Glorious Model O Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 07, 2021 at 03:43 pm
Glorious Model O Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
8.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model O is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse that feels very well-built and solid, with a honeycomb-pattern design that places it among the lightest mice we’ve tested. This wired-only model comes with an outstanding cable that’s lightweight and flexible. It has a total of six buttons, including two on the side, and all of them are easily programmable within the companion software. The sensor's performance is also amazing, with a wide CPI range that's pretty consistent whether you move the cursor slowly or quickly, and a low click latency. It has a very comfortable ambidextrous design that’s suitable for any grip style. However, its large body isn’t well-suited for people with smaller hands who may feel more comfortable using the Glorious Model O-, a smaller version that performs similarly.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model O is only decent for office use. It feels very well-built and should be comfortable enough for all-day use for most people. However, it's wired only, so it may be problematic if you have a small or cluttered desk with things the cable can get caught on. On the plus side, all six buttons are programmable, which can be useful to help with your workflow and jumping through your desktop quicker. If you have smaller hands, you may want to check out the Glorious Model O instead, as this mouse may be slightly too large.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and solid.
  • Comfortable, ambidextrous design.
Cons
  • Isn't suitable for small hands with any grip type.
  • Can’t be used wirelessly.
8.5 Video Games (FPS)

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

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Feels very well-built and solid.
  • One of the lightest mice we’ve tested.
Cons
  • Isn't suitable for small hands with any grip type.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model O is decent 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, so those with smaller hands may want to consider the Glorious Model O- instead.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and solid.
  • Comfortable, ambidextrous design.
  • Great software with plenty of customization options.
Cons
  • Isn't suitable for small hands with any grip type.
  • Not nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious Model O is excellent for ultra-light gaming. It's among the lightest mice we've tested, and has amazing performance, with low click latency and a high polling rate. While it's very comfortable with an ambidextrous design that's suitable for 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 Glorious Model O- instead.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Feels very well-built and solid.
  • One of the lightest mice we’ve tested.
  • Lightweight and flexible cable.
Cons
  • Isn't suitable for small hands with any grip type.
5.0 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 it 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 Glorious Model O-.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and solid.
  • Comfortable, ambidextrous design.
Cons
  • Isn't suitable for small hands with any grip type.
  • Can’t be used wirelessly.
  • May be too bulky for some laptop cases.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel
  1. Updated Jan 07, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Dec 20, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

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, but the rest is rather plain. It's available in four colors: glossy white, glossy black, matte white, and matte black.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (129 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
20.02 Cu. Inch (328 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Like most wired gaming mice, this isn't the most portable option as it may not fit into most laptop cases. However, this likely won't be an issue for people looking for a gaming mouse for their desk setup. Those looking for a more portable option may want to consider the smaller Glorious Model O-.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
103 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
67 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
67 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This is a very lightweight mouse, and even though it doesn't have any customization options to make it lighter, it's one of the lightest mice we've tested. If you're a fan of ultra-light gaming but don't like the honeycomb design, check out the Razer Deathadder V2 Mini.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse feels very well-built and solid, and while it's all made of plastic, it doesn't have any gaps or squeaking parts. However, the scroll wheel may be problematic at times as the rubber moves but not the wheel itself, causing delays when scrolling. It's also worth noting that the honeycomb-patterned holes will likely let dust into the exposed circuit board, though we aren't sure if this will affect long-term durability. If you're not a fan of the open shell and would prefer something with even better build quality, check out the Endgame Gear XM1.

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

This mouse feels very comfortable. It has an ambidextrous design, though the buttons are only on the left side, and it can be used with any grip style for most hand sizes. However, it's not well-suited for those with smaller hands, but Glorious makes a separate smaller model, the Glorious Model O-, that performs quite similarly. There's also the BenQ Zowie S2 that's available in two different sizes, and if you prefer mice with a right-slanted design, check out the near-identical Glorious Model D.

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

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

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

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

This mouse is wired and can't be used wirelessly. However, there's a wireless version of it, the Glorious Model O Wireless.

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.4 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Glorious Model O has a remarkable cable that's lightweight and flexible. Take note that since we tested this mouse, the included cable has been updated, and we expect it to be even better.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The feet on this mouse are remarkable. They’re made of virgin grade PTFE and offer a very smooth gliding experience, though they have some sharp, flat edges.

Design
In The Box

  • Glorious Model O mouse
  • Manuals
  • 2x stickers

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-3 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Glorious Model O's sensor has a wide CPI range, but you can only adjust the sensitivity in increments of 100, which isn’t that precise. However, the set CPI is very consistent, whether you move the cursor slowly or quickly, and you can adjust the polling rate from 100Hz to 1000Hz. The lift-off distance is advertised as being less than 1.2 mm, but due to our testing methods, we can't confirm that. You can also change it to just under 2.4 mm if that’s what you prefer. If you want a similar mouse with a wider CPI range, check out the HyperX Pulsefire Haste.

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

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

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

This mouse has a fairly standard incremented scroll wheel with no horizontal tilt. The wheel feels very smooth and precise, but it may cause delays at times, as the rubber moves but not the wheel itself. It also works as a button and can be customized.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The mouse clicks are quiet and shouldn’t disturb those around you, even if you're in a very noise-sensitive environment.

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 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 lifespan of the mouse.

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 customization options, including full RGB adjustments. It also has onboard memory, so you can save your settings to the mouse and use it on multiple PCs without losing them or having to reinstall the software. Unfortunately, the Glorious Model O 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 CPI button still work. It will also maintain any RGB settings that you saved to the on-board memory from a PC.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

While we tested the glossy white version, the Glorious Model O is also available in glossy black, matte white, and matte black. There’s also a smaller version, the Glorious Model O-, and a wireless version, the Glorious Model O Wireless.

Compared To Other Mice

The Glorious Model O is one of the best ultra-light gaming mice we've tested. It's noticeably lighter than most gaming mice, though it isn't the lightest one. It also feels very well-built, which can be an issue sometimes with this kind of mouse, and it has one of the best cables we've tested. It's the only mouse that has a variant that's identical but simply smaller, which is great for people with smaller hands. For more options, see our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model O and the Glorious Model D are both ultra-light gaming mice that perform very similarly. 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

The Razer Viper performs similarly to the Glorious Model O and is almost just as light, even though it doesn't have a honeycomb pattern to reduce its weight. The Viper has two side buttons on each side, and its body is slightly smaller than the Glorious. However, if you have small hands, the Glorious is also available in a smaller size, called the Glorious Model O-. Also, the Glorious cable is noticeably lighter and more flexible than the Razer.

Glorious Model O-

The Glorious Model O Minus is slightly better for ultra-light gaming than the Glorious Model O, but they're very similar. The Model O Minus is lighter and a better choice for those with smaller hands, but the Model O is more comfortable overall because it's bigger.

Razer DeathAdder V2

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.

Razer Viper Mini

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 also 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.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

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.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is slightly better overall than the Glorious Model O, but they're very similar and have the same shape, with the main difference being that the Model O is wired-only while the Wireless can be used wirelessly or wired. On top of that, the Model O Wireless has a wider CPI range which you can adjust by smaller increments and feels better-built. However, the wired Model O is marginally lighter and the sensor is a bit more consistent whether the cursor is moved quickly or slowly.

G-Wolves Hati

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 and the Model O features RGB lighting.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Glorious Model O is a much lighter mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. The Glorious has a much more flexible and lightweight cable, which should be better for gaming. The Logitech 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. 

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Glorious Model O is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED, due to its honeycomb design that makes it very lightweight. It also feels slightly better built and more comfortable. However, the Logitech is better for people with smaller hands, as the Glorious Model O might not be suitable for them. The Logitech is also a wireless mouse but has almost the same click latency as the Glorious, which is great.

Cooler Master MM710

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, but the MM710 can be customized to have a higher CPI. The Model O feels better-built, but it's a larger mouse that's 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

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 and is more comparable to the size of the Cape Town. Also, the Glorious mice have compatible software that allows control over the performance and RGB settings, which the Finalmouse lacks, as you'll need to use third-party software. 

SteelSeries Rival 600

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 in 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.

Endgame Gear XM1

The Endgame Gear XM1 and the Glorious Model O are two great ultralight gaming mice. The XM1 is slightly heavier, but it feels better-made thanks to its solid shell body. Its cable also feels a bit better than the Model O's. Its CPI range is also wider and can be customized more precisely. On the other hand, the Model O's lift-off distance is shorter, and thanks to its software, you can reprogram all six buttons, which you can't do on the XM1. The Glorious also has RGB lighting, while the XM1 has a more sleek and plain design.

Glorious Model D-

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

SteelSeries Aerox 3

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 and the Glorious Model O are very similar wired mice. They both have a lightweight, ambidextrous design with a right-handed button layout. The Glorious has a better build quality, higher quality cable and feet, and its sensor has a wider sensitivity range and a lower lift-off distance. However, the SteelSeries is lighter, and it has more programmable inputs and software support for macOS. The Glorious' slightly longer body makes it more suitable for large hands using a palm grip, but it also makes it less ideal for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

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

Razer Viper Ultimate

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 also 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.

XTRFY M4 RGB

The Glorious Model O and the XTRFY M4 RGB are very similar mice. The Glorious is slightly better, as it's lighter, and it has software that allows you to remap buttons, adjust performance settings, and create custom profiles. However, the XTRFY has a better build quality and a wider CPI range.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

The Glorious Model O and the HyperX Pulsefire Haste perform quite similarly. Both options are wired-only and feature a honeycomb design, but the HyperX is shorter and a bit lighter. It also has a wider CPI range and slightly better click latency, though the difference shouldn’t be noticeable. On the other hand, the Glorious' cable is a little more flexible, and its set CPI is slightly more consistent. It also allows you to save more than one profile to its onboard memory.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless and the Glorious Model O are very similar mice, as they're both ultra-light mice with a honeycomb body and an ambidextrous shape. However, the SteelSeries is better overall mainly due to its wireless connectivity. This means you don't have to deal with cable drag, and you can connect it with two devices simultaneously. It's just as light as the Glorious, and it has more programmable inputs because it lets you reprogram the wheel's up and down scroll. That said, the Glorious feels better built, and it has higher quality feet that provide a smoother glide. The Glorious also has a longer body, making it more suitable for those with large hands using a palm grip.

BenQ Zowie S2

The Glorious Model O is slightly better than the BenQ Zowie S2; it's lighter and feels better-built. 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 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 G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Glorious Model O and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are both amazing ultra-light gaming mice. The Logitech has a very simple design, and it’s slightly smaller and lighter, making it a great fit for almost all hand sizes using any grip type. It’s also more versatile as it can be used wired or wirelessly. On the other hand, the Glorious features a honeycomb pattern and RGB lighting, giving it a more gamer-centric look.

Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

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

ROCCAT Burst Pro

The ROCCAT Burst Pro performs slightly better than the Glorious Model O, though they're both excellent ultra-light gaming mice. The ROCCAT has a lower click latency and a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely, but its sensor is a bit more inconsistent. It also has more programmable inputs, including a profile switching button. On the other hand, the Glorious Model O is slightly lighter and has a better cable. It also has a smaller variant, the Glorious Model O-, which is great for people with smaller hands.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini and the Glorious Model O are both excellent gaming mice. The Razer has a lower click latency and you can switch profiles directly from the mouse, unlike the Glorious. The Razer is also lighter than the Glorious, but the Glorious's CPI maximum is much higher, and its bigger size should be more comfortable for those with larger hands.

Cooler Master MM720

The Cooler Master MM720 is better for most uses than the Glorious Model O. The Cooler Master is much lighter, has a much wider CPI range, more programmable inputs, and lower click latency. However, the Glorious has less CPI variation and feels better-built.

XTRFY M42

The XTRFY M24 and the Glorious Model O are excellent wired ultra-light gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The XTRFY is slightly lighter, has a higher CPI range, and features modular back panels. However, it has very few CPI preset options. The Glorious has companion software that allows for most customization options, and more precise CPI adjustments.

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