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(Group Buy) Candybar Premium Round 3

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Regular price £187.50
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Closing Date: 27th September 2021


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

Readthe TKC tutorial on how to build it →

What's Included

  • Case – CNC 6061 anodized aluminum case in choice of color
  • Plate – CNC 6061 anodized 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
  • Switches - 70 pcs in Linear or Tactile variants
  • Stabilisers - Equalz v3 Screw in
  • Keycaps - Infinikey Keycaps in 2 options
  • Switch Puller - TKC x Equalz switch puller
  • TKC Assembly instructions.


Additional switch plates/PCBs can be purchased if you want to switch from left to right hand layout. Case is ambidextrous! You can pick them up here: https://prototypist.net/collections/live-group-buys/products/group-buy-candybar-round-3-extras


Colour Options for Round 3

  • Black Cacao
    • 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


Switch Choices for Round 3

JWK Yellow Linear

  • 67g bottom out force
  • 2.0mm pre travel
  • 4.0mm total travel
  • Over 50 million keystrokes lifespan
  • PCB mount 5-pin
  • Polycarbonate top and milky nylon bottom housing

Outemu Silent Tactile

  • Actuation Force : 55 cN
  • 1.6mm pre-travel
  • 4.0mm total travel
  • Lifetime : 50 Million Cycles
  • Plate Mount 3-pin


Keyset Choices for Round 3

Both sets cover almost all 40% keyboards on the market and perfectly compliment your Candybar and all the various layouts that it offers. 


  • Designed by Abec
  • One of the best selling and most requested sets of all time!
  • Brand new 40% legends
  • PBT Dye-sublimation
  • Produced by Infinikey

Candybar R3 Summer 2021

  • Designed by Meatsmoothes
  • WoB with colorful accent keys
  • Brand new legends
  • PBT Dye-sublimation
  • Produced by Infinikey

Keyboard Specifications

  • 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"
  • Availible in Left / Right handed configurations - see images for compatibility



International Vendors

  • US - TheKey.Company (you're here!)
  • Canada - Ashkeebs
  • Europe - Proto[Typist]
  • Oceania - SwitchKeys



Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These Boards are expected to be shipped out in Q3 2022 at the earliest. 

Please note that this is a Group Buy. There can be delays and set backs. The timeline is only an estimate. By adding this item to your cart and purchasing you agree that you understand everything above. You will be charged immediately for this item. There are no refunds or cancellations on these orders. Please do not purchase this item with other group buys, and see our FAQ's on Group Buys and Pre-orders for further information - https://prototypist.net/pages/faqs.

Quality Disclaimer:

  • No scratches on exposed / user facing parts of the keyboard (after installation of plate & PCB).
  • Possible machining marks / scratches on the inside of the kit / pieces not exposed to the user. This includes scratches arising from anodization hooks.
  • Screw holes are NOT anodised.
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