GloriousPCGamingRace are not messing around with their first entry into the gaming mice scene. The Model O is a top 3 mouse for any claw or fingertip player.
The Glorious Model O has taken the gaming mice market by storm, offering the same amount of value as some of its competitors at a fraction of the price. But how does the Glorious Model O really compare to the likes of a G Pro Wireless or Zowie FK/S series?
In this Glorious Model O review, I am going to take you through everything you need to know and show you why this mouse is a serious entry for PCGamingRace into the gaming mice market.
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Glorious Model O Specifications
Size & Dimensions
The guys over at PCGamingRace have done their research and have tried to find what works on the existing mice on the market. They have then taken each of these features and blended it into one.
For example, the hexagonal holes were borrowed from the controversial Finalmouse series. This reduces the weight of the mouse which can improve accuracy and reduce fatigue.
The shape of the mouse is heavily influenced by the popular Zowie FK series. In fact, when you have both these mice side by side it is clear to see how similar they are in shape and dimensions.
Let’s get into the details to see what the Glorious Model O mouse has to offer.
The sensors of most high-end gaming mice now tend to be close to perfect. It used to be that the sensors ranged in quality meaning you had to be sure that you were selecting a quality mouse.
The Glorious Model O doesn’t disappoint, it uses the PMW 3360 sensor which is a great, it provides smooth pixel by pixel tracking with no jitter skipping or spin-outs.
The DPI can be anywhere between 400 -12,000 DPI and can be toggled using the DPI button on the top of the mouse or selected within the software. Generally, most users will stick to the normal 400, 800 and 1600 settings though.
As said previously, Glorious has borrowed a lot of the shape design from the Zowie FK series. From the dimensions alone you can see the resemblance. This is has paid off because many of the gaming mice community have wanted a Zowie FK1 remake with a better sensor and the Model O fits that need.
The mouse lends itself towards any grip style whether you use a palm grip, claw grip or fingertip grip. It is more suited towards claw and fingertip grip players with medium to large hands due to its low hump.
The hump is very gradual, it won’t provide a great deal of support for palm grip players. The base of the hump is flat which is perfect for claw grip players to rest the base of their hands against.
The sides of the mouse are sloped in from top to bottom and have gentle grooves for your thumb on the left and pinky on the right.
Grip Style & Size Recommendations
The Model O is a medium-sized mouse and therefore lends itself more towards medium to large hands. At 12.8cm it is longer than the G Pro wireless, G403, Zowie FK1 / EC2-B. But it is very low lying at only 3.75cm high.
This is why it would be a great pickup for a fingertip of claw grip player thanks to its low-profile design.
One of the biggest attractions of the Model O is its weight. Gaming mice are becoming lighter and lighter thanks to the popularity of the FinalMouse air and G Pro Wireless. A lighter mouse can improve your accuracy and reduce fatigue over long gaming sessions.
At 67g the Model O feels like a feather in your hand. Even going back to my G Pro Wireless feels weird due it being 13g heavier. You can really notice the difference.
Buttons & Side Grips
The Model O has 6 buttons overall which consist of the primary mouse 1 and mouse 2, dpi button on the top, two side buttons and scroll wheel click. The primary buttons are separate from the shell and give a crisp audible click.
The clicks are louder than the likes of the G Pro wireless, G403/G703 but the same as a Zowie FK / EC series. Glorious have used Omron switches which are rated at 20 million clicks.
They feel sharp and responsive and have a short travel time. Some people have noticed their left mouse button has been wobbly which Glorious have fixed in the newer batches of the Model O.
The side buttons are very similar to the Zowie FK series, they are small and thin but are in the perfect position for my hand size (17.5 x 9). They have a very short travel time and are a little mushier compared to the Zowie FK or G Pro Wireless.
Aside from the Finalmouse Ultralight / air series the Model O is one of the few mice on the market that come with a stock paracord cable. A paracord cable is much more lightweight compared to the standard rubber or braided cable you would get on a Logitech or Zowie mouse.
It isn’t quite as lightweight as a third-party paracord but there are regulations in place that mice manufacturers have to adhere to with their cables to ensure they provide enough protection and thickness.
However, the paracord that comes with the Model O is great and really adds to the lightweight feeling of the mouse. The cable fits inside a Zowie Camade easily too which almost makes the mouse feel wireless.
It is great to see stock mice now being shipped with lighter and more flexible cables. There are other mice manufacturers that are starting to notice this trend too which is a great sign for the future.
Glorious has gone the extra mile with the mouse feet. These are not your standard mouse feet you get with a Zowie or Logitech mouse.
Glorious has partnered with G-Skate to offer their signature ‘G-Skate Feet’. Which are PTFE rounded and definitely add more prestige to the mouse. They feel extremely smooth on both the Steelseries Qck+ and Zowie GSR.
This is what I like to see, a mice manufacturer bringing in quality third-party additions to a standard off the shelf mouse.
Having tested the mouse for a while now I have had no issues so far. The build quality feels great especially considering the price. There have been reports that you can activate the side buttons by squeezing the shell hard.
While this is true, you have to squeeze considerably hard for this to happen and even then it is inconsistent so I don’t see this as a problem. The honeycomb shell is a lot more sturdy than initially thought.
Finally, software done right! The Glorious team have developed software that just works without unnecessary features or bloatware that nobody cares about (looking at you Razer).
Within the software you can assign macros to buttons, customise the DPI at each colour setting and configure all the specs on the mouse.
This includes adjusting the lift-off distance to accommodate different mouse mat thickness and texture. Changing the ‘debounce time’ which is effectively the delay between a mouse click and registration. However, this is barely noticeable so I would recommend leaving it at the stock 10ms.
You can also customise the lighting effects to your heart’s content. There is a range of presets to choose from such as Glorious mode, breathing, single colour and even ‘rave’. Either way, you can make the Glorious Model O match your setup aesthetics.
You may have a few other gaming mice on your radar that you are interested in. The following section aims to help you decide between the other likely contenders on your list
Glorious Model O VS Logitech G Pro Wireless
The G Pro Wireless has had huge success thanks to its lightweight design, great shape and solid sensor. But how does it compare to the Glorious Model O?
The first thing to consider is the price difference. The G Pro Wireless is considerably more expensive but it has its reasons.
It boasts Logitech’s new sensor, the HERO which is just as good as the Model O’s PMW3360.
But the main attraction is the fact that it is wireless and the battery life is the best of any wireless mouse on the market at around 60 hours.
Related: G Pro Wireless Review
Logitech is, in my opinion, the best for their mice clicks. All of their mice have crisp, clear and responsive clicks. The Model O clicks are still fantastic I just prefer the G Pro’s.
The G Pro Wireless is slightly smaller than the Model O and has more of a hump. It is still primarily a claw or fingertip mouse but is also great for palm grip players with smaller hands.
If you are coming from a Zowie FK you will be more at home with the Model O compared to the G Pro Wireless. Even though the G Pro Wireless was nicknamed the ‘Logitech FK’ before it came out, the Model O is basically a mould of the FK shape.
Thanks to the extra height the G Pro Wireless has over the Model O it provides a little more support to palm grip players. If you are a fingertip or claw player though you likely won’t see much use of the extra hump support.
Overall these two mice are very similar. The main thing you need to decide is whether or not the wireless aspect of the G Pro Wireless is a big deal to you. If not then I would recommend the Model O since it is comparable in specs and much more affordable.
If you find the Model O is too low or even too light then definitely consider the G Pro Wireless as an alternative.
Glorious Model O VS Logitech G502
Unfortunately, I don’t have a G502 at hand to show you side by side comparisons. But these mice are so different from one another it wouldn’t help you decide anyway. To decide which of these two mice are for you you have to ask yourself a few questions.
Do you prefer lightweight mice or heavy mice?
If you prefer lighter mice then obviously you are going to prefer the Model O since the G502 is HEAVY. The G502 comes in at around 120g and can be adjusted with additional weights. That is almost twice the weight of the Model O.
Do you need lots of extra buttons on your mouse?
You might play games that require you to have your keybinds on your mouse, or that is what you are used to. Since the Model O only has two side buttons, if you need more than that then you need to look at the G502.
Do you prefer wired or wireless mice?
The G502 can either be wired or wireless depending on the version you buy. However, the wireless version is going to cost you around the same as a G Pro Wireless. So you have to take that into consideration depending on your budget.
The Model O paracord feels extremely lightweight and in my opinion, almost feels wireless when you have it in a bungee.
A serious entry for GloriousPCGaming and any claw or fingertip player should definitely give it a try.
The Glorious Model O is a big statement by Glorious PC Gaming Race, showing that you can create a quality, durable, top-end mice and not need to charge insane prices. It really puts the likes of Logitech and Zowie in the spotlight in relation to the prices they charge for their mice.
The Model O provides an incredibly popular shape, at a fraction of the weight. If you are a Zowie FK fan this is your next mouse without a doubt. It’s lighter and has a better sensor
In general I would recommend it to any claw or fingertip player with medium to large hands. For this price, it is an absolute steal, and you won’t be needing to look at another mouse for a while to come!
Last Price Update on 2021-04-16 / Data taken from the Amazon Product API