Just In: GMK Laser

After months of waiting for Mito’s GMK Laser to ship, it’s finally here! I placed my order with Massdrop for GMK Laser in November of last year. In case you didn’t know, Massdrop is a company that allows people to use their combined buying power to order large shipments from a supplier. The more people that buy in, the cheaper the price is for each individual product. 

Mito (a popular keycap designer within the Mechanical Keyboard community / creator of popular keycap sets like Pulse SA, XDA Canvas, and DSA Legacy to name a few) successfully put the drop together which resulted in thousands of people buying in. Mito coordinated with GMK, a German industrial equipment manufacturer that acquired the tooling for Cherry’s double shot molding to produce the GMK Laser set. 

GMK Laser had a total of 9 different kits from the set that you could choose from. These ranged from spacebars for additional keyboard compatibility to alternative icon modifiers that could replace the standard text-based modifiers you’d find on your standard keyboard. 

I personally bought Cyberdeck and Mitowaves.

  • Cyberdeck is described as the “complete pack of US ANSI and UK ISO alphas and modifiers” designed to accommodate most keyboard layouts. 
  • Mitowaves is a kit that “features classic designs from ’80s pop culture and the cyberpunk genre.” You’ll probably recognize some of the designs from the pictures I’ll include below.

 Now let’s check out the set!

GMK Laser Mitowaves

The Mitowaves addon kit came outside the base Cyberdeck kit packaging. Do you recognize any of the designs? Here are the novelty keycap icons that were included:

  • Retrowave sunset
  • Agent 88’s cyberdeck terminal 
  • Brazilian DEX pill
  • Agent 88’s neuralink
  • Bowl & chopsticks – Pho’s Noodles
  • Hacker skull
  • Bitcoin
  • Biohazard mycotoxin
  • Spider tank eyes
  • Rick Deckard’s Police ID logo

  • Individual Eleven
  • Origami unicorn
  • OCP
  • Joystick
  • Trueno
  • Cassette tape
  • Eleven’s forearm tattoo
  • 80’s shades
  • RAD!
  • DeLorean’s flux capacitor

GMK Laser Front of Packaging
GMK Laser Packaging

Here is the packaging for the main Cyberdeck kit. I was pretty excited to open it since this would mark my first GMK kit that I’ve ever bought! Scanning the QR code on the front brings me to a German site so I’m not entirely sure what we’re supposed to see here. 

GMK Laser Side of Packaging
Cyberdeck Label

GMK Laser Other Side of Packaging
GMK Laser Affiliates

As you can see above, the sides of the packaging reveal what’s inside, in addition to the GMK Laser affiliates. 

GMK Laser Packaging Contents
GMK Laser Cyberdeck Contents

The Cyberdeck kit comes as a set of three. The bottom left packaging contains additional modifiers with alternate number pad options and the bottom right contains even more modifiers along with extra spacebars. 

Image of GMK Laser Cyberdeck
GMK Laser Cyberdeck

B-E-A-Utiful. Here’s a better image of the Cyberdeck contents without the protective plastic shell. The keycaps are double shot which means the two layers of plastic are molded into each other. Because of this, the legends will never wear or fade.  Take a closer look at the high quality, thick doubleshot ABS keycaps below: 

Front of Doubleshot M Keycap
Alpha Front

Alpha Back

The alphas are violet with teal legends. All the keycaps are ~1.5mm thick.

Front of Doubleshot Hack Keycap
Modifier Front

Back of Doubleshot Hack Keycap
Modifier Back

The modifier keycaps are violet with hot pink legends

Accent Front

Alpha Back

The accent keycaps are hot pink with violet legends. 

I’ll be putting GMK Laser on my KBD75 (my current daily driver). It’s about time to switch things up!

Check out the gallery below to see the end result:

Thanks for reading!

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