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GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 28, 2022 at 10:44 am
GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless Picture
7.7
Office/Multimedia
8.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
8.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.0
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model O- Wireless is an ultra-lightweight, wireless gaming mouse and the wireless version of the Glorious Model O-. It has honeycomb cutouts in its plastic shell on the palm rest and underside. It also has two side buttons on the left, a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel, and RGB lighting zones along both sides of the mouse and scroll wheel. Its overall shape is symmetrical and suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type. You can use it wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its included charging cable. Performance-wise, this mouse has very low click latency, a very low minimum lift-off distance, and you can adjust your CPI setting by increments of 50 within a very broad range.

Our Verdict

7.7 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model O- Wireless is good for office work. It feels sturdy and has a comfortable symmetrical shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, and you can reprogram all of the buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling feature.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All buttons are programmable.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Slightly uneven feet cause our unit to rock side to side a bit.
8.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Glorious Model O- Wireless is an excellent mouse for FPS gaming. It feels well-built, is very lightweight, and its feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. It has excellent click latency, a very low minimum lift-off distance, and you can set the CPI by increments of 50 within a broad range. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, but it also has a very flexible charging cable if you want to use it wired.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Very low click latency.
Cons
  • Slightly uneven feet cause our unit to rock side to side a bit.
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model O- Wireless is good for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can reprogram all the buttons it does have and make other adjustments using the customization software. It feels well-built and is well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has very low click latency, a very low minimum lift-off distance, and you can precisely adjust the set CPI by steps of 50 within a very wide range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very low click latency.
  • All buttons are programmable.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Slightly uneven feet cause our unit to rock side to side a bit.
8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious Model O- Wireless is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's very lightweight but feels sturdily built and has feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. Its click latency and minimum lift-off distance are very low, and you can set the CPI by increments of 50 within a very wide range. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, but it includes a very flexible paracord-like charging cable if you want to use it wired. Its symmetrical shape is suitable for all grip types. However, users with larger hands will likely prefer the Glorious Model O wireless.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Very low click latency.
Cons
  • Slightly uneven feet cause our unit to rock side to side a bit.
7.0 Travel

The Glorious Model O- Wireless is decent for travel, but it isn't designed for this use. It's somewhat bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. It also doesn't support Bluetooth and has no compartment for storing its USB receiver.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Lacks a storage compartment for its USB receiver.
  • 7.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.0 Travel
  1. Updated Jan 28, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Jan 21, 2022: Early access published.

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless has a matte black plastic shell with honeycomb cutouts in the palm rest and the underside. The CPI and side buttons are glossy black plastic. There are RGB lighting zones along either side of the mouse and in the scroll wheel. You can adjust the lighting settings using the customization software, but the changes apply to all three zones as none of them are independently adjustable. These zones appear frosted white when the lighting is turned off.

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 inยณ (265 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
98 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
64 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
64 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless feels well built. However, there's very minimal left and right wobble in the Left and Right-click buttons and the CPI button, but this isn't noticeable during normal use. The body also emits very faint creaking sounds if you squeeze it with enough force, but it doesn't make any sounds when used as intended. Unfortunately, we encountered an issue on our unit where it appears that the top left and bottom right feet are slightly thicker than the other two, which causes the mouse to rock side-to-side slightly. It's especially noticeable using a claw or palm grip. However, this may just be an issue affecting our unit, as we haven't seen similar reports online.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless feels very similar to the wired version. Although it lacks side grips, the mouse has a slightly rough, matte texture that feels grippier than the glossy models of some previous Glorious mice. The buttons are well-placed, especially for a palm grip. However, some claw and fingertip grip users online have reported they would prefer if the side buttons were slightly closer to the front end of the mouse. Therefore, your personal experience may depend on how far forward you hold this mouse using a claw or fingertip grip.

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

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless is very well-suited for a palm grip for small and medium-sized hands. However, those with large hands may find it's either just large enough or slightly too small for a palm grip, while extra-large hands will extend past the edges of the mouse. For larger hands, we recommend the Glorious Model O Wireless instead.

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

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless is well-suited to small and medium-sized hands using a claw grip. If you have large hands, you may either find it's just large enough or slightly too small, and the Glorious Model O Wireless would likely be a more comfortable fit.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless is suitable for a fingertip for all hand sizes, but it may be a borderline case for those with extra-large hands who will likely find the larger Glorious Model O Wireless more comfortable.

7.0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

Glorious advertises that the battery for the Glorious Model O Minus Wireless has up to 71 hours of playtime without RGB lighting enabled. When the battery power is low, the scroll wheel flashes red intermittently.

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless has the same paracord-like cable as the wired version of the Glorious Model O-. It retains minor kinks from packaging, but it has good flexibility and glides very well across desks.

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

The feet on the Glorious Model O Minus Wireless are similar to other glorious mice models we've tested. They glide very well on mousepads and desks and only make a minor scratching sound on desks. They're slightly thicker than average mouse feet, but they have sharp corners.

Design
In The Box

  • Glorious Model O Minus Wireless
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • Stickers
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Glorious BAMF
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
19,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless has four polling rate options: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Using the customization software, you can assign up to four custom CPI settings per user profile and cycle between them using the dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel. There's an LED indicator labeled "DPI" on the bottom that displays an associated color when cycling between each custom CPI setting. You can also toggle the lift-off distance between 1mm and 2mm.

7.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all of the buttons on the Glorious Model O- Wireless to perform a range of functions, including macros, multimedia controls, or shortcuts. You can also assign a button to cycle between custom profiles, which you can configure using the customization software. There's an additional switch on the underside of the mouse that turns the power on and off.

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 Glorious Model O- Wireless' scroll wheel feels similar to those on other Glorious mice. It feels precise with a smooth but pronounced definition between steps, and it's relatively quiet. The rubber surface on the wheel has deep grooves, and it feels grippy. We didn't experience any quality control issues present on some of the older, wired versions within this lineup.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
12 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
10 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Glorious Core
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- Wireless uses the Glorious Core software, which is easy-to-use and has a clean-looking interface. It allows you to program macros, reassign buttons and adjust the RGB lighting. You can also change various performance settings, including debounce time and lift-off distance. Also, you can save your custom settings to onboard memory.

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

All default button functions of the Glorious Model O-Wireless work on Mac, but the companion software isn't available on macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless we purchased is matte black, but there's also a matte white color variant available. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Glorious Model O Minus Wireless is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. It's the wireless version of the Glorious Model O-, which itself is a scaled-down version of the original Glorious Model O for those with smaller hands or for those who prefer a smaller-sized mouse. This mouse is nearly identical to its wired counterpart, but it doesn't have any honeycomb cutouts on the L/R click buttons. Additionally, while the wired version was available in either matte or glossy finishes, this mouse is only available with a matte, plastic finish. Impressively, despite having fewer honeycomb cutouts in the body and adding wireless connectivity, this mouse is only 5g heavier than the wired Model O-, making it a tempting proposition for those looking to make the jump to wireless.

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

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless are both excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice, but the Logitech performs somewhat better overall. The Logitech is slightly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range and better click latency. It also has companion software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the software for the GLORIOUS is only compatible with Windows. That said, the GLORIOUS has a much higher quality and more flexible charging cable as well as RGB lighting, which the Logitech lacks.

GLORIOUS Model D

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D are both excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice. The Model O- Wireless has a symmetrical shape and is better suited for smaller hands. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or wired with its charging cable. Performance-wise, it has a lower minimum lift-off distance, and you can adjust the set by more precise increments. On the other hand, the Model D is a wired-only model and has a right-handed shape. It's best suited for larger hands.

GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D- Wireless are excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice. They perform similarly but have different shapes. The Model O- Wireless has a symmetrical shape, while the Model D- Wireless has a right-handed shape and somewhat lower latency. Both mice have fairly short bodies and are geared towards smaller-sized hand sizes or users who prefer smaller mice.

GLORIOUS Model D Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless and the GLORIOUS Model D Wireless are excellent ultra-lightweight mice with similar performance but different shapes and sizes. The Model O- Wireless has a symmetrical shape and is geared more towards smaller hands or those who prefer smaller mice. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS Model D Wireless has a right-handed shape and is better suited for larger hands. It also has somewhat better click latency.

GLORIOUS Model O

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless is a smaller, wireless version of the original GLORIOUS Model O. The Model O- Wireless is marginally lighter and has an improved sensor with a wider CPI range and a more precisely adjustable CPI. It also has lower click latency.

GLORIOUS Model O Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless is a smaller version of the GLORIOUS Model O Wireless. Both mice are excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice with very similar performance and symmetrical shapes, but in addition to being smaller, the Model O- Wireless is marginally lighter. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS Model O feels somewhat sturdier.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless and the Razer Viper Ultimate are both excellent wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The GLORIOUS has a perforated honeycomb shell that makes it lighter. It also has a more flexible charging cable. On the other hand, the Razer has a solid plastic shell and lower click latency. It's also a true-ambidextrous model with two pairs of side buttons on either side, while the GLORIOUS only has side buttons on the left.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless are excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice. The Razer is a wired model that's marginally more lightweight. It also feels sturdier and has lower click latency. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. It has a much wider CPI range, and you can adjust the set CPI more precisely. It also has a lower lift-off distance.

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