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Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O Review – 68 grams for a Hallelujah?

Software

The clear and almost 5 MB large software of the Model O is very successful. In the middle of the window there is a model of the mouse on which each key has a number. To the left of it each key can be assigned a different assignment. Besides the classic functions like “Forward” or “Scroll Up”, several clicks per keystroke or macros are also possible. Likewise applications (among other things the pocket calculator or Browser) can be started in such a way. The DPI can be set to a predefined number at the press of a button. And if you want to completely deactivate a key, you can do so.

Below the key configuration is the macro editor. Here the user can record key combinations, save them and assign them to a key later. There is also an option to execute the macros directly between one and 255 times.

The lower left side of the window offers the possibility to save a maximum of three profiles. These profiles can be imported as well as exported.

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On the right side you will find the DPI settings. Here you can preset six DPI profiles, between which you can switch at any time with the DPI cycle button. If you wish, you can even define different DPI settings for the X and Y axes.

The tab below provides access to the illumination settings. Here you can choose between different effects, their speed and direction. Of course, the lighting can also be completely deactivated.

Behind the next tab is the option to set the lift-off distance. Values between 2 and 3 mm can be configured.

Below this, the user has the possibility to set the polling rate in four steps (125, 250, 500 and 1,000 Hz).

The last setting affects the debounce time. Between 4 and 16 ms are possible.

Fortunately, the settings are saved on the onboard memory of the mouse. So you can connect the mouse to another device and keep the settings.

The software therefore makes a good overall impression. Only one surface calibration might be missing.

Practical Impressions

In games like CS: GO, many users lower the DPI to 400 or 800 to aim more accurately. Due to the low cursor speed, the mouse must often be lifted and returned to the beginning of the mouse pad. Glorious’ lightweight has an advantage here, of course, with the very small lift-off distance of just under one millimetre also pleasing.

The precisely scanning sensor and non-existent angle snapping also help with targeting.

The many holes make it easy for skin scales, hair and other dirt to penetrate the inside of the mouse. Glorious therefore recommends that you occasionally blow out the mouse with compressed air.

As expected, the Model O does not pose a challenge for office use. But if you are looking for a simple mouse for office use, there are better alternatives, for example Logitech’s MX Master 3, which offers many useful macros and shortcuts for some popular programs.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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