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The “GMMK” Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


The GMMK gaming keyboard — short for “Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard” — is perfect for anyone new to mechanical keyboards and wanting to get their feet wet a little.

The premium and sturdy build quality somehow feels more expensive than it is, and you can endlessly customize it by swapping out and even mixing-and-matching the keycaps and switches (of the 3-pin, plate-mounted variety) to your heart’s content:

Trying out different switches, replacing old ones, and matching several types of mechanical keyboard switches used to be difficult and required extreme technical skill. The 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 entirely 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.

(It comes loaded with Gateron Brown switches out of the box, in case you’re wondering.)


On top of the hot-swappable keys, you can customize things even further with the GMMK’s 16.8-million color RGB LED backlighting, for which you can adjust the brightness and enable mesmerizing effects.


There are three sizes of the GMMK to choose from, each of which costs $110:

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