Glorious Model O vs Model O Minus vs Model D: Which is the Best Mouse for You?

Thanks to its unique combination of meme-born branding, striking honeycomb shell design, and lightweight, the Glorious Model gaming mice took no time endearing itself to its very specific and niche audience.

Following Glorious Model O’s release back in 2019, Glorious have since added the Model D and the Model O Minus to their product lineup.

Now, all three performance-focused gaming mice are plenty capable. The average gamer likely won’t regret purchasing any one of these three gaming mice. However, the Model D, Model O, and Model O minus weren’t built to cater to casuals. Instead, all three were products created specifically for hardcore gamers looking for the best gaming mouse on the market.

This means that, despite their numerous similarities, each one of Glorious’ gaming mice remains distinct enough in their own right to be considered a better option depending on a user’s preference.

NameWeight (g)SizeLength (mm)Grip Width (mm)
Glorious Model O67/68gMedium128mm56.8cm
Glorious Model O Minus57/58gSmall120.5mm53.5cm
Glorious Model D68/69gLarge126mm59cm

The Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O was the first gaming mice released by Glorious. It is an ambidextrous gaming mouse fitted with a Pixart PMW-3360 sensor. This is widely considered as the best and most accurate mouse sensor on the market. This is then paired with an Omron Mechanical switch that’s rated for 20 million clicks.

The Glorious Model O has a DPI and DPI range of up to 12,000 DPI, with a 250+ IPS tracking speed, and up to 50G of acceleration. It uses Glorious’ version own proprietary lightweight and flexible braided cable named the “Ascended Cord”, which Glorious claims gives the mouse an “almost wireless feel.”

To further cement the status of the Glorious Model O as a performance-oriented gaming mouse, Glorious fitted it with their very own G-skates. Unlike stock mouse feet, these are made out of 100% pure Virgin PTFE material with rounded edges that allow the mouse to glide through mousepads with ease. It’s also relatively thick at 0.81mm for added longevity.

As is the case with modern gaming mice, the Glorious Model O comes with RGB lighting. And although it is technically a driver-free and plug-and-play mouse, you can use Glorious’ free software to configure the LED effects and DPI settings of the Model O.

As for measurements, the Glorious Model O measures 128 x 66 x 37.5mm (LxWxH).

While the Glorious Model O is accurate, its main selling point is its ambidextrous design and its lightweight. At just 67 grams for the Matte model and 68 grams for the Glossy model, the Glorious Model O was one of the lightest gaming mice on the market upon its release and remains right up there as among the most lightweight available today.

The Glorious Model O already clocks in at a very light 67 grams for the Matte model and 68 grams for the Glossy model. It measures 128 x 66 x 37.5mm (L x W x H). On the other hand, the Model O Minus is even smaller and more lightweight, weighing just 58 grams (Matte) and 59 grams (Glossy) with measurements of 120 x 63 x 36 mm (L x W x H).

Basically, the Model O Minus is the smaller version of the Model O, hence the name.

The Glorious Model O Minus

Released a few months after the Glorious Model O, the Glorious Model O Minus looks identical to the Glorious Model O at first glance. Internally, both are the same. This includes the sensors, switches, DPI/CPI range, acceleration, and IPS tracking speed.

The main difference between these two gaming mice is their measurements.

Whereas the Glorious Model O clocked in at 67 grams (Matte) and 68 grams (Glossy), the Glorious Model O minus is even lighter at just 58 grams (Matte) and 59 grams (Glossy). In addition to this, it’s also a couple of millimeters smaller, measuring at just 120 x 63 x 36mm (LxWxH) compared to the Glorious Model O, which measures 128 x 66 x 37.5mm (LxWxH).

Basically, the Model O Minus is the smaller version of the Model O, hence the name.

The Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is Glorious’ answer to a slightly larger and more ergonomic lightweight gaming mouse.

Similar to the Model O and Model O Minus, the Model D uses the same perforated design to help keep the weight down. As a result, despite having more height and being marginally wider — the Model O measures at 128 x 67 mm x 42 mm (L x W x H — compared to the Model O, the Model D weighs exactly the same.

The Model D also uses the same sensors, switches, as well as boasts the same RGB lighting and other software options that are available for the Model O and Model O Minus.

Which One Should You Buy?

When it comes to choosing between the Glorious Model D, Model O, and Model O Minus, the decision all boils down to which one fits your hands the best and which one you are most comfortable using.

The difference in weight between the three is negligible on paper. They’re also all good enough for any kind of handgrip and size. They also are all sold at the same price point. However, personal preference in gaming is important. Your comfort level, and in turn, performance, largely depends on how comfortable you are using a particular peripheral.

What this means is that choosing between the three all largely depends on feel, to put it bluntly.

There are subtle differences though that should help you come to the right decision.

For example, both the Model O and Model O Minus use an ambidextrous design. This makes them ideal for claw and fingertip grip mice users. We do recommend giving both a feel for a couple of minutes to see which one fits better and is more comfortable in your hands. But, in general, the Model O should be perfect for gamers with average-sized hands. Meanwhile, the Model O Minus should be better for those whose hand size is below average.

As for the Model D, it uses an ergonomic design. It’s somewhat similar to the widely popular Razer DeathAdder in that regard. It is also objectively larger and wider than both the Model O and Model O Minus. This makes it perfect for those with larger hands, as well as palm grip style mice users.

Just keep in mind that this is not a hard set rule. Even if you have average-sized or larger hands, but you prefer an even lighter gaming mouse, there’s no stopping you from using the Model O Minus. The same can be used for using the Model D even if you have smaller hands.

Fatigue is also a major factor. This is especially true for professional players, in particular, those who play FPS titles. Because of how most pros play by lowering the sensitivity of their gaming mouse so they end up basically gliding their mouse across their mousepads (as opposed to flicking their wrists, which is what the average gamer does), every gram counts.

In this regard, a lighter gaming mouse like the Model O Minus might not be as tiring to use after many hours of gaming compared to the Model O and Model D.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, you’re getting a quality product either way.

Glorious has, so far, managed to establish themselves as makers of quality gaming peripherals and products. This means that you’re getting a solid gaming mouse that should last you for a while regardless of which of the three you end up choosing.

Just make sure that you can get a chance to get a proper feel for each individual mice.

As long as you can do that, choosing between the Glorious Model O, Model O Minus, and Model D should be relatively easy.


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