Can the consummate compact keyboard ever have a worthy alternative? When that keyboard is the ALT—and its successor is, too—the answer is yes. Meet the ALT V2: the 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. Beyond the electronics, we also outfitted the ALT V2 with some new, top-tier enthusiast components—including our Phantom Stabilizers and an array of PORON foam and IXPE foam for a refined typing sound and feel. Of course, we also kept the things our community loved—like the CNC-machined aluminum case, magnetic feet for an adjustable typing angle, doubleshot PBT shine-through keycaps, and dual USB-C ports. It’s the highly anticipated sequel, with all the greatest hits. It’s the ALT V2.