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Glorious Model-O Gaming Mouse

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Did your mouse just break? Do you want to show your gay pride using mouse LEDs? Are you just looking for an upgrade? The Model-O from Glorious might be something to consider.

 

This is the account from someone who's favorite mouse broke and needed a quick replacement to be back in action.

 

So, what is it?

A mouse (lol). A competitive e-sports grade mouse that boasts a Pixart PMW-3360 Sensor, 250+ inches per second tracking speed, 400-12.000 DPI, and is plug and play on any operating system you plug it into.

It's perfect then, right? Close, but not quite.

 

I'll start by listing out what I really like

 

It is designed for modding. The way this mouse is built makes it easy, and safe to replace things such as the mouse cord and the outer shell. Usually such replacements come with new pads that the mouse sits on as you will need to take those off to get to the insides. You can also for really cheap buy replacements of a lot of parts.

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It is really customizable through the software:

    You can rebind any mouse button to any other button or macro.

    Pick between a host of fun and annoying lighting models. I personally like the rainbow, I didn't think I would. But it grew on me.

    You can set different DPI for both the X and the Y axis. This one really surprised me.

    You can set the lift-off distance. (How high you should lift your mouse before it stops tracking. The numbers for this may seem small, but they mean a lot.)

    The polling rate. No idea why you would set this any lower than 1000, but it's good to have.

    Debounce time. The amount of time you need to unclick before the next click registers as a new click.

 

It is incredibly accurate. So accurate in fact that I got a bit upset during early usage because I realized how much of my bad aim was my fault.

 

It is really light (67 grams). I was worried about it being light at first. But I adjusted really quickly, and picking up my old mouse now feels like lifting a brick.

 

It is easy to clean. The vanilla shell that comes with this mouse is honeycombed so that air can pass through it. This means that you can use a can of compressed air or your vacuum cleaner to get any dust out.

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It is ambidextrous. This is helpful because I use my mouse with my off-hand in some situations.

 

Things that aren't super

After a while of using it, my mouse wheel started squeaking when scrolling. It is quite a loud squeak. And I can't afford to RMA it since I don't have a backup. Nor do I think that would help with the situation because apparently this is a really common issue. I might grease the insides up some time if it start bothering me that much.

 

The software is Windows only. The settings are saved on the mouse, which is good. But you initially need the software to customize the mouse to your liking, so this sucks.

 

The DPI in Windows and Linux differs by a 1.5x multiplier. I don't know if this is an issue with my system setup. But when I boot into Linux, I need to add 50% of the DPI I have on Windows to get the same result in raw mouse input games. This was not an issue with my last mouse.

 

The holes in the mouse make it so it is definitely a 100% not spill resistant. This is a little scary.

 

It is ambidextrous only to an extent. There is two side buttons on the left side that aren't present on the right side. I really miss this from my last mouse.

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Questionable claims

On the website https://sensor.fyi/ I found out that you can actuate the side buttons by putting pressure on the sides. This worried me because my last mouse had that issue and I ended up modding it to deal with it. The good news though is that I can't get this to happen without applying an amount of pressure that feels like it should shatter in my hands.

 

On the manufacturer website it listed the cable type as "ultra-flexible" This is actually referring to the sleeve around the cable. The cable inside of the sleeve is actually rather thin.

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Conclusion

While the mouse isn't quite perfect. A lot of the things listed against it are not deterring factors for me. And I will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a mouse that won't betray them using smoothing, and low polling. It is far better than a lot of other options around the same 60 dollar price range.

 

Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/MI8cxii

 

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Tiddy-bits:

That's a really intriguing mouse. I'd be tempted if I didn't already have one I loved, but if it craps out I might give this one a try.

 

The holes in the default shell is definitely a no-go for me too.


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I still can't get myself to like a lightweight mouse. Maybe I just haven't found the one that's worth it to me. The one I have now has adjustable weights. I use them all and wish it was heavier still.

 

Thanks for the review.


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