What started out as an April Fool’s joke became a reality today when Stack Overflow made “The Key” available for purchase, in which it promptly sold out. It was designed by Cassidy Williams, a passionate mechanical keyboard enthusiast, and manufactured by Drop, a startup specializing in custom keyboards. When new stock comes in, you can expect to pay $29 and should you not need to copy and paste, the keys can be remapped in any way you like. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Straight out of the box, it comes equipped with three keys that act as the “ctrl”, “c”, and “v” keys. A USB-C to USB-A cable is also included to connect it to your computer, but users who only have a USB-C port on their computer need to provide their own adapter. Stack Overflow decided to donate a portion of the proceeds to digitalundivided. a non-profit that leverages data, programs, and advocacy to catalyze economic growth for in innovation as well as technology
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We’re on a mission to empower the world to develop technology through collective knowledge. Furthering our mission requires listening to our growing community and leveraging our platform to effect real change. Together, The Key and our work with digitalundivided serve as a friendly reminder that the more we share knowledge with one another, the better off we all become,” said Prashanth Chandrasekar, Stack Overflow CEO.