At a glance
Ultra-light weight (barely more than 2 ounces)Precise sensor with up to 26,000 DPILong-lasting optical switches (100 million clicks) with fast response time (0.2 milliseconds)High polling rate (up to 8,000Hz wired, 4,000Hz wireless)
High priceOverkill technical specifications for average usersHigh-end features don’t necessarily benefit everyday use Not fully suitable for left-handers despite symmetrical design
The Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition presents itself as a technically advanced gaming mouse that impresses above all with its ultra-light design and high sensor precision. But with a price of around $130, it’s in the higher price segment, and might be overkill for the average gamer.
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The Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition comes with a clear promise: High performance for demanding gamers. With a proud price of around $130, it’s positioned in the upper price segment of gaming mice. But what makes this mouse so special? And more importantly, does it fulfill the high expectations its price tag raises?
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Glorious Model O 2 Pro: Light-as-a-feather design
The first thing that strikes you about the Glorious Model O 2 Pro is its weight — or rather, its lack of weight. At just slightly over 2 ounces (59 grams), it’s one of the lightest mice on the market. Its dimensions of around 4.7×2.6 inches (120x67mm) make it particularly comfortable for medium to larger hands. In addition, its symmetrical design makes it suitable for all grip styles (palm, fingertip, or claw grip). The only pity is that it only has thumb buttons on the outer left-hand side and is therefore aimed more at right-handers. After all, the design of the mouse itself looks very similar to its Glorious Model D 2 Pro sibling, which is specially designed for right-handed users(see image below).
Even though the design is symmetrical, left-handers will probably miss the thumb buttons on the outside right.
Despite its light weight, the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition does without the characteristic honeycomb structure of many other ultra-lightweight gaming mice. Instead, a more classic closed, smooth surface structure is used. This is slightly roughened and provides a certain grip. In our opinion, however, a textured or even rubberized outer surfaces would provide even better handling.
There are two thumb buttons on the outer left-hand side.
What are the Glorious Model O 2 Pro’s specs?
The centerpiece of the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition is the optical BAMF 2.0 sensor with up to 26,000 DPI and a tracking speed of 650 IPS. These values guarantee exceptional precision even during hectic mouse maneuvers. Particularly impressive is the high polling rate of up to 8,000Hz in wired mode and 4,000Hz in wireless mode via a 2.4GHz radio, which ensures an almost immediate response. But whether this really makes a difference when gaming is questionable.
The optical sensor has a resolution of up to 26,000 DPI.
The rest of the hardware also has to play its part. Glorious itself recommends at least a 144Hz monitor and a 9th-gen Intel Core i5 or better so that the gaming mouse can play to its full strengths.
The optical BAMF 2.0 sensor guarantees exceptional precision even during hectic mouse maneuvers.
Buttons and optical switches
In addition to two main buttons, a responsive scroll wheel and a DPI button, the Glorious mouse also offers two additional thumb buttons on the outer left-hand side, all of which can be reprogrammed. The main mouse buttons are equipped with Glorious optical speed switches, which are characterized by their responsiveness and durability: with a response time of just 0.2 milliseconds and a service life of up to 100 million clicks. In addition, the clicks are nice and smooth, albeit somewhat louder than other gaming mice.
Glorious has installed optical switches under the two main mouse buttons.
How is the Glorious Model O 2 Pro’s battery life?
The battery life of the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition is impressive at up to 80 hours in wireless mode, but is reduced to around 35 hours when using the maximum polling rate. This is a factor that users should take into account when selecting the settings. The mouse is charged using the USB-C cable supplied, during which time it can still be used.
The supplied USB-C connection cable and the 4K USB dongle.
Software and customization
The Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition is customized using the Glorious Core software. This offers extensive customization options, from DPI adjustment to macro programming. The user interface is quite intuitive, albeit somewhat simple in design.
How does the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition perform?
In practice, the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition shows that it has more to offer than just impressive technical data. In daily gaming use, tested in various genres from fast-paced shooters to strategy games, the mouse always responded precisely and without delay. The high DPI was particularly advantageous in fast-paced gaming scenes, although it seemed oversized for some games. Despite its light weight, the mouse felt stable and well-made. The surface offered a comfortable grip, even during longer gaming sessions.
Unfortunately, there are no thumb buttons on the outer right-hand side.
The buttons responded promptly and with a satisfying click feel. The high polling rate ensured that inputs were implemented almost immediately, which can be a noticeable advantage in games that require fast reactions.
Should you buy the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition?
While this gaming mouse is indeed on the pricey side, its high-end specs demonstrate their value in fast-paced games, and the mouse itself is solid and comfortable in the hand, particularly the right hand. For the avid gamer, the Glorious Model O 2 Pro 4K/8KHz Edition delivers.
This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.
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