Around the same time, two interesting, right-handers with large hands ergonomically flattering gaming mice appeared in mid-January 2020. Interesting above all because they are among the first non-symmetrical mice to share the virtues of low weight and improved gliding properties, which have been increasingly sought and implemented in the course of the last year. The Model D follows Model O (test) and Model O- (test) as only the third mouse from the relatively young manufacturer Glorious PC Gaming Race, while the more expensive DeathAdder V2 is a new iteration of the Razer mouse, which is the best-selling overall.
However, the two input devices often differ from almost all of the mice with the same form factor presented recently in terms of their software support: Xtrfys M4 RGB (test) also combines a small size with right-handed ergonomics, but for its price it offers completely inadequate programmability . The very successful Roccat Kone Pure Ultra (test) , meanwhile, mainly feels at home in small to medium-sized hands. Classics such as Logitech’s MX518 Legendary (test) or Microsoft’s Pro Intellimouse (test) cannot keep up with the gliding properties.
Model D and DeathAdder V2 meanwhile benefit from the fact that they are – relatively – inexpensive: with a recommended retail price of 55 euros for the matt and 60 euros for the glossy version, Glorious’ Mouse costs little more than the Model O, which can still be recommended (-). Razer’s counterpart is clearly higher at around 80 euros, but is still cheaper than the manufacturer’s previous new mouse models.
Two right-handed cases with different materials
Model D and DeathAdder V2 are both large and adapted to be operated with the right hand, whereby the palm grip is clearly implied in both cases. A claw grip is also possible with large hands, but the two mice are primarily not suitable for a fingertip grip. Overall, Razer’s input device is a bit wider – especially at the front and back – while the length and height are fairly similar. The Model D, however, is strongly based on Zowie’s EC1-B and EC2-B and is therefore slightly more curvy than the DeathAdder V2
According to this, the Model D lies securely in the hand thanks to its shape, but on the predominantly convex right side – if sweat comes into play, for example – it can slip a little when being lifted. Razer’s mouse, on the other hand, offers an exceptionally safe and pleasant feel, so that fingers always find sufficient grip on the also convex right flank of the DeathAdder V2. Read also: Zowie EC1 vs EC2.
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|Product Dimensions||5.04 x 2.64 x 1.65 inches|
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|Shipping Weight||2.4 ounces|
Very good and excellent sliding properties
Probably the most noticeable difference to older mice of similar shape and size can be found in the gliding properties. Model D and DeathAdder V2 are not only significantly lighter at 68 grams and 82 grams respectively, but also offer conventional mice mostly much superior cables and sliding feet.
Especially with cables, the differences are usually big and especially significant in terms of usability: The rigidly wrapped, thick cables often found in gaming input devices prevent precise movement in the case of a mouse, as they exert an uncontrollable resistance. In the course of the last year, numerous manufacturers recognized this and have been competing for the most flexible mouse cable ever since. Endgame Gear is currently defending first place with the technically flawless second edition of the XM1 (test) , but the Model D is close behind. The cable of the DeathAdder V2 is – like that of the Vipers and Basilisks – a little more rigid, but generally still very flexible.
Both mice offer RGB lighting
Hardly any gaming mouse can do without RGB lighting in 2020, including the Model D and the DeathAdder V2. In both cases, the mouse wheel lights up, while Razer’s model also offers an illumination of the logo on the back. GPCGR, on the other hand, the Model D donates the light strips known from the Model O (-) on both sides, whereby once again the holes in the back of the mouse – and when lifting the underside – reveal occasional reflected light.
The LEDs of both mice are true to color in relation to each other, and the illumination is consistently dense. The DeathAdder V2 has one advantage when it comes to programming: the mouse wheel and logo can be illuminated separately from each other, while the LEDs of the Model D are combined to form a zone.
Keys with differences in quality and quantity
There are bigger differences in the built-in keys. Like almost all mouse manufacturers, GPCGR relies on Omron switches. Specifically, the variant with a specified lifetime of 20 million clicks is used. Razer, on the other hand, installs its own solution, the Razer Optical Switches, at least on the left and right mouse button. The name already reveals that these are opto-mechanical switches that the manufacturer advertises with a lifetime of 60 million clicks. These numbers are mostly used for marketing purposes only and have little practical relevance, but in the case of optical buttons, a distinction is quite justified.
Glorious model d vs deathadder
- SIZE & STYLE: Ergonomic ultralight weight gaming mouse ideal for [MEDIUM to LARGE] hands. Built for speed, control, and comfort.
- ULTRA FLEXIBLE CABLE: Our Braided 'Ascended' Cord is so light it produces a drag-free wireless feel.
- MOUSE FEET: Our Glorious Skates are 100% pure Virgin PTFE that will glide like blades on ice.
- E-SPORT CUSTOMIZATION: 6-Step DPI, lighting effects, polling rate, lift-off distance, click/scroll speed, 6 buttons with macro support, and more.
- High-Precision 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor: Offers on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment through dedicated DPI buttons (reprogrammable) for gaming and creative work
- Immersive, Customizable Chroma RGB Lighting: Includes 16.8 million colors w/ included preset profiles; syncs with gameplay and Razer Chroma-enabled peripherals and Philips Hue products
-7 Programmable Buttons: Allows for button remapping and assignment of complex macro functions through Razer Synapse
- Ridged, Rubberized Scroll Wheel for Maximum Accuracy: Small, tactile bumps increases grip and allows for more controlled scrolling in high-stakes gaming situations
Since the Model D already has the undesirable “pre-travel” to a lesser extent, it becomes clear that Razer would have better used individual covers: In the current design, there is a clear point of criticism at this point, namely the lower response time of the optical signal generation as compensated – in a negative sense. The quite loud mouse wheel can also be criticized, but in return it is also a bit stronger than the much quieter model of the Glorious competition. It should also be noted that the DeathAdder V2 offers one more button: there are two additional buttons on the back instead of just one.