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Glorious Model O Minus Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Nov 24, 2020 at 10:42 am
Glorious Model O Minus Picture
6.8
Office/Multimedia
8.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.1
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model O- is an amazing ultra-light gaming mouse. It's an even lighter and smaller version of the Glorious Model O and offers many of the same features and performance. It has great low click latency, a wide CPI range that you can adjust in fairly small steps, and a high maximum polling rate. The virgin-grade PFTE feet and the lightweight cable make it glide around very smoothly. It's comfortable for those with small hands, which is what it's designed for, but those with large hands may find it uncomfortable. You can reprogram any button and set the RGB lighting through the dedicated software, which sadly isn't available on macOS.

Our Verdict

6.8 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model O Minus is okay for office use. It's comfortable and well-built, and the small shape is designed for those with smaller hands. However, the glossy finish makes the mouse feel slippery and there aren't any side grips. The side buttons are easy to reach and you can reprogram any button you want.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with small hands.
  • Well-built.
Cons
  • Basic wheel that can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling.
  • May be too small for those with large hands.
8.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Glorious Model O Minus is excellent for FPS gaming. It has great low click latency, it's very light, and the outstanding feet help it glide easily. It has a very wide CPI range that you can adjust in fairly small steps and there's minimal variation from the CPI you set. It's a comfortable mouse, but it's better suited to those with small hands.

Pros
  • Great low click latency.
  • Extremely light.
  • Glides around smoothly.
Cons
  • May be too small for those with large hands.
7.2 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model O Minus is decent for MMO gaming. It doesn't have as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse, but there are still two that you can reprogram. It's a comfortable mouse with a high max polling rate, low click latency, and minimal lift-off distance.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with small hands.
  • Great low click latency.
Cons
  • May be too small for those with large hands.
  • Only two side buttons.
8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious Model O- is amazing for ultra-light gaming. It's extremely light, the feet help the mouse glide smoothly, and the cable is outstanding. It also has low click latency and a high max polling rate. It's comfortable but geared towards smaller hands.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with small hands.
  • Great low click latency.
  • Extremely light.
  • Glides around smoothly.
Cons
  • May be too small for those with large hands.
5.1 Travel

The Glorious Model O Minus is poor for travel. It's light but since it's wired-only, it may be too bulky to fit into some laptop cases. It feels well-built and is comfortable, but it's designed for those with small hands.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with small hands.
Cons
  • May be too small for those with large hands.
  • Wired-only design is bulky for travel.
  • 6.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.1 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (120 mm)
Height 1.4" (35 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Grip Width
58 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
16.17 Cu. Inch (265 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
90 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
59 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
59 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Glossy
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
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
9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box
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
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
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
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
13 ms
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
8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Glorious Model O Minus, which is a smaller variant of the Glorious Model O. You can either get it in white or black, with your choice of a glossy or matte finish, and you can also get it in matte pink. You can see the label of our glossy black unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Glorious Model O Minus is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse that performs very similarly to the larger Glorious Model O. However, it's designed for those with small hands in mind, so if you have a large hand, it's better to stick with the Model O, and if you want something more ergonomic, check out the Glorious Model D Minus. Also see our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best FPS gaming mice, and the best wired mice.

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 Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is better than the Glorious Model O Minus. The Razer has more total programmable buttons and much lower click latency. However, the Glorious is slightly lighter and is a better choice for those with medium or large hands.

Glorious Model D Minus

The Glorious Model D Minus is slightly better for ultra-light gaming than the Glorious Model O Minus. The D Minus has a more comfortable, ergonomic shape, and has slightly lower click latency. However, the Model O Minus feels better-built, has a lower lift-off distance, and less CPI variation.

G-Wolves Hati

The Glorious Model O Minus is slightly better for ultra-light gaming than the G-Wolves Hati. The Glorious is much lighter, feels better-built, and glides around more smoothly. However, the G-Wolves feels more comfortable and has an extra programmable input.

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