Some say a programmer’s best solution is a simple two-step process: copy and paste. On April 1st, 2021, Stack Overflow proved it. On that fateful day, each time users went to copy a piece of code, they were met with a pop-up for a fake product. It was called The Key: an ultra-compact macropad advertised as the new (and only) way to copy and paste on the platform. As it turns out, roughly one fourth of Stack Overflow’s 15 million users tries to copy and paste within five minutes of visiting the site. An even greater number saw the joke and loved it, with many demanding that The Key be developed in earnest. So Drop teamed up with Stack Overflow to make it happen. What started as an April Fool’s gag is now a full-fledged macropad—designed. Bringing the concept to life in a black, CNC-machined aluminum case topped with custom XDA profile keycaps sporting the Stack Overflow logo. Sleek, sturdy, and engineered to impress, The Key can hold its own in any enthusiast’s setup. Fully programmable, these three keys can do much more than copy and paste. In fact, you can configure them to perform virtually any key command you want. They’re also outfitted with Kailh Box Black switches to deliver an ultra-smooth linear feel.
Dev & Gear Rating 9.5/10
Discovered by Bojan Vidanovic