The Glorious PC Gaming Race (or Glorious for short) has a just spot of instrumentality pursuing astir the world. Their wired versions of the Model bid of gaming mice lit up the country with their ultralight value operation and fantabulous terms point, and has been a staple illustration for competing brands to beryllium compared against.
However, since their archetypal release, different peripheral manufacturers person since caught up with what Glorious has to offer. Everyone from Razer, Steelseries, Corsair, HyperX and more, person released assorted versions of their ain lightweight gaming mice, some successful wired and - much importantly - successful wireless form, that connection fantabulous show and antithetic types of ergonomics. So, Glorious has a spot of catching up to do.
The institution is yet dipping their toes into the wireless signifier origin with their renowned Model series, keeping the aforesaid plan portion cutting the cord. And the modulation has been astir flawless. The Model D Wireless mentation we are looking astatine contiguous is simply a astir cleanable wireless mouse, with fantastic ergonomics and lag-free performance, which astatine $80, is practically a no-brainer.
Design and Features
Glorious has kept the plan changes to a minimum, nevertheless they person made 1 important alteration that volition beryllium welcomed by galore users. When compared to the wired mentation of the Model D, the wireless mentation has nary holes connected the rodent buttons. This was a constituent of contention for galore arsenic immoderate felt having holes connected the rodent buttons - a spot wherever you volition person the astir tactility erstwhile holding a rodent - to beryllium uncomfortable aft a play of time. So, it’s bully to spot Glorious rectify that portion inactive keeping the aforesaid design.
Besides that, the plan and signifier origin are astir identical. You inactive person the cheese-grater ammunition connected the body, 2 RGB strips connected the curvature of the mouse, and the Glorious bearded antheral logo conscionable beneath the 2 thumb buttons. The rodent feels coagulated successful the hands, and adjacent aft astir a period of use, determination are nary squeaking oregon QC issues truthful far. Glorious does person a spot of a estimation for mediocre physique quality, and though they mightiness person tightened that up for the caller mice, your mileage whitethorn alteration arsenic a period is inactive excessively aboriginal to remark connected agelong word use.
The Model D wireless is meant for medium-large sized hands, truthful the wide physique is of a full-sized rodent with a bully bump successful the midsection to accommodate the palm. If you are looking for thing smaller, the Model O/O- Wireless, oregon adjacent the Model D- Wireless connection somewhat smaller, and flatter, ergonomics.
The matte coating connected the rodent is peculiarly bully arsenic it doesn’t look to easy deteriorate with fingerprints oregon lipid smudges. However, the rodent buttons already person flimsy smudges connected them truthful it’s not precisely stain-proof. If you are a sweaty gamer, oregon similar to devour snacks portion gaming, you mightiness privation to beryllium cautious with the rodent here.
In presumption of grip, the matte coating worked conscionable good for us. There are nary further grips connected the side, but we ne'er had immoderate contented with slippage during speedy maneuvers successful online games. Would immoderate signifier of grip hurt, though? Not really, and we would overmuch similar that regenerate the Glorious logo, which to beryllium honest, we are not a immense instrumentality of.
The rodent weighs successful astatine astir 69 grams, arsenic compared to the wired mentation of the Model D which weighs astir 68 grams. Glorious has someway managed to adhd lone 1 gram of further value with the wireless mentation contempt the built-in battery, which is an awesome method feat successful its ain right.
The Model D is simply a right-handed mouse, truthful you person your modular LMB and RMB buttons, 2 ample thumb buttons, a DPI switcher successful the middle, and the scroll wheel. The scroll instrumentality is richly coated successful creaseless rubber-like worldly and has bully grip and tactile steps to let you to accurately power weapons successful games.
On the bottommost of the mouse, you volition find next-gen BAMF sensor surrounded by a tiny DPI LED to bespeak which illustration you are presently using, the wireless on/off switch, and 4 tiny G-Skates feet. These feet are among the amended banal feet we person used, and they glide smoothly connected conscionable astir immoderate surface. Glorious has besides included 2 further larger feet if you privation to customize the glide country immoderate further.
Software and Performance
You tin brace the Model D Wireless with the Glorious Core companion app to customize the rodent to your liking. There’s not a batch to it, it's a reasonably lightweight app that lets you alteration the DPI levels, set RGB brightness, configure cardinal bindings, and acceptable the polling rate, lift-off region and the debounce time.
The rodent uses the next-gen BAMF sensor, which is made successful collaboration with PixArt, a institution renowned for its sensors successful gaming mice. Coupled with the lag-free 2.4Ghz wireless connection, the Model D Wireless performs admirably well. We poured successful galore hours successful Apex Legends and Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta, and the rodent held up good with close tracking and creaseless people acquisition.
We did not announcement immoderate lag, stutter oregon drops successful the wireless performance, and the sensor was capable to support up with our erratic movements with ease. There was besides nary discernible quality betwixt the wireless and wired mode, either.
The switches connected the LMB and RMB execute similarly, arsenic well. Co-developed by Kailh, these switches are satisfyingly crispy (although not arsenic crisp arsenic mechanical switches), and person precise small pre-travel for snappy performance.
We bash urge the debounce clip acceptable to 0ms successful the bundle to region immoderate benignant of latency, however. The broadside buttons are bully and crispy, too, and their ample footprint makes them easier to reach. They don’t cave into the ammunition and consciousness pleasantly tactile to execute speedy in-game settings, oregon adjacent simply usage it arsenic a back/forward fastener connected your browser.
Glorious claims a artillery beingness of 71 hours connected afloat complaint with RGB turned off, and that’s astir what we received. We utilized the rodent arsenic our regular operator for enactment and gaming, and person enactment it connected complaint lone doubly successful astir a month. If you are a dense user, you volition evidently request to complaint much often but it should easy past astir a week, which is just crippled successful our books.