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GLORIOUS Model O 2 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed May 24, 2023 at 11:00 am
Latest change: Writing modified May 24, 2023 at 11:00 am
GLORIOUS Model O 2 Picture
6.9
Work
9.1
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
9.4
Raw Performance

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 is a lightweight gaming mouse that continues the GLORIOUS Model O lineup. This version shares the same symmetrical shape as the previous-generation GLORIOUS Model O but uses a new GLORIOUS BAMF 2.0 sensor and introduces several visual changes. While the older model has honeycomb-shaped cutouts in the body to reduce the overall weight, this newer version has smaller circular holes but is still lighter.

Our Verdict

6.9 Work

While it isn't designed specifically for this use, the GLORIOUS Model O 2 is adequate for work. It has excellent build quality and is well-suited for most hand sizes. That said, it's a wired-only model, which contributes to cable clutter on your desk, and its scroll wheel lacks a free scrolling mode and left and right tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Few reprogrammable buttons.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt functions.
  • Small number of programmable buttons.
9.1 Video Games (FPS)

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 is superb for FPS gaming. It's very lightweight, has excellent build quality, and its shape is suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. It also has outstanding sensor performance and low click latency, delivering a smooth and responsive-feeling gameplay experience.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Superb click latency.
Cons
  • Cable retains some minor kinking from the way it's packaged.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 is an impressive mouse for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming model. That said, you can reprogram all its buttons using the companion software. This mouse feels sturdy and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape suitable for most hand sizes. It also delivers outstanding sensor performance and click latency, resulting in a smooth and responsive-feeling in-game experience.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Superb click latency.
Cons
  • Doesn't have nearly as many programmable side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Cable retains some minor kinking from the way it's packaged.
9.4 Raw Performance

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 delivers outstanding raw performance. It has very low click latency, and its sensor provides remarkably consistent motion and accuracy performance that closely translates the physical movements you make with your mouse into the cursor movements you see on-screen.

Pros
  • Superb click latency.
  • Outstanding sensor performance.
Cons
  • 6.9 Work
  • 9.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.4 Raw Performance
  1. Updated May 24, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated May 09, 2023: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 is available in a black or white colorway. We bought and tested the black color option, and you can see the label for our unit here.

There's also a wireless version of this mouse, the GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless.

Compared To Other Mice

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 is a wired, lightweight gaming mouse that continues the GLORIOUS Model O lineup. GLORIOUS has made some visual changes with this update, but the most significant change comes with the introduction of its GLORIOUS BAMF 2.0 sensor. This mouse is a strong contender with other high-performance wired models from other manufacturers, including the Razer Viper 8KHz, the Razer DeathAdder V3, or the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2. However, the GLORIOUS doesn't support polling rates higher than 1000Hz, and it has small cutouts in the body, which aren't generally as comfortable as solid-plastic body designs due to the irregular texture of the cutouts on your palm. This mouse is a much better option if you're interested in playing fast-paced or competitive games than its wireless counterpart, the GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless. Our testing of the wireless model determined it has much higher click latency, and its sensor is significantly slower to react when you first start moving your mouse.

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GLORIOUS Model O

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 and the GLORIOUS Model O are wired gaming mice in the same lineup. The Model O 2 is newer and lighter. It also has smaller circular shaped cutouts in its body. On the other hand, the older Model O has slightly larger honeycomb-shaped cutouts in its body and an additional RGB lighting zone in its scroll wheel, which the newer Model O 2 lacks.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are gaming mice with symmetrical shapes that weigh virtually the same and have comparable performance. The GLORIOUS is a wired-only model with small circular cutouts on its palm rest and underside to reduce weight. It also has RGB lighting, which the Logitech lacks. On the other hand, the Logitech is a wireless model and has a solid plastic body.

Razer DeathAdder V3

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 and the Razer DeathAdder V3 are wired gaming mice. The GLORIOUS has small circular cutouts on its body and has RGB lighting zones, which the Razer lacks. On the other hand, the Deathadder has slightly better click latency and overall sensor performance. It's also marginally lighter and has a solid plastic body.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 and the Razer Viper 8KHz are wired gaming mice. The GLORIOUS is significantly lighter and has RGB lighting, but it also has small circular cutouts in its body to reduce its overall weight. On the other hand, the Razer has a solid plastic shell. It also has slightly better click latency and overall sensor performance and natively supports a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz.

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 and the GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless are gaming mice with identical shapes that belong to the same lineup. The Model O 2 is the wired-only version. It's lighter and offers significantly better click latency and sensor performance. The O 2 Wireless version supports a connection via a 2.4 GHz receiver or Bluetooth.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color RGB

This mouse has a matte black plastic body, and its side buttons and CPI button have a glossy plastic finish. This new version lacks RGB lighting on the scroll wheel, but there's an RGB strip on either side of the mouse. However, they aren't independently programmable. There's also gray-colored GLORIOUS branding on the right side and a small GLORIOUS logo below the scroll wheel. While the shape of this mouse is the same as previous mice in the Model O series, the cutouts in the plastic shell are now slightly smaller and circular rather than honeycomb-shaped.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (127 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 shares the same shape and dimensions as the previous-generation GLORIOUS Model O and other mice in the GLORIOUS Model O lineup.

5.6
Design
Portability
Box Volume
19.71 inยณ (323 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No

This mouse isn't designed specifically for portability. It's too bulky to slip into most laptop cases, and its cable isn't detachable.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality. There aren't any loose or wobbling parts, and there isn't any noticeable flexibility in the plastic body. Compared to previous models in the GLORIOUS Model O lineup, the plastic finish has a gripper, more textured feel. Additionally, this mouse doesn't suffer from the creaking noises experienced with the GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless unit we tested.

9.0
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
59.4 g
Default Weight
59.4 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is very lightweight, making it easy to move quickly and accurately. It's a bit lighter than the previous generation GLORIOUS Model O but less lightweight than the recently-released GLORIOUS Model O PRO.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

This mouse has the same shape as previous mice in the GLORIOUS Model O lineup. This shape is symmetrical, but the buttons are only on the left side. For most people, the shape is best suited for a claw or fingertip grip, but it's also suitable for a palm grip for medium or smaller-sized hands.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
Wired
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

This is a wired-only mouse, but there's also a wireless version available called the GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wired
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

This mouse has a lightweight and flexible paracord-like cable. It feels similar to the cable on other recent GLORIOUS releases and glides smoothly across desks with minimal drag. That said, it retains some minor kinks from how it's packaged.

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

This mouse has outstanding feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. The feet are similar to those on the original GLORIOUS Model O, although they make slightly more of a scratching sound on mousepads and desks. That said, this doesn't affect the overall gliding experience.

Design
In The Box

  • GLORIOUS Model O 2
  • User documentation
  • Sticker

Control
7.0
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on this mouse, including the left-click button and the CPI button on the underside. However, the scroll up and down inputs aren't programmable. Using the software, you can set custom profiles, assign a button to cycle these profiles, and program up to four custom CPI settings.

9.1
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.8 ms
Wired
3.8 ms
Receiver
N/A
Bluetooth
N/A

This mouse has superb click latency and provides a responsive-feeling experience for gaming in all genres.

9.6
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.01%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.36%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.36%
Worst Tracking Error
-11.50%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
26,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
100 CPI

This mouse has exceptional CPI performance. Its sensor delivers outstanding tracking accuracy, and the physical movements you make with your mouse translate extremely close to your cursor movements on-screen.

8.9
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
14.8 ms
Delay At Half Movement
4.0 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
3.7 ms

This mouse has excellent sensor performance. The sensor reacts very quickly when you move your mouse, and these movements closely match the timing of the movement of your cursor on-screen.

We tested this mouse at its maximum polling rate of 1000Hz and with Motion Sync enabled by default. Motion Sync is a setting that attempts to synchronize the timing of sensor data to USB polling events to your computer. This setting can help produce smoother, more consistent-feeling sensor movement but marginally increases the sensor's input latency. Generally speaking, enabling this feature only adds about a 1ms delay.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Glorious BAMF 2.0
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse has polling rate options of 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Using the software, you can also adjust the lift-off distance, Motion Sync, and debounce time. By default, the debounce time is set to 10ms.

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 scroll wheel has a grooved rubber grip and operates quietly. It feels precise, and the definition between steps is moderate. The middle click button doesn't require much force to activate, but it isn't too light, so you won't have any problems accidentally pressing it.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse is quiet, and its noise won't bother those around you.

Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Glorious Core
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
No
RGB On/Off
Yes

This mouse uses the GLORIOUS Core software. It has a simple interface that's easy to navigate and use. You can adjust a range of expected settings, including button assignments, macro programming, CPI, custom profiles, and RGB lighting. You can also make changes to sensor settings, like click debounce and Motion Sync.

Note: This test is based on the companion software's features and not its overall performance. Community members have identified various possible issues with this software, but we didn't experience any issues during testing.

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

All default button functions work in Windows and macOS, but the software isn't compatible with macOS.