Mechanical Keyboard Battle: Glorious GMMK VS. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum – Glorious PC Gaming Race
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Mechanical Keyboard Battle: Glorious GMMK VS. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

We already compared our Glorious GMMK to Razer's flagship mechanical keyboard - the BlackWidow Chroma® (V2). You can read more about it here. As for now, it's time to move on to Round 2: Glorious GMMK VS. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum®.

NOTE - This article does NOT talk about the overall benefits of using a mechanical keyboard. On the contrary, it assumes you already know the basics and pros of using mechanical keyboards. For more information on why mechanical keyboards are all the hype nowadays, click here.

Glorious GMMK VS. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum®

General information

 Keyboard
Type Size Body type Layout Software
Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard (GMMK) Gaming mechanical keyboard Full, TKL pre-orders available Sandblasted aluminum faceplate US Layout Available on website
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum® Gaming mechanical keyboard Full Aircraft-grade anodized
brushed aluminum frame
US Layout Available on website

 

Mechanical switches and keycaps

  • About to order a Glorious GMMK? Then, you'll notice that we let you choose from 6 *different mechanical switches:
      Name Gateron Green Gateron Red
      Gateron Clear
      Gateron Blue Gateron Brown Gateron Black
      Type clicky linear linear clicky tactile linear

      *You can experiment with other mechanical switch brands with the Glorious GMMK. For more information on mechanical switches and their importance, click here.

      Regarding the keycaps, we use ABS doubleshot plastic ones for maximum contrast lettering and zero legend wear.

      • Ordering a Corsair K95 RGB Platinum®? Then, you can choose between the following mechanical switches:
       Name Cherry MX RGB Brown Cherry MX RGB Speed
      Type

      tactile

      linear

        As for the keycaps, they are made from ABS plastic.

        Price Range

        • When purchasing our Glorious GMMK keyboard, the starting price for the customized (full & TKL) version is $59.99 (barebones). Depending on whether you choose mechanical switches and keycaps, the price can go up to $114.97.
        • Getting the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum® will cost you $199.99. When ordering, you're required to choose Cherry MX switches, plus a wrist rest is included.

        Some brand-specific features

        • Glorious GMMK

        - First mechanical keyboard taking modularity to the next level. Featuring hot-swappable switches for Cherry, Gateron, and Kailh branded switches.

        - Lets you easily remove and install any MX-based switch without soldering. Simply pop out the switch just like a keycap, and mix/match to test out to your heart's content.

        - Standard bottom row for maximum compatibility, i.e. same size for all keycaps at the bottom.

        - Minimalist design, very easy to clean.

        - RGB LED lights with 18 pre-installed effects and 1 slot for user-defined effect (variable animation speeds and brightness settings).

        • Corsair K95 RGB Platinum®

        - Comes bundled with a good wrist rest (check out our Glorious wrist rests here).

        - 6 macro keys aligned in a single column.

        - 8MB of built-in memory for macro profile storage.

        - The Cherry MX mechanical switches are a good pre-built choice.

        Round 3 is only a few days away...

        And with this, Round 2 of our mechanical keyboard battles has come to an end. Worry not, though, as we'll be picking up where we left off with Round 3 this weekend. So, stay tuned!

         

        NOTE: We are not affiliated with Corsair in any way.

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