Packaging and Accessories
Given the Anne Pro 2 keyboard shipped from a retailer, we go directly to the product packaging. It is on the cleaner side of things, matching the keyboard ID with a white-colored cardboard box that is also small to reflect the keyboard inside. On the front are the product name and a render of the keyboard in white, and two marketing tag lines. We see more marketing features and technical specifications on the back, as well as a render, but of the black version of the keyboard. Underneath is the company contact information, which is where we find out the real company name—Taicang Zhigengniao Information Technology Co., Ltd (ZGN). A double flap in the middle keeps the contents inside in place during transit.
Opening the box, we see the keyboard tucked between cardboard on all sides for added protection on top of the foam wrap it is placed inside. Underneath, we have the paperwork consisting of a quick start guide in English and Mandarin that goes over the setup of the keyboard in USB wired or Bluetooth wireless modes, as well as a general guide on the main functions aboard the keyboard, including the tapping and Magic Fn options we will get into in detail soon. The other accessories are in a separate compartment for neater packaging and to prevent any scratches to the keyboard, and include a nice metal wire-style keycap puller, which is handy for removing the keycaps. There is also a detachable red USB Type-A to Type-C cable, which points towards the adoption of Type-C connectivity on the keyboard. The cable gets the standard rubber sleeving, which happens to be red to match the plastic inserts in the connectors themselves.
For use with the included keycap puller, we also see a set of CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Key) color scheme replacement keycaps in a sealed plastic pouch. These are all thick PBT keycaps without any legends and meant to be used on modifier keys for some flair to the otherwise single-color keyboard in black or white. The keycaps are thick, at an average wall thickness of 1.51 mm, and the larger keycaps include the row number and size for your convenience even if it is very obvious that these are meant to replace the two Shift keycaps on the keyboard.