Glorious Model D Minus Review

Glorious Model D Minus Review

Glorious Model D Minus Review: What have they done with the new materials?

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8/10 Great

The Main Point

Our Glorious Model D Minus review was great. The Glorious Pc Gaming Race Model D Minus is a great mouse for people with small to medium hands. It has a great shape and a great cable. The software is very easy to use and quite customizable. It could be a 10/10, if it wasn’t for the quality control issues. This mouse has some significant bending and creaking when pressing on the top and bottom. Overall, though, it is still a great mouse, especially for the price.

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The Good

  • The size of the mouse is perfect for medium to small handed users looking for an ergonomic mouse
  • The software is very easy to use and has quite a bit of customization
  • Glorious’ ascended cable is great and very flexible
  • It is one of the lightest mice with RGB lights, if you’re a fan
  • The included mouse feet are great and glide very easily

The Bad

  • The top and bottom of the mouse are very creaky and flexible if pressed on
  • Some of the RGB colors are quite light

Glorious Pc Gaming Race is known for having great lightweight gaming mice for a great price. They were the company that really started the lightweight gaming mouse trend that we have been seeing. The new Glorious Pc Gaming Race Model D Minus is no exception to this, as it has the same price as the rest of glorious’ mice and is lightweight. The model d minus is a smaller version of the glorious model d, which is their other ergonomic lightweight gaming mouse. Let’s see if the d minus holds up to the standards that glorious’ previous mice have set.

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Design

The design of the model d minus is amazing. The original model d was a bit to big for some people, but the d minus is a great size for people with small to medium hands. If your hands are small to medium sized and you want an ergonomic mouse, the model d minus is perfect for you. I personally have medium sized hands and the model d minus feels amazing. It fits almost perfectly in my hand, and my hand grips around it perfectly. The fact that there are no holes on the sides of the mouse makes it much more comfortable. If you don’t like the honeycomb design, then this mouse isn’t for you. The only visible Glorious branding is the bearded man on the left and the Glorious name on the left. The large side buttons and the finger grooves on the left and right mouse button make them very easy to click. It has grooves in the rubber scroll wheel feel great, and the RGB looks amazing. There is a little dpi indicator on the bottom of the mouse that changes colors based on dpi. It comes in black and white, and gloss or matte. Gloss costs an extra $10, though. I personally love the feel of the matte. The model d minus weighs only 61 grams and feels very light.

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Buttons

Overall, the buttons on the model d minus are great. The 2 side buttons feel and sound great, have little pre or post travel, and are quite large. The left and right clicks both feel and sound great, but the top corner of the left click closest to the scroll wheel doesn’t work. This scroll wheel feels great while scrolling and when it is clicked. It is one of the better scroll wheels that I have ever used. Finally, the dpi button is great. It is quite small and and right in the middle. My only problem with it is that you can sometimes accidentally bump it and switch your dpi. A better place for this would have been the bottom. 

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Mouse feet, cable, and sensor

The model d minus uses the same feet, cable, and sensor as past Glorious mice. Glorious’ ptfe feet are amazing and glide great across most surfaces. There is also a  set of larger feet that you can put on if you prefer a more even glide. The Glorious ascended cable is great. It is very flexible and lightweight. It is one of the better mouse cables that you can purchase. If you are looking for a great stock cable on a mouse, look at the Glorious mice. Finally, the sensor. All glorious mice use the pixart 3360 sensor. It is a great sensor and through all of my testing, I never lost tracking.

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Software

The Glorious software is great. It allows you to easily customize your RGB, change your DPI, adjust your liftoff distance, and many other things. There are multiple different effects for the RGB, and millions of colors to choose from. The glorious mode that it starts out on looks amazing. Also, you can turn off the lighting if you want to. The DPI settings are very easy to adjust too. You can stick with the presets, which are 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. You can also set your own DPI and DPI colors by just changing one of the preset ones to whatever you want. Also, you can change your liftoff distance, which is how far off your desk you can take your mouse and still have it track. There are many other settings, but those are the most important ones.

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Build Quality

The Glorious model d minus’ build quality is its biggest problem. On the model d minus, they changed the materials of the mouse, and they are going to begin using the same materials for all of their other mice too. That is not good. If you lightly press on the top and the bottom of the mouse, it creaks a lot and bends. During my testing, the pcb stayed in place while pressing, but some other reviewers have reported that their pcb has become dislodged. They then had to open the mouse up and reposition the pcb. This is not something you want to happen. This should never happen during normal use, but it’s still kind of scary. The sides are fine, though. Pressing on them yields no creaking or bending and they feel very solid. 

Main Point

Our Glorious Model D Minus Review was great. The Glorious Pc Gaming Race Model D Minus is a great mouse for people with small to medium hands. It has a great shape and a great cable. The software is very easy to use and quite customisable. It could be a 10/10, if it wasn’t for the quality control issues. This mouse has some significant bending and creaking when pressing on the top and bottom. Overall, though, it is still a great mouse, especially for the price.

$49.99 from Glorious Pc Gaming Race


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$59.99 from Amazon.com


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