Mod: Anne Pro 2 Custome Switch and Keycap Modifications
The Anne Pro 2, by small Chinese company Obinslab has become a very popular mechanical keyboard amongst keyboard enthusiasts, specifically under the modder niche.
The Anne Pro 2, an updated version of its predecessor, the Anne Pro, is a very versatile 60% keyboard as it has onboard Bluetooth, USB-C connectivity, RGB, mobile and PC app companion, and a large choice of mechanical switches, from Cherry MX to Gateron and more. The Anne Pro 2 can be very affordable, depending on your switch of choice, but there are other aspects that make this keyboard highly sought out (and sometimes sold out)for its modding capabilities.
Most modders gear towards swapping out keycaps, chassis and custom-made USB cables, but I want to take it a step further. I want to actually swap and solder some of the switches. You heard right, I am going to take on the task of solder and potentially ruining this keyboard. However, I am a big fan of blue switches. But I want to make this keyboard an all-around versatile keyboards, and not just a typing keyboard.
As I like to type with blues, I also like gaming with reds and browns. The actuation distance matters when playing games like CSGO, so what I plan to do is change the switches from 1-6 to reds, and some of the big key switches to brown. While to some this sounds like both a redundant and risky job, I wanted to tackle something not commonly done is the keyboard modding community. I have seen very little effort or attempts at modding a keyboard with multiple switches. Being that this is a very portable and versatile keyboard, I chose it to attempt the task. Yes, soldering can become a disastrous attempt, but I have soldered before, so I am hoping my experience in soldering will help me complete this task without borking the keyboard