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.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
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.

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 Cu. Inch (323 Cu. centimeter)
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 and still one of the lightest mice we've tested.

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.

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)
19000 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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