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Glorious Model O- Review

This featherweight, 6-button mouse has high-end hardware, few customization imitations, and a symmetrical shape that works for both left and right-handed gamers
Glorious Model O-
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Price:   $85 List | $49.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Great cable, size options, relatively simplistic
Cons:  No onboard memory, few buttons
Manufacturer:   Glorious
By Nick Miley and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jun 21, 2022
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RANKED
#8 of 12
  • Performance - 35.0% 9.0
  • Customization - 35.0% 6.5
  • Ease of Use - 15.0% 8.5
  • Buttons - 15.0% 9.3

Our Verdict

Whether you're an FPS fanatic or you simply want a top-notch mouse with great components and an organic-meets-futuristic design, you should take a peek at the Glorious Model O-. This mouse has six buttons and four light zones, all of which are fully customizable. Moreover, this is one of the lightest weight mice we've tested. Additionally, it's among the few high-end mice that fit both left and right-handed users as well as having two size options.

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Pros Great cable, size options, relatively simplisticOptical switches, thumb rest, adjustable scroll wheelIncredibly lightweight, super supple cord, fine-tuned customization options17 programmable buttons, adjustable side button pad, customizable lightingGreat sensor, good for fingertip and claw grip, simple design
Cons No onboard memory, few buttonsA bit heavy, frequent software updatesRelatively loud button, big DPI adjustment stepsHeavy, relatively difficult to use, stiff cordRelatively low tracking speed, limited onboard memory
Bottom Line This featherweight, 6-button mouse has high-end hardware, few customization imitations, and a symmetrical shape that works for both left and right-handed gamersThis top-shelf mouse set the bar amongst fierce competition while providing easy-to-use customization softwareAn incredibly lightweight mouse with top-notch hardware and intuitive software supporting its customization settingsThis built to purpose MMO mouse boasts 17 programmable buttons, tons of lighting, and all the customization options one could wish for, but it takes some time to masterThis economic device boasts elite hardware to get the job done, but you'll have to make up for the lack of supporting features with talent
Rating Categories Glorious Model O- Razer Basilisk V3 HyperX Pulsefire Haste Corsair Scimitar RG... Logitech G203 Prodigy
Performance (35.0%)
9.0
9.3
9.2
8.5
8.7
Customization (35.0%)
6.5
7.9
6.2
8.3
5.7
Ease of Use (15.0%)
8.5
9.0
9.5
7.5
8.0
Buttons (15.0%)
9.3
9.7
9.7
8.3
8.3
Specs Glorious Model O- Razer Basilisk V3 HyperX Pulsefire Haste Corsair Scimitar RG... Logitech G203 Prodigy
Sensor/ Type/ Flawless? PMW 3360/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes PAW 3335/ Optical/ Yes PMW 3391/ Optical/ Yes Mercury/ Optical/ Yes
Number of Buttons 6 10 (+1 on bottom) 6 17 6
Measured Wire/Charging Cable 6 ft, 6 in 6 ft 6 ft 6 ft 6 ft, 6 in
Measured Weight 59 g 101 g 59 g 119 g 87 g
Polling Rate (Hz) 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 500, 1000 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 250, 500, 1000
Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RGB Lighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DPI/CPI (in steps of) 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (remapable) 100 - 26000 (50) 200 - 16000 (100) 100 - 18000 (1) 200 - 8000 (50)
Tracking Speed (IPS/FPS) 250+ 650 450 400 200+
On-Board Memory (# of profiles)? No Yes (5) Yes (1) Yes (3) Yes (1)
Switch Type (Manufacturer) Machanical (Omron) Optical (Razer) Mechanical (TTC Golden) Machanical (Omron) Mechanical (Logitech)
Handedness Both Right Right Right Right
Size Small Large Large Large Small
Length 4.74" 5.11" 4.88" 4.7" 4.57"
Shell length 5.6" 6" 5.5" 5.6" 5.25"
Height (max) 1.38" 1.68" 1.48" 1.62" 1.5"
Hump inset, back to hump 2.05" 2.1" 2.25" 2" 1.85"
Finger Width 2.26" 2.36" 2.2" 2.16" 2.23"
Waist 2.08" 2.4" 2.4" 2.87" 2.45"
Palm Width 2.23" 2.26" 2.5" 2.35" 2"

Our Analysis and Test Results

Glorious Model O- gaming mouse - pure efficiency. the glorious o- is a boiled down piece of hardware...
Pure efficiency. The Glorious O- is a boiled down piece of hardware that is favored by FPS fans.
Credit: Laura Casner

Likes


The defining characteristic of this mouse is its light weight — it tips the scales at a mere 59 grams. We like lightweight mice because low inertial mass equates to faster response times. We realize that weight is preferential but, let's face it, when it comes to redirecting the motion of an object, you can't win an argument with physics.

As far as hardware goes, the Glorious Model O- comes loaded with a flawless PMW 3360 optical sensor with adjustable DPI/CPI of 400 to 3200, a tracking speed of 250+ inches per second, and a polling rate that maxes out at 1000 Hz. Rounding out the specs are Omron mechanical switches — a favorite of many gamers.

Occasionally, we come across a product that fairly and accurately reflects its quality and specs in its price. The Glorious Model O- is one such product. One gets just what they pay for with this mouse.

Dislikes


The primary gripe with the Glorious Model O- is its lack of customization options. Don't get us wrong, it has quality customization options where they count the most. However, when compared to the competition, it's below average in this regard.

Specifically, the Glorious Model O- lacks weight and scroll wheel resistance adjustments, and onboard memory. Also, the button and lighting alterations require the user to engage the manufacturer's software.

Nick Miley and Austin Palmer
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