I spend 8-10 hours coding each day. If you just plan on tying, not editing, then it's OK. Can't you use your thumb to press fn and press "/" with 1st finger to delete?I agree that function keys on K2 should be higher a little bit. Sometimes, and I don’t know exactly when, and it doesn’t matter whether I’m on bluetooth or USB, I get a key stuck in repeat and I need to turn it off or unplug. How brighter? The goal of this subreddit is to provide daily links to interesting mechanical keyboard content. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Anne Pro II with Gateron Browns. Cable is from from Cool Cable UK. Anne pro 2 vs Keychron k2. First, and this is something I assume cannot be explained in the photos: the AP2’s lights are brighter. Just my two cents. I needed to mod the ESC key to work as ` instead of using Fn+Esc to get `.
It's currently on Kickstarter (which I've backed). The arrows are actually half usable. :), The two biggest differences are that the Keychron is TKL and Low Profile whereas the Anne Pro is 60% and you have the choice between Cherry/Gateron/Kailh switches. I use keychron palm rest. What do I mean? Ultra-Compact: Anne Pro 2 Anne Pro. If that's where the K2 edges out the AP2 then perhaps you should be comparing keyboards with the same number of keys. K2 is a very tall profile. I plan to do a mix of gaming and typing. What’s the difference between Cherry/Gateron/Kailh? Now, don’t get me wrong. I plan to use this keyboard on different places and I don’t want to be bringing a palm rest. I assume that some of you will have a totally different opinion. That said, I'm doing a semi-custom TKL now starting from a prebuilt barebones hotswap. Arrow keys are a personal and sometimes professional preference. I plan to do a mix of gaming and typing.
I have Anne pro 2 and k2. I have gateron reds and like it a lot but I think i want to go with brown this time. Think I might like the 60% life! Unless you can't live with the layout, I can't say that there are any advantages that the Keychron K6 is likely to have over the Anne Pro 2 aside from a newer version of Bluetooth (4 v 5). These are some of the things I found out: 1.) The K2 has nice RGBs, but the AP2 just kills it here. I think you're confusing the Keychron K2 with the K1. Did you get the gateron or kailh brown switches? One thing missing is the risk of not having open source firmware. First off, I have Windows, Mac, and iOS devices. Look at F4 vs the 4. Yeah; the AP2 does not have an OFF button. Now, that’s not the only thing. I'm ok with having a 60% since i'm not going to be needing much of the other keys anyways. Others may disagree, of course, and it probably depends on your setup, chair, armrests, etc. But most keyboard makers have no software at all, so having a proprietary thing is better than none. The dealbreaker and the reason to use the K2 is, well, that it does have more keys, arrows, and navigation. K2 is a very tall profile. Now, this is not a dealbreaker and not even a function I care about, as most of the time the LEDs are shut off on my keyboard.
The software allows you to fix some other things or to change the layout completely. Please check out the wiki for general information about mechanical keyboards and consider posting questions in the daily sticky post at the top of the page for any smaller questions. I have its big sibling the F96 and it's pretty nice -- still deciding whether I like the larger form factor, though. not really; think of it this way: there is a way to get in the same 60% form factor a bit more, and the AP2 avoided it. I spend 8-10 hours coding each day. It has software, K2 doesn’t. $79.99 at Amazon Anne Pro 2: the best small form factor / 60% keyboard Also if you have any other recommendations other than those two, then shoot me a link! Keyboard lovers Clicking and Clacking in a content rich, friendly place. The Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is a better wireless keyboard than the Keychron K6.
These are the 2 most popular keyboards I kept seeing on google. Keychron K2 is a 75% layout tactile wireless mechanical keyboard giving you all the keys and functions you need while keeping it compact. More posts from the MechanicalKeyboards community, Continue browsing in r/MechanicalKeyboards. I can’t find any comparison between the 2 and I’m not cultured enough on keyboards to know which is better but if you guys can help me decide which is the better keyboard or what are pros and cons of both are that would be lovely! The K6 on the other hand has real usable arrow keys and a few extra keys that make a world of difference. I read the same thing about the K2 also and took a chance on it via Amazon with an easy return path. The K2 isn't low profile - it's like regular mechanical keyboards. After I upgraded to the alpha version of the software, the AP2 gave me less of this, but still, it happened. I'm trying to research how different they feel.
Let’s start; Build quality and functionality. Anne Pro 2 or Keychron K2 or others? Yeah because I'm used to typing on a laptop and I had no problems with discomfort there. 2.) Check out the iQunix F60. So a fullsize would be even better? Why? I guess the main difference between the Anne Pro 2 and K2 is that the former doesn't have dedicated function keys. No arrows, no navigation. This review between the AP2 and the K2 is meant for the person who wishes to purchase an affordable bluetooth mechanical keyboard that is meant to be mobile, and wants to know what is better in terms of usability.
However, the difference in form factor between the K2 and AP2 is very minor (1cmx1cm iirc). My AP2 caps are way nicer, and the feel is lighter/smoother despite both having gateron reds. Are there any huge differences aside from the price? I also feel k2 works more reliably than ap2. But I didn't want to keep it because every review I read said there were better alternatives for a better price, like the Anne Pro 2 or Ducky. It isn’t in the order I wrote down, which is logical, but it separates it to PgUp/PgDn and then Home and End. Press J to jump to the feed. i can't stand how tall it is and bought a bought a huntsman mini and love how much shorter that was. This is the FN row for the K2.
Here the AP2 shines over. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. I use keychron palm rest.
Both browns.I really like ap2 for typing.
But having to look at the keyboard when you want to do “Home” or “PgUp” is terrible. That said, the Keychron has media hotkeys and two incline settings. I think you're confusing the Keychron K2 with the K1. It can turn off Bluetooth, but not the keyboard entirely. The goal of this subreddit is to provide daily links to interesting mechanical keyboard content. I’ve typed half of this review on the K2 and half on the AP2; I guess that if you’re like me and will need to use keys like Home, End, PgUp and PgDn often, as well as arrow keys, then the AP2 is not for you. Also, you need to memorize these functions if you want to replace the keycaps: Here the AP2 wins by a knock-out. With the largest battery seen in a mechanical board, Mac layout, connect up to 3 devices, comes with wired cable option, and 15+ types of RGB lighting option. Now, another issue is that you just... well... have less keys. Now, after I bitched about the K2’s build quality and functionality, I can start bitching about the AP2. I'm thinking about getting the anne pro 2 as I type this on my keychron k2 I got last year. The Obinslab can be paired with up to four devices, has on-board memory, and has software compatibility. You know what else bugs me? During this week I have my own personal taste tested on them; and, as a lawyer, I’ve typed about one hundred thousand keystrokes on each (more or less, think of about two privacy policies, three software licenses, one terms of service and a few commercial agreements). Lights are not a factor, but both of my boards are RGB. I've seen the RK61 and I didn't like the plastic build and that it had a micro usb instead of usb-c, More posts from the MechanicalKeyboards community, Continue browsing in r/MechanicalKeyboards. Ap2 is extremely comfortable and nice to use. กระทู้คำถาม Keyboard Gaming Gear.
I’ve been in search of a wireless keyboard for sometime and the most prevalent ones that show up are the Anne Pro 2 and the Keychron K2. The K2 isn't low profile - it's like regular mechanical keyboards. But the lack of arrow and navigation keys on the AP2 is the dealbreaker. Hi, I’m fairly new to mechanical keyboards and this is going to be my first one. My AP2 is set with a custom layout (bonus points for ease of doing this on AP2) while my K6 is bone stock. I'll look into the iQunix one thanks! Well, I need ` more than I need Esc. The goal of this subreddit is to provide daily links to interesting mechanical keyboard content. The K2 requires you to buy the more expensive model to get PBT. Also, the software allows you to fix some bugs; like “not having a `” key.
The order that the Home/PgUp/PgDn/End is on the K2! If you can recommend other similar keyboards It’d be appreciated. The AP2 Keycaps are PBT by default. I hate that it’s too tall. Hi, I’m fairly new to mechanical keyboards and this is going to be my first one. Press J to jump to the feed. Keyboard lovers Clicking and Clacking in a content rich, friendly place. I few K2 is a very clean design and just works. OP - the reason you can't find any comparisons is because the K2 isn't released yet. there are BT connectivity issues for the AP2. You're right. Maybe wait until after the keyboard is released (June) so you can read some reviews before buying (although you won't get the cheaper Kickstarter price then). If saving desk space is your main concern (or you want a keyboard ideal for travel), then the 60% layout is the way to go. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. I almost forgot the Keychron also has the K6. Please note that my review is totally subjective. However I think you can still use the top row as F keys by holding down another key. These are the 2 most popular keyboards I kept seeing on google.
I have Anne pro 2 and k2. If you're ok with the 60% form factor, there are other options.