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Glorious Custom Gaming Keyboard - GMMK 100/85/60% USB Wired Mechanical Keyboard - RGB Hot Swappable Switches & Keycaps - Silver/White Metal Top Plate $79.99

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tldr: Price typically $120 or so. GREAT starter mechanical keyboard in my opinion which are detailed below. 6 options( Black-complete/85%/compact(60% of "complete" standard keyboard) and White Ice- -complete/85%/compact(60% of "complete" standard keyboard).


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My TKL (tenkeyless aka 85%) ((aka missing the section of the keyboard to the right of the "arrows"/PgDn/PgUp/Pause column)) just arrived in the mail yesterday. It is nice. I bought the "White Ice" (sounds tasty and refreshing))

I've seen these keyboards up to $140 just months ago. But typically they were around$120. So yeah $80, what the hell. The 85% keyboard style is interesting. I think I am getting used to it and like it.

I think it's a solid keyboard for those looking to get into "keebs." If you are familiar with the word "keebs". Then you are probably already familiar with this board. If you just googled the word... then take it easy and go into the basic facts and what not.

If you want something soon that not only is built but also:
  • is still customizable. The keycaps and their color/design.
  • the switches (the spring switch((literally)) that makes keys click. If you have not felt a mechanical keyboard then this is also a good starter because the switches are pretty in between super clicky and super dull; they are brown)
  • the RGB stands for red blue green and at high level creates all colors ever and to be. or something like that. Anyway, once you plug this thing in and download its software (it is plug and play btw too, I haven't set up the lighting yet and it still operates like a standard boring keyboard.
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Who does hot swap keyboard switches? Never heard of that.
Many keyboards advertise this feature but why anyone would care all that much if they had to disconnect their keyboard for a minute to swap out a switch is beyond me. I guess it is a minor convenience and maybe important to a professional gamer for reasons unknown to me.
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Who does hot swap keyboard switches? Never heard of that.
Not sure why your response sounds so off-putting, but I feel like many people into mechanical keyboards have at least heard of hot-swap keyboards. Some people prefer this type since it is much easier to repair a faulty/malfunctioning mechanical switch by just pulling out and dropping in switches as needed instead of needing to de-solder the broken switch and soldering in a new one (not to mention that not everyone will want to buy soldering equipment or learn how to use it).
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Many keyboards advertise this feature but why anyone would care all that much if they had to disconnect their keyboard for a minute to swap out a switch is beyond me. I guess it is a minor convenience and maybe important to a professional gamer for reasons unknown to me.
The 'hot-swap' is probably just bad terminology. It is just meant that people can replace mechanical switches without soldering. I don't know if people actually swap switches while the keyboard is on, but I guess is possible. However, the original concept behind 'hot-swappable' keyboards was the whole soldering component was taken out and people could remove and install switches on the fly without special equipment beyond the switch puller.


This is a decent deal on this brand of mechanical keyboards at the very least, since their MSRP is generally $110 for complete keyboards (has the board, switches, and keycaps). This is about $10 more expensive than if buying directly from gloriousgaming.com (both Amazon and GloriousGaming.com have a sale going on), but buying directly can incur some shipping & handling fees and slower shipping time, so up to the buyer to figure out what works out better.

Glorious PC also has the barebones version (only the board, no switches, no keycaps) available on Amazon for $55. Current sale price for a barebones keyboard directly from Glorious is $39.99 + shipping, so could be much cheaper if buying directly depending on where it's being shipping to. Barebones is only available in black; if buying direct from Glorious, select a black GMMK 1 keyboard, hit the Customize button (instead of buy) and don't add switches/keycaps to the custom order.

Full (104-key) Barebones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXUL6D3/
TKL (87-key) Barebones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSVHZTT/
Compact (61-key) Barebones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J5QJTD2/
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Who does hot swap keyboard switches? Never heard of that.
Hot-swappable switches can be easily removed and installed without de-soldering and soldering, not necessarily to hot swap a switch while the keyboard is connected and running
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It's cheaper on their main website by $10.

https://www.gloriousgaming.com/pr...uilt-white
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It's cheaper on their main website by $10.

https://www.gloriousgaming.com/pr...uilt-white
But free shipping is at $99.99 or more. Showing $11.99 for just this keyboard for me.
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Great timing! My old Logitech Romer-G keyboard took a crap last week and the backup membrane keyboard is just so mushy. I don't game much any more, but a good keyboard is a must for work. Thanks for sharing!
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Quote from zAKai :
Not sure why your response sounds so off-putting, but I feel like many people into mechanical keyboards have at least heard of hot-swap keyboards. Some people prefer this type since it is much easier to repair a faulty/malfunctioning mechanical switch by just pulling out and dropping in switches as needed instead of needing to de-solder the broken switch and soldering in a new one (not to mention that not everyone will want to buy soldering equipment or learn how to use it).

The 'hot-swap' is probably just bad terminology. It is just meant that people can replace mechanical switches without soldering. I don't know if people actually swap switches while the keyboard is on, but I guess is possible. However, the original concept behind 'hot-swappable' keyboards was the whole soldering component was taken out and people could remove and install switches on the fly without special equipment beyond the switch puller.


This is a decent deal on this brand of mechanical keyboards at the very least, since their MSRP is generally $110 for complete keyboards (has the board, switches, and keycaps). This is about $10 more expensive than if buying directly from gloriousgaming.com (both Amazon and GloriousGaming.com have a sale going on), but buying directly can incur some shipping & handling fees and slower shipping time, so up to the buyer to figure out what works out better.

Glorious PC also has the barebones version (only the board, no switches, no keycaps) available on Amazon for $55. Current sale price for a barebones keyboard directly from Glorious is $39.99 + shipping, so could be much cheaper if buying directly depending on where it's being shipping to. Barebones is only available in black; if buying direct from Glorious, select a black GMMK 1 keyboard, hit the Customize button (instead of buy) and don't add switches/keycaps to the custom order.

Full (104-key) Barebones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXUL6D3/
TKL (87-key) Barebones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSVHZTT/
Compact (61-key) Barebones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J5QJTD2/
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I have the TKL version with their in-house Panda switches. It's miles better than the cheap Amazon brands. I've had Aukey and Velocifire prebuilt cheapo boards and this is much nicer.
Brown Gateron so it won't be loud like blue or clicky switches, which is good.
I'm not trying to plug Glorious as a company but at the same time I wish I had started with something this good, it would have cut back on e-waste to get here. And skip the loud switches for your first mechanical keyboard IMO.
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These are pretty popular with gamers. It's all my son will use now,, going on about 3 years.
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The only worth buying one is gmmk pro and it's not in there lol
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good deal, but i think mechanical switches is in the past, looking for optical switches 68 key keyboard now.
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The only worth buying one is gmmk pro and it's not in there lol
Agreed. GMMK Pro feels much more quality than these. Too pricey though.
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I have the TKL version with their in-house Panda switches. It's miles better than the cheap Amazon brands. I've had Aukey and Velocifire prebuilt cheapo boards and this is much nicer.
Brown Gateron so it won't be loud like blue or clicky switches, which is good.
I'm not trying to plug Glorious as a company but at the same time I wish I had started with something this good, it would have cut back on e-waste to get here. And skip the loud switches for your first mechanical keyboard IMO.
I have the same setup. I would not recommend the in-house GMMK Panda switches though, they fail more often than I'd like (seems any bending from hard presses can cause them to fail) and they are LOUD.

I also have a compact 60% GMMK with the Brown Gaterons and none have failed in over a year, and they are very comfortable for typing.
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