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GLORIOUS Series One PRO Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Dec 21, 2022 at 10:38 am
Latest change: Writing modified Dec 21, 2022 at 10:38 am
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6.5
Work
8.9
Video Games (FPS)
7.6
Video Games (MMO)
9.1
Raw Performance

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO is a lightweight, wireless gaming mouse created as part of the GLORIOUS' Forge program. As the Forge program follows a "Group Buy" model, you had to pre-order the mouse before it was manufactured, so it's now only available through third-party sellers. This mouse has a noticeably different shape and design from the other mice in GLORIOUS' lineup, as it lacks RGB lighting and honeycomb cutouts on the shell.

Our Verdict

6.5 Work

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO is an alright mouse for work use. It's a well-built mouse though there are some minor quality issues that don't impact the overall use of the mouse. You can see more details about the issues in the Build Quality section. It has two side buttons, both of which are programmable with the companion software. On the note of the companion software, while all default button assignments work out of the box on both Windows and macOS, the companion software is only available on Windows.

Pros
  • Decent wireless connectivity options.
  • Side buttons are programmable using companion software.
Cons
  • Minor build quality issues.
  • No free-scrolling or side-scrolling option.
8.9 Video Games (FPS)

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO is an excellent mouse for FPS gaming. It's a lightweight, wireless unit that glides smoothly across mousepads and desks. Its sensor performance is incredible, offering accurate and smooth tracking along with low click latency to provide a responsive in-game experience. Additionally, it has a solid build quality, though there are a few minor quality issues, such as creaking and clicking noises when you squeeze the mouse and minor rattling from the scroll wheel.

Pros
  • Very low click latency.
  • Sensor is consistent and accurate.
Cons
  • Minor build quality issues.
7.6 Video Games (MMO)

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO is a good mouse for MMO gaming, though it isn't designed for this use. It doesn't have as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice, but the two side buttons it does have are programmable using the companion software. In terms of its sensor performance, it's incredible, with an accurate and consistent sensor and very low click latency for a responsive in-game experience. While it does feel well-built, there are a few minor quality issues, which we outline down below in the Build Quality section, but these don't impact the overall use of the mouse.

Pros
  • Very low click latency.
  • Sensor is consistent and accurate.
  • Side buttons are programmable using companion software.
Cons
  • Minor build quality issues.
  • Not as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
9.1 Raw Performance

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO has incredible raw performance for gaming in any genre. Its sensor tracks accurately and consistently, and the maximum polling rate of 1000Hz produces smooth cursor movements. The click latency is very low and provides a responsive in-game experience.

Pros
  • Very low click latency.
  • Sensor is consistent and accurate.
Cons
  • 6.5 Work
  • 8.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.1 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Dec 21, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Dec 19, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO comes in three colorways: Genos (white with yellow accents), Centauri (gray with red accents), and Vidar (white with blue accents). The mouse was released as part of GLORIOUS' Forge program. These mice were released in a single drop, and are no longer available through the GLORIOUS website, so you have to buy them from third-party sellers. We purchased our model from the Forge program in the Centauri colorway, and you can see the label of our unit here

Compared To Other Mice

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO is a lightweight, wireless gaming mouse. It's a departure from the other mice in the GLORIOUS lineup, as it lacks a honeycomb shell, and its shape is similar to the Razer Viper Mini, which has a taller hump on the palm rest and more centralized side buttons that are easier to reach. Unlike the Viper Mini, the Series One Pro is a wireless unit that connects with a USB receiver. It's also much more lightweight, making it a better choice for FPS gamers looking for the lightest unit they can get. In order to achieve the weight, the mouse lacks RGB lighting, and the plastic used in the build feels thinner than the plastic used on other solid-shell models, like the GLORIOUS Model O PRO. Notably, this is the second mouse to be produced from the GLORIOUS Forge program, which follows a Group Buy model. This means that in order to purchase one of these mice, you had to pre-order the mouse before it was manufactured. 

If you're interested in other options, check out our recommendations for the best FPS mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the lightest mice.

GLORIOUS Model O PRO

The GLORIOUS Model O PRO and the GLORIOUS Series One PRO are two lightweight, wireless gaming mice released as part of the GLORIOUS Forge program. This means that neither mouse is available on GLORIOUS' website, as you had to pre-order the mice before manufacturing. Now, they are only available to purchase through third-party sellers. The two mice perform fairly similarly, but the Series One PRO is smaller in hand and has a slightly taller hump on the back. 

GLORIOUS Model O Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O Wireless and the GLORIOUS Series One PRO are two lightweight, wireless gaming mice with a few differences. The Model O Wireless has a honeycomb shell and a larger size in hand. The Series One PRO has a solid shell, no RGB lighting, and is significantly lighter than the Model O. Otherwise, the two mice perform fairly similarly, but the Model O Wireless is more readily available from online retailers as the Series One PRO was only released in a single drop through the GLORIOUS Forge program.

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the GLORIOUS Series One PRO are two lightweight, wireless gaming mice that perform very well, but the Razer is the better mouse overall. It feels better built, offers a better gliding experience, and it has much lower click latency. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS is about 10g lighter. The Razer is readily available through most online retailers whereas the GLORIOUS is only available through third-party sellers as it was part of the GLORIOUS Forge program, meaning you had to pre-order a unit before manufacturing.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the GLORIOUS Series One PRO are two lightweight gaming mice that perform very well. They have a very similar shape, that's well-suited for claw or fingertip grip, but the main difference is that the Razer is wired and the GLORIOUS is wireless.

GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O- Wireless and the GLORIOUS Series One PRO are two lightweight wireless gaming mice with some notable differences. Despite having a honeycomb shell, the Model O- Wireless weighs about 14g more than the Series One PRO. However, the Model O- Wireless does have RGB lighting strips, which the Series One PRO lacks. Otherwise, the two mice perform fairly similarly in regards to gaming, as they both use the same GLORIOUS BAMF sensor, which is accurate, consistent, and offers low click latency. However, the Model O- Wireless is more readily available on online retailers since the Series One PRO is part of the GLORIOUS Forge program, meaning you had to pre-order the mouse before it was manufactured.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

This mouse has a fairly straightforward look with a solid shell made of gray matte plastic. The top shell has a lighter gray color while the sides have a dark gray color. The scroll wheel and CPI button are red glossy plastic. The GLORIOUS logo on the left side and the GLORIOUS Forge logo on the right side are also red.

Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (119 mm)
Width 2.4" (62 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Grip Width
57 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No
5.8
Design
Portability
Box Volume
17.43 inยณ (286 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has a good build quality, though there are quite a few minor quality issues that don't impact the overall use of the mouse. These reports are fairly mixed throughout the community, with some users noting that the mouse makes a clicking noise and that there's a noticeable amount of rattle from the L/R clicks and scroll wheel when you shake the mouse. Other users don't report any issues at all. The plastic body is sturdy, for the most part, though it does feel thin, and there's noticeable flex and noise when you squeeze the sides of the mouse.

9.5
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
50.6 g
Default Weight
50.6 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is incredibly lightweight. It's significantly lighter than the GLORIOUS Model O series of mice.

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

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO has a small size and symmetrical shape, but the side buttons are only on the right. Due to its small size, it's best suited to smaller hands, though it's suitable for larger hands to use with a fingertip and claw grip. The mouse has a slight hump on the palm area, and the side buttons are placed in a central location, so they're easy to reach regardless of your hand size and grip type.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
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

The GLORIOUS Series One PRO has an advertised battery life of up to 80 hours on a single charge. You can check the battery life by pressing and holding the CPI button, and the user documentation outlines the colors and corresponding battery life.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.7 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The included charging cable is of remarkable quality. It's the same cable included with the GLORIOUS Model O PRO and GLORIOUS Model O Wireless. The cable is lightweight, flexible, and glides nicely across desks, but it does retain some minor kinks from the packaging.

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

This mouse has outstanding feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks. There's very minimal scratching when used directly on the desk. Though there are some sharp corners on each foot, they don't impact the gliding experience.

Design
In The Box

  • GLORIOUS Series One PRO
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Stickers
  • User documentation

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 reprogram all of the buttons on the mouse using the configuration software. However, you can't reprogram the up/down scroll inputs.

8.4
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
6.1 ms
Wired
4.8 ms
Receiver
6.1 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The click latency on this mouse is great. It's low enough to handle any game of any genre and provides a responsive-feeling in-game experience.

9.7
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.10%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.17%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.17%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.29%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.29%
Worst Tracking Error
5.50%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
19,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.1
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
17.0 ms
Delay At Half Movement
6.5 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
7.6 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Glorious BAMF
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse has polling rate options of 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

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 operates smoothly, with good definition between the steps. There isn't any wobble in the scroll wheel, but the middle click button can be easily actuated, which may cause some accidental presses.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse is quiet to use, so you're unlikely to 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
No RGB

This mouse uses the Glorious Core software for configuration. The software is straightforward and easy to use and allows you to customize a range of expected options, including button mapping, custom profiles, and CPI settings.

As with all configuration software from major manufacturers, Glorious Core receives criticism from the wider mouse community. We didn't encounter any issues during testing, but your experience with the software may be different.

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

All default button assignments work as intended on both Windows and macOS. However, there isn't any software on macOS.