Melgeek Cyber01 Magnetic Keyboard Review

Melgeek Cyber01. This is the hall effect keyboard with magnetic switches I’ve been eyeing the most recently, mostly because of the great design, aluminium plate and tray mount. And it sounds really good for a hall effect keyboard.

In the box you get the keyboard, USB-C type cable, some stickers, manual, warranty card (one year) and a keycap puller. Standard stuff.

The typing experience on Cyber01 is great, I had no issues, no accidental key presses or anything like that when working with it. But this is a gaming keyboard with rapid trigger, DKS and adjustable actuation points. You have to setup these using the Melgeek Hike desktop software.

I’ve tested it in Counter Strike 2 and Valorant and had a great experience. Comparing it to Wooting’s 60HE rapid trigger and Lekker switches I couldn’t really tell a difference. And this is a TKL/80%, so you have a more versatile layout with arrow keys.

Magnetic switches

My copy came with linear Gateron KS-20 white magnetic switches. They have 30gf force and 50gf bottom out force with total travel of 4.1┬▒0.2mm. They have 20mm spring and come pre-lubed.

You should be able to easily replace them with Gateron KS-20 orange with 38gf force or the Gateron Jades if you wish as the Cyber01 is hotswappable. The switches sound pretty good for a magnetic switch, I’ve attached a sound test later in the review.

Software – Melgeek Hive

Software is very important for a hall effect keyboard so you can setup rapid trigger, DKS and ajustable actuation points correctly. The Melgeek Hive looks to be still under development with keyboard profiles not yet available at this moment, but it works very well and has lots of features.

You can setup DKS (dynamic keystrokes), advanced keys (action, key replace, key lock, rapid trigger), Fn1-Fn4 settings, you can record marcos and bind mouse clicks to keys. And there’s lots of RGB settings.

I managed to setup rapid trigger and dynamic keystrokes without any issues. For rapid trigger you set the actuation point between 0.1mm and 3.8mm with the bottom dead zone being 0.2mm. And you can also set continous rapid trigger on/off and seperate up/downstroke sensivity between 0.1mm and 2.5mm.

You can even calibrate the keyboard if you want to change the switches between Gateron’s White and Jade magnetic switches.

Sound test

Melgeek Cyber01 specs

  • Number of Keys: 83 (75%/TKL layout)
  • Layout: ANSI (US)
  • Hot-Swappable: Yes
  • Switch Type: Magnetic Gateron KS-20 White
  • Keycap Material: PC
  • Rapid Trigger: Yes
  • Adjustable Actuation: 0.1-4.0 mm (0.1 mm sensitivity)
  • Points Sensitivity: Dynamic Keystrokes
  • Compatible Systems: Mac/Windows/Linux
  • Connectivity: Wired only
  • N-key Rollover Support: Yes
  • Polling Rate: 1000Hz
  • Backlight: RGB
  • Dimensions: 370 x 166mm (14.57 x 6.54 inches)
  • Weight: 1200g (2.65lbs)

Is it worth it?

At $139 mid-range budget this is a great hall effect keyboard. Really good build quality, unique design and software works well. What I didn’t like at times was the RGB lights, in dark room I couldn’t make out which key was which, but maybe you could find the right RGB settings.

You can purchase the Melgeek Cyber01 from their official website. It might be available on Amazon later too.

Marcus Richardson
Editor-in-chief

I love testing and writing about new tech. I'm also a gamer and an engineer. Check out my Twitter for keyboard stuff.

New:   Akko MOD007B-HE Keyboard: Review

Leave a Comment