Also the power switch, can you just turn it off or do you need to power it down through software first like the Bittboy CFW?
It's RS-97 based so you can just turn it off like that. It's a bit more resilient to improper shutdowns but i would still recommend you shut it down properly still. Though unlike the RS-97, the power switch can't be used as a button unlike the RS-97 so some emulators will require some changes.
Btw, just got my LDK and it feels pretty good. The Dpad is also good though the shoulder buttons are awkwardly placed.
I would not recommend the LDK if you rely on the L & R buttons a lot but otherwise it's a solid console.
It is also fairly easy to disassemble and the internal sd card is easily accessible, you simply have to remove the battery.