The Key Company

Candybar Premium R3 - Barebones (Group Buy)

$299 AUD
Kit type:

Group Buy Dates: August 27 - Sep 27 (ETA: April 2022)

What is a Group Buy? 

[Please do not mix in-stock with Group Buy products, as we cannot guarantee the in-stock items will be available when the Group Buy products are ready to ship. We also cannot edit orders after close of Group Buy. Orders that contain Group Buy and In-Stock products will be cancelled.

Candybar Barebones Package

CandyBar Premium is an compact 40% keyboard + numpad with an all aluminum chassis. No soldering required—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 and PCB's

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)
    • 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 (Regular) Options


Left (Southpaw) Options


Read TKC's blog post for a more in-depth look at a few possible layout options.


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