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When it comes to custom mechanical keyboards and lightweight gaming mice, Glorious PC Gaming Race is one brand that does it right.
Specifically the Glorious Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (GMMK) is one keyboard that can be basically customized as much as you could possibly want. If you want to dip your toes into mechanical keyboard building, then the GMMK might be perfect for you.
But, in this review, we’ll be taking a look at the features, RGB lighting, performance, build quality and if you should spend your money on this mechanical keyboard from Glorious!
Starting off with the Glorious Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard’s features.
Firstly, you can get this keyboard in three sizes (and with or without switches); full-size, tenkeyless, or compact. You can also buy this keyboard just by itself without switches so you can completely build and customize to your preferences.
For our purposes, we have the full-size built keyboard with Gateron Brown switches. Although you can switch them out for any Cherry, Gateron or Kailh switch.
Next, this keyboard is a full mechanical gaming keyboard with RGB lighting. We’ll get into it more later, but it is individually backlit with RGB on each key.
You also get a full metal construction. The backplate and top plate are all constructed from a heavy duty metal that feels extremely solid.
In addition, the entire keyboard is full NRKO (100% antighosting capable), and has standard double-shot injection keycaps. It has a polling rate of up to 1000 Hz and a 6 foot braided USB cable.
Additionally, you can easily swap out the keycaps for any standard keycap set. You can swap out the switches for any standard switch set. And, you can completely customize your keyboard within the Glorious software.
As far as build quality goes, the Glorious GMMK is build unbelievably well. It has extremely solid construction with little to no flex, high-quality keycaps, accurate RGB LED’s, and a very usable software.
The keyboard is also built with a “floating key” design. This means that the key caps aren’t covered by any shroud so it looks like they’re floating off the top plate. In addition, the aluminum is sandblasted so that you have a very shiny perfect edge.
There is also no visible branding for an extremely modern, clean appearance.
When it comes to the RGB lighting you can’t really go wrong here. Each key is individually backlit meaning that you can completely control what colors go where. This is fairly simple to do with the software, however it is more time consuming than something from Razer.
You can expect the LED’s to be vibrant, color accurate and respond well to the effects. There is included effects that you can adjust with hotkeys on the keyboard or directly via software.
Performance is tricky to talk about because typing is fairly subjective. However, when it comes to typing on the Glorious GMMK we were extremely impressed. This keyboard provides an excellent typing experience without being too mainstream.
The click of the Gateron Browns is quiet, tactile and very good feeling. They are very similar to Cherry MX Brown switches.
We found that we could type fairly quickly on this keyboard, especially when comparing it to a Razer BlackWidow with Green switches.
Glorious Custom Gaming Keyboard – GMMK 100% Percent Full Size – USB Wired Mechanical Keyboard – RGB Hot Swappable Switches & Keycaps – Black Metal Top Plate (Personal Computers)
In conclusion, when it comes to mechanical gaming keyboards the Glorious GMMK is one excellent choice. If you’re looking for a very customizable, well-built and reliable keyboard, then you can’t go wrong with this one.
The construction is premium, build is second to none, lighting works great, and the switches are awesome to type on.
We would recommend adding the Wrist Rest onto the keyboard for maximum comfort and support. But, even without it, you’re getting one awesome gaming keyboard!