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Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard – any good?

Rating: 8.0.

I’ve always wanted to try building and customising my own mechanical keyboard but I don’t feel ready to pick up a soldering iron and mess around with a PCB. However, in the form of the Glorious PC Gaming Race GMMK I may have found a decent place to start. You select your preferred barebones keyboard layout and then have the option to purchase keycap sets to install in your selected layout. In this video I unbox a selection of parts and begin my path down the custom keyboard road…

Watch via our Vimeo Channel (Below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE

Specifications: 

  • Dimensions: 440mm x 35.9mm x 129 mm (L x H x D)
  • Weight: 940 g
  • Color: Black
  • Layout: Standard ISO (Full Size, 105 Keys)
  • Connection: USB 2.0
  • Polling: 1,000 Hz
  • Cable: removable
  • Length: approx. 1.8 m
  • Sheath: Textile
  • Compatibility: Cherry, Gateron, Kailh (3-pin)
  • LED: SMD LED, Back LED (less bright)
  • PCB Switches: Small feet must be removed

Glorious PC Gaming Race GMMK barebones keyboard can be found HERE for £69.95.

Glorious PC Gaming Race Gateron Red switches can be found HERE for £35.99.

Glorious PC Gaming Race Gateron Black switches HERE for £35.99.

Glorious PC Gaming Race Aura Keycaps US Layout can be found HERE for £24.95.

Pros:

  • Unique design for easily customising switches.
  • Dead switches can easily be repaired.
  • Slim and sleek chassis.
  • Long braided cable.
  • Easy to build.
  • RGB lighting.

Cons: 

  • Braided cable cannot be removed.
  • More expensive than a non modular keyboard.
  • Time consuming.

KitGuru says: The GMMK is certainly a unique keyboard and although it might not be for everyone, it gives people the opportunity to create their own custom board without learning how to solder! 

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Rating: 8.0.

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