All Kailh Box switches used in Anne Pro 2s are the new retooled Box switches with an x-axis width of 1.30mm which do not carry the risk of cracking the stems of keycaps.
- Anne Pro 2 Keyboard
- USB-C Cable
- Colored Modifier Keycaps
- Wire Keycap Puller
- Quick start instruction manual
Download full user manual here: Anne Pro 2 User Manual
- Retooled new Kailh Box Switches (1.30mm x-axis)
- Programmable RGB Backlighting
- Can be used wired over USB-C or wirelessly over Bluetooth 4.0
- Large 1900 mah battery
- Built-in on/off switch to conserve battery power
- Doubleshot PBT keycaps
- New firmware (See below for details)
- ObinsLab Starter companion computer software for programming keyboard layout, function keys, lighting effects, battery life monitoring, macros, and updating firmware
(software supports both Windows and Mac computers)
- Bluetooth functionality is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.
Download: ObinsLab Starter Companion Software
The firmware has been completely redone with many new functions and features.
The keyboard supports complete layout re-programming. Love the Anne Pro 2 but miss the flexibility of using a QMK compatible board? No problem! All keys on the keyboard can be remapped to become any key you want through ObinsLab Starter.
Tap key functionality enables keys to behave differently when tapped or held. By default, Right shift, Fn1, Fn2, and Right control behave as arrow keys when tapped.
There are 2 main function keys which can be remapped to your preference. Fn1 and Fn2 can be mapped to two different function layers that can be customized through ObinsLab Starter. Caps Lock can also be set to act as a “Magic” function key to mirror the behavior of either Fn1 or Fn2. This “Magic” function is particularly useful to make certain functions easily accessible without moving your fingers from the home row. For example, while holding “Magic” function, WASD can behave as arrow keys.
Lighting can also be reprogrammed through ObinsLab Starter. RGB backlights are individually addressable and dynamic lighting effects can also be programmed as well. Lighting profiles can be created, saved, and loaded to the keyboard through the software.
Up to 16 key macros can be programmed through the computer software. Saved macros are stored onto the keyboard onboard memory and do not need the use of the computer software to activate.
Keyboard firmware updating is done entirely through ObinsLab Starter, and is much easier than compared to the process for the original Anne Pro. Just plug the USB cable into the board, press update, and the software will automatically download and transfer the firmware update to the board.
escapeindustry (verified owner) –
Out of the box, the best keyboard. There is no other that even comes close. And I mean this.
The Ducky One Two Mini does not have Bluetooth capability, nor can it come with Kailh BOX switches, which, as everyone knows, are far superior to these Cherry has-beens. I ordered the AP2 when it originally came out, at a pre-order price of $69.99, and it is my daily driver. I have had nearly twenty mechanical keyboards so far, and this one is King.
It’s solid, there is no flex. Stability on the desk is nonpareil. The smoothness of BOX blacks, that slight travel reduction, the pre-lubed stems–this equals quality. I have never had a single problem with my bluetooth, and it seems to me that the stabilizers, in my honest analysis, have gotten much better in the transition from Anne Pro 1 to Anne Pro 2.
Believe it or not, I have both, and I am thinking about ordering another Anne Pro 2 (if only I could get a discount!), but this time I may change the keycaps, as it seems to be the only thing I am cross-wise with. I hate that militaristic gamer font where the legends don’t connect, and, unfortunately, the Anne Pro 2 still has it. (The “Q” is the worst.)
That being said, this is still the best stock mechanical keyboard out there, and with the options of Gateron, Cherry-MX, and Kailh BOX switches as your choices, you simply cannot go wrong.
Oh, and not to mention the price……. 🙂
Michelle Stevenson (verified owner) –
This is my first mechanical keyboard and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out to be an awesome board. I wasn’t sure what switches to get at first but ended up settling on Kailh Box Brown switches since I heard that they feel really tactile. They feel even better than I imagined. The board also comes with extra colored keycaps and keycap puller as well for customization.
Eric Vue (verified owner) –
Decided to get the Kailh Box Browns, and it was an amazing choice! A lot better than Outemu Brown switches. Keyboard has everything, sturdy, amazing stabilizers, RGB, bluetooth. The Bluetooth has no latency in FPS games and the typing experience is amazing. This is a must get.
Sandy Shone (verified owner) –
THE most amazing keyboard I have ever owned, I personally got Kailh Reds and they are amazing. This keyboard is literally the Ducky One 2 Mini but with better switches and bluetooth, I mean it blew the Ducky out of the water