Stack Overflow has released The Key v2.0, a sequel to the novelty keyboard it released last year following an April Fool’s joke.
The popular programming resource’s first foray into the hardware market, “The Key”, apparently found a niche in the market, selling over 10,000 units despite only having three keys, “Ctrl, C and V”.
The joke referenced the long-standing stereotype that programmers increase their productivity by simply copying and pasting lines of code from online resources such as Stack Overflow.
What do buyers get?
The new product, now available on Drop for $29, still only has three customizable keys out of the box.
However, unlike the original, The Key V2.0 is hot-swappable – meaning you can change its switches without soldering them.
If users want to further customize the look of the keyboard, they can now play with their color settings via hardware RGB lighting.
Additionally, Stack Overflow V2.0’s acrylic case will apparently help the user’s color schemes shine.
The new kit also comes equipped with custom XDA profile keys emblazoned with the Stack Overflow logo.
A portion of all proceeds from the sale are set to go to digitalundivided, a US-based charity for Black and Latino women entrepreneurs.
The V2.0 key is available for purchase now with an available date of July 20, 2022, with 3,900 coins initially up for grabs.
“Remember, good artists copy, great artists steal, top artists copy, then paste,” a Stack Overflow spokesperson said.
Stack Overflow continues to be a big deal, as the company was acquired by Amsterdam-based technology investment firm Prosus NV in a deal valued at $1.8 billion in June 2021.