Glorious has updated its ultralight gaming mice lineup with the Model O 2, a successor to the popular Model O series. The Model O 2 comes with a few upgrades over the first generation, namely an new shell design, new switches rated for 80 million clicks, and a new BAMF 2.0 optical sensor.
Glorious Model O 2 Specifications
Rated for 80M Clicks
Rated for 80M Clicks
Bluetooth 5.2 LE
|Cable||2m Ascended cable||2m Type-C Ascended cable|
|Sensor||BAMF 2.0 optical||BAMF 2.0 optical|
|Resolution||100 – 26,000 DPI||100 – 26,000 DPI|
|Battery Life||N/A||Up to:|
110 hours (2.4G)
210 hours (Bluetooth)
The Glorious Model O 2 series incorporated a perforated design on the top and the bottom shells. Unlike the previous generation, there are no perforations on the mouse buttons, which is a welcomed change. The previous generation just felt weird with half of my fingers coming into contact with the perforations, and was prone to gunk buildup.
The current generation also ditched the glossy black and white colour options, only retaining matte black and white. Gone is the Glorious logo on the left side, and in its place is a minimalist “PC Master Race” head below the DPI toggle button. At the right you will find a Glorious word mark with the model name.
The RGB light strip has been changed too. Now it contours the edges in a narrow line instead of a flaring at the corners. Personally I like how Glorious implemented the RGB lighting without being overly tacky.
The bottom has been relatively unchanged aside from the perforation cutouts. There is still a DPI indicator beside the sensor, along with 4 PTFE skates.
The wired version comes at a super light 59g. You get a fixed Ascended paracord cable that is angled slightly upwards to reduce drag. It is also quite long, coming at 2 meters which is ample for a variety of desk setups.
The wireless version is slightly heavier, coming at 68g. The charging port is USB Type-C. It comes with an Ascended charging cable, a wireless dongle, and an extension port. My only gripe with the wireless mouse’s design is the lack of a slot to store the dongle, so be careful not to lose it.
The Model O 2 series is ambidextrous, with the side buttons placed at the left. The sculpting is more towards a flat curve, and has a grippy matte plastic texture to it. I tried both palm and claw grips, and the mouse felt comfortable either way.
While using the mouse with a palm grip, my palms rests comfortably on the on mouse without feeling any weird humps. On the flip side, claw grip feels great too as the sides are well contoured and feels grippy without requiring much force.
Both Glorious Model O 2 variants performed similarly across the board. The BAMF 2.0 sensor is accurate, making it great for FPS and RTS games. Despite the added weight on the wireless version, I barely noticed any difference in terms of real world usage between the two.
The Ascended cables are great too, as I did not experience any drag during frantic gaming sessions. The skates allow the mice to glide smoothly across different surfaces too.
Both gaming mice can be further customised via the Glorious Core software. Aside from DPI settings and key binding, you can also fine tune the behaviour such as debounce time, motion sync and lift off distance. The mice also supports up to 3 different profiles that can be saved onboard.
If you are a fan of RGB, you can choose between 8 RGB styles. The selection is a bit more limited when compared to Razer or ROG’s suite but it isn’t a dealbreaker for me.
Model O 2 Wireless Battery Life
Glorious claims that the Model O 2 Wireless has an up to 210 hours of battery life on Bluetooth and 110 hours on 2.4G wireless. However, during my testing, it averaged around 40 hours on 2.4G with RGB at 50% brightness. To get close to the rated 110 hours, you have to turn off the RGB entirely which is a shame really as the RGB looked glorious (pun intended).
I also noticed a few quirks with the Model O 2 wireless model. First, it would not go to sleep after a period of inactivity by default. You have to enable it in the Glorious Core software, and even then it will not go to sleep at all if the computer is shut down. Instead it stays on until it runs out of battery.
It also would not charge on normal USB chargers, so you need to turn on your PC and connect the mouse via USB instead, which sometimes can be aggravating.
Glorious has made some meaningful updates while building on the success of the first generation Model O series gaming mice. Both feel great in the hands and performed well during intense gaming sessions.
I highly recommend the wired Model O 2 over the wireless one, as the latter’s quirks can be a bit frustrating. We hope Glorious could fix that in upcoming firmware updates.
For more information, please visit the official Glorious Model O 2 product page.