Version 2.0 of the world’s most useless keyboard is now available


It’s a nice day for minimalist keyboard aficionados.

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Stack Overflow has launched The Key v2.0, a follow-up to the April Fool’s joke keyboard that was released last year.

Despite having only three keys, “Ctrl, C, and V,” the popular programming resource’s first effort into the hardware market, “The Key,” appears to have found a niche in the market, selling over 10,000 units.


The joke alluded to the long-held assumption that programmers increase their productivity by simply copying and pasting lines of code from websites like Stack Overflow.

What do purchasers receive?

The new product, which is now available for $29 on Drop, comes with only three configurable keys out of the box.

The Key V2.0, on the other hand, is hot-swappable, which means you can replace the switches without soldering them.


Users can now play with their colour options using the hardware’s RGB lighting to further customise the look of the keyboard.

Furthermore, the acrylic case of Stack Overflow V2.0 is said to assist users’ colour schemes stand out.

Custom XDA profile keycaps with the Stack Overflow logo are also included with the new kit.


Digitalundivided, a US-based nonprofit helping female black and Latino entrepreneurs, will receive a percentage of the proceeds from the sale.

The Key V2.0 is currently on sale, with a release date of July 20, 2022. There are 3,900 pieces available.

“Keep in mind that excellent artists copy, great artists steal, and greatest artists copy, then paste,” a Stack Overflow representative remarked.


Stack Overflow is still a huge business, as the company was acquired by Prosus NV, an Amsterdam-based internet investment group, for $1.8 billion in June 2021.

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