On Wednesday, PC peripheral maker Glorious released a lightweight mouse with a magnetic trick up its sleeve.
Gamers and workers alike can take advantage of the wide range of customizable buttons on Glorious’ Model I mouse. Using the Glorious software, you can program the nine mouse buttons to perform various tasks, including macros and keyboard input. But the company takes customization one step further by making two of the mouse’s four side buttons magnetically detachable.
According to a Glorious blog post this week, both buttons use a peg-and-hole system for alignment, and you can remove them from the mouse with your fingernail or a “plastic tool”. Once the buttons are removed, you can replace them with buttons of different shapes. In addition to the mouse button covers, the Model I comes with two differently shaped button covers for each of the two replaceable buttons. You can also get rid of any of the side buttons by covering them with the included flat port covers. As someone who struggles to avoid accidentally pressing the side buttons, I can see this being helpful.
Glorious sells a replacement set of button covers for $8.
Glorious also encourages a bit of DIY experimentation with the Model I. The company says it will release 3D files for the side buttons so makers can 3D print their own shapes, and it notes that this type of modding n will not void the device’s two-year warranty.
The Glorious Model I continues the company’s history of using honeycomb-shaped cutouts to produce a mouse that weighs just 0.15 lb ± 0.01 ounce (69 g ± 2.5 g) .
Like other gaming peripheral companies, Glorious claims that a lightweight mouse can improve gaming performance for PC gamers because a lighter mouse can be easier to move around. A hole-filled mouse made with lightweight plastic might look cheap, but Glorious uses a matte (rather than glossy) finish to try and make the mouse feel more premium.
The Model I is around 31.8-40% lighter than the Logitech Signature M650 Wireless (0.22 or 0.25 lbs, depending on size). Still, there are lighter mice, such as the 0.13 lb (58 g) Model O from Glorious or the 0.11 lb (50 g) MM720 from Cooler Master.
Inside the Model I is a proprietary optical sensor with a DPI range of 100-19,000. Glorious’ BAMF sensor also supports a maximum tracking speed of 400 IPS and a maximum acceleration of 50 g (see our guide to PC mouse terms for an explanation of these terms).
The 6.5ft braided cable is replaceable and opening the mouse to change it will not void the warranty.
The model I launched Monday to members of Glorious’ loyalty program, and the mouse is now available to the general public for $60.
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