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GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Apr 20, 2023 at 01:26 pm
Latest change: Writing modified May 29, 2023 at 09:16 am
GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless Picture
6.5
Work
8.0
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.4
Raw Performance

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless is a lightweight gaming mouse that continues the GLORIOUS Model O lineup. This new version shares the same symmetrical shape, but several new features and visual changes exist. While the previous generation had larger honeycomb-shaped cutouts in the body to reduce weight, this newer version has small circular holes. However, it's just about the same weight as its predecessor. Under the hood, this mouse uses a different, updated sensor model, added Bluetooth support, and a much longer advertised battery life.

Our Verdict

6.5 Work

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless is okay for work, but it isn't specifically for this use. It feels sturdy and well-built, but it makes noticeable creaking sounds while using it normally. That said, it connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and you can reprogram all of its buttons using the customization software. This mouse also has a very long advertised battery life. Unfortunately, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt inputs and doesn't have a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Good build quality overall.
  • Impressive advertised battery life.
Cons
  • Small number of programmable buttons.
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt functions.
8.0 Video Games (FPS)

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless is a very good FPS gaming mouse. It's lightweight but feels well-built and sturdy overall, but it does creak noticeably during normal use. It has impressive sensor accuracy. However, its click latency is only adequate for FPS gaming. Furthermore, its sensor takes a relatively long time to begin registering movement. While this delay isn't noticeable in-game, we recommend looking to other options if you're a ranked, competitive player.

Pros
  • Good build quality overall.
  • Impressive advertised battery life.
  • Lightweight.
Cons
  • Sensor has a high delay to start of movement response.
  • Underwhelming click latency for competitive players.
7.2 Video Games (MMO)

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless is decent for MMO gaming but doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can reprogram all of the buttons on this mouse using the customization software. The build quality is very good, but the body makes noticeable creaking sounds during normal use. The click latency and sensor performance are adequate. However, the sensor has a relatively long delay before it begins registering movement. It's very unlikely you'll notice this in-game, but this may be important for you if you're concerned about getting the best performance possible.

Pros
  • Good build quality overall.
  • Impressive advertised battery life.
Cons
  • Underwhelming click latency for competitive players.
  • Not nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
8.4 Raw Performance

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless has very good raw performance overall. The sensor has great tracking accuracy and closely translates the timing of your movements to the cursor movements you see on the screen. However, the click latency is only adequate for casual gaming, and the sensor has an unexpectedly high result for the Delay to Start of Movement test, which means the sensor takes a relatively long time to begin detecting movement compared to other gaming mice at this price point, including the previous generation GLORIOUS Model O Wireless.

Pros
  • Great sensor accuracy.
  • Great middle and end-of-movement sensor latency.
Cons
  • Sensor has a high delay to start of movement response.
  • Underwhelming click latency for competitive players.
  • 6.5 Work
  • 8.0 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.4 Raw Performance
  1. Updated May 29, 2023: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless in the Style section of this review.
  2. Updated Apr 20, 2023: Review published.
  3. Updated Apr 13, 2023: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless is available in a black or white colorway. There's also a wired variant of this mouse, the GLORIOUS Model O 2. We bought the GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless in black, and you can see the label of the unit we tested here.

Compared To Other Mice

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless is a lightweight gaming mouse that continues the GLORIOUS Model O lineup. Like earlier mice in this series, this new model retains the same symmetrical shape, and it has cutouts in its body to help reduce the overall weight. GLORIOUS has made some visual changes with this update, and under the hood, the most significant change comes with the updated GLORIOUS BAMF 2.0 sensor and a significantly longer advertised battery life. It's worth noting this mouse has the longest advertised battery life we've seen from a gaming mouse at the time of writing. Overall, this mouse is well-suited for casual gaming, but its Sensor Latency and Click Latency performance prevents it from being a viable recommendation for competitive gaming, and apart from its much higher advertised battery life, this mouse doesn't offer a significant upgrade over the previous generation GLORIOUS Model O Wireless.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best wireless gaming mouse.

GLORIOUS Model O Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model O Wireless are gaming mice in the same lineup. The Model O 2 Wireless is newer and has a significantly longer advertised battery life. On the other hand, the Model O Wireless delivers much better gaming performance, with both superior sensor and click latency performance.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The GLORIOUS has a significantly longer advertised battery life and has RGB lighting, which the Logitech lacks. On the other hand, the Logitech is lighter, has better build quality, and delivers much better gaming performance.

GLORIOUS Model O PRO

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model O PRO are gaming mice in the same lineup. The Model O 2 Wireless is newer and has a significantly longer advertised battery life. It has small cutouts in its body on the palm rest and underside of the mouse. On the other hand, the Model O Pro is significantly lighter and has a solid plastic body without cutouts. It also delivers much better gaming performance.

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The GLORIOUS has a somewhat longer advertised battery life and RGB lighting, which the Razer lacks. On the other hand, the Razer delivers significantly better gaming performance. The Razer is also lighter and has higher build quality.

GLORIOUS Model O

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model O are gaming mice in the same lineup. The Model O 2 Wireless is newer and connects wirelessly with a receiver or via Bluetooth. It has a significantly longer advertised battery life. On the other hand, the Model O is an older, wired model. It delivers significantly better sensor performance and click latency.

GLORIOUS Model D Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model D Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model O 2 are wireless gaming mice. The Model D- Wireless has an ergonomic, right-handed shape and much better gaming performance. On the other hand, the Model O 2 is newer and has a significantly longer advertised battery life.

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro are wireless gaming mice. The GLORIOUS has a symmetrical shape, a somewhat longer advertised battery life, and RGB lighting, which the Razer lacks. On the other hand, the Razer has an ergonomic, right-handed shape. It's also lighter, has higher build quality, and delivers significantly better gaming performance.

GLORIOUS Model O 2

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 with glossy accents. There's an RGB strip on either side of the mouse, but they aren't independently programmable. There's small gray-colored GLORIOUS branding on the right side of the mouse 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 circular rather than honeycomb-shaped, and GLORIOUS has removed the image of their mascot from the left side. This new version also lacks RGB lighting on the scroll wheel. If you're interested in a similar mouse with a solid plastic shell without honeycomb cutouts and an RGB lighting zone on the scroll wheel, check out the HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless.

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 Wireless shares the same shape and dimensions as the GLORIOUS Model O Wireless.

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

This mouse isn't designed specifically for portability, and it's a bit too bulky to slip into most laptop cases. It also lacks an internal compartment for storing the USB receiver.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has good build quality overall. The mouse feels solid and sturdier than its predecessor, especially in the palm rest area. There aren't any loose parts or wobbling in the left- and right-click mouse buttons, and the plastic finish has a gripper, more textured feel. Unfortunately, the unit we bought and tested makes very noticeable creaking sounds with minimal pressure and during normal use.

8.5
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
68.2 g
Default Weight
68.2 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is very lightweight, making it easy to move quickly and accurately. It's virtually the same weight as the previous generation GLORIOUS Model O Wireless but isn't as lightweight as the more recently-released GLORIOUS Model O PRO.

GLORIOUS indicates that the wired GLORIOUS Model O 2 weighs 59g. We've ordered this mouse and will be testing it ourselves at which time we plan on updating this review with our measurements.

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

This mouse and its wired version, the GLORIOUS Model O 2, have 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. Overall, the shape is best suited for a claw or fingertip grip for most people, but it's also suitable for a palm grip for medium or smaller-sized hands.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
2
Bluetooth
Yes
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 O 2 Wireless has an advertised battery life of up to 110 hours when connected with the wireless 2.4Ghz receiver or up to a maximum of 210 hours connected via Bluetooth. While it isn't mentioned on the GLORIOUS product page for this mouse, these maximum battery life figures would only be attainable with RGB lighting turned off. You can check the battery level of your mouse in the software or by pressing and holding the CPI button below the scroll wheel for 3 seconds.

It's worth noting that this advertised battery life is significantly longer than the 71-hour advertised battery life of the original GLORIOUS Model O Wireless or the 80-hour advertised battery life of the GLORIOUS Model O PRO. It's also longer than the battery life of premium flagship gaming mice like the LOGITECH G PRO X SUPERLIGHT (70 hours) or the DeathAdder V3 Pro (90 hours).

Note there have been community reports of issues with this mouse dropping the wireless connection. We updated this mouse to the latest firmware, which was intended to fix the issue. We didn't experience any connection issues during testing.

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

This mouse has a lightweight and flexible paracord-like cable. It feels very similar to the cable on other recent GLORIOUS releases and glides smoothly across desks without dragging. However, it retains some minor kinks from its packaging.

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 make slightly more of a scratching sound on mousepads and desks than the original GLORIOUS Model O Wireless; however, it doesn't affect the overall gliding experience.

Design
In The Box

  • GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • User documentation
  • Stickers

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 bottom of the mouse. 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.

6.6
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
15.9 ms
Wired
13.5 ms
Receiver
15.9 ms
Bluetooth
24.6 ms

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless has adequate click latency. It provides a responsive-feeling experience for casual gaming in most genres. However, you may notice marginal delays affecting your performance in fast-paced, reaction-dependent titles like Rythym or FPS games.

This mouse's click latency results are significantly higher than the other GLORIOUS mice, including the GLORIOUS Model O PRO and the original GLORIOUS Model O Wireless. The click latency results are also significantly higher than most other gaming mice at this price point.

This mouse was tested at its maximum polling rate of 1000Hz, with a debounce time of 0ms, and with the latest firmware. Some users have pointed out online that they've experienced connection issues with this mouse. We didn't experience any loss of connection during testing, but we did observe unusually inconsistent wireless click latency results that may be related. Alternatively, this may be related to how the mouse optimizes battery life.

8.7
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.25%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
0.29%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.83%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.91%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.86%
Worst Tracking Error
-2.38%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
26,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
100 CPI

This mouse has excellent CPI performance. The sensor delivers great tracking accuracy, and the physical movements you make with your cursor translate closely to those you see on screen.

8.0
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
26.6 ms
Delay At Half Movement
6.0 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
7.1 ms

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless has great sensor performance overall. Once the sensor starts detecting that you're moving the mouse, the timing of the physical movements you make are closely matched by those you see on screen. That said, it's important to note this mouse has a high Delay to Start of Movement test result compared to similar gaming mice as well as previous GLORIOUS mice we've tested.

This higher Delay to Start of Movement result meant the sensor takes longer to register when you start your mouse movement. However, as it shows in our first graph above, after the initial delay, the sensor does react quickly and then consistently does a good job of closely matching the timing of your movements to those represented on-screen.

Most people won't notice this additional delay at the beginning of mouse movements. We tested this mouse in and out of games and found that this added delay wasn't noticeable. If you're playing reaction-based competitive titles where millisecond differences affect your overall performance, you may consider using a different mouse to get the best possible results.

We tested this mouse at its maximum polling rate of 1000Hz, updated to the latest firmware, and connected wirelessly via its 2.4 GHz receiver. We also tested Sensor Latency using a wired connection and found it produced a much lower Delay to Start of Movement results in line with previous GLORIOUS releases and similar gaming mice from other manufacturers. Given this, the longer start of movement delay may be due to aggressive battery-saving behavior. GLORIOUS advertises a maximum battery life of 110 hours for this mouse, which is longer than similar mice in this price range, including the previous generation GLORIOUS Model O Wireless, which has an advertised battery life of 70 hours.

This mouse was also tested 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. Using this setting can result in smoothing-feeling cursor movements on screen, but it can also marginally increase the sensor's input latency. We ran tests with Motion Sync disabled to verify it wasn't responsible for producing the unexpectedly high Delay to Start of Movement test results. We found this setting only adds about a 1ms delay, which is consistent with other mice we've tested with this feature.

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

The GLORIOUS BAMF 2.0 sensor has polling rate options of 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can adjust the lift-off distance using the software. By default, the debounce time is set to 10ms, but you can adjust it using the software. The software also allows you to enable or disable Motion Sync.

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 fairly 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 the noise it makes 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 GLORIOUS Core software with a straightforward interface that's easy to navigate and use. This software allows you to adjust a range of expected settings, including button assignments, macros 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.