A Bluetooth 60% mechanical keyboard
Easily comparable to the Poker range of keyboards the Anne Pro brings features to the table that put it in a league of its own. Equipped with the same 60% size and layout, this keyboard is a better travel companion thanks to its light weight and Bluetooth connectivity.
Paired with the Bluetooth connection come’s the Anne Pro’s mobile app. Used to program the RGB LEDs, macros, and key placement this is a keyboard that is fully programmable. The level of customisation is far higher than keyboards of the same size or within its price bracket.
I prefer Gateron over Cherry MX switches and the Anne Pro caters to my liking nicely. A selection of black, red, brown, or blue switches are available as well as case colour. Obin’s is also going to start offering units with an ISO layout very soon.
Double-shot PBT keycaps come with the Anne Pro. Used to showcase the Anne Pro’s RGB lighting, this design of keycap uses 1 plastic for the casing and another for the letters. Meaning the legends won’t wear off over time either. The font is bad, though.
|More than a month of battery life||Non-height adjustable|
|Selection of Gateron switches||Loose stabilizers|
|Plastic case||Lacking English manual|
|Double-shot PBT keycaps||No dedicated power switch|
|Dedicated power switch|
|Decent rubber feet for stability|
|RGB LEDs with lots of presets|
|Phone application for macros and lighting|
|Fully programmable (bar fn keys)|
|Standard bottom row|
|Mac, Android and iOS compatible|
The strongest competition of the Anne Pro is Vortex’s Pok3r keyboard. Also a 60% keyboard, the Pok3r has Cherry MX switches, NKRO, and full programmability. These features are on par with the offering of the Anne Pro, however, where the Pok3r differentiates itself is the sturdy aluminium case, and exceptional build quality.
Such a well built keyboard does come at a price and this is where the Anne Pro comes in. Sure, it doesn’t have an aluminium case but this would add weight to a keyboard that has an aspect of portability to it.
Neither does it have the refinement of a $130 keyboard but that should be expected when the Anne Pro is currently on BangGood.com for under $80 USD, and under $90 on Amazon. That $130 price for the Pok3r also doesn’t include LEDs while the Anne Pro has RGB LEDs.
Wireless connectivity still lags behind a cabled connection when it comes to gaming and the Anne Pro is no different in this aspect. However, once the cable is connected, NKRO and 1ms response time can be utilised to ensure you’re ahead of the competition.
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Here’s a short gallery of user modified Anne Pros
Last update on 2018-05-28 at 15:14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API