Packaging, Weight, Cable and Feet
As always with Glorious, the box includes a lot of stuff. Inside, one finds the mouse, several stickers, a quick-start guide, a card with information about other Glorious products, and two cards with some words from Glorious' CEO. Lastly, a set of supplementary, bigger mouse feet are included as well—these can be added to the pre-installed ones for a larger mouse footprint.
My scale shows around 63 g (+/- 1 g), which is essentially in line with the 61 g cited by Glorious, as that figure is without the cable and a margin of error of +/- 1 g. Compared to the larger Model D, the weight isn't significantly lower, but that's partially due to the revised construction of certain key parts. Either way, the Model D- is still a very light mouse.
The Model D- features a paracord-like, braided cable. In terms of flexibility, it's not as good as the Endgame Gear XM1 White or Cooler Master M711 cable, but still firmly above average. Compared to the Model D I tested earlier this year, this "Ascended" cable ends up being a fair bit more flexible. Its measured length is 2 m. The cable has an attached ferrite bead, which helps reduce signal noise, as well as a gold-plated USB connector.
As with previous releases, Glorious offers several color variants (gold, blue, black, green, pink, purple, red, and white) of their "Ascended Cord" for purchase and self-installation.
The feet on the Model D are white-dyed >99% PTFE (Teflon) feet. They are considerably thick and come with slightly rounded edges. There's a protective film on the skates that ought to be removed before use. Glide is excellent. Shape and—from what I can tell—size are exactly the same as on the Model D.
As with the Model D, the footprint can be increased with the larger supplementary feet included in the box. However, as with the Model D, I feel the implementation leaves something to be desired. Even when applied with utmost care, the glide isn't entirely even, which somewhat defeats the purpose. Still, it doesn't hurt to give it a try since the supplementary feet can be removed with ease.