Glorious GMMK vs Ducky One 2
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- Ratings
Mixed usage
What it is: This is the combination of all the different uses to evaluate how versatile a keyboard is. An everyday keyboard should be well-rounded enough to adapt to most situations and environments without significant impact when working or playing games.
Score components:
Gaming
What it is: How well-adapted the keyboard is when playing. The keyboard should allow you to do more with your game, from playing in a dark environment with backlighting to programming multiple actions to one keypress.
Score components:
  • 16% Actuation Force
  • 16% Pre-Travel
  • 16% Build Quality
  • 14% Backlighting
  • 11% Ergonomics
  • 11% Macro Programmable Keys
  • 11% Software
  • 5% Windows
Mobile/Tablet
What it is: How well the keyboard adapts to constant moving and quick storing. Your general ability to transport the keyboard and use it quickly everywhere should be as easy as possible.
Score components:
  • 21% Bluetooth
  • 17% Width
  • 17% Weight
  • 12% Multi-Device Pairing
  • 8% Battery Type
  • 5% Build Quality
  • 5% Windows
  • 5% Android
  • 5% iOS
  • 5% iPadOS
Office
What it is: How well the keyboard can deliver features useful for working at the office. It should offer optimal comfort for long usage and a satisfying typing experience.
Score components:
Programming
What it is: How well the keyboard can deliver features useful to programming. It should offer optimal comfort for long use, and offer a lot of customization options and easy setup on different OS.
Score components:
  • 26% Typing Quality
  • 16% Build Quality
  • 15% Ergonomics
  • 11% Backlighting
  • 11% Macro Programmable Keys
  • 6% Multi-Device Pairing
  • 5% Windows
  • 5% macOS
  • 5% Linux
- Main
Connectivity
Size
What it is: The size of the keyboard. A keyboard with all the function keys and a numpad is a full-size keyboard. A keyboard without a numpad is a TenKeyLess or TKL. A keyboard with only the alphanumeric or "typewriter" keys is a compact keyboard. The percentages refer to the number of keys compared to a full-size keyboard.
When it matters: When you need more room on the right of the board to use your mouse, when you value your desktop real estate, or want a minimalist keyboard, get a compact/TKL keyboard. When you make heavy use of the numpad or just can't do without it, get a full-size keyboard.
Mechanical
What it is: Whether or not the board is equipped with mechanical switches.
When it matters: When you're looking for a specific keystroke feel.
- Design
Score components:
  • 50% Build Quality
  • 40% Ergonomics
  • 5% Backlighting
  • 5% Wireless Versatility
- Dimensions
What it is: The dimensions of the keyboard without its accessories.
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Height
What it is: The height from the desk to the top of the escape key with the lowest incline setting.
When it matters: When trying to find a keyboard to fit your setup.
Width
Depth
Weight
- Build Quality
What it is: The material quality, whether it has a cheap/expensive feel, and the assembly quality. Poor build quality might lessen the expected lifetime of the product and may also affect comfort.
When it matters: When you're looking for a well-built product with quality materials and a durable design.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
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- Ergonomics
What it is: The general design, ease of use, and shape of the keyboard that define the comfort of use.
When it matters: When you use your keyboard for long durations and want to optimize the comfort and ease of use.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
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Board Design
What it is: The design of the keyboard; "straight" is a typical keyboard, and "ergonomic" is a keyboard with features and shapes that allow for better comfort.
When it matters: When you use your keyboard for long durations and want to optimize the comfort and ease of use.
Incline Settings
What it is: The number of incline configurations available.
When it matters: When you'd like to see the keys easier. If you're a touch typist, you'll want to set the tilt to a minimum to limit wrist extension.
Wrist Rest
- Backlighting
What it is: If the keyboard is illuminated from the inside.
When it matters: If you plan to use the keyboard at night, in a dark room, or for aesthetic reasons (RGB).
Score components:
  • 34% Color
  • 33% Brightness Settings
  • 33% Individually Backlit Keys
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Backlighting
Color
Brightness Settings
What it is: Whether the brightness of the backlight can be adjusted.
When it matters: When you want to be able to tune the brightness of the keyboard.
Individually Backlit Keys
What it is: Whether the keys are individually lit or an LED strip is used to light areas of the keyboard.
When it matters: When you want to control your keyboard's lighting.
- Cable
Detachable
What it is: If the wire can be detached for transport or to use the keyboard wirelessly.
When it matters: When you're transporting the keyboard often, or if you want to be able to swap the cable for a better quality one.
Length
Connector (Keyboard side)
- Wireless Versatility
What it is: The wireless technology used by the keyboard.
When it matters: When you want to know if your keyboard will be compatible with your device(s).
Score components:
  • 63% Bluetooth
  • 25% Multi-Device Pairing
  • 12% Battery Type
Bluetooth
What it is: Bluetooth support for a wireless keyboard.
When it matters: When using the device with a tablet, a phone, or a laptop that has Bluetooth options.
Proprietary Receiver
What it is: When the manufacturer uses its own wireless protocol.
When it matters: When you don't require Bluetooth connectivity, or want to use the manufacturer's technology.
Multi-Device Pairing
What it is: A Bluetooth setting allowing the keyboard to be paired to multiple devices at once. The user can switch between devices by pressing a key or a combination of keys.
When it matters: When you're using the keyboard with multiple Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Battery Type
What it is: The type of battery that the keyboard uses. Usually AAA, AA, or rechargeable batteries.
- Extra Features
What it is: Keyboards sometimes have extra functionalities such as programmable keys, or controls such as scroll wheels or trackpads.
When it matters: When you want to be able to use your keyboard without a mouse (trackpad) or perform complex actions with a simple keypress (programmable keys).
Extra Features
Media Keys
What it is: Extra keys allowing you to easily control your media player (play/pause, forward, backward, sound up, sound down, etc).
When it matters: When you use the keyboard for entertainment and want quick access to your media player controls.
Macro Programmable Keys
What it is: Programmable keys let you assign custom key actions, rearrange keys, and record macros.
When it matters: When you want to perform complex actions at the press of a button or reassign actions to a different button.
Extra Controls
What it is: Whether a keyboard includes an integrated trackpad, scroll wheel, knob, trackball, etc.
When it matters: When you want extra control over certain applications, or use your keyboard without a mouse.
USB Passthrough
What it is: A USB port allowing you to plug a peripheral such as a mouse to the PC through the keyboard, without any processing.
When it matters: When plugging a device directly into your computer is inconvenient.
Numpad
Windows Key Lock
What it is: Disable the windows key function.
When it matters: When playing games, this feature prevents you from returning to the desktop by mistake.
- In The Box
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- Typing Experience
Score components:
- Keystrokes
What it is: The general feel of the keypress, force, and travel required; tactile feedback.
When it matters: The feel of a keyboard is a personal matter and should be considered carefully. A different feel will be desired for something like gaming or typing, but there's no universal rule.
Feel Graph
Key Switches
What it is: The technology used to activate a keypress.
When it matters: When you want a particular feel from your keyboard.
Feel
What it is: Keys have different feedback dependent on technology. Linear switches have a smooth operation and no tactile feedback. Tactile switches have a small bump around the actuation point, allowing the user to feel when a press has been registered. Clicky switches have the same bump as tactile switches with an additional "click" sound.
When it matters: A feel can be preferred depending on your use. Linear will be great for gaming, tactile will be good for typing, and clicky will be great for typing. That said, a gamer can prefer using clicky switches and a fast typist linear switches.
Actuation Force
What it is: Force necessary to activate a key.
Value Feel
< 45 g Very Light
45g to 65g Light
> 65 g Heavy
When it matters: Light keys will be less tiring for long typing sessions. Heavier keys can help prevent typos by enforcing more deliberate key presses.
Noticeable difference: 5 gf
Pre-Travel
What it is: The distance before a key is activated.
When it matters: Whether you prefer a fast and sensitive board or a more secure board with less potential for typos.
Noticeable difference: 0.7 mm
Total Travel
What it is: Distance before a key bottoms out.
When it matters: Whether you like a short or long stroke.
Noticeable difference: 0.7 mm
- Typing Quality
What it is: The overall feel of the keyboard.
When it matters: When you use the keyboard for extended periods of time.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
- Typing Noise
What it is: The sound made by the keyboard when typing.
When it matters: When working in an office, a loud keyboard can be a nuisance to your colleagues. On the flip side, the sound made when a key registers your input can improve your typing experience.
Typing Sample
Noise
What it is: Sound emitted by the keyboard while typing.
When it matters: Very Quiet is close to silent. Quiet can be used in the office without disturbing your colleagues too much. Loud will definitely give you some looks and will annoy your colleagues.
- Software and Operating System
What it is: Software allows you to do more with your keyboard with ease.
When it matters: When you want to customize your layout, use multiple layers, use macros, or just personalize the illumination.
Score components:
  • 50% Software
  • 50% Keyboard Compatibility
- Software
What it is: The list of parameters that the software offers that are compatible with the tested keyboard.
When it matters: When you want to be able to customize your settings using a dedicated software; e.g. key binds, illumination.
Score components:
  • 16% Account Required
  • 16% Profiles
  • 16% Onboard Memory
  • 9% Cloud Sync
  • 9% Backlight Programming
  • 16% Macro Programming
  • 9% Software Windows Compatible
  • 9% Software macOS Compatible
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Software
Account Required
What it is: Some software needs to be accessed with a user account.
When it matters: If you don't want to be bothered with the creation of an account to save your keyboard settings.
Profiles
What it is: The ability to make and save multiple profiles of custom settings in the software.
When it matters: When you use a lot of different applications requiring different settings of programmable buttons, or you share your keyboard with someone else.
Onboard Memory
What it is: If the keyboard allows you to store your settings on the onboard memory.
When it matters: When you want to use your keyboard settings without having the software installed and if you're using your keyboard on different computers.
Cloud Sync
What it is: If the software allows the settings to be synced to the cloud.
When it matters: When you want to easily synchronize your settings across multiple devices over the internet, or after a re-installation of the software or operating system.
Backlight Programming
What it is: If the software allows for RGB programming (e.g. patterns, colors, etc).
When it matters: When you want to be able to customize the keyboard lighting.
Macro Programming
What it is: If the software or keyboard allows macro programming.
When it matters: When you want to execute repetitive tasks by pressing a key or a combination of keys.
Software Windows Compatible
What it is: If the software has a Windows version.
When it matters: When you're using a Windows computer.
Software macOS Compatible
What it is: If the software has a macOS version.
When it matters: When you are using a macOS computer.
- Keyboard Compatibility
What it is: If the keyboard can use all of its features on different operating systems.
When it matters: When you plan to use the keyboard on a particular operating system.
Score components:
  • 29% Windows
  • 29% macOS
  • 24% Linux
  • 6% Android
  • 6% iOS
  • 6% iPadOS
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