The Compact (61 key), RGB, modular mechanical keyboard. Comes preinstalled with Gateron brown switches & black keycaps. Ready to go - requires no setup. Perfect for someone new to mechanical keyboards.
Trying out different switches, replacing old ones, and matching several types of mechanical keyboard switches used to be difficult and required advanced technical skill. The patent pending Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard (GMMK) is the world’s first mechanical keyboard featuring hot-swappable switches for Cherry, Gateron, and Kailh branded switches.
Ever wonder what Gateron Blues felt like? Or what is the craze behind the Cherry MX clears? Want to use Gateron Reds for your WASD, but Gateron Blacks for all your other keys? With the GMMK, you no longer have to purchase an entire new keyboard, or disassemble and solder your switches – you can simply pop out the switch just like a keycap, and mix/match to test out and use any combination of switches you desire.
Armed with a glorious sandblasted aluminum face plate, 100% anti-ghosting (full NRKO), LED back lighting (several modes), modular switches, double shot injection keycaps, and minimalistic design - The GMMK is revolutionizing the mechanical keyboard market, giving users full control without needing any technical experience.
This is the last keyboard you will ever need to buy.
< 5 seconds to replace a switch
Easily remove keycaps & switches for your entire keyboard. Use any combo and brand of a compatible MX switch.
Choose the switch that you want
We offer several different MX switches to pick from. Each switch has its own unique feel, sound, and experience.
Macros & Hotkeys
Create and assign macros to any key with our GMMK software. Secondary icons printed on only pre-built keyboards.
Rubber feet and pads to prevent your keyboard from sliding. Keycap puller holder included.
Discreet LED indicators
Soft Nums/Caps/Scroll lock lighting that is easy on the eyes.
Attention to detail
High quality gold-plated and removable braided USB cable.
Sandblasted Aluminum Faceplate
Professional-grade aluminum delivers a premium look and feel.
Artisan ESC keys
Comes with an alternative ESC key if you prefer a uniform look.
What's in the box?
Glorious sticker, keycap puller, switch puller artisan and default ESC keys.
Compatible with most custom keycap sets (standard bottom row).
1 year limited Manufacturer Warranty
The GMMK is designed to work the following switch brands: Cherry, Gateron, Kailh. We currently sell Gateron and Kailh GMMK-compatible switches on our website.
Although other brands of switches besides Cherry/Gateron/Kailh will fit, they may be loose or have a tighter fit than normal.
There are several types of Cherry/Gateron/Kailh switches available. These are the specific requirements for the type of switches that are compatible
How long does it take to assemble the Barebones version and do I need any tools?
What is the difference between the Barebone and the Pre-Built version of keyboard?
Where can I buy compatible switches?
Does the GMMK come with any pre-installed switches/keycaps?
Does the GMMK come with any pre-installed stabilizers?
Yes, all our boards come pre-installed with stabilizers.
Can I use any combination of switches?
Can I swap switches while the keyboard is powered on?
Can LED's be disabled?
How hard is it to replace/swap out switches?
Is there a standard bottom row? Can I use other keycap sets?
Can I use a non-LED switch with this keyboard?
Is the USB cable detachable?
Is the backlight RGB?
Am I beautiful?
This board is built like a tank and I had zero issues building with it. I bought the compact barebones, some Kailh speed silver switches and Hyper X pudding Keycaps. Compared to my corsair K70 it does seem a tad more responsive in game due to the switch choice. I cannot speak for the programming of the board as far as arrow keys and other functions go due to the fact I only really use it for FPS and streaming. I haven't felt a loss of functionality other than losing my volume controls on my keyboard. Due to packaging, this board just happened to have a booklet in the box line up the wrong way and the staples from the book scratched the board in two places quite a bit. One was by the USB plug in which I don't see anyways and the other is now covered by keycaps. Overall love this setup and would highly recommend it to anyone into gaming.
Needed a small form factor keyboard for my application, using a gaming keypad, keyboard, and still having room to move my mouse. Was really debating on whether a tenkeyless, or a sixty percent was the way to go. After having a sixty percent 'compact' for about a month now, and allowing it to grow on me, I don't know how I've lived without it. The 'hotswap' functionality is awesome, I actually plan to set up some keys with a "clicky" feel, and heavier springs, but as it sits now with 'pro purples' it's like a little slice of heaven to type with.
As others have mentioned, the board is a total tank. And comming from someone with dozens of boards laying around, ranging from 50 to 150$, just all in full size form factor, I'd rather use this board than any other, even my high end gaming boards. The only gripe I even have is from getting used to having a volume roller, on my previous favorite board. Personally, I'd like to see some sixty percent boards with one, or two slider switches, or rollers, built into the sides, there just aren't any on the market.
All that said, again, this board is by far the nicest component of my setup, outshining everything else I own in build quality. And that's no small task in my house. This has endeared me to the whole company in a way that I can't fully express. Started with a mousepad, now I've got the keyboard, next I'll likely go for the model-O. All I can say is if you're considering a high end gaming/typing keyboard, do yourself a favor and whip this thing up. It shines like a diamond amid boards that cost twice as much...
I can't stress how much I love the simplicity, feel, and design of this keyboard. It really feels like its built by people who actually play games. Glorious is my new go to brand for gaming stuff, Wireless Lightweight Glorious PC mouse when?
I bought this keyboard mostly for the hot-swap functionality. I wanted something I could use to test a variety of different mx-style switches without having to go through the hassle of de-soldering and re-soldering switches every time. I also wanted something with a 60% form-factor, and something relatively well-made.
This board ticked all the boxes, so I bought the barebones kit, since I already had switches and keycaps I wanted to use. One issue I noticed immediately on getting it out of the box is that it's not compatible with PCB-mount switches. Not a big deal, though. All you have to do is clip off the little plastic pieces on the switch to make it work.
Most of the typing experience comes from whatever kind of mechanical keyswitch you decide to put in, of course, but the board does feel incredibly solid to type on (I'm using NovelKeys cream switches). I'm also happy to report that there is almost no stabilizer rattle. There is the tiniest amount of rattle in the middle of the spacebar, but I don't really hear it during actual typing (I hit the spacebar pretty off-center anyway.)
My issue with the board is that, other than the RGB lighting, it's not configurable in any way whatsoever. Being a 60% board, having a configurable function layer is a very important feature, but it's entirely absent here. Unfortunately, there are several default key bindings that I'm not a huge fan of.. For example, I prefer to have my arrow keys bound to WASD, but here, you're stuck with IJKL. I also like to have Delete bound to backspace, but on this board, it's bound to the double-quote key. I also prefer caps lock as my function key, but there is no way to change it.
If they just added some basic configurability, I would be much happier with this keyboard.
i never bought it