Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard REVIEW | MacSources

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7 min readOct 5, 2020

A great mechanical keyboard for beginners.

One of my earliest memories of a computer features the clickety-clack of a mechanical keyboard. I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time, of course. I grew up in the 1980s — the dawn of the era of personal computers. In the 80s, computers were making the shift from being something that only businesses had to a staple inside homes. By the time I was preparing to graduate high school, all my friends had access to a computer and we were starting to exchange emails. Somewhere in the past 20 years since that revolution started to take place, keyboards evolved into more than just a peripheral. Now, they are an expression of a personality. There are multiple ways to customize them and you have many different styles of keyboards to choose from. In the past few years, I’ve really taken to using a mechanical keyboard again and I’ve been fortunate enough to experience different styles and key types in the process. The most recent option for typing to cross my desk is the GMMK or Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard.

DETAILS

The GMMK is a full size (104-key) pre-built gaming keyboard. It comes with Gateron brown switches and black keycaps. There is no set-up required — it’s just plug-n-play. The GMMK features a sandblasted aluminum faceplate, 100% anti-ghosting (full NKRO), LED backlighting (several modes), modular switches, double-shot injection keycaps, and minimalistic design. The keyboard works with any MX switches and the entire keyboard can be replaced without the need for soldering. The RBG backlight features 16.8 million colors. Using the GMMK software (Windows only), users can assign macros to any key. There are discreet LED indicators built-in above the number keys that show when Soft Nums/Caps/Scroll lock is enabled. The USB cable has a gold-plated connector and a non-removable braided cable.

PRODUCT FEATURES

Full modular, mechanical keys
Hot-swappable switches. Easily remove and install any MX-based switch without any soldering. Personalize to what works for you, and use any combinations of switches!
LED Backlighting
RGB LED lights with 18 pre-installed effects and 1 slot for user-defined effects. Variable animation speeds and brightness settings…

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