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Glorious Model O Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 16, 2020 at 10:15 am
Glorious Model O Wireless Picture
7.9
Office/Multimedia
8.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.4
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
6.7
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Glorious Model O Wireless is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's a wireless version of the Glorious Model O and it remains very light despite having a battery built-in. It has a different sensor compared to the wired variant and the new Glorious BAMF sensor has a wider CPI range that you can adjust in smaller increments. This mouse is very well-built and even though it has a honeycomb body, it feels solid. It's very comfortable and suitable for large hands using any grip, but it may be too big for those with small hands. The virgin-grade PTFE feet provide a very smooth gliding experience. Unfortunately, despite it being a wireless model, it's not ideal for use on-the-go because it lacks Bluetooth support and doesn't have a slot to store its USB receiver. Currently, it's a bit hard to find and it seems that you can only purchase it directly from the Glorious website.

Our Verdict

7.9 Office/Multimedia

The Glorious Model O Wireless is very good for office use. It's very well-built and comfortable to use, especially for those with medium-to-large-sized hands. You can reprogram any of its buttons, but sadly, its scroll wheel doesn't offer left/right tilt options and can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with medium or large-sized hands.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
8.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Glorious Model O Wireless is excellent for FPS gaming. It's lightweight, has low click latency, and the high-quality feet provide a smooth gliding experience. You can adjust the CPI in small increments, but the sensor is a bit inconsistent. It has excellent build quality and feels very comfortable to use as well.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Very light.
  • Smooth gliding experience.
Cons
  • Companion software not available on macOS.
7.4 Video Games (MMO)

The Glorious Model O Wireless is decent for MMO gaming. You can reprogram any of its six buttons, but its two side buttons may not be enough for some MMO gamers. It has low click latency, a wide CPI range, and you can adjust its CPI in small increments. It also has a high maximum polling rate.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with medium or large-sized hands.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Companion software not available on macOS.
  • Only two side buttons.
8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Glorious Model O Wireless is excellent for ultra-light gaming. It's very light, and the virgin-grade PTFE feet provide a smooth gliding experience. Click latency is low, and it has a high maximum polling rate. Lastly, it's well-built and very comfortable to use.

Pros
  • Very comfortable for those with medium or large-sized hands.
  • Low click latency.
  • Very light.
  • Smooth gliding experience.
Cons
  • Too big for those with small hands.
6.7 Travel

The Glorious Model O Wireless is okay for travel. It's a lightweight wireless option, but it doesn't have a slot to store its USB receiver, making it a bit difficult to carry around. Also, it doesn't have Bluetooth support, so it can't connect to most mobile devices. However, it feels very well-built, so you shouldn't have to worry about it breaking in your bag.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Very light.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • No slot for USB receiver.
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 6.7 Travel
  1. Updated Jan 05, 2021: Retested the click latency after a firmware update.
  2. Updated Dec 16, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Dec 11, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Glorious Model O Wireless looks exactly like its wired version, the Glorious Model O, and the unit we tested has a matte black body. It has a stylish shape with a honeycomb design to help reduce body weight. It's all black except for the gray Glorious logo on the left side and the frost white on the scroll wheel. There are strips of RGB lighting on the sides and scroll wheel, but you can't control them independently. There are eight different preset RGB modes. You can switch between two separate brightness settings and you can program it to permanently set to the dimmer mode when used wirelessly to conserve battery. If you're interested in a similarly lightweight gaming mouse with distinctive heart and diamond-shaped cutouts in the body instead of the honeycomb-shaped cutouts on the Glorious, check out the Vancer BT.L Gretxa.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.71 inยณ (323 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Despite being a wireless mouse, it's a bit difficult to carry around because there's no space to store the USB receiver.

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

Even though the Glorious Model O Wireless has an added battery compared to the wired Glorious Model O, it's only 2 g heavier. If you're interested in an even lighter wireless gaming mouse, check out the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small, or its larger version, the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium. Unfortunately, at this point, they're only available from third-party sellers and can be very expensive.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Glorious Model O Wireless has excellent build quality. The entire body feels really solid and doesn't flex at all when squeezed. There aren't any loose or wobbly parts. The circuit board seems to be covered fairly well and it shouldn't allow too much dust in. Unlike the Glorious Model O, we didn't experience any issues with the scroll wheel where the rubber would move and the scroll wheel didn't. Overall, it feels like an upgrade over the wired variant.

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

The Glorious Model O Wireless is very comfortable. It has an ambidextrous design, but since the side buttons are only on the left side, it's better suited for right-handed use. Those with small hands may not find it comfortable and it's designed more for larger hands. Sadly, there aren't any grips. If you're interested in a similarly lightweight, wireless gaming mouse but with an ergonomic right-handed shape, check out the ROCCAT Kone Pro Air.

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

Most people should be able to reach all the buttons properly using the palm grip; however, those with small hands may have a hard time reaching the front side button.

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

People with small hands may have a hard time reaching the front side button or even the scroll wheel using the claw grip.

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

Only people with larger hands will likely find the Glorious Model O Wireless comfortable with a fingertip grip. Those with small or medium-sized hands may have a hard time reaching the side buttons.

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 No

The Glorious Model O Wireless has decent wireless versatility. It only connects to its USB receiver, so you can't connect to it via Bluetooth. It comes with a USB extender, allowing you to place the receiver closer to the mouse. It's advertised to have a 71-hour battery life without RGB, but this isn't something we test for. To help conserve battery, you can set the RGB lighting to turn off after a period of inactivity and it comes back on as soon as you move the mouse.

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The included USB-C cable is a bit different than the cable from the Glorious Model O that we tested since it doesn't retain any kinks from the packaging. It's a paracord-like cable that moves well and has good flexibility. It's worth noting that newer versions of the wired Model O apparently have a better cable, which is likely closer to the one included with this mouse.

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

The Glorious Model O Wireless' virgin-grade PTFE feet are outstanding. They feel of high quality and provide a very good gliding experience, but have sharp edges, which could cause some scratchiness when used on a desk. You can buy third-party replacement feet.

Design
In The Box

  • Glorious Model O Wireless mouse
  • USB-C cable
  • USB receiver
  • USB extender
  • User guides
  • Stickers

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
-5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Glorious BAMF sensor has a very wide CPI range that you can adjust in small increments. The sensor is a bit inconsistent, but it shouldn't be too noticeable to most people. The lift-off distance is advertised to be as low as 0.7 mm, but we can only test in increments of 1.2 mm. Lastly, you can adjust its polling rate from 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz. If you're interested in a similar wireless gaming mouse with hot-swappable switches for the left and right-click buttons, check out the ASUS ROG Keris.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Glorious Model O Wireless has an okay amount of buttons. You can reprogram any of its buttons, but changing the left click button to something else without reprogramming the left click action makes the mouse almost useless.

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 is simple and each notch is well-defined. There aren't any rattling or wobbling issues. Sadly, it can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The mouse is quiet and shouldn't bother other people around you.

8.3
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
13 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms

Update 01/05/2021: We updated the firmware and retested the click latency. This resulted in a lower click latency.

The Glorious Model O Wireless has great low click latency. It's lower than the Glorious Model O when wired, and only marginally increases when used wirelessly.

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 Core software offers great features, but it's only available on Windows. You can customize any of the mouse's settings, including the RGB lighting. It has onboard memory, so you can easily keep your settings when moving to another computer.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

The mouse works properly on both macOS and Windows, but the software isn't available on macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Glorious Model O Wireless in black, and it's also available in white. It's the only wireless model in Glorious' Model O lineup, and you can see the differences between each variant below.

Model Colors Glossy Versions Sensor
Glorious Model O Wireless Black and White No Glorious BAMF
Glorious Model O Black and White Yes PixArt PMW3360
Glorious Model O- Black, Pink, and White Yes (Except Pink) PixArt PMW3360

If someone comes across a Glorious Model O Wireless that's different from ours, let us know and we'll update the review. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Glorious Model O Wireless is one of the best wireless ultra-light gaming mice we've tested. It's very light and it offers a smooth gliding experience. It may not be as versatile for other uses as the Razer Viper Ultimate as it doesn't have as many programmable inputs, but if you're looking for a light and wireless option that won't cost much, you should be happy with this. Also see our recommendations for the best mice, the best wireless mice, and the best gaming mice.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G Pro X SUPERLIGHT and the Glorious Model O Wireless are both excellent wireless gaming mice. While the Glorious is a very lightweight mouse, the Logitech is even lighter. The Logitech also has a wider CPI range and is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the Glorious has RGB lighting and charges via USB-C instead of the older Micro-USB standard, like the Logitech does. Overall, they're both excellent mice, though if you prioritize a lightweight design over anything else, the Logitech may be the better choice.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model O Wireless is better for most uses than the Glorious Model D thanks to its wireless design. The Wireless has much better build quality, a wider CPI range, lower lift-off distance, and is a bit more consistent at various speeds. Its wireless design also makes it easier to take around with you. However, the Model D is a better choice for those with small hands using the palm grip. Some people also may prefer its wired-only design and slightly slanted body.

Glorious Model D Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is very similar to the Glorious Model D Wireless, but the Model O has an ambidextrous shape while the Model D has a right-handed shape. The Model O Wireless also feels sturdier, but the Model D Wireless has lower click latency. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the Model D Wireless is suitable for medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip while the Model O Wireless isn't.

Glorious Model O

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 Wireless has a wider CPI range which you can adjust by smaller increments, and it 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.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Glorious Model O Wireless performs slightly better for gaming than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Both mice are fairly small, but the Glorious is quite a bit lighter, thanks to its honeycomb design. It’s well-suited for medium or large hands using most grip types, and it feels more solid and comfortable overall. On the other hand, the G305 is a great choice for a fingertip grip, and it has more programmable inputs. However, it only connects wirelessly, while the Glorious can be used wired or wirelessly.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless and the Glorious Model O Wireless are very much alike as they both have a lightweight honeycomb body, an ambidextrous shape, and a six-button layout. The Glorious is marginally better due to its superior build quality and higher-quality PTFE feet. However, the SteelSeries has Bluetooth capability, multi-device pairing, and its Engine 3 software is compatible with macOS, which isn't the case with the Glorious Core software.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is better for most uses than the Glorious Model O Wireless. The Logitech is a better choice for those with small hands using palm and claw grips, has a higher CPI range, and has less CPI variation, so the sensor doesn't under or overshoot. It also has many more programmable buttons. However, the Glorious is much lighter, and the feet provide a better gliding experience.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is slightly better than the Glorious Model O Wireless for all uses. The Razer feels more comfortable, has many more programmable inputs, and has lower click latency. However, the Glorious is marginally lighter and feels better-built. While those with smaller hands will likely find the Razer more comfortable with most grip types, the Glorious is better suited for larger hands.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor is better for most uses than the Glorious Model O Wireless. The Logitech has a much higher maximum CPI, more programmable inputs, and lower click latency. However, the Glorious is better for fans of ultra-light mice since it's significantly lighter, and the feet provide a better gliding experience.

Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm

The Glorious Model O Wireless is a better lightweight wireless gaming mouse than the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm. The Glorious is marginally lighter and has a more flexible charging cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pwnage has modular pieces that can change the look and feel of the mouse and a storage compartment for its USB receiver when it's not in use.

ASUS ROG Keris Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is a slightly better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless. The Glorious is lighter, has a more flexible cable, and better mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, the ASUS has Bluetooth support, which the Glorious lacks. It also has a bit better click latency and hot-swappable left and right-click switches. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, while the ASUS is best for smaller hands.

Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small

The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small and the Glorious Model O Wireless are comparable ultra-lightweight gaming mice. The Finalmouse is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. Unfortunately, it only has four preset CPI settings. Comparatively, the Glorious has lower click latency, a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely by increments of 50, RGB lighting, and companion software for customization. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types. However, the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, while the Finalmouse is best-suited for smaller hands.

Corsair SABRE RGB PRO

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO and the Glorious Model O Wireless are excellent gaming mice suitable for larger hands with all grip types, but they have a few standout differences. The Glorious is an ambidextrous mouse that connects either wired or wirelessly using its USB receiver. It's lighter, has much better virgin grade PTFE mouse feet, and has a more flexible cable. On the other hand, the Corsair is a wired-only mouse with a right-handed shape and a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz. It has a CPI with a wider range that's adjustable by increments of one. It also has better click latency, though the difference is slim enough that most people likely won't notice any difference.

DELUX M800 Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless and the DELUX M800 Wireless are lightweight wireless gaming mice, but the Glorious performs better overall. The Glorious has a more flexible cable and smoother-gliding mouse feet. Performance-wise, it has a lower lift-off distance, a much lower click latency, a more consistent sensor, and a CPI that you can adjust more precisely in increments of 50.

ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless is a great FPS gaming mouse. The Glorious has an ambidextrous shape, and it has a honeycomb cutout design on its top and palm rest that helps reduce its weight. You can use it wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it has smoother-gliding mouse feet and a more flexible cable that doesn't retain packaging kinks. On the other hand, the ASUS has a right-handed design. You can use it with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and you can even pair it with up to three devices via Bluetooth.

SteelSeries Prime

The Glorious Model O Wireless is an excellent wireless ultra-light gaming mouse, while the SteelSeries Prime is a great wired FPS gaming mouse. They weigh nearly the same, but you can use the Glorious wired or wirelessly using its USB receiver. It also has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and a substantially lower click latency. Comparatively, the SteelSeries is a wired-only mouse. It also has companion software compatible with Windows and macOS, which the Glorious lacks. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Glorious isn't suitable for smaller hands.

Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo

The Glorious Model O Wireless and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo are both excellent wireless gaming mice. The Glorious has a more flexible charging cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range and a CPI you can adjust more precisely. Comparatively, the Pwnage has a marginally better click latency and modular parts that change the look and feel of the mouse. Both mice connect wirelessly with their USB receivers, and they weigh almost the same. They're both well-suited for nearly all hand sizes but aren't suitable for smaller hands using a fingertip grip.

ASUS ROG Pugio II

The Glorious Model O Wireless has better gaming performance than the ASUS ROG Pugio II, but it's less versatile. The Glorious has a honeycomb body, making it much lighter, but it feels just as sturdy. It also has a much more flexible charging cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and better click latency. On the other hand, the ASUS has two additional side buttons on the left and Bluetooth support, which the Glorious lacks. It also has internal storage for its USB receiver and hot-swappable left and right-click switches.

HP OMEN Vector Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless performs better overall than the OMEN Vector Wireless. The Glorious is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible charging cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the HP has a thumb rest and rubberized sides, two features the Glorious lacks. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the HP accommodates more hand sizes overall.

Pulsar Xlite

The Glorious Model O Wireless and the Pulsar Xlite are excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mice. The Pulsar is a wired-only mouse with a right-handed shape. It's lighter and has a wider CPI range. On the other hand, the Glorious connects with its charging cable or wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it has an ambidextrous shape. It has marginally better click latency when connected with its charging cable and RGB lighting, which the Pulsar lacks. The Pulsar is nearly universally well-suited for all hand sizes and grip types, while the Glorious isn't suitable for small hands using any grip type.

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