Glorious Model O Gaming Mouse
The left side of the Model O is convex in shape, centered under the pair of side buttons, allowing the mouse to be easily gripped. Just above the buttons, on the body line is a milky-plastic trim piece that is backlit when powered, and as is descends towards the heel, it almost becomes part of the hair of the logo painted on this side.
Most of the heel of the mouse has been removed for weight reduction and a cooling effect. Only at the sides, where it may be a comfort concern, was the plastic top left alone. You can also see that the matte finish is textured, and not some form of a rubber coating that will wear off over time.
The right side of the Model O is a copy of what we found on the left, down to every detail but two. The shape and styling are identical since the form is ambidextrous, but the logo is gone this time, and we find the Glorious name at the front. The second change is the lack of side buttons, which removes them from left-hand use.
At the front, we see the cable exiting the Model O in the center, below the wide groove between the contoured main buttons.
Looking down at the front half of the Model O, we see the main buttons flanking the backlit scroll wheel with its rubber center and segmented movement. In the thinner gap behind the scroll wheel is the DPI button, which cycles through the four default settings.
At first glance, the cable seems normal for a braided cloth covered USB 2.0 cable. While there is no Velcro strap for traveling purposes, we do see an inline choke by the tag at the left, and it ends in a gold plated connection. However, inside of that cloth is the USB cable, which feels like no rubber covering is included, just five thin wires and the sleeve, that's what makes the Ascend Cable so flexible and light.
The bottom of the mouse takes on a weight loss program as well. If not structurally needed around the outside edge and around the eye of the sensor, it is gone! We like the center placement of the sensor, and while the DPI indicator is here, we tend just to keep clicking the button until the mouse "feel right" anyways, so the placement isn't a deal killer. We do like the bright white PTFE feet used, and we also like that we have four of them, rather than a couple of larger ones. Also, make a note, if you do buy this mouse, G-Skates are available for the tune of $7 to replace these should they wear out.