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