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Glorious Modular Keyboard (Gateron Browns)

Glorious Modular Keyboard (Gateron Browns)

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Is this compatible with Mac, iOS and Linux?
I wish the GMMK had an option for an aluminum case. I have one, and I really like it (It's not my daily driver, but one to try out switches). The case is so thin that I want the aluminum there to make it feel more sturdy. That being said, it's a solid keyboard, esp for RGB. Hot swappable gives you a ton of options, too. But if you look at other comments, Id buy it through the main site with a referral.
As others have stated, build quality isn't bad for the price. It's really nice to have the hot swappable feature, especially if you're new to the mechanical keyboard stuff and want to try out different switches. I ended up putting genuine cherry stabs in mine, which I clipped and lubed, and that made a big difference(stabs are noisy). I also stuck a sheet of sorbothane inside it to dampen the sound (it made a pretty big difference), as well as some big rubber bumpons on the back, since one of the plastic legs started to crack and made the keyboard wobble when I used them.
Really don't think that gmmk is that good of a keyboard at all for the money it really should be 40 or even 30 dollars it is super light and loud the case just feels empty the hot swap is great but the build quality just isn't good
nogoodnames
For the price the build quality is fine. Find me another hot swap aluminum case detachable cable board that isn't from a ABC company on amazon. I have one with zeal 65s and quiet clips, it's not the quietest board I own but it isn't the loudest either.
Shark50521
Seems reasonable for a project board or custom wood board. I would ditch the case, keep the face if its decent quality/thickness. Otherwise though everything but the PCB would be binned.
I just can't get over the utterly ridiculous name. Immediately kills any interest I might otherwise have in the product.
mesaone
That's just silly. It's not branded anywhere you can see while in use (if at all? I have misplaced mine and can't check at the moment)
How many of you guys are having problems with the plate bending and switches becoming wobbly after repeated swapping? I see a few isolated comments like that but I can't tell if its a huge issue.
Does the barebones come with stabilizers?
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Thanks!
josh_b
yes
I suggest just buying this on their site without the switches (unless those are the ones you want) and then pick whatever ones you want after.
Does anyone know if this keyboard will communicate with RGB Fusion software in the Gigabyte App Center?
The_Manic_Geek
There is no reason to believe that it could. Different keyboard firmwares.
I bought one (ten key) last Christmas through their website.The space bar is pretty mushy, so plan on getting better stabilizers. The RGB software is clunky, but satisfies my needs. I would recommend this keyboard.
I ended up putting Aliaz stems on 82g springs into a Gateron housing with yellow linear leaves and some are modified by me with aquarium sealant. Works pretty well with lube and they're pretty quiet even without clips or O-rings. I've been thinking of changing to 100g springs, but I like them as they are now plenty.
I've found on the GMMK the gateron housings hold really well, where the Aliaz stems are the quietest and the springs are season to taste, as are the leaves for the type of housing you want to use (linear, clickly, tactile).
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I can barely tolerate anything above 70g for long-term use. 150g sounds ludicrous.
Urano_Metria
I was actually going to go for 100g, but I couldn't get them, so I settled...it's a bit stiff.
Received mine a week before the estimated shipping date. I'm entirely happy about the purchase.
This might be a dumb question, but is the RGB programmable? If so how would I go about doing some crazy fun stuff on this keyboard?
9monsoon
It's per key so you are able to customise it, but I think if you want to do really crazy things with APIs, I think you might not be able to.
9monsoon
It is, but the software leaves a LOT to be desired. They didn't seem interested in taking it further when I spoke to the makers. They seemed only interested in the hardware. I told them the software and hardware go hand-in-hand.
is it possible to swap caps and ctrl using the "GMMK Keyboard Editor" software?
I keep reporting these referral spam posts, but nothing happens!
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They're doing it again. Look up at the top. There are a few people trying to post their referral links, and they really need to be barred from commenting on MD.
Urano_Metria
Got 'em. Thanks for the flag, my friend.
Excellent keyboard. Bought mine barebones direct from the vendor and using box pale blues.
BlueCrowned
Clickbar switches are probably the best "new" thing in keyboards imo, so much crisper than click jacket switches
Kay can a mod do something about the spamming of referral links on here? Its ridiculous. I've reported it but still nothing.
Keyboii
On it. Thanks!
Don't get this board! Just build one, after doing quite a few swaps, the switches get kinda wobbly.
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That does happen sometimes but it's really not a huge deal.
Nah, I hate the 60% layout, it's messy. Yet, somehow, the amout of DIY support they have is insane. No one sells regular 80% tkl parts.
my boyfriend keeps trying to convince me to get a mechanical keyboard cause it's nicer, is this a good one to get?
victoryaas
Yes!
Get the barebones version, browns are kinda underwhelming imo
Typing on mine right now, for $51 it's a steal
The non-barebones version of the TKL is already sold out?!
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I use mine as a glorified switch tester now; if I try out a switch and really like it, I'll do a build with them. Otherwise I'll just sell them on in mechmarket. It's pretty hard to judge switch feel if you just use single switches in a tester imo.
I'v read on reddit that it helps dampening the sound if you put thin foamstrips on the inside of the case under the PCB.
doesn't look like a warranty is included, so be careful. one of my boards from massdrop kinda died and it's a paperweight now
I just can't decide between full and TKL. So I'll probably order a full one with switches and keycaps and barebone TKL so I can change from time to time :)
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Those are SUPER light, just to let you know. They're 35g, compared to reds which are 45g. But if that's what you're into, go for it!
princessvikky426
Yup. That's what I love from my reds: the lightness.
I even consider my reds too heavy sometimes :)
Personally I use one with box Jades, the gateron clickies aren't satisfying and the box whites don't have the tactility. They're good for the price, but I'd recommend you buy something like zeals if you want a good tactile switch over what they have on their store.
I love my GMMK. Bought it for $60 straight from the manufacturer and without the switches/caps, so I could get what I wanted.
I Love these keyboards, I use one at work as my everyday, and I also use one as my test board. I'm always getting suckered into getting new switches and this thing makes this hobby (addiction) so much more easy and fun. They've accepted every switch Ive thrown at them, Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Hako, etc! They're pretty solid, nice build quality and the switches hold firm and detach easily with the included tool. Not the prettiest or coolest looking KB, but worth every penny!
As much as I like MD, don't forget that its A LOT CHEAPER and faster to buy these awesome keyboards directly from them with MY referral code, that I too will profit from ;)
Also, you get to choose better switches or no switches at all.
Enjoy and thank you :P
EDIT : Ah I didn't know you can hot swap the switches, in that case It's rather cheap even if I were to buy myself a full set of Cherry MX switches. Since it's actually a modular board I have to take back what I said this is great then. Rather cheap as well even if you buy your own switches, but It of course adding in the caps be more costly, but I have ton of spare ones lying around lol....

A review for this board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-tttABwLh4
Currently I'm not buying this keyboard and I doubt I would in future because of it using Geteron switches.... Make a Cherry MX version and WITHOUT RGB nonsense, and if it's available in future again I may actually consider it ! It's really a nice looking KB. But Gateron is the biggest deal breaker for me, along with the RGB rubbish. Imagine the KB can be sold so much cheaper without RGB or maybe just even it up by using Cherry MX instead by saving on the RGB nonsense....just my opinion. Then again there are still lots of KB choices out there my opinion could mean nothing.
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It doesn't support pcb mount
You're misunderstanding the article you linked. "Plate provides a more robust keyboard, but increases production costs."
As in the metal plate itself, since PCB mounted switches don't require the plate and allow the board to just be a frame, PCB, switches, and caps. Omitting the plate reduces cost and changes feel.
Other than the two prongs on the bottom there is no difference between the construction of place mounted Cherry switches and PCB mounted Cherry switches.
For anyone wondering, The barebones price is not actually saving you any money over buying it directly. Even though the assembled version saves quite a bit.
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Catastrophic
I was happy to see the GMMK come back up on the drop list, but almost fell for this; was going to buy it switch/capless thinking I was saving money vs buying it straight from GMMK!
willouie
I have also been looking for this to drop/go on sale. I plan on getting some Burnt Orange switches for it.