The Holy Panda experience has evolved—and now, it’s been clarified. Introducing the Holy Panda X Clear: the next step in tactile typing, optimized for an authentic, ultra-consistent feel with a new see-through aesthetic. Departing from the original Holy Panda production process (disassembling two switches and combining their parts), we worked closely with Gateron and a few familiar faces to recreate the Holy Panda experience through a fully engineered product. With carefully selected components, the Holy Panda X Clear feels incredibly similar to the original Holy Panda, but with greatly reduced stem wobble and improved consistency across the board. Plus, the Clear’s transparent housing is perfect for low-profile boards where backlighting takes center stage. Among tactile offerings, it’s a switch you’ll want to switch to. The choice is Clear.
Note: At checkout, choose a 35-pack of 5-pin or 3-pin switches. 3-pin switches are compatible with Drop CTRL, ALT, and SHIFT Keyboards. 5-pin switches are most commonly used on PCB mount keyboards.
A fan-favorite found on many keyboards, the original Holy Panda switch was community-created by combining housings from the Invyr Panda Linear Switch and the stem of our Drop Halo Switch. The result was an ultra-satisfying tactile feel with a truly unique sound, but the invention was not without flaws. Disassembling two different switches and combining them can lead to a number of consistency issues, especially when the parts aren’t fully designed to work together. From this original “Frankenswitch,” dozens of unofficial Panda-variants have been created trying to replicate or improve upon the Holy Panda’s signature. We took our time to get the build just right. We collaborated with the Holy Panda’s original creators to help us refine the typing experience. Finally, we teamed up with a trusted manufacturer, Gateron, to make our designs come to life.
The Holy Panda X Clear is fully engineered from start to finish. Taking our time to faithfully replicate the Holy Panda feel, we outfitted this transparent successor with a polycarbonate top case, nylon bottom case, and POM stem. Manufactured by Gateron with exacting quality assurance processes, the Holy Panda X Clear easily outstrips the original Holy Panda with improved stem stability, lubrication reliability, and overall consistency. Now, equipped with new see-through housing, it’s perfect for any board where lighting takes center stage. Meet your next tactile switch.
“The Holy Panda X improves upon all of the things I loved about the original. The smoother, rounder, and more refined tactility lends itself to a much more modern day typing experience that I personally prefer over the original. They're honestly just better.” - quakemz
“Cutting back on the harshness of the Holy Panda yet still retaining the majority of the desirable traits, The Holy Panda X is a distinctly unique yet familiar switch. The switch features negligible stem wobble, a smooth downstroke, and of course, pronounced tactility. I will definitely be using these in my next daily keyboard!.” - Invyr
“A step forward from what made the original switch so fantastic, the Holy Panda X improves on every aspect, with the smoothness, tactility, and solid build construction that I've always been looking for. I'm done searching for my perfect switch." -mech27
We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.
Estimated ship date is Apr 4, 2023 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.