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Drop + Invyr Holy Panda Mechanical Switches
$69
$85

Drop + Invyr Holy Panda Mechanical Switches

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It Lives Up to My Expectation
Everyone's expectation is different. Although I have high hope for Holy Panda, I tried to keep my expectation in check. I have not tried all the switches under the sun nor do I have all type of key caps at my arsenal; but I do have quite a few to compare. I used to like clicky heavy switches and Cherry MX Blue were my go to switch. Four out of eight keyboards I currently own came with Cherry MX Blue out of the box. Two are Gateron Blue and one was Cherry MX Brown. I don't like liner type switches, but I like tactile switches. I grew tired of Cherry MX Blue after I started comparing tactile feedback and sound signature against different type of keycaps, and numerous other switches. In my option, Cherry MX Blue performs better than all three Gateron switches (Blue, Brown, Green) I tired. There is one thing that Cherry MX Blue really irritates me. That is the ringing sound I heard across all keycaps on Cherry MX Blue when I bottom out. Every time after I press down a key and release it, it gives me this subtle ring that keeps getting louder the faster I type. But none of the switches I tried came close to overall feel and sound of Cherry MX Blue until I tried Hako switches. Only Hako Royal True sounds better than Cherry MX Blue, but it was too heavy compared to Cherry MX Blue. When I compare Cherry MX Blue to Hako Royal True, it gave me the tactile feedback and sound signature I was looking for. I want something that sound like Hako Royal True but with lighter tactile that is closer to Cherry MX blue. I knew if I can get a switch lighter tactile than Hako Royal True, but a similar but more subtle feel than Cherry MX Blue, I can retire from this hobby. At least from the key switches and PCB layouts. Then, I read about Holy Panda switch that combined two switches into one to give unique sound signature. I listened to typing tests around the Internet and checked their tactile signature against all switches. I blindly pull a trigger on 110 switches twice on Drop. One set for Kira keyboard at work and another for my GK 84 at home with some switches to spare. I have never been happier to type and hear the Holy Pandas with either SA or DSA profiles. My search for perfect switch has ended. I found my holy grail. I am more than happy with my purchase. Holy Panda has stretch the itch I was having for 5 years.
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Better than I thought
I'd like to preface this with I did not open these switches up and lube them. These are stock. Everything feels fine to me, not sure why people are so upset. While I was waiting for these I ordered some yok housings with some halo trues and 68g sprit springs + 3203 lube and figured it would be the same. These were totally different and more tactile. Maybe it's the 68g sprit that made them not the same I'm not sure. I also bought some 67g zealios v2 and I don't understand how people say these are more tactile than holy pandas. Holy pandas were much better than zealios v2 for sure. I have shared my these 3 different switches with my coworkers and we are in agreement that the holy pandas were the best out of the 3. They are endgame switches for sure and I'll probably have to buy more than the 180 I bought on the first drop
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arda
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Oct 30, 2022
How far 90 pack is $85, but 110 pack is $125 ?
HeyitsDan
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Sep 28, 2022
I absolutely don’t recommend these switches. Seven months in and six switches have stopped registering. I reached out to support and they offered a replacement if I send all 90 back to them, with no real guarantees that I won’t continue to have the same problem with the replacements. As much I love the feel of them, I think I’m going to have to cut my losses and find something similar that’s more reliable. I don’t think it’s worth the hassle of wondering how long until the next one breaks, especially given how much they cost. This is the first drop product that I’ve regretted buying. I just wish they would have failed sooner so I could have got my money back.
I can confirm what @Tathanis wrote. I bought DROP Signature Cyber Moon equipped with these switches, and 1 year later I must say, their quality is not great. I had to already replace two of them on my keyboard (the one under T, and the one under Right CTRL, if that makes any difference) because they only reacted when pressed really, really hard to the bottom. I contacted DROP Support and they awarded me with bonus $$ to cover shipping, but the only real option for fixing this they suggested were either to return the entire keyboard or to buy a set of switched (which is $85 for the smallest set). There's no way to buy a set of 5 or 10 switches of this type, and it seems that it's more efficient for DROP to organize shipping from an EU country and replace the keyboard, rather than offer a small set of switches as replacement ones together with the keyboard. It's a real shame, because the switches sound and feel very nice, but the quality leaves a lot to wish for...
BotCartell
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May 23, 2022
Hi i just wanted to hear from you if this switch fits in my keyboard ducky one 2 sf before I order some home :)
Tanthanis
65
Feb 1, 2022
I've been using these switches for maybe 6 months on two different boards and have had multiple failures that required either switching out the entire switch or the stem and spring. I have never had this many failures with switches and it makes typing on these a real headache. I feel like DROPs quality has dropped over the past few years since they switched their business model. I would stay away from these until the issues have been fixed.
TanthanisTo be clear, our quality control has not decreased over the past few years, quite opposite in fact. It is very unfortunate that you've had issues with the switches. They come with 1 year warranty, and I would recommend contacting our community support so they can help.
jsboies
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Jan 3, 2022
Here a sound test of the Holy Panda switch: https://youtu.be/Q3vhPEayk-Y
Fallakin
12
Dec 7, 2021
I received my order of these back in July of 2020, I did not get around to putting them into a keyboard until over a year later (Sept 2021). In the time since I've registered chatter on 6 different switches (out of 110), placed in different places on the PCB (hotswap) to confirm it was a switch issue. Even at only a ~6% failure rate (so far for me, based on other comments on here) that is just unacceptable. Drop should rectify this.
Fallakin
12
Mar 22, 2022
No. The pins aren't damaged, the QA you guys did on these was just horrible. I ended up over 20 failed or failing switches in the same manner that other people were experiencing. I've already bought Boba U4Ts and swapped the stems in to make Holy Bobas and am having a much better experience. I've also been recommending people away from buying Drop switches, based on my experience with these.
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mgor
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Aug 24, 2022
FallakinSame here... took a while to add them to a build and when the switches started to fail it was over a year so (according to community support) "not covered by warranty any more". Out of 70 switches, I now have, as of writing, 7 failed ones. Every time I get a problem with a key I move to a different socket and the problem comes a long, replacing the switch solves the problem.
Bambiczek
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Nov 20, 2021
Are Holy pandas going to work with keyboard gamakay k66?
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