The Glorious Model O Wireless mouse is one of the most popular gaming mice, mainly because of its size and weight.
PC mice have been silently evolving over the years. Of course, this comes from the changes in the demand of PC users. Just in the last couple of years we’ve seen a diverse line of PC peripherals — mice included — hit the market from ergonomic peripherals for those who want comfort, to cute and mainly aesthetic-based products to liven your workspace. Then there’s the gaming line with its RGB and over-the-top performance. One of the gaming stalwarts is Glorious, a peripheral maker dedicated to PC Gaming.
The Glorious Model O Wireless has that instantly recognizable Honeycomb design. The honeycomb is a trend in gaming mice to make the device lighter while providing a bit more cooling for those sweaty gaming sessions.
As a gaming-centric mouse, it also has a bit of RGB. It has three zones consisting of two small strips on each side as well as on the mouse wheel. You can actually control the RGB on the free Glorious Core software.
Color-wise the Model O Wireless comes in either black or white. I choose white to match with the white theme I had going with my own PC.
The Model O Wireless has six programmable buttons, these are the standard left and right click and the mouse wheel, and the additional two buttons on the left side of the mouse as well as the DPI changer. You can program these on the Glorious Core app as well as tinker with the DPI setting.
Speaking of DPI, the Model O Wireless features the Next Gen BAMF Sensor which allows up to 19,000 DPI and a max tracking speed of 400 IPS. Another thing to note about the mouse is that it uses Glorious’ own switches which the brand rated for up to 80 million clicks.
Since the mouse is wireless, it also comes with a USB Type-A 2.4GHz Wireless Adapter and an extender dongle in case your PC is obscured. You’ll also be happy to know that instead of batteries, it charges via USB-C, and the included braided USB Type-C cord is one of the best I’ve seen.
User Experience: 4/5
When you take the Model O Wireless out of the box, the first impression you’ll get is how light it really is. Coming at just 65g, I was astounded at how light it was compared to my older daily driver, and that was already a gaming mouse, albeit on the entry-level side.
Then there’s the size of the mouse. The Model O Wireless is the smaller version of Glorious’ Model O. For someone with small hands and who uses a palm grip, the size was just right. It actually just fits my palm and is comfortable enough for long gaming sessions.
What I like the most and drew me to the Model O Wireless was the rechargeable battery. My previous wireless mouse often failed me during crucial gaming clutches, losing battery when I’m in the middle of a fight. With the Model O Wireless, I’m easily notified of its power level by the RGB light on the mouse wheel, plus the USB Type-C cable is already accessible to the mouse so you won’t have any downtime.
That said, one of the cons of the Model O Wireless was the battery life. While Glorious did advertise that 71hr (with RGB off), if turned on I find it lasting less than a day. Charging time is also a bit long. The good thing is that you can actually use the mouse even while it is charging.
What I think sets the Model O Wireless apart is the sheer number of personalizations you can make with the Glorious Core app. Aside from the standard DPI settings, you can customize the RGB with up to eight lighting modes, you can also assign macros, shortcuts, and other functions.
All of the personalization can be saved as profiles on the mouse which you can actually export to bring to another PC or import a friend’s settings to try out.
The Model O Wireless is priced at USD79.99 on the Glorious website. But you can actually get it from local sellers like Data Blitz and Game Xtreme for as low as PHP3,890. That sub PHP4,000 price makes it one of the cheapest rechargeable gaming mice available in the market. Add the lightweight and outstanding performance, and you get one of the best gaming mice you can have right now.
- Sensor: Glorious BAMF Sensor
- Switch type: Glorious Switches (rated for 80 million clicks)
- Number of Buttons: 6
- Max DPI: 19,000; remappable default DPI
- Max Tracking Speed: 400 IPS
- LED: 16.8-million color RGB with 8 effects
- Weight: 65g
- Connection: USB, Wireless (2.4GHz)
- Small and lightweight
- Glorious Core personalization
- Short battery life
The Glorious Model O Wireless is a PC gamer’s best friend.
Reviewed by Gabriel Pe
Also published in Gadgets Magazine August 2022 Issue