With the new ALT V2, we finally created a worthy alternative to the original consummate compact keyboard. Now, we’re giving you the chance to create your own ALT V2 on a foundation with just the essentials. Meet the ALT V2 Barebones: the stripped-down, superlative follow-up to our space-saving flagship. Taking input from over five years of reviews, we made several key changes to this second-generation standout—including an upgraded PCBA with 5-pin switch support, a new STM32 chipset with better QMK performance, a range of RGB LED improvements, and an updated configurator for on-the-fly keymapping. On this barebones offering, you’ll also find an array of PORON foam and IXPE foam for a refined typing sound and feel, new to V2. Of course, we also kept the things our community loved—like the CNC-machined aluminum case, magnetic feet for adjustable mounting, and dual USB-C ports. It’s the streamlined, highly anticipated sequel—with all the greatest hits. It’s the ALT V2 Barebones.