Exciting times. Not content with merely sourcing the PC gaming world with mechanical keyboards and oversized mouse pads, purveyor of high quality, yet affordable gaming accessories, PC Gaming Race, is diving head-on into producing its first gaming mouse, aptly named the Glorious Odin.
Although PC Gaming Race is keeping its proverbial cards close to the chest, we’ve pulled together everything known so far about a mouse that is, going by the irreverent marketing adopted by the company, set to challenge the wares of established competitors.
The questionable PC master race leanings of the manufacturer aside, the Glorious Odin promises to deliver a product clamoured for by gamers for some time. How this translates into playability and real-world functionality remains to be seen. If anything, the Glorious Odin may be the wake-up call mouse manufacturers need to stop the increasingly pervasive trend of offering inferior products at extortionate prices.
With that in mind, what’s the Glorious Odin all about and what can we expect?
Latest Updates: Glorious Odin Model O Gaming Mouse
5th March 2019 update:
PCGamingRace have finally announced the four versions of the Model O and the prices alongside. Personally, I’d go for the cheaper matt black or matt white version, but heck that’s just me!
They have also announced how the preorder system will work, you can read all about that here.
26th February 2019 update:
PC Gaming Race has just sent over another teaser, this time they’ve announced the size of the Glorious Odin gaming mouse.
We know the mouse is going to be lightweight, now we know the dimensions of the mouse:
- Length – 12.8cm / 5 inches
- Height – 3.75cm / 1.47 inches at its highest and 2.6cm / 1 inch at its lowest
- Width – 6.6cm / 2.6 inches at its widest and 6.1cm / 2.4 inches at its narrowest
If we compare these dimensions with some of the gaming mice we have been reviewing, based on our mouse size chart page this is quite a long mouse, it’s 0.1cm longer than the Deathadder which is 12.7cm in length and just as long as the Zowie FK1+ & EC1-B. However, it’s not quite as long as the SteelSeries Rival 600 or 650 which comes in at a whopping 13.1cm in length.
It stands at a similar height to the FK1+ which is 3.8cm compared to the Model O’s 3.75cm, also similar to Razer’s Lancehead at 3.8cm.
As for its width, the Glorious Odin is similar to the Fnatic Clutch 2, in all honesty, it’s quite a mix of a variety of mice. These are the gaming mice the Model O comes closest to:
- Zowie FK1 (slightly wider and very similar height)
- 12.8 x 6.8 x 3.8 (Zowie FK1) vs. 12.8 x 6.6 x 3.75cm (Glorious Odin)
So, anyone, who is a fan of the Zowie FK1 (a bit too big for me, 19.5cm x 10.5cm hands) this might be your end game. Otherwise, smaller mice lovers such as myself might have to wait for the Model D, I and N!
5th March 2019 Update:
The Glorious Odin preorder will launch on the 9th of March 2019.
16th February 2019 update:
PC Gaming Race has just announced that the Glorious Odin will be available to reserve in March 2019, they’ve also made it extremely clear that the Model O will be available for anyone and everyone that wants to purchase it. The Glorious 0 will include G Skates mouse feet with 100% pure PTFE, the 3360 optical sensor and weigh in at less than 69 grams for a price that starts at $49.99.
To best understand what PC Gaming Race is hoping to achieve with the Glorious Odin, a quick look at the mouse’s marketing blurb provides a pretty cut and dry summary: ‘’Our research is done. We are now entering the Gaming Mouse market. No more overpriced garbage.’’ As you can see, the company is eager to put forward a subversive take on the gaming mouse focused on quality and affordability over corporate bottom lines.
Most noticeably, the Glorious Odin has an uncanny resemblance to the Finalmouse’s line of ostensibly elite mice, especially in the weight reducing perforated honeycomb style holes that adorn the top of the mouse. Otherwise, the shape isn’t anything too revolutionary and is well within customary mouse proportions.
The Glorious Odin will be available in either matte or glossy black and white with a stylized logo of everyone’s favourite bearded Norse god, and the mouse’s namesake, Odin, stamped on the left side. In a clever design touch, his lush locks follow the contour of the mouse’s natural curve.
The Glorious Odin weighs a feathery 69 grams and features PC Gaming Race’s proprietary take on the lightweight paracord, the CE-approved ascended ultra-flexible cord. Additionally, the Odin is supported by a set of high-quality G-Skates premium mouse feet, which do raise the overall weight by an extra 1 to 2 grams but in exchange for durability and stability. The combination of these features hints at one speedy mouse – another core tenet of PC Gaming Race’s aspirations.
Functionality wise, the Odin has two classic left and right buttons, a scroll wheel, a set of two programmable side buttons and what appears to be a DPI switcher on the top. No details yet on the actual DPI count.
PC Gaming Race is touting the Odin as ambidextrous. At launch, the mouse will be available in one size, with plans to release an array of shapes and sizes moving forward. The company is ambitiously striving to create a variant of the Glorious Odin to suit the needs of all gamers.
16.8 million colour RGB strips bedeck both sides of the mouse, while the circular trim of the scroll wheel also gets the RGB treatment.
As is standard fare these days, the sensor is more than likely of the optical variety although this remains an educated guess rather than cemented fact.
Release Date and Price
6th March 2019 Update
PCGamingRace have now announced when preorders for the Glorious Odin will begin, broken down by geography.
For European customers, you will be able to preorder the Glorious Odin from the 11th March 2019 and it will be available to preorder from the following retailers:
You can read all the information regarding the European preorder here.
For Australian customers, you will be able to preorder the Glorious Odin from 12.00pm AEDT 10th March 2019 from the following retailers:
You can read all the information regarding the Australia preorder here.
If you are in the US then you can simply preorder from PC Gaming Race, lucky people!
You can read all the information regarding preordering in the US right here.
The Glorious Odin was initially pencilled in to hit store shelves by the end of 2018. As it stands, PC Gaming Race has provided a suitably vague release window of Q1 2019, meaning an announcement is imminent, be it a firm release date or further delays.
The Glorious Odin will sell at a starting price of $49.99 (approximately £40.00). To date, PC Gaming Race has announced one of four models, the Glorious Model O. The common consensus is that the remaining three will be named the Model D, Model I, and Model N, which when combined with the Model O spell out O.D.I.N. The unannounced models will cost more, but offer coating variations for those that way inclined.
PC Gaming Race Mouse Bungee
As a side note, it appears PC Gaming Race will also be releasing a mouse bungee alongside their new Glorious Model O gaming mouse. Whilst there are a few choices when it comes to mouse bungees, having an extra, from a company such as this will definitely be well received. The news comes from one of the official representatives over on a Reddit post here.