This is a very straightforward review. Glorious took the Model D shape, upgraded the buttons, improved the rigidity of the mouse and made it wireless with a 71 hour battery life. The Glorious Model D Wireless should be the first consideration if you have medium sized hands and are looking for an ergo wireless mouse.
The Model D Wireless is a great upgrade to the Model D, Glorious has added wireless functionality, with good battery life, and improved buttons for a modest price bump.
In terms of wireless ergonomic mice, there are very few competitors, you could shell out a lot more money for the DeathAdderV2 or Basilisk, or you can go with older tech and worse battery life with the Logitech G703.
The Glorious Model D Wireless hits a serious sweet spot in terms of performance and price in the ergonomic wireless gaming mouse space.
- Improved primary buttons
- Lagless wireless
- Good battery life
- Affordable price
- Light at 69 grams
- No storage for the USB dongle
The Glorious wireless experience
As seen on the Glorious Model O Wireless, the Model D Wireless’ offering focuses on a low latency wireless gaming experience enabled by a 2.4 Ghz USB-A dongle that can be extended to allow for various desk configurations.
The wireless connectivity is easy to set up and responsiveness is great out of the box. I’d still love to see a place to store the dongle inside the mouse.
You can expect a solid wireless experience with the Model D Wireless. The mouse is rated for 71 hours of gameplay with RGB off.
When it needs a charge, the mouse can be plugged in with a USB-C cable.
Shape & design
The Glorious Model D Wireless shape hasn’t change from the OG Model D. The mouse is still reminiscent of the Zowie EC2 shape, just a little flatter. The Model D Wireless is still great for palm grippers and fans of ergonomic shapes.
The hump of the mouse is offset to accommodate right handed grips, with a less pronounced hump compared to mice like the G703 and EC2.
The sides of the mouse have ample room for grip, with contours for your thumb and pinky.
The Model D Wireless comes in black or white, with a matte coating. There’s not much new to discuss with the Model D Wireless, same shape, same colours, same branding and same RGB as the Model D.
Under the unchanged shape, the Glorious Model D Wireless has gone from Omron Switches to Kailh GM 8.0 switches, the result on the primary clicks is massive. The Model D Wireless buttons are fantastic crisp and responsive, a huge improvement over the OG Model D.
Pre and post travel feel drastically reduced, resulting in a much more tactile experience on the main buttons.
The side buttons are largely unchanged from the Model D, they’re good, but not great side buttons with a decent amount of post travel.
The scroll wheel design has not changed significantly, with a deep ridges and rubber coating. The scroll action feels a little lighter compared to the Model D. There’s no issues with side travel or wobbliness on the Model D wheel.
Feet & underside
The underside of the Model D Wireless hasn’t changed much, there is now a flip switch to turn your mouse and off. On feet, the protective plastic now has a “remove” label to ensure folks actually peel off the plastic on the feet.
Virgin PTFE feet are located on all 4 corners of the mouse, the feet feel great and the Model D Wireless, glides across smoothly.
Bad ass sensor
The Glorious Model D Wireless comes with the same BAMF sensor as the Model O Wireless. The BAMF sensor is all but confirmed to be a Pixart PAW 3370
The BAMF sensor has proven to be solid, on par with other wireless gaming mice. The sensor supports a DPI range of 100 to 19,000 and a polling rate of up to 1000Hz.
The Model D Wireless uses Glorious Core to make customizations. You don’t need to install the software to use the mouse, the D wireless works out of the box with default DPI steps and a 1000 Hz polling rate.
The software features haven’t changed for the Model D Wireless coming from the Model O Wireless, you can find details about Glorious Core in that review.
For reference, here are the RGB modes available for the Model D Wireless:
- Glorious Mode
- Seamless Breathing (RGB)
- Single Color
- Breathing (Single Color)
- LED OFFWarranty
The Model D Wireless is covered by Glorious’ standard 2 year warranty.
It seems like Glorious has been constantly improving the quality of their products while maintaining their affordable price points.
What’s in the box
The Glorious Model D- comes with:
- USB dongle
- Dongle extension
- Braided cable
- Extra mouse skates
- Glorious holo sticker
Glorious Model D Wireless
- Length: 12.8 cm / 5.0 inches
- Width: 6.3 cm / 2.5 inches
- Height: 4.2 cm / 1.7 inches
- Weight: 69 Grams
- Shape: Ergonomic
- Buttons: 5 + DPI
- Sensor: Glorious BAMF Sensor
- Buttons: Glorious Switches
- Polling Rates (Hz): 1000hz
- DPI: 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Software: Glorious Core
- RGB: 3 areas 1 zone
- Cable: USB-C to USB-A Braided