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Glorious GMMK Numpad vs. Keychron Q0

In this comparison, Glitchmind will be examining the Glorious GMMK Numpad vs. Keychron Q0 Numpad, two popular mechanical num pads that cater to different user preferences and requirements. These numpads boast unique features and design elements, making them appealing to various users.

Glorious GMMK Numpad

The Glorious GMMK Numpad is a highly customizable mechanical numpad part of the Glorious GMMK line. This numpad is designed for enthusiasts looking to tailor their peripherals to match their preferences. Key features include:

  1. Hot-swappable switches: The GMMK Numpad allows users to easily change out their mechanical switches without soldering, making it an excellent choice for those who like to experiment with different switch types.
  2. RGB backlighting: The GMMK Numpad features customizable RGB backlighting, allowing users to personalize their Numpad lighting effects.
  3. High-quality build: Its aluminum top plate and floating keycap design make the GMMK Numpad durable and stylish.

Glorious GMMK Numpad

Keychron Q0 Numpad

The Keychron Q0 is a compact, minimalist mechanical numpad that prioritizes functionality and simplicity. This numpad is ideal for users who need a reliable and straightforward numpad to complement their existing setup. Key features include:

  1. Wireless connectivity: The Keychron Q0 Numpad features Bluetooth and USB Type-C connections, making it a versatile choice for wireless users.
  2. Extended battery life: With a large battery capacity, the Q0 Numpad can last several weeks on a single charge, depending on usage.
  3. Multiple switch options: The Keychron Q0 is available with various mechanical switches, allowing users to choose to suit their typing preferences.

Keychron Q0 Numpad

Glorious GMMK Numpad vs. Keychron Q0

1. Dimensions

SizeCompact (75%)Compact (75%)
Height1.7″ (4.3 cm)1.9″ (4.9 cm)
Width13.1″ (33.2 cm)12.9″ (32.7 cm)
Depth5.3″ (13.5 cm)5.7″ (14.5 cm)
Depth With Wrist RestN/AN/A
Weight3.88 lbs (1.760 kg)3.82 lbs (1.731 kg)


The weight and height that we measured for the GLORIOUS GMMK PRO we measured also include the keys and switches that can be purchased separately.

If you’re looking for an alternative keyboard with the same shape but much smaller, look at Keychron V Series. Keychron V Series includes the smaller (75 percent) Keychron V1.

Keychron Q Pro

The Keychron Q1 Pro has a Compact (75 percent) design and does not have the Numpad and a complete navigation cluster. It has limited space on desks and features a rather high profile and a hefty weight because of its aluminum body.

2. Build Quality


The GLORIOUS GMMK PRO is exceptionally solidly constructed. It’s built of an entire aluminum frame and a base plate; both feel extremely solid and do not move in any way. Four tiny circular rubber feet on the bottom offer excellent grip, but the massive mass of the piece may aid in this.

It’s GPT Rain Forest keycaps we purchased for the board come with dye sublimation legends which feel fantastic and long-lasting; however, the feel may differ based on the cap you select.

The alphanumerical keys do have some slight wobble, but it’s not evident when typing. The Tab key and right Shift wobble significantly, which can be noticed when ordering.

Keychron Q Pro

They feel incredibly well-built. They are top-quality and have a solid aluminum case, a polycarbonate plate, and PBT keycaps. The four rubber feet at the bottom do a great job of holding the keyboards in place, and the keys feel solid overall.

But some stabilizers are louder, and specifically, the backspace and enter keys sound and feel more sluggish than you would expect if compared with the earlier Keycrhon Q Series models we’ve tried.

3. Ergonomics

Board Design StraightStraight
Minimum Incline 5.2°
Medium Incline N/AN/A
Maximum Incline N/AN/A
Wrist Rest NoNo


The GLORIOUS GMMK PRO is an excellent board with unimpressive ergonomics. It’s a straight board with no incline setting and a relatively high profile. It’s not equipped with an armrest; however, GLORIOUS has a few.

Keychron Q Pro

The keyboards’ ergonomics could be better. They come with a fixed angle and a high profile. The model doesn’t come with a wrist rest, meaning you’ll have to bend your wrists at a steep slope to reach all keys, causing discomfort and fatigue while typing for extended periods.

Keychron offers wrist rests on their website as an additional purchase. The keyboards are also equipped with an exclusive KSA profile keycap, which Keychron claims is optimized for ergonomics. Keycaps are based on the standard SA profile, but they are higher and more concave.

4. Backlighting

Individually Backlit KeysYesYes
Color MixingOkPoor


Its GLORIOUS GMMK PRO features stunning RGB backlighting with individual keys. It is possible to adjust the brightness levels and alter the effects and colors using the Glorious Core software.

The board isn’t very good at mixing colors, so if you wish to switch your lighting to white, you will notice small indications of pink in certain places.

The GLORIOUS Keycaps for GPBT we purchased doesn’t have a shine-through feature, which makes it difficult to discern how the keys are shaped in dark rooms. However, you could buy and install any shine-through keycaps you like, should this be a problem.

Keychron Q Pro

The keyboards come with full RGB backlighting, with programmable effects and settings for brightness that you can alter directly from the keyboards. However, there’s a large amount of mixing color, and if you’re using white-only backlighting, it appears to be more blue than white.

5. Cable & Connector

DetachableYes (Wired Only Keyboard)Yes (Wired Mode and Charge)
Length6.1 ft (1.9 m)5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Connector (Keyboard side)USB type-CUSB type-C


Our GMMK PRO GLORIOUS unit includes a black USB-C to USB-A braided cord. It is of good quality. However, it does kink quickly. Make sure the cable is white if you choose it in the White Ice variant.

Keychron Q Pro

The keyboards come with a cable that is a USB-C-to-USB-C braided charging cable. Additionally, a USB C to USB-A adapter comes inside the package. The cable is of high-end quality; however, it does have some knots from the packaging. The cable above is an adapter’s length (2.1cm).

6. Wireless Versatility

Bluetooth Multi-Device PairingNo3
Proprietary ReceiverNoNo
Battery TypeNo BatteriesRechargeable

Keychron claims these keyboards come with batteries that last as long as 300 hours when backlighting off and 100 hours with lighting on (at the dimmest setting).

7. Hardware Customization

Replaceable Cherry StabilizersYes
Stabilizer FixationScrew-in
Spacebar Stabilizer Size6.25u
Size Of Right Mod Keys1u
Hot-Swappable SwitchesYes
Switch Stem ShapeCherry MX Style
Switch PCB Socket5-pin
North-Facing Cherry MX InterferenceNo

The keyboards offer an impressive level of customization to the hardware. They have stabilizer screws that are readily accessible; however, this isn’t always the case with keyboards that have stabilizing screws built in. If you’re interested in modifying the keycaps, be aware those keys used to alter the right-hand part of the keyboard have a 1u, not the more usual 1.25u.

8. Extra Features

Media KeysHot KeysNon-Dedicated
Trackpad / TrackballNoNo
Scroll WheelYesNo
Control KnobYes
USB PassthroughNoNo
Windows Key LockYesNo
Lock IndicatorCaps LockCaps Lock
Macro Programmable KeysAll


The GLORIOUS GMMK PRO comes with various additional features, such as a programmable clock and a programmable knob, which can be swapped to get a different color. Although the secondary functions aren’t labeled on the GPBT caps, we bought numerous hotkeys to control media and lock on the Windows key or cycle through layers and profiles.

All these are in the user’s guide online. RGB stripes on each side of the board blink if Caps Lock is activated. If you’re in the market for an electronic keyboard that is entirely reconfigurable, meaning that you can alter how it layouts any key, look into System76 Launch. System76 Launch.

Keychron Q Pro

These keyboards include a couple of additional features, including the Caps Lock indicator light, hotkeys for media, and the ability to program a control knob. Some hotkeys are supported in the user manual.

Similar to other Keychron keyboards we’ve tried and tested, these keyboards Keychron Q Pro Series keyboards also feature a switch on their back that switches to Windows and macOS compatibility mode. Keycaps that are specific to OS that work with both Windows and macOS are included within the case.

9. In The Box


It’s a basic keyboard that doesn’t have keys or switches. The list below is divided according to what’s included in the box, the keyboard, and what we bought separately. Our photo above illustrates the keycaps and switches in place; you can view an image of the board being disassembled here.

In the box:

  • Barebones GLORIOUS GMMK PRO keyboard
  • Cable detachable
  • Keycap puller tool
  • Tool for pulling the switch
  • Cable Braided USB-C to USB A
  • Stickers
  • Extra gasket strips
  • Warranty/Advisory card
  • Informational pamphlet on where to find the user’s guide on the internet

Sold as a separate item:

  • Three boxes GLORIOUS Panda Mechanical switches (36 switches per box)
  • The GPBT Rain Forest keycaps

Keychron Q Pro

  • Keychron Q1 Pro
  • The USB-C cable connects to the USB-C port.
  • The USB-C adapter can be connected to the USB-A port.
  • Keycaps that are window-specific
  • 4x gaskets
  • Keycap puller
  • Switch puller
  • Screwdriver
  • Hex key
  • Extra screws
  • 2x extra rubber feet
  • 2x adhesive feet stickers
  • Keyboard layout pamphlet
  • User documentation

10. Keystrokes

Key SwitchesGlorious PandaKeychron K Pro Brown
Operating Force60 gf47 gf
Actuation Force48 gf38 gf
Pre-Travel2.4 mm2.5 mm
Total Travel3.5 mm4.1 mm


The GLORIOUS Panda, indeed switches that we bought to go with the GLORIOUS GMMK PRO unit, need some force to operate and could cause fatigue to certain people, but the general feeling is light. But, as the bare board isn’t equipped with switches, you can put in any button; therefore, the results will differ based on the type and brand you choose to install.

Keychron Q Pro

These keyboards are compatible with various Keychron K Pro stock switch choices. Keychron K Pro Brown switches Keychron K Pro Brown switches on the model we purchased and tested are very tactile and light.

They also have a more considerable pre-travel distance, which can assist in preventing accidental keystrokes. Other switch options comprise Keychron K Pro Red switches with a soft linear feel and Keychron K Pro Banana switches with both tactile buttons, less pre-travel time and a longer total travel distance, and earlier bumps in the tactile area than Keychron K Pro Brown switches.

Keychron’s Q Pro Series keyboards can swap PCBs that are hot-swappable, which means it is possible to swap the stock switches to switch types that are different without soldering.

11. Quality of typing


Our GLORIOUS GMMK PRO unit comes with GPBT Rain Forest keycaps and GLORIOUS Panda switches, providing an outstanding typing experience.

The switches offer excellent tactile feedback. Even though they require a bit of pressure to operate, the overall experience is surprisingly light. The device has a high profile and isn’t equipped with an armrest, which can cause wrist strain for certain people.

The alphanumerical keys Spacebar and the Enter key each wobble a little. However, it could be more evident during normal usage.

However, when typing, the Tab key, Caps Lock, and the Right Shift key are noticeable wobbles. It is important to note that our results can only be used for the identical switches and keycaps we used. Because you can add any buttons or keycaps you like onto the board, the results will differ.

Keychron Q Pro

They offer top typing performance in general. The gasket-mounted design offers incredibly soft and slightly soft typing.

Keychron Q1 Pro we bought and tried has Keychron K Pro Brown switches that are light and comfortable.

It is also possible to purchase these keyboards with the stock Keycrhon K Pro red switches with an incredibly smooth and linear feel and use Keychron K Pro Mint or Keychron K Pro Banana switches, both tactile switches that have slighter earlier tactile bumps and fewer travel overall.

The PBT keycaps are of high quality and are crafted with a unique KSA profile that is slightly taller and more tapered keycaps than the more standard SA profile upon which they’re based.

In our tests, we observed that the enter and backspace keys sound and feel different than other keys.

12. Typing Noise

Our GMMK PRO GLORIOUS model is quiet. However, this may vary based on the switches that you have installed.

The Keychron Q1 Pro we tested is very silent to type on and unlikely to disturb people nearby. Compared to the wireless Q Series keyboards, equipped with steel plates, the Q Pro series has a polycarbonate plate that provides an edgier, less muffled sound.

The model we purchased and tried features Keychron K Pro switches; However, the keyboards are offered that come with an asymmetrical Keychron K Pro Red and tactile Keychron K Pro Mint or Keychron K Pro Banana switches. We expect the buttons to have the same average volume and not generate high-pitched clicks.

We observed in our typing test that the enter and backspace keys have a distinctly different sound styles. Our test subject found these keys to be more abrasive and pleasant.

This may be a problem caused by the model we purchased and tested in particular and may be a problem that can be fixed with more fluid or stabilizer adjustment.


In conclusion, the Glorious GMMK Numpad and the Keychron Q0 Numpad cater to different user needs. The GMMK Numpad is perfect for enthusiasts who want a highly customizable and stylish numpad. At the same time, the Keychron Q0 Numpad is better suited for those who prioritize functionality, simplicity, and wireless connectivity. Consider your preferences and requirements when choosing between these two num pads.

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