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Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)
Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)

Candybar Round 3 Barebones (Keyboard Kit)

Regular price $229.00

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CandyBar Premium is a compact 40% keyboard + numpad with an all aluminum chassis. No soldering required with a hotswap PCB—you'll only need a screwdriver to assemble.

What's Included

  • Case – CNC 6061 aluminum case in choice of color
  • Plate – CNC 6061 aluminum plate in specified color
  • PCB – in style of your choice (righty or lefty)
  • Cable – 1.5m cable in specified color
  • Hardware - all necessary hardware to assemble
  • SKUFeet - new for R3, elongated custom made non slip rubber pads
  • Assembly instructions.

Additional switch plates/PCBs can be purchased if you want to switch from left to right hand layout. Case is ambidextrous!

Additional Plates

Additional PCBs

Not included: keycaps, stabilizers, and switches which are needed to build a complete functioning keyboard. This is the barebones kit. If you are looking for a full build kit, please visit this page.

Colors for Round 3

  • Black Licorice
    • Black Powdercoat Case
    • Black Anode Plate
    • Black SKUFeet
    • Black Cable
  • Zero
    • White Powdercoat case
    • E-white Plate
    • Clear SKUFeet
    • Black Cable
  • Caramel
    • Beige Powdercoat case
    • Black Anode Plate
    • Black SKUFeet
    • Black Cable
  • Cotton Candy
    • Teal Powdercoat case
    • E-white Plate
    • White SKUFeet
    • Black Cable
  • Laffy Taffy
    • Violet Anodized Case
    • Violet Anodized Plate
    • Black SKUFeet
    • Black Cable

      Product Specs

      • Designed by BlindAssassin111 in collaboration with The Key Company.
      • Beautiful, minimalistic design
      • Hotswap PCB – No soldering to assemble. Great for beginners!
      • Uses a maximum of 62 switches
      • 6 degree angle case
      • One case, two numpad options – left or right
      • USB-C Connection
      • Case measures 13.39" x 4.25" x 1.26"

      Layout Options

      Right Options

      Candybar Right Layout Options

      Left Options

      Candybar Left Layout Options

      Read our announcement blog post for a more in-depth look at a few possible layout options.

      Complete your CandyBar Build

      If you wish to purchase a kit that is ready to assemble with all required parts, please see the Candybar Premium Round 3 page here.

      This CandyBar Barebones kit does not come with all the parts needed to build a complete keyboard. You'll need to buy separately:

      • Stabilizers – these prevent the bigger keys on your keyboard (e.g. the spacebars) from wobbling. You'll need four 2u stabilizers and one 6.25u stabilizer, depending on your layout.
      • Switches – these determine the sound and feel of your keyboard. You'll need at most 62 switches. We recommend buying 70 so you'll have some extras.
      • Keycaps – what your keys look like. The CandyBar has a '40%' layout, so you'll typically need a keyset with a 40s Kit in addition to a base kit. Keyset kits can vary quite a bit, so pay close attention to what's included in them when you buy.

      Read our tutorial on how to build it →

      International Vendors

      New to Mechanical Keyboards?

      We wrote some introductory articles that cover keyboard basics on Keyboard University. Learn about what a 40% keyboard is, what the differences are among switches, and more 🎓