The Anne Pro 2 by Obinslab is a premium gaming keyboard. This 60% keyboard has a strong built yet manages to be compact and sleek. The users can program every single key on this keyboard. Similar is the case with fully customizable RGB lighting that resides behind each key. The switches also have a wide variety of options. However, the missing arrow keys might bother some of you. The lighting and gaming experience alone deserves a 9/10.
The keyboard is compatible with Windows but works partially well with macOS, Linux, Android, or iOS. Anne Pro 2 doesn't have mobile software, so you cannot customize it fully with android or iOS. As for the color, customers get two options—black or white.
Anne Pro 2 has excellent build quality. The frame is made up of plastic but is strong enough not to flex. The refined keyboard design does not have a wrist rest, so even with all the right features, the keyboard cannot be claimed to be ergonomic. Also, you cannot adjust the inclination of the keyboard. So working with Anne Pro 2 for long durations can prove to be problematic.
The compact size of this 60% keyboard is likable. You might take some time to get used to the keyboard's compact size, but once adjusted, there is no going back. The bottom of the keyboard has non-adjustable rubber feet.
This premium keyboard has a detachable wire, and we love it. The 1.8 m cable is Type C that can be plugged in even while using the Bluetooth. You can pair the keyboard simultaneously with up to 4 devices. You can recharge Anne Pro 2 with the Type C cable that comes with the keyboard. It also has an auto-sleep function to conserve the battery. The battery lasts over a week easily with heavy usage as well.
The PBT double shot keycaps give a solid feel. The keycaps have a smooth matte finish. If you are a regular mechanical keyboard, you must have noticed that mostly keycaps are made of ABS. But ABS keycaps are not durable, and PBT keycaps are the premium ones. Anne Pro 2 has double shot PBT, which means that the keycaps molds have two shots. The first shot gives the basic structure of the keycaps, while the second one is for the legends. As a result, the keycaps are more robust and will retain the legends throughout their life.
As it is a 60% keyboard, you will not find the arrow keys here. To use the arrow keys, you will have to use W, A, S, D keys with the Fn key. The users can modify the arrow keys as per their convenience. You will notice that the legend is somewhat different, but we found it suitable for a change.
There are eight extra keys, which are more than sufficient for any keyboard. You also get an extra Enter, Shift, and Esc Key. And surprisingly, all these spare keys are colorful. So you can spice up your keyboard and fight the monotony.
The switches are available in various varieties, and each of them will give you a different typing and gaming experience.
- Gateron: They have excellent tactile feedback, are smooth, and give a mushier feeling. The typing quality is excellent due to the stability of the key switches. And these are relatively quiet in comparison to Cherry MX switches. Among the Gateron switches, you can choose from Brown, Red, and Blue.
- Cherry MX: The Cherry MX switches are available in Blue, Brown, and Red variants.
- Kailh Box: These switches have excellent tactile feedback but not as good as Gateron Brown. The options you have are Brown, Red, and White.
So this means that Anne Pro 2 provides you a total of 9 switches from three different manufacturers—what can be better than that?
We loved the RGB lighting. We couldn't ask for anymore in the lighting of Anne Pro 2. The keyboard has a white frame to reflect the brightness of the light. The only complaint you will have is that the lighting's brilliance is not sufficient for well-lit rooms, but anon you do not need backlighting there. The keyboard comes with 14 pre-installed color profiles—six solid, six animated, and two triggered that only react when pressed.
The lighting comes out very well in the white keycaps in comparison to the black ones. The glow in both of them is stunning, but the RGB color pops well in the white keycaps.
If you do not like the RGB lighting much, then you can keep it turned off.
The software by ObinsKit is excellent and gives you a plethora of customization options. It doesn't require you to make an account; thus, you will miss the cloud sync. The software is compatible with both Windows and macOS. It permits you to program your Macros as well as backlighting. So you can re-program every key on the Anne Pro 2. One noticeable fact is that the software would recognize your keyboard only when connected to a device via the cable and not Bluetooth.
While looking for extra features, we were somewhat disappointed. There are no media keys, USB Passthrough, or Windows Lock Keys. As mentioned earlier, the switch keys are missing, but all the keys on the keyboard are programmable. You get a keyboard puller, a spare red USB Type C Cable, and eight different keys in the box in terms of extra accessories.
Anne Pro 2 is a solid 60% keyboard with outstanding features. It stands out in the market and gives a tough fight to all the other premium keyboard in and over its range. The typing experience, no matter what switch you choose, will be fantastic. This keyboard is a complete package when it comes to 60% mechanical keyboards. So, if you are in search of an all-rounder in the 60% market, this keyboard is for you. Or if you want a keyboard compatible with even android or Mac and are not bothered about much customization, then without a thought, opt for it. And all the wireless lover-This one's for you!!