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Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4/8KHz Review: Lightweight 62g Wireless Gaming Mouse

Wireless gaming mice have come a long way. Not only have they gotten faster with very low latency, the overall weight of today’s gaming mice have also been reduced quite a bit. Take the Glorious Model D 2 Pro: tipping the scales at merely 62g with up to 8KHz polling rate, it’s a fast, lightweight mouse.

That being said, the Model D 2 Pro does have some small shortcomings here and there. But for the most part, it is still an excellent lightweight gaming mouse with an ergonomic design and reasonably good asking price, especially for the 1KHz model.

What It Is

There are two versions of the Model D 2 Pro: the more affordable 1KHz model is priced at RM459 here in Malaysia, while the 4/8KHz version in this review goes for RM599. Interestingly, the 1KHz model is also slightly lighter at 60g, while the 4/8KHz model tips the scales at 62g.

Beyond these difference, both variants of the Model D 2 Pro share the same specifications. These include a BAMF 2.0 26K optical sensor, Glorious Optical switches that offer up to 100m clicks with 0.2ms response time, and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. There’s no fancy RGB lighting to be found here, which isn’t a negative in my book.

The Good Stuff

The lightweight nature of the Model D 2 Pro is certainly one of its biggest selling points. Weighing only 62g, it feels just as light as the best gaming mouse. Sure, it’s not exactly the most lightweight mouse in the market now, but it doesn’t feel “heavy” in any sense of the word.

Thanks to its lightweight shell, gaming with the Model D 2 Pro is a pleasant experience, especially in fast-paced games like Valorant and Counter-Strike 2. Of course, it doesn’t matter how light the mouse is if the sensor can’t make the most of it, so I’m happy to report that the BAMF 2.0 optical sensor feels fast and accurate.

As for the wireless performance of the Model D 2 Pro, there is no noticeable latency issue with the provided 2.4GHz 4KHz wireless receiver. I am by no means a competitive gamer, but I can say with confidence that there’s no perceivable latency difference between using the mouse in wired or wireless mode; as far as I can tell anyway.

And then we have the ergonomic shape of the Model D 2 Pro, which fits my hand quite well. Not only does it feel comfortable for both gaming and everyday use, the positioning of the buttons – including the side buttons – feel just right and accessible.

In terms of grip, the Model D 2 Pro’s textured shell is good enough to not feel slippery. While I would appreciate some grip tape to be included with the mouse, at least the shell is grippy enough for my particular use.

The Bad Stuff

A good gaming mouse has to have smooth feet that glide effortlessly, but in the case of the Model D 2 Pro, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Don’t get me wrong, it still glides quite well on a mouse pad, but it doesn’t feel quite as smooth as, say, the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro.

Granted, Glorious did include two feet extender, which could further improve the smoothness of the mouse.

Another minor gripe I have with the Model D 2 Pro are the Glorious Optical switches on the left and right buttons. Oddly enough, there is a slight pre-travel to them, so the buttons feel a tad awkward to actuate at first. While I did get used to how these buttons feel after some time, I do feel this is worth mentioning.

Is It Worth It?

For RM599, the Glorious Model D 2 Pro 4/8KHz model is priced reasonably well, though I would say the RM459 variant with a 1KHz polling rate is the better buy. Although it has a lower polling rate, its value for money is quite a bit better, and for the average gamer, I don’t think the difference in polling rate is particularly noticeable.

Of course, if you want the best gaming performance, then the 4/8KHz variant of the Model D 2 Pro will offer just that in a lightweight and comfortable ergonomic shell. It may not be the smoothest gaming mouse I’ve ever tried, but for its asking price, I’d say it is well within expectations.

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