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[Group Buy] Play Tray V2

[Group Buy] Play Tray V2

Regular price $48.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $48.00 USD
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What goes around, comes back around.

Two years ago, the initial debut of PLAY TRAY was met with positive reception - in a hobby where we yearn for excess amounts of anodized aluminum, a premium multi-purpose tray with a novel 'spin' was more than welcome.

For those who have been waiting for its return, we have good news. The desktop novelty has made its way back around; this time with a number of updates to warrant Play Tray V2.



For starters, PLAY TRAY V2 is a solid aluminum trinket / screw tray for your desk, inspired by the infamous ball-on-a-track cat toy. A channel precisely machined for an included 14mm steel bearing is the answer for your desk fidgeting needs - push it in circles, bounce it around your fingers, tilt the tray to revolve the bearing, and whatever else you can figure out. The center serves as a storage compartment for various small bits and bobs, with the lid being removable as a two-in-one magnetic screw tray combination.

Available for group buy between May 18th (9 AM PT) and June 1st for early pricing of $48 USD. In-stock MSRP est. $55 USD.

  • Refined, coherent design language: The angled chamfer ('HG sides') and hard lines on the perimeter of Play Tray V1 are no more. With round, oversized fillets and a new plump kettlebell profile, V2 has a cleaner and softer aesthetic. 
  • Two-in-one compartment tray: Play Tray V2 features a lid over the center compartment that friction-fits into place, hiding any stowaway screws and parts. In addition, the lid doubles as a separate magnetized mini-me tray, perfect for building keyboards with multiple screw types. 
  • Stackable, quality-of-life changes: In addition to the other adjustments, V2 has some QOL improvements throughout. If you have multiple trays, they now stack securely on top of each other with aligned grooves in the base. Die-cut feet from V1 have been upgraded to injection-molded filleted rubber feet. More carefully-vetted manufacturing lends itself to cleaner and more consistent machining / finishing.

Of course, we've made sure the backstory is alive and well: V2 includes the option to be engraved* with a newly-illustrated feline friend, nestled within the inner surface of the tray. Hidden beneath the cover is a cute kitten snuggled comfortably into a ball! 

NOTE: This product contains small parts and may pose a choking hazard to children and animals. Please exercise caution when handling.

* Engraving option is only available with certain anodization color choices (black, pink, lilac). Illustrated by Shannie.


Some core aspects to PLAY TRAY remain the same with this version: 

  • Solid 6063 Aluminum, Anodized
  • Custom injection-molded ring feet
  • 14mm stainless-steel bearing (one included)
  • 3 x 10mm, N52 neodymium magnet
  • Inner tray diameter: 50mm, Outer diameter: 96mm, Height: 16.5mm
  • Weight (tray only): ~200g / ~7oz
  • Custom packaging

Other Regional Vendors

For international orders, feel free to check out these worldwide vendors also offering Play Tray:

Quality Control

While renders aim to provide an accurate visualization of the actual product color, the manual anodization process may yield varying results. Please note that renders may appear different depending on several factors, such as lighting conditions, monitor accuracy, etc. We will do our best to provide units that are flawless and consistent within reason on areas that are visible once assembled; note that anodized aluminum may have natural / random grain patterns. 

In addition, due to the nature of this product, wear and tear is expected. Screws, steel hardware, and the steel bearing will all eventually mark the anodized finish of the tray. Enjoy and embrace the way your product wears! 

Group Buy Disclaimer

By purchasing this item, you acknowledge that you are purchasing a GROUP BUY spot. The products are made-to-order, and will be shipping after manufacturing completes. A generous estimated timeframe for fulfillment is Q1 2025. Group buys can face unexpected setbacks and delays that are out of our control. Cancellations & refunds are generally not permitted once the group buy window closes.


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