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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)


Pre-order opens: Aug 27, 2021

Closing Date: Sep 27, 2021

Expected Ship Date: Apr 2022

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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
    • White Cable
  • Caramel
    • Beige Powdercoat case
    • Black Anode Plate
    • Black SKUFeet
    • Black Cable
  • Cotton Candy
    • Teal Powdercoat case
    • E-white Plate
    • White SKUFeet
    • White 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 🎓

      💡 This product is a Pre-Order.

      • Shipping: This product will ship to you according to the expected ship date above. This date may change due to production or shipping delays. If you order this with other pre-order items, they will ship together when they are all ready. If your shipping address changes between when you place your order and when we ship it out, contact us so we can update it.
      Product Status
      1. Pre-Order Aug 27 – Sep 27
      2. In Production
      3. In Transit to TKC
      4. Shipping to Customers Estimated Apr 2022
      5. Extras Soon