it's all made out of plastic, it has a solid build quality with no gaps or squeaking parts. It's worth noting that the honeycomb-patterned holes will likely let dust into where the exposed circuit board is, though we aren't sure if this will affect long-term durability.

9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Grip Width
61 mm

The ergonomics are excellent. It's an ambidextrous mouse, though the buttons are on the left-hand side. While it can be used with any hand grip, those with small hands likely won't find any fit that's comfortable for them. Glorious makes a separate model, the Model O Minus, that's designed for people with smaller hands. There's also the BenQ Zowie S2 that's available in two different sizes. However, if you prefer ergonomic-shaped gaming mice with a right-slanted design, check out the near-identical Glorious Model D.

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

Everyone except people with smaller hands should be able to use this mouse with a palm grip. Those with smaller hands should check out the Glorious Model O Minus.

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

Everyone except people with smaller hands should be able to use this mouse with a claw grip. Those with smaller hands should check out the Glorious Model O Minus.

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

Everyone except people with smaller hands should be able to use this mouse with a fingertip grip. Those with smaller hands should check out the Glorious Model O Minus.

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Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

This mouse is wired and can't be used wireless.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.4 ft (2.0 m)
Braided
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Glorious Model O has a lightweight and flexible cable. Since we tested this mouse, the included cable has been updated, and is likely a bit better.

Design
In The Box

  • Glorious Model O mouse
  • Manuals
  • 2x stickers

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
8.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
13 ms

The Glorious Model O's click latency is great and should feel responsive to most people.

Note: The latency setting is customizable within the software and we tested at the lowest possible option (4ms), the default setting for this mouse is 10ms, which resulted in a click latency test result of 18ms. The 4ms setting may cause more frequent double-clicking, so the adjustment may be useful if the double click gets worse over the life span of the mouse.

9.4
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
1.5 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The performance of this mouse is outstanding. It has a wide DPI range, customizable by increments of 100, which should allow most people to find a suitable DPI for them. The lifting distance of this mouse can also be set in the software up to just under 2.4 mm. The mouse is advertised as having a lift off distance of under 0.7mm, though our current method of testing only allows us to test in increments of 1.2mm, so we weren't able to test this. The high polling rate is very good as well and will result in a smooth and fluid cursor movement.

7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

While this mouse only has two extra side buttons, it has six programmable buttons, including the scroll wheel, the small DPI switching button, and the L/R click button. This may not be enough buttons for MMOs, but it'll likely be enough for most gamers. You can also set up multiple profiles, but they can only be switched through the software.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

This mouse has a fairly standard incremented mouse wheel with no horizontal tilt. The wheel also works as a button, which can be customized.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Glorious Model O 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

The Glorious Model O software is great and offers a lot of customizable options, including full RGB adjustments. The mouse also has onboard memory, so you can save your settings to the mouse and use it on multiple PCs without losing them. Unfortunately, the software isn't compatible with macOS.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

While this mouse is fully compatible with Windows, it's only partially compatible with macOS. The software can't be installed on macOS, meaning you can't program the two side buttons to do anything, though the L/R click, scroll wheel, and DPI button still work. It will also maintain any RGB settings that you saved to the on-board memory from a PC.

Compared to other mice

The Glorious Model O is one of the best ultra-light gaming mice we've reviewed. It's noticeably lighter than most gaming mice but isn't quite the lightest. On the upside, it has a dedicated software and feels well-built, which can be an issue sometimes with this kind of mouse. It also has one of the best cables we've tested. It's also the only mouse that has a model variant that's supposedly identical but simply smaller, which is great for people with small hands. See our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Glorious Model D
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O and the Glorious Model D are very similar performing lightweight gaming mice. The main difference is the shape of these two mice. The Model O is an ambidextrous mouse while the Model D has a right-slanted design. The Model D also has a higher lift-off distance and seems to have a bit more flex than the Model O.

Razer Viper
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer Viper performs similarly to the Glorious Model O and is as lightweight, although it doesn't have a honeycomb pattern to reduce its weight. The Viper has two sets of side buttons and its body is slightly smaller than the Model O. However, the Model O is also available in a smaller size, which is called the Glorious Model O-. When it comes to the cable, the Model O's is noticeably lighter and more flexible.

Razer DeathAdder Elite
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer DeathAdder Elite and the Glorious Model O are both great wired gaming mice. The Glorious Model O is quite a bit lighter and has a much better cable than the Razer. However, the mouse is a bit bigger and may not be well-suited for people with smaller hands. Both mice have low latency and a customizable CPI, though the Razer has a wider range of CPI options, and can be set with increments of 1, which is great.

Cooler Master MM710
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Cooler Master MM710 is similar to the Glorious Model O. They're both ultra-light gaming mice with a honeycomb pattern, though the MM710 is slightly lighter. The performance of both mice is similar, though the MM710 can be customized to have a higher CPI. The Model O feels better-built. The Glorious Model O is a larger mouse and is better suited for those with larger hands, while the MM710 will be better for people with small or medium-sized hands.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O and the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town are very similar performing mice, but the Cape Town is noticeably smaller and lighter. However, you can get the Model O minus, which is a smaller variant of the mouse, which should be more comparable to the size of the Cape Town. Also, the Glorious mice are compatible with software that allows control over the performance and RGB settings, which the Finalmouse lacks, as you'll need to use third-party software. 

G-Wolves Hati
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O and the G-Wolves Hati are extremely similar ultra-light gaming mice. They weigh about the same and have the same sensor. The Hati's body is a bit shorter, while the Model O features RGB lighting.

SteelSeries Rival 600
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O and the SteelSeries Rival 600 are both great wired gaming mice. While the Glorious Model O is a bit lighter, they're both similar size and should be comfortable in all grip types for everyone except those with small hands. The cable on the Glorious Model O feels less rigid and stiff, but the SteelSeries has more programmable buttons. The latency is also lower on the Model O, though they both should feel quite responsive.

Logitech G305
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Logitech G305, due to its honeycomb design that makes it very lightweight. It also feels slightly better built and has better and more comfortable ergonomics. However, the Logitech is better for people with smaller hands, as they'll unlikely be able to comfortably use the Glorious Model O. The Logitech is also a wireless mouse but has almost the same latency as the Glorious, which is great.

Logitech G502 Hero
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O is a much lighter mouse than the Logitech G502 Hero. The Model O has a much more flexible and lightweight cable, which should be better for gaming. The G502 HERO has a sniper button and a much larger design that's better suited for people with bigger hands. It also has an unlockable wheel and a nice comfortable thumb rest. If you have smaller hands, the Model O Minus is also available. 

Razer DeathAdder V2
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a slightly better gaming mouse than the Glorious Model O if you're a palm or claw grip user. Its shape is more rounded, but the lightest option between the two is the Model O. The Glorious is also available in an even smaller design, which is great if you have small hands. Also, the Model O has an ambidextrous body while the Razer DeathAdder V2 has a right slant and is noticeably wider.

Logitech G Pro Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is a better mouse for most people, but if you want a lighter option, the Glorious Model O will be a better choice. The Model O is wired while the Logitech G Pro Wireless is a wireless mouse. The Logitech has two side buttons on each side and you can swap them out for them to sit flush to the mouse's body. It's also fully compatible with macOS. On the other hand, if you want a smaller mouse, get the Model O-, which is the same mouse but in a smaller format.

Razer Viper Ultimate
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O and the Razer Viper Ultimate are both great ultra-light gaming mice. The Model O is a bit lighter thanks to its honeycomb design, but the Viper Ultimate is impressively lightweight considering it's a wireless mouse. If you have small hands, you may find the Model O a little bit too large, while the Viper Ultimate may be more comfortable. Both have impressively low latency, and a wide adjustable CPI range.

Razer Viper Mini
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer Viper Mini and the Glorious Model O are two excellent gaming mice. The Razer is lighter than the Glorious Model O, although the Model O minus is even lighter. The Razer Viper Mini is smaller than the Model O and should be closer in size to the Model O minus. The cable on the Model O feels slightly lighter.

BenQ Zowie S2
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O is slightly better than the BenQ Zowie S2; it's lighter and feels better-built. Also, most people should find the S2 more comfortable, but it depends on your hand size and grip preference. The lightweight and flexible cable of the Model O is also noticeably better than the S2's stiff non-braided cable. On the other hand, if you don't like RGB, the Zowie doesn't have any.

Logitech G903
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The Glorious Model O is an ultra-lightweight gaming mouse that's half the weight of the Logitech G903. The G903 may be more suitable for people with smaller hands, however, except for with fingertip grip. Both mice have very low latency and a wide adjustable CPI range.

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