How to Fix Common Obins Anne Pro Problems

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If you like minimalist devices, the OBINS Anne Pro is something you don’t want to miss out on. Anne PRO 2, the newest model from this line of 60% keyboards, is one of the best keyboards on the market today in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

One of the features that make OBINS Anne Pro stand out from the other keyboards that we know of is its 60% layout. This special design is even smaller than tenkeyless (TKL) keyboards and features only the letter keys and a few important function buttons. Even though Obins Anne Pro doesn’t have the Numpad, arrow keys, navigational or 12 function keys, the keyboard still works efficiently because you can modify the keys, using the Obins app. You get extra desk space, optimized movement, and more breathing space when you use this keyboard.

Obins Anne Pro is a compact and portable keyboard that can be controlled by using the Anne Pro software via Bluetooth or a USB cable. The peripheral app has four functions: LED lighting controls, macro keys management, layout selection, and settings. The Anne Pro software is available for Android, Mac, and Windows.

However, the Anne Pro software is still in its early development stage, so there are still a lot of improvements and fixes needed for the keyboard to work smoothly and seamlessly.

We’ve listed down below some of the issues Anne Pro users have posted online and the solution to these problems.

Obins Anne Pro Problems

The Anne PRO 2 mechanical keyboard is a lightweight, portable keyboard with an ergonomic design perfect for office and school work. Here are some of the issues Anne Pro users reported and what you can do when you encounter the same.

Problem #1: Mac Pro Compatibility Issues

One user posted a video review of Obins Anne Pro and identified some incompatibility issues with MacBook Pro. The user found out that the keyboard did not work fully with MacBook Pro even when connected via USB. Some of the keys were working, but most of the others did not. The Backspace, Enter, Backslash, Tab, Space, and some of the letter keys were not responding.

Solution:

The first thing you need to rule out is whether the USB port you are using is defective. Use a different port for your keyboard and see if it works. If the issue still remains, proceed with the next step.

If the USB port is working fine, the next thing you should check is whether the keyboard has mechanical problems. To check this, plug in the keyboard to another computer. If the keys are still not working, then the keyboard is probably defective.

If the keys worked on another computer, then there’s probably some configuration on your MacBook Pro that’s causing your keyboard problem.

To fix this issue, you need to reset your SMC and NVRAM by following the steps below:

  1. Unplug the Anne Pro keyboard first.
  2. Shut down your MacBook Pro and make sure the power cord is plugged in.
  3. Hold down this key combination for a few seconds: Power + Shift (Left) + Ctrl + Option.
  4. When you see the light indicator on the power adapter blink or change color, it means that the SMC has been reset.
  5. Release all the keys and turn your computer back on.
  6. To reset the NVRAM, hold down the Command + Option + P + R keys until the computer restarts again.
  7. Listen for the second reboot sound, then release the keys.

Once you have reset the SMC and NVRAM, plug your Anne Pro keyboard back in to check if the issue has been fixed.

Tip: Junk files can sometimes interfere with your system’s processes, so make sure you delete all unnecessary files regularly. You can use an app such as Tweakbit MacRepair to get rid of all the trash on your Mac with just one click.

Problem #2: Anne Pro Not Working on Windows 10

Another user reported that his Anne Pro keyboard had stopped working all of a sudden because the computer couldn’t recognize the device when connected via USB. He tried resetting the keyboard, unplugging it from the PC, then restarting the computer; all of which did not work. The port seemed to be working fine because he tried plugging a different keyboard into the same port and the device worked.

Solution:

The most likely culprit in this situation is the device driver. You need to make sure that you have installed the latest driver of the keyboard by checking Device Manager.

To do this:

  1. Plug in your Anne Pro keyboard via USB cable.
  2. Go to Device Manager by pressing Windows + X
  3. Launch Device Manager and look for the Anne Pro keyboard.
  4. Right-click on the name of the device, then choose Update Driver.
  5. Click Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows will then search for the latest driver for your device.

If Windows can’t find the latest driver, you can go to the manufacturer’s website, download the update, and install it manually.

Once the driver has been updated, restart your computer and check if it can now recognize your keyboard. If the USB connection really wouldn’t work, you can still connect the device to your computer via Bluetooth.

Problem #3: Keyboard Can’t Connect Via Bluetooth

Several users reported having trouble connecting via Bluetooth, and when they do, the keyboard never seems to work well. One user said that whenever he turns on his device’s Bluetooth, it shows that the Anne Pro keyboard is already broadcasting a signal even before holding the Fn+# button. Resetting Bluetooth doesn’t work, and the keyboard keeps appearing and then disappearing on the list of Bluetooth devices.

Solution:

This is a simple problem of updating the keyboard’s firmware. If you’re using an Anne Pro 2 mechanical keyboard, you need to update to the version 1.10 because the version 1.09 has a bug related to Bluetooth.

To update the keyboard’s firmware, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Obins Anne Pro software.
  2. Click the gear icon on the bottom left of the screen to access Settings.
  3. Change the upgrade source to Development.
  4. Click Check new version The Obins software will then upgrade itself.
  5. Next, click on Firmware upgrade > Upgrade to latest.

Take note that this process will only work with a wired connection. If the settings window does not open, try doing this instead:

  1. Press the Windows + R
  2. Type in %appdata% in the dialog box, then hit Enter.
  3. Go to the Obinslab Starter folder and click Storage.
  4. Open user-preferences.json, using Notepad.
  5. Select the whole content and replace with: {“theme”:”dark”,”locale”:”en”,”isDev”:true}
  6. Save the file and restart the Obins software.

Once it has restarted, try upgrading the firmware, using the steps above.

Summary

The Obins Anne Pro is a versatile and great-looking keyboard that’s easy to modify and fun to use. Its 60% layout makes a big difference, especially when you have limited table space. You can try the solutions listed above to resolve the issues you encountered and make your keyboard work smoothly and efficiently.

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