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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Light, Competitive, Powerful
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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Light, Competitive, Powerful

by February 5, 2024
Overview
Warranty

2-years

Price

RM599

Positives

+ Tracks accurately and well provided your DPI doesn't go past 8,000
+ Superbly lightweight at 62g
+ 100% PTFE G-Skates for effortless glide
+ Designed well and comfortable to use
+ Polling rate up to 4KHz wireless and 8KHz wired
+ Good battery life
+ Glorious Core software is robust and easy to use
+ Competitively priced

Negatives

- Awkward side button placement
- No Bluetooth
- USB-C port is a little recessed
- No signature honeycomb look
- No RGB

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Appearance
7.0
Efficiency
8.0
Features
9.0
Materials
8.0
Performance
8.5
Portability
8.0
User Experience
9.0
Value
8.0
Bottom Line

The Glorious Model D 2 Pro is an excellent wireless gaming mouse and it's definitely one that's worthy for competitive gaming. Just remember to change the polling rate accordingly as no one needs such a high rate for regular web browsing or office work since that would drain the battery unnecessarily. 

8.2
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Unboxing the Glorious Model D 2 Pro

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Box

Starting off our Glorious Model D 2 Pro review with the unboxing, the packaging comes in a black box with a lot of the product details listed around it. It’s simple and practically what you’d expect from a standard PC peripheral box. Inside it, you can find the following items:

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Box content

  • 2.4GHz Standard Wireless Receiver
  • 2.4GHz 4KHz Wireless Receiver
  • USB-A to USB-C Paracord Charging Cable
  • 2 × Feet Extensions
  • Documentations
  • The Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Edition mouse itself

Specifications

Body material Matte plastic shell, textured coating
Sensor Glorious BAMF 2.0 Optical
DPI Up to 26,000 DPI in 100 DPI increments, 4 DPI stages
USB report rate 125/500/1000/2000/4000/8000 Hz
*8000Hz only via wired
Switch type Glorious Optical Switches rated for 100 million clicks
RGB No
Cable 2m Paracord charging cable, USB-C
Mouse Feet 100% PTFE G-Skates
Built-in Memory Yes, 3 profiles for custom DPI and configurations
Weight 62g
Dimensions 127 x 67 x 42 mm

Performance

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Tracking test

From my own experience, the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz is able to track with good accuracy but past 8,000 DPI, it’s practically unusable. At 1,000 to 3,200, it’s very easy to use and works great. At 8,000 DPI, the jitter seems to be noticeable but you can still work somewhat work with it. As disastrous as the 15,000 DPI one looks, nothing could beat the max DPI value of 26,000, which is too difficult to control and the slightest movements will send your cursor flying to outer space.

The Good

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Left side

There are a good number of reasons to consider getting the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz. For starters, it’s extremely lightweight at 62g. Some of the lightest gaming mouse around from its competition sits in at 63g, like both the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and Logitech G Pro X Superlight. Sure, there are lighter mouse options around but it doesn’t change the fact that this is extremely lightweight, making it easy to move the mouse around. The plastic build allows it to be light and while some people might think it’s cheap, I believe it’s intentionally designed to make it light.

It’s also designed well, catering to right-handed users with an indentation on the left side for your thumb to comfortable rest on and extra space on the right side for your ring and pinky fingers to rest on. Most of what you need are easily reachable, including the DPI switcher right below the mouse wheel. It also uses 100% PTFE G-Skates for its feet, giving you that effortless glide feel which is highly valuable for FPS gamers. I also like the fact that there is a switch to turn it on / off as opposed to a singular button that you have to hold down as this is far quicker. Generally, it’s pretty comfortable to use but it’s definitely not for lefties.

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Top view

What’s particularly insane about the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz is, as the name implies, has polling rate options of up to 4,000Hz for wireless and 8,000Hz for wired. What this means is that you can get an even faster response time from it. The industry standard for wireless mouse is still 1,000Hz so to finally get something noticeably higher is great. Granted, not everyone, not even most people, would truly benefit from this as they would still perform the same with 1,000Hz but for the serious competitive gamer, it could mean the difference between winning and losing. Here are the exact figures for each polling rate settings:

  • 125Hz = 8ms
  • 250Hz = 4ms
  • 500Hz = 2ms
  • 1,000Hz = 1ms
  • 2,000Hz = 0.5ms
  • 4,000Hz = 0.25ms
  • 8,000Hz = 0.125ms

Do keep in mind that the higher the polling rate, the shorter the battery life. In fact, going from the industry standard 1,000Hz to 2,000Hz will see the battery life cut down by half, which also means 4,000Hz will see go down by yet another half, meaning a quarter of a 1,000Hz’s battery life. With that being said however, the battery life is pretty good as I got the following figures before I needed to charge it:

  • 1,000Hz = 78 hours
  • 2,000Hz = 54 hours
  • 4,000Hz = 33 hours
  • 8,000Hz = N/A (only available via wired)
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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Glorious Core

For those of you who haven’t really used any of Glorious’ products, they do have their own software in the form of Glorious Core. Given that some of the most notable names in this space ended up making some bad software, especially UI, I expected the worst but to my surprise, it’s actually pretty good. The UI itself is very simple and straightforward, allowing just about anyone to customize with ease. Furthermore, there are a boatload of options for you to tinker with to really tailor this mouse to your liking. Lastly, the software is optional, so you only ever need it for customizations. Otherwise, the mouse is plug-and-play, and all your settings are saved in its onboard memory with 3 profiles to make use of.

Lastly, the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz is priced competitively. At RM599, you get an excellent wireless gaming mouse with up to 4,000Hz polling rate in wireless and 8,000Hz in wired. You can even go for the variant that only goes up to 1,000Hz at a more affordable price tag of RM459. Most of its competition, which are still limited to that 1,000Hz polling rate with some only raising that limitation with an add-on dongle that requires another purchase, are sitting at about RM500 to RM550.

The Bad

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Recessed USB-C port

As good as the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz is, it does have its share of drawbacks. For starters, it only has support for 2.4GHz wireless via the dongle, meaning there is no Bluetooth option. Having Bluetooth support would make it much more viable for those who use multiple devices, like having a single mouse for both a desktop and a laptop for example. If you plan on using this for both at home with a desktop and outdoors with a laptop, you will need to bring a USB-C cable around.

Speaking of USB-C cable, it’s worth noting that the USB-C port on this mouse is recessed. It’s not particularly deep but it’s something you need to be aware of as it could limit the use of some cables. Essentially, if your USB-C cable has a rather thick casing around the connector, there’s a good chance it won’t be usable. Of course, you can always rely on the included USB-C cable for that but if you’re using one for charging, you’d need another one if you plan on using it on another PC.

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review – Button placement is a bit high

While I did say that the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz is well designed, there is one small flaw to it, and that is the placement of the side buttons. It’s positioned a little higher than it should be, meaning you will need your thumb to move a decent amount to reach it. It feels a little odd to use and I often find myself not bothering myself with it, but it would be a lot better if they positioned it a little lower.

Lastly with the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz is that it loss the signature honeycomb look that they are known for. It makes this mouse seem more generic in terms of appearance and it does make me think if they stuck to that honeycomb design, perhaps this mouse could go even lighter. Furthermore, the lack of RGB lighting here makes it look even more generic. At the end of the day, it’s just an appearance so what you should focus on is its performance, but making it look nicer would have been great.

Glorious Model D 2 Pro Verdict

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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4K / 8KHz Review

The Glorious Model D 2 Pro is an excellent wireless gaming mouse and it’s definitely one that’s worthy for competitive gaming. Just remember to change the polling rate accordingly as no one needs such a high rate for regular web browsing or office work since that would drain the battery unnecessarily.

At the end of our Glorious Model D 2 Pro review, I award this gaming mouse with our coveted Gold Pokdeward.

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Big thanks to Sun Cycle Malaysia for sending us this mouse for the purpose of this review.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)