So I saw the Stack Overflow April fool joke for "The Key" and I know it's just a joke. But I kind of want a real one similar to it just for novelty. Are there any products out there actually for sale that act just like it?
"3 key macro", or "OSU keypad" are suitable search parameters.
For folks of a more DIY bent there's a 3D printable version here and
I distinctly remember seeing an official 3D printable one that I can't seem to find and one by one of the SE developers here which uses the excellent QMK firmware.
I have no idea what the key profile is - it's *very* nice and retro - and there are services that print custom keycaps around. I'm guessing they are SA profile from looking around - though I'm uncertain to *who* would print these.
From what I understand Stack had this specific one custom made - so I do wonder if they might be nice enough to let us in on who made it.
There was an update to the original blog post that says
UPDATE: There has been a lot of interest in purchasing a real life version of our prank. The good news is we anticipated this might happen and we’ve been working on something along these lines. Stay tuned for more!
So this might be a thing ;)
The Key is available for sale as DIY kit.