Model O vs Model O 2: 6 Improvements on this Claw Grip Mouse


May 25 2023

When it comes to pushing the boundaries of gaming technology, Glorious has always been at the forefront. In 2019, we shook the gaming world with the release of the Model O, a gaming mouse meticulously designed with high-performing features and a sleek aesthetic. Known for its ultra-lightweight design, versatile shape, and flagship features that offered great value for money, it quickly became a sensation among gamers. This ground-breaking mouse wasn't just a device; it was a gaming revolution that set new standards in performance, comfort, and usability.

Fast-forward to the present day, and the legacy continues with the newly released Model O 2. Keeping the best features of its predecessor, the Model O 2 carries forward the same innovative spirit, but with improved functionality, an optimized design, and enhanced gaming features. The Model O 2, like the original, redefines the limits of what a gaming mouse can do, providing gamers with an even more superior, immersive, and responsive gaming experience.

The Model O 2: The Best Claw Grip Mouse for FPS

The Model O and Model O 2 are not just exceptional gaming mice; they are also top-notch choices for First-Person Shooter (FPS) games. Why? The answer lies in the fact that each of them is a claw grip mouse. The claw grip is a gripping style where the palm rests on the back of the mouse, and the fingertips and the upper part of the palm provide control. This grip style offers a high level of precision and speed, making it especially effective in FPS gaming where quick and accurate movements are critical. It combines the stability of the palm grip and the agility of the fingertip grip, offering the best of both worlds.

In the following sections, we will delve deeper into the differences between the original Model O and its enhanced version, the Model O 2. We'll cover aspects such as shape and design, weight, sensor performance, RGB lighting, wireless connectivity and battery life, and accessory compatibility. By the end of this article, you'll have a clear understanding of the unique features and improvements in the Model O 2, helping you make an informed choice about which of these exceptional claw grip mice best suits your gaming needs. So, buckle up and let's get started on this exciting exploration of Glorious's gaming mouse evolution.

So, what’s the difference between the Model O and the Model O 2?

1. Greatly Improved Shape & Design

Maintaining the celebrated design of the original Model O, the Model O 2 comes with several enhancements for improved comfort and usability. The hexagonal holes on the Model O 2 are now tighter circles, lowering the overall weight and boosting the structural integrity. The raised walls cover the left and right main buttons, preventing accidental clicks and improving the overall strength. While the Model O 2 is approximately 1mm shorter than its predecessor, the newly designed surface texture offers a more reliable grip during intense gameplay.

2. Even MORE Lightweight Than Before

The Glorious Model O was acclaimed for its ultra-lightweight design. Incredibly, the Model O 2 manages to shed even more weight. The wireless Model O 2 weighs in at a gram lighter than the original Model O, and the wired version is an astonishing 8 grams lighter. An internal reorganization of components has resulted in a more balanced distribution of weight, enhancing speed and control even further.

3. Next-Gen Sensor with New Motion Sync Technology

The BAMF 2.0 optical sensor in both the Model O 2 and Model O 2 Wireless brings significant improvements over their predecessors. With a DPI range up to 26,000 and boosted IPS, the new models provide even finer sensitivity control and more accurate movement tracking. You can adjust settings like lift-off distance and debounce times using the unified Glorious CORE software, enhancing your gaming experience.

The Model O 2 also features powerful Motion Sync technology to deliver even greater tracking accuracy. What G-Sync is to high-end gaming monitors, Motion Sync is to gaming mice. When activated, it closely syncs your mouse's movements with your PC in a way that wasn't possible before, delivering a new level of tracking accuracy that other gaming mice can't reach.

4. No More RGB Lighting on Scroll Wheel

The Model O 2 comes with an improved implementation of RGB lighting. The Model O's scroll wheel no longer features RGB illumination, which has led to brighter and clearer side lights on the Model O 2. For the wireless editions, this also helps maximize battery life. The Model O 2’s dazzling, seamless lighting effects can be customized via the Glorious CORE software, allowing you to match your gaming setup perfectly. 

5. Now Featuring Bluetooth for More Compatibility

The Model O 2 Wireless offers a new wireless connection option with the inclusion of Bluetooth 5.2 LE, catering to a broader range of use-cases and device compatibility. The mouse now supports two modes: Performance Mode, which offers the same fast, lag-free 2.4GHz connection, and the new Efficiency Mode, which operates over Bluetooth 5.2 LE, which enables up to 210 hours of battery life. Furthermore, the power-saving BAMF 2.0 sensor significantly increases the max battery life over 2.4 GHz compared to the original Model O Wireless, allowing you to game for weeks without needing to recharge. 

6. You Can Still Use (Most) Model O v1 Accessories

Finally, the Model O 2 maintains backward compatibility with several Glorious Model O accessories. The Model O 2 cable accepts the range of colorful Ascended Cords, and any Model O feet, including both G-Floats and G-Skates, will fit the Model O 2. However, Model O grip tape will not fit the Model O 2, and specific Model O 2 grip tape will be released in the future.

Bottom Line

The Model O 2 makes several significant enhancements over the original Model O, all while retaining what made the original such a beloved claw grip mouse among gamers. From design and weight to sensor performance, RGB lighting, wireless connectivity, and accessory compatibility, the Model O 2 is truly the next level in gaming mice.

Whether you're an avid gamer or simply need a reliable mouse for everyday use, the Model O 2 is designed to deliver a superior user experience. If you've loved the Model O, we're confident that you'll appreciate the upgrades offered by the Model O 2 even more. So, are you ready to take your gaming experience to the next level?