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Play Tray

Original price $1.60 CAD - Original price $74.00 CAD
Original price
$1.60 CAD
$1.60 CAD - $74.00 CAD
Current price $1.60 CAD
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  • GB Starts: June 1st
  • GB Ends: June 14th, 2022
  • Estimated Shipping: Late Q3-Early Q4 2022
  • Designed by : JJW & Shannie

Designed by JJW & Shannie, PLAY TRAY is a desktop rendition of the ingenious ball-on-a-track toy that cats seem to love. This version is milled from a solid block of 6063 Aluminum and sized perfectly for your desk setup.

The tray features a magnetized central section where you can store various bits and bobs, as well as a curiously cute cat engraving by Shannie (@shannie.hoa). Of course, a 14mm steel bearing is included for those who want to use Play Tray as a mischievous fidgeting desk toy.

If you'd like to pick up some extra balls, 14mm steel bearings should work handily. Though it's offered as an option here, it may be more efficient to buy in bulk elsewhere if you're looking to buy more than just a few :)

From the designer: ‘The inspiration for this design comes from a few things. A cat toy, various screw trays seen in the keyboard community, and the Rotor by Densus Designs (another keyboard here on Geekhack!). I also think it would be nice to have something slightly interactive on the desk. For those who prefer to use $5 trays from Amazon, that's totally 100% fine - until now, I've been using $3 metal bowls from Aliexpress, so I get where you're coming from. That being said, we could also be using the cheapest MX keyboards available, yet we dish out a premium for some nicer boards. This tray hopes to be just a little heftier, a little cuter, and a little more fun.



  • Play Tray (6063 Aluminum, Anodized)
  • Custom ring feet
  • 14mm steel bearing (one included)
  • 20mm * 3mm N52 neodymium magnet
  • Inner tray diameter: 50mm, Outer diameter: 96mm, Height: 17mm
  • Weight (tray only): ~200g / ~7oz
  • Custom packaging

Note: While renders aim to provide an accurate interpretation of the color reference codes, the manual anodization process may yield varying results.

The color references we will be passing to production are:

  • Soft Pink - PANTONE 502 C
  • Barely Blue - PANTONE 290 C
  • Lush Green - PANTONE 5507 C
  • Soulless Grey - PANTONE 432 C
  • Even More Soulless Grey (no engraving) - PANTONE 432 C 

  • USA: Jjwkb
  • CA: Deskhero
  • SEA: Hex Keyboards
  • EU:
  • KR: Swagkeys
  • OCE: Switchkeys

Please do not combine with other group buys. Your order may be cancelled

Group Buys

  • What is a group buy? Group Buys are a method of sale similar to a pre-order. Payments are collected ahead of time in order to submit a bulk order to a manufacturer for production. Due to this, there is often an extended timeline from the order date to when the product is shipped out, with these timelines ranging from a couple weeks to several months. In all Group Buys posted here on the site I will include on the order page an estimated timeline for production and shipment.
  • You missed your estimated timeline. What's going on? We provide weekly updates for all group buys, so that customers can stay informed and up to date on the progress. Many times unforeseen issues can occur, which can cause delays.
  • Can I get a refund for my Group Buy purchase? I changed my mind. The nature of the GB process means that funds for refunds are not available after submission of the group payment to the manufacturer. Refunds may not be available after submission of your Group Buy order. Refunds will not be available after bulk order submission to the vendor. Refunds may be made available on a case-by-case basis at our discretion.

Note: All images provided are renders and final colours may not be an exact replication of images used in the product page. However, the designer aims to produce these in colours as close as possible to the quoted pantones listed on this page.