What does it take to take a bestselling board to the next level? A long list of community-inspired updates, with build quality that’s better than ever before. That’s the baseline set for the CTRL V2—and now, we’re giving you your very own baseline to work from. Meet the CTRL V2 Barebones: the long-awaited, Drop-created successor to the tenkeyless throne—with just the essentials. 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 an adjustable typing angle and dual USB-C ports. It’s the streamlined, highly anticipated sequel—with all the greatest hits. It’s the CTRL V2 Barebones.