Thanks to Akko I had the opportunity to review their newest Hall Effect keyboard: Akko MOD007B-HE early. It’s got quiet and tactile magnetic switches. How good is it? Does it compare to Wooting? How’s the Rapid Trigger and the general feel of the keyboard?
Look and Feel
Right out of the box, this keyboard grabs your attention. I got the Santorini version, and it’s like having a slice of the Greek isles right at my fingertips. The whole thing is bathed in white and splashes of ocean blue – it’s bright, it’s inviting, and it stands out in a sea of black and gray keyboards.
The layout is TKL – tenkeyless, meaning it skips the number pad to save space. But it’s not just about shrinking down; the MOD007B-HE does something clever with that extra space. It squeezes in a full row of function keys, a quartet of navigation ones, and even tacks on a handy volume knob in the corner. It takes up less room on the desk but feels like you’ve got all the controls of a much bigger board.
I’ve tapped away on my fair share of keyboards, and one thing that always bugs me is when they feel cheap or sound hollow. Akko doesn’t cut corners here. They opted for polycarbonate over the usual ABS plastic, and you can tell the difference. Each key press is solid and satisfying, without that plasticky echo you get from lesser boards.
Also, the sound of this keyboard is quite different IMO. It’s very quiet for a mechanical keyboard so you can definitely use it in office space without bothering anyone. It’s really satisfying sound too. Below is the sound sample of the keyboard.
What really caught my eye about this keyboard was the promise of customizable actuation distance – basically, you can set how hard you need to press each key before it does its thing.
It’s basically two features that are really useful for gaming – the Rapid Trigger and Dynamic Keystroke.
- Rapid Trigger, through the Akko Cloud Driver, offers customizable key response modes and “Non-stop Rapid Trigger” for better key responsiveness.
- Dynamic Keystrokes – pressing a key can trigger four different key operations, with light and deep presses activating actions 1 and 2 respectively, while key release supports a two-stage setting.
Typing and Gaming Performance
I’ve been clacking away on this keyboard for all kinds of tasks, from hammering out emails to drafting this review, and it’s really smooth to type on. The keys are lubed up from the get-go. No scratchiness, no sticking – just smooth, fluid motion every time.
Where the MOD007B-HE shines is in gaming. Those customizable actuation points aren’t just a gimmick; they give you an edge. I was mostly testing this keyboard in Valorant and in CS2 and I felt in control.
The rapid trigger and DKS features work smoothly – I didn’t notice any difference to Wooting 60HE in my casual sessions.
One feature, the “Rapid Trigger”, is all about response time. You know how sometimes you feel like you’re waiting on your keys to catch up? Not here. This system matches the reset point to your actuation, so as soon as you let up a key even a tiny bit, it’s ready to go again. It’s a subtle thing, but in the heat of a battle, every millisecond counts.
The ability to stack multiple actions on a single key is another standout. Picture this: you’re in the thick of it and need to grenade an enemy. With a light press, you’re prepping the throw; push it down all the way, and away the grenade flies. It sounds like a small thing, but it can make a complex game feel so much more intuitive.
Nothing’s perfect, right? And the MOD007B-HE’s software, the Akko Cloud Driver, is where I hit some snags. The good news is, all the features you need are there. You can remap keys, play with the lighting, and do all that magnetic switch customization I’ve been gushing about.
It fells a little bit unpolished, just like the DrunkDeer’s Antler software.. It’s not as sleek or intuitive as Wooting’s software. But the bright side is you set it once and you’re good to go – your settings get saved on the keyboard itself and you don’t have to have the software running in the background.
There are three connecitivity options which is pretty much a standard now in mechanical keyboards. I tested all three and they worked well. Obviously you would want a wired connection for the lowest delay possible, especially for gaming.
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Akko MOD007B-HE Specs
A quick rundown for those who speak the language of tech specs:
- Switches: Sakura Pink Magnetic or Akko Cream Yellow Magnetic Switch (tactile)
- Lighting: Per-key RGB
- Polling rate: 1000Hz wired
- N-Key Rollover: Yes
- Knob: Yes, for volume/brightness change
- Media Keys: Secondary Layer
- Connectivity: USB Type-A, Bluetooth 5.0, 2.4GHz
- Cable: 5-feet, non-braided, coiled
- Additional Ports: None
- Keycaps: Dye-sublimated PBT
- Software: Akko Cloud Driver
- Materials: Polycarbonate case
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 13.1 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
- Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Battery Capacity: 3600mAh
- Form Factor: 75%
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows
- Hot-swappable: Yes
- Number of Keys: 83
Is the Akko MOD007B-HE worth your money?
The Akko MOD007B-HE PC keyboard has left me impressed. It’s a keyboard that feels great to use whether you’re gaming or typing out an essay. The custom actuation and the Hall Effect magnetic switches promise longevity and performance that could spoil you for other keyboards. And let’s not ignore the style – this is a keyboard that stands out.
If you’re a gamer who wants an edge or just love a great typing experience, this keyboard is a strong contender. It’s a 9/10 from me.
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