CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2
CandyBar Premium Round 2

CandyBar Premium Round 2

This group buy has closed.

Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020

Expected Ship Date: Jun 2020

đź“… Update June 25, 2020 — All components ready! We expect the factory to ship them to TKC starting after the 28th.

đź“…  Update June 10, 2020 — Last leg of production!  Plates are being anodized currently.  We are expecting to have all kits in our warehouse by the end of June.  Shipping will begin shortly after.  PCBs, Pop Rocks and Cherry Bomb are all completed.

đź“…  Update May 21 — No expected delays. Cases are now being anodized, boxes are at the factory.  PCBs in production.

đź“…  Update May 4 — We are on track. Aluminum CNC has completed.

đź“…  Update April 24 — We've hit the first 500 orders. See our new CandyBar pages to order in the next wave, which will be fulfilled about a month after the first 500.

đź“…  Update April 15 — We are aiming to fulfill orders 0-500 by the expected fulfillment date; however orders 500-1000 will be fulfilled at a later date, approximately one month after the first batch.

The numbers below represent the MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity). They are the minimum number of sets required for production. This product is not limited.

514 ordered out of 20 required

📅 Update April 24 — We've hit the first 500 orders. See our new CandyBar pages to order in the next wave, which will be fulfilled about a month after the first 500.

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

Group Buy closes April 24.

Round 2 Colors:

  • Black Cacao (Black)
  • 3 Amigos (Space Grey)
  • Pop Rocks (Lavender)
  • Cherry Bomb (Red)
  • Zero (E-white)
  • Rock Candy (Frosted Polycarbonate)

🌟 Read our announcement blog post →

      Product Specs

      • 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"

      What's Included

      • Case – CNC 6061 anodized aluminum case in choice of color
      • Plate – CNC 6061 anodized aluminum plate in choice of color 
      • PCB – in style of your choice (righty or lefty)
      • Cable – 1.5m cable in your choice of black or white

      Comes with standoffs, screws, and assembly instructions.

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

      Not included: keycaps, stabilizers, and switches which are needed to build a complete functioning keyboard. Join our Discord or send us an email if you need more explanation on this! 

        PCB Details

        • Matte black PCB with white silkscreen
        • USB-C connection
        • QMK Firmware - fully programmable layout, and can be configured in QMK Configurator
        • Kailh Hotswap sockets - NO SOLDERING REQUIRED
        • Left or right numpad option available.
        • Split Space, arrows, and many other layout options
        • Layouts can be filled with almost any 40% kit on the market. No unusual key sizes / row profiles

        You can also purchase additional PCBs separately.

        Plate Details

        Pick from left or right numpad option.

        Available in three materials:

        • 1.5mm 6061 aluminum
        • 1.5mm Polycarbonate
        • 1.5mm Carbon Fiber

        Features seven colors:

        • Black Cacao (Black)
        • 3 Amigos (Space Grey)
        • Pop Rocks (Lavender)
        • Cherry Bomb (Red)
        • Zero (E-white)
        • Rock Candy (Frosted Polycarbonate)
        • Carbon Fiber

        You can also purchase additional plates separately.

        Layout Options

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

        Complete your CandyBar Build

        This CandyBar Premium 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 →

        Cross-option support

        • CandyBar Standard can be upgraded with this kit.
          • Plates are compatible with both premium and standard, so you can upgrade your Standard with an anodized plate if you wish.
          • CandyBar Standard FR4 plate is compatible with this case.
          • Left and right PCBs are both compatible with the Premium case.
        • Round 2 cases will be forward compatible with an ortholinear PCB/plate, though we are not offering them at this time.

        Proxies

        Renders

        Product images shown are renders. Keysets shown are:

        Renders by MetallicCharles.

        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 🎓