ANNE PRO User Manual#

ANNE PRO is a 60% size bluetooth RGB mechanical keyboard, it’s smart and save the space of the desk. Although it only have 61 keys, it can used like a stand 104 keys keyboard by key combination.

1.Basic Function#

1.1 Layout Setup#

Toggle the FN function

ALT(left) + ALT(right) = FN function Toggle

Switch the keycode layout quickly between layout 1-4

CTRL(left) + CTRL(right) = Switch the layout
Keycode layout 1 (Standard 1):

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Keycode layout 2 (Standard 2):

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Keycode layout 3 (Layout for Mac):

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1.2 Backlight Setup#

ANNE PRO used RGB backlight, provide many kinds of lighting model

Fn + R = Lighting ON/OFF
Fn + U = Lighting Mode change
Fn + Y = Brightness
Fn + T = Rate

1.3 Direction Keys#

ANNE PRO provide two group of direction keys

Fn + W =
Fn + A =
Fn + S =
Fn + D =
Fn + I =
Fn + J =
Fn + K =
Fn + L =

1.4 F1-F12#

ANNE PRO provide all F1~F12 like standard keyboard

Fn + 1 = F1
Fn + 2 = F2
Fn + 3 = F3
Fn + 4 = F4
Fn + 5 = F5
Fn + 6 = F6
Fn + 7 = F7
Fn + 8 = F8
Fn + 9 = F9
Fn + 0 = F10
Fn + - = F11
Fn + + = F12

1.5 WinLock#

Enable/Reable the function of Windows key

Fn + Win = Win Lock

1.6 Others#

Fn + O = SCROOL LOCK
Fn + P = PAUSE BREAK
Fn + \| = PRINT SCREEN
Fn + :; = PAGE UP
Fn + '" = PAGE DOWN
Fn + .> = INSERT
Fn + /? = DELETE
Fn + [{ = HOME
Fn + ]} = END

2. Bluetooth#

ANNE PRO | ANNE Bluetooth mechanical keyboard supported Bluetooth4.0 LE protocol stack.

  • Win7 System can not support BLE protocol stack, must setup the driver first.Please read "Bluetooth pair with Win7"
  • Win8/Win10 System supported BLE protocol stack, system will setup the driver automaticly if the bluetooth dongle plug in.Please read "Bluetooth pair with Win8/Win10"
  • Mac System supported BLE protocol stack, system will setup the driver automaticly if the bluetooth dongle plug in. Most of the Mac contain the bluetooth inside.Please read "Bluetooth pair with Mac"
Note1 You need set ANNE PRO to model L1 when pair with Win7. Initial model was L0.
Note2 When paired with ANNE PRO system and hardware are both required to support BLE, although some of the earlier devices have been upgraded to the latest system may also the hardware be unable to support BLE.

2.1 Bluetooth Setup#

ANNE PRO need to press Fn + B to enter bluetooth setup model, and exit by press ESC.

Fn + B = Enter bluetooth setup mode
ESC = Exit bluetooth setup mode

2.2 Bluetooth ON/OFF#

ANNE PRO can turn on/off the buletooth by function key.

+ = Open bluetooth broadcast
- = Close bluetooth

Operation steps(Turn on the bluetooth):

STEP-1 Fn + B : Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 + : Open bluetooth broadcast, backlight blinked on+
STEP-3 ESC : Exit bluetooth setup mode

Operation steps(Turn off the bluetooth):

STEP-1 Fn + B : Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 - : Close bluetooth
STEP-3 ESC : Exit bluetooth setup mode

2.3 Save the host paired#

ANNE PRO can save 4 host for quick connect

FN + 1 = Save the current host paired to position 1
FN + 2 = Save the current host paired to position 2
FN + 3 = Save the current host paired to position 3
FN + 4 = Save the current host paired to position 4

Operation steps:

STEP-1 Fn + B : Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 Fn + 1/2/3/4 : Save the current host paired to position 1/2/3/4
STEP-3 ESC : Exit bluetooth setup mode
Note1 Host need paired with ANNE PRO befor saving
Note2 Backlight red: host not saved, Backlight yellow: host saved, Backlight green: host paired now

2.4 Fast switching host pairing#

ANNE PRO can save 4 host device, Press 1/2/3/4 can quick switch the host paired

1 = Switch to host saved in position 1
2 = Switch to host saved in position 2
3 = Switch to host saved in position 3
4 = Switch to host saved in position 4

Operation steps:

STEP-1 Fn + B : Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 1/2/3/4 : Switch to host saved in position 1/2/3/4, backlight blinked and light always when paried
STEP-3 ESC : Exit bluetooth setup mode

2.5 Mode L0\L1#

L1 is the compatible mode for Win7, Win7 can not support BLE acquiescently, ANNE PRO need to set to mode L1 when pair with Win7.

FN + 0 : Change mode between L0/L1

Operation steps:

STEP-1 Fn+B : Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 Fn+0 : Change mode between L0/L1
STEP-3 ESC : Exit bluetooth setup mode
Note Key0backlight green: Mode L0(low power mode);Key0backlight yellow: Mode L1(win7 compatible)

3. Bluetooth Pairing#

3.1 Pair with Win7#

3.1.1 Turn off/disable the bluetooth on the computer (If have built-in bluetooth)#

STEP-1 Right click on "My computer", click "Properties"

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Note If the computer use the Intel inside bluetooth 4.0 module, and the driver installed, then can pair with the keyboard with Mode L0
STEP-2 Click "Device Management"

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STEP-3 Disable the bluetooth device

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3.1.2 Install Win7 driver#

STEP-1Download

The driver of the bluetooth adapter for Win7

code: kp4g

STEP-2 Insert the Bluetooth adapter provide by obins

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STEP-3 Double click on "Setup.exe"

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STEP-4 Choose the setup language, click on next step

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STEP-5 Accept and click next step

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STEP-6 Choose the device type(laptop or PC), keep other options default

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STEP-7 Click "Install"

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STEP-8 Waiting the complete of setup

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STEP-9 Setup complete

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STEP-10 Display "CSR Bluetooth Radio"

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3.1.3 Switch the keyboard to Mode L1#

STEP-1 FN + B :Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 FN + 0 = Switch to mode L1 (Backlight yellow)
STEP-3 ESC :Exit bluetooth setup mode

3.1.4 Paring#

STEP-1 FN + B:Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 +:Turn on the bluetooth broadcast, backlight blinked on +
STEP-3 Click the icon on the bottom right corner of the computer screen

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STEP-4 Add a device, choose "Mouse and keyboard"

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STEP-5 Choose a keyboard after scan, click "Next"

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STEP-6 After connecting complete, enjoy it.

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Note: If the pairing fail, try this step again.
STEP-7 ESC:Exit bluetooth setup mode

3.2 Pair with Win8/10#

3.2.1 Verify that the computer Bluetooth supports BLE#

If the computer have no build in Bluetooth, or use a plug in Bluetooth adapter, please read 3.2.3

STEP-1 Right click on "windows" button

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STEP-2 Click "Device Management"

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STEP-3 View the Bluetooth device in Device Manager

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If it shows "MicroSoft Bluetooth Enumerator", means that it support BLE, please read 3.2.4

If it not shows "MicroSoft Bluetooth Enumerator", means that it not support BLE, please read 3.2.2

3.2.2 Disable the Bluetooth device#

If using a plug in Bluetooth adapter, just pull it out.

STEP-1 Click "Setting" menu

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STEP-2 Click "Bluetooth, print and mouse"

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STEP-3 Turn off Bluetooth

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3.2.3 Setup the driver of the Bluetooth adapter provide by obins#

STEP-1 Insert the Bluetooth adapter, Win8/Win10 will setup the driver automatic.

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STEP-2 You will see that, Bluetooth is ON at the setting screen

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Note If Bluetooth is OFF at the setting screen, re-insert the Bluetooth adapter

3.2.4 Pairing#

STEP-1 FN + B:Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 FN + 0 = Switch to mode L0 (Backlight green)
STEP-3 +:Turn on the bluetooth broadcast, backlight blinked on +
STEP-4 Go to Bluetooth setting screen, turn on Bluetooth(default is ON status already)

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STEP-5 Select a ANNE device

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STEP-6 Press the pairing password on ANNE

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STEP-7 After connecting complete, enjoy it.

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Note: If the pairing fail, try this step again.
STEP-8 Exit bluetooth setup mode

3.3 Pair with MAC#

3.3.1 Go to Bluetooth setting screen.#

STEP-1 Go to setting screen

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STEP-2 Go to Bluetooth setting screen

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3.3.2 Pairing#

STEP-1 FN + B:Enter bluetooth setup mode
STEP-2 +:Turn on the bluetooth broadcast, backlight blinked on +
STEP-3 Select a ANNE device and press the pairing password on ANNE

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STEP-4 After connecting complete, enjoy it.
Note: If the pairing fail, try this step again.

4. Firmware#

4.1 Update Firmware#

4.1.1 Update Steps#

Recommend to upgrade to the latest version for better performance and experience.

STEP-1 Download

Anne firmware update tool(DFU)

STEP-2 Download the latest firmware.
STEP-3 Unplug the USB cable from the keyboard.

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STEP-4 Press and hold the ESC Key.

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STEP-5 Hold the ESC Key, and press the small hole behind the keyboard for 1 second.

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STEP-6 Release the ESC, plug the USB cable.

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STEP-7 Run the DFU(For the first time, it will take some time to install the driver).

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STEP-8 Choose the firmware which you want to write to ANNE.

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STEP-9 Choose "Target Id:00" to update the MCU program, click the "Update" button.

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STEP-10 Choose "Target Id:01" to update the light MCU program,click the "Update" button.

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STEP-11 Click the ESC Key to exit the DFU mode, and enjoy the feature take by the new firmware.
Note1 If the keyboard has no response, try to press the reset button(inside the small hole behind the keyboard) again.
Note2 If the update fail, redo the steps above.

4.1.2 FAQ#

Determine whether the DFU driver installation is successful#

In the general manager of the Device Manager controller, if you can see STM Device in DFU Mode, then the driver installed successfully

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DFU driver installed failed#

If DFU driver installed failed for some reasons. In Device Manager, there will be a DFU device with an exclamation point. Please follow the steps below to solve

STEP-1 In Device Manager, right-click the DFU device with an exclamation point and select "Update Driver Software" from the pop-up menu.

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STEP-2 Choose “Browse the computer to find the driver software”.

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STEP-3 Choose "Driver" under the install package folder to continue.

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Missing MSVCR120.dll#

If informed the computer is missing MSVCR120.dll

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Please follow the following solutions:

STEP-1 Open the "msvcr120.dll" folder in the installation package.

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STEP-2 Copy the file to "c:\Windows\SysWow64"
STEP-3 Start Menu--> Run --> Input "SysWOW64 msvcr120.dll", press Enter key to execute.

4.2 ANNE PRO Firmware#

Released Version

V1.40.00
Date:2016.11.16

BugFix:

  • 增加灯光休眠模式任意按键自动恢复
  • 增加无线模式自动熄灯开关【1】进入蓝牙模式,按A按键, 绿灯1分钟自动熄灯,红灯常亮
  • 修复配列中自定义模式下音量键无法使用的模式(USB模式)
  • 单点亮 Anne 按键不亮
  • 使用 LCtrl + RCtrl 切换配列,第一次按下去,不进行配列切换,防止误触发
  • 版本号计算错误
  • MAC 模式下,有线与无线模式下键码保持一致, CTRL=CTRL, WIN=command, ALT = option
  • 在Capslock灯亮起的时候拔掉USB线,Capslock无法控制
V1.20.00

Brief:优化蓝牙连接,修复部分bug

Date:2016.08.12

New Feature:

  • 主控芯片代码重构
  • 增加键盘配列切换快捷键Ctrl+Ctrl
  • 增加WinLock锁Fn+Win
  • 增加常规配列和FN层切换 Alt+Alt
  • 蓝牙模式下,自动熄灯【1 分钟】

BugFix:

  • 优化 caps 按键灯效失灵的情况
  • 优化呼吸灯效果,加快亮起速度,降低熄灭速度
  • 调整亮度调节模式
  • 在第二套默认配列中,无法使用del的问题,del按键安排在 右shift按键上
  • 无法输入 ~ 的问题
  • 优化双模切换
v1.0a.00
Date:2016.04.30

Brief:第一个修复性回归包,以修复bug为主,功能增加为辅

New Feature:

  • 增加一键关灯
  • 增加键盘L0/L1模式切换功能
  • 增加来蓝牙关闭功能

BugFix:

  • 蓝牙长时间睡眠后,存在概率性无法唤醒的bug优化与跟踪
  • 键盘首次插入电脑,部分按键存在乱码的优化
  • 修复 FN + 功能键出现的按键抬起信号丢失问题
  • 切换灯光部分列闪烁问题
  • 优化USB/蓝牙同时插入,偶发性连击
  • 修改配列后,保存设置后; FN按键无效
  • 灯光单点亮,边上的灯珠串流
  • 临时去除传统6KRO兼容,保留NKRO
  • BLE 配置模式 + 自定义配列,BLE无法配置
  • 七彩跑马灯异常

Beta Version

v1.40.02
Date:2016.12.01
1.40.01
Date:2016.12.01
1.22.01
Date:2016.08.30
1.15.02
Date:2016.08.07