Invyr Panda Mechanical Switches
Invyr Panda Mechanical Switches
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Featuring the same design, but now produced with an updated mold and tooling, the stock Invyr Panda switches make their long-awaited return. Featuring POM, ivory colored housings with black, factory-lubed linear stems, these switches are super satisfying Read More

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SpencerL
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Nov 7, 2019
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Hi guys, I'm excited to say that I've been working closely with the original manufacturer for the OG INVYR Pandas. We've been talking about bringing back Pandas for a while now, given the popularity of Holy pandas in the community for the past year. One big complaint we had with our offering back in December was the criticism of the factory lube. Since the original Pandas were created with the basis of creating the smoothest linear, lube was applied on the stem as part of the process of manufacturing the switch. The manufacturer initially offered to re-release Holy Pandas in another run (that is, Halo stems inside INVYR Panda housings), given the success of it back last December. However, given a few factors such as - the fulfillment time behind opening each Panda switch and replacing with a Halo stem, as well as lubing the stem (yikes!), were stuff that I wanted to avoid. As a huge fan of Holy Pandas myself, I figured the best compromise would be to offer the 2 switches together in one drop and allow the community to assemble the switches themselves. Most of us enjoy spending time tinkering with franken-switching, lubing, or spring swapping so why not stem swap? Plus, you are able to control what and how much lube you want to apply to the Halo stem yourself. Regarding the updated changes to the INVR Panda linear switch, I understand many will voice their opinion on why we're offering it, or how much different they are compared to the OG run. The manufacturer has told me that the tooling and molds initially used in the December run of Holy Pandas were exhausted due to sheer amount of volume that they didn't expect. The life of these molds were old and far past repair so as a new set was created to produce these new "revised" INVYR pandas, which offer the same design and similar material. They were also tested with stem swapping with Halos and are indeed as tactile as other offering of Pandas and clones. Enjoy :)
Nov 7, 2019
TurtleDude29
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Nov 11, 2019
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You can sell the unholy pandas its the same price if u get 2 switches
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Nov 11, 2019
bullmoos211
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Dec 5, 2019
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Any chance these will come back in stock?
Dec 5, 2019
ottodokto
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Nov 7, 2019
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There seems to be a lot of misinformation regarding what is a "Holy Panda", what materials it's made from, and the whole issue with pre-lubing. If you're angry about the "pre-lubing" on the switches, please read the original GB page on GH, c. 2016. These are Invyr panda switches. These aren't Holy Pandas. You can make your own holy pandas by adding the option to include halo true switches, and taking them apart to put the halo stem inside the panda housing. The original pandas were somewhat substandard for a linear, even attested to by Quakemz, the original guy who invented the holy panda:

"The lubing was incomplete and inconsistent, the switch was not very smooth at all, and there was even a very mild and awkward bump at the bottom of the press; very awkward for a switch costing $0.64-$1 USD/each, depending on quantity and vendor. This was all during a time when Gateron was really shining in value, Kailh hadn’t yet revamped their factory, and the market didn’t have retooled Cherry MX Blacks or Tealios, etc." They come with some lube since the whole point of the Invyr panda was a linear switch that came prelubed and didn't need further tuning. Obviously, they somewhat failed at their original purpose, and the real breakthrough was when Quakemz put a halo true stem in the panda housing, creating the holy panda. Even with YOK/GSUS pandas, they come prelubed, but that doesn't matter, since you're gonna be pulling the panda stem out and swapping it with a halo stem anyway. Novelkeys YOK pandas are about $0.55 per switch. If I buy 70 pandas from NK, that's $38.5. Factoring shipping, which is around $8.50 for me, that's about $47 for pandas alone. The upside of this is that NK pandas are already in-stock, which means that you don't have to wait. On Drop, these pandas are roughly $0.57 per switch, and including $2.75 shipping, that's $42.75. There's not really a huge difference in terms of pricing, so if you want Invyr pandas, or maybe don't like the colors of the NK YOK pandas in stock, or are patient, then maybe these are for you. Regardless, you're gonna have to buy halo switches from Drop (unless you have some laying around/from mechmarket). EDIT, FURTHER CLARIFICATION: Due to the confusion on what exactly is a panda switch:
The original GB for Invyr pandas on geekhack used POM as their material of choice. These switches are as close as you can get to the original "OG" Panda, which was a Halo True stem in an Invyr housing. The confusion arises from the fact that the Massdrop Holy Pandas sold last year (the ones that came prelubed) had a polycarbonate top and nylon bottom. The original Invyr Pandas did use a non-transparent polycarbonate top housing, and a nylon blend bottom. (Source from Mech27, Source on bottom)
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Nov 7, 2019
Kiefofpolice
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Nov 15, 2019
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Oh okay. I couldn't get the other one to show up to where I could order it. It must not show up correctly on mobile. Thanks again man. Do you know if they plan to ever bring back the Durgod Nutcracker v2? Or does it look better on paper than it actually performs?
Nov 15, 2019
ottodokto
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Nov 15, 2019
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The durgod switch openers come every few months, the last time it sold was about a month and half ago (mid September or so). Personally either style works: the Durgod ones are nice because they're 2-in-1, while the Kiiboss ones are more compact.
Nov 15, 2019
Roc_Main
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Nov 15, 2019
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How do the springs compare to the yok panda springs? Are these pingy?
Nov 15, 2019
sprlte
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Nov 15, 2019
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so, wipe off the factory lube?
Nov 15, 2019
RChestnut
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Nov 13, 2019
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So, OG Pandas when in 2016 and Holy Pandas when in December, 2018 were Milky PC top / Nylon Bottom, but this pandas are made with POM, right?
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Nov 13, 2019
RChestnut
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Nov 14, 2019
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Cool, Switching material will be double-edged sword.
Nov 14, 2019
okbuddy
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Nov 13, 2019
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This is gonna sound dumb, but is this really a drop that ends in 2 days or will this keep going. I saw many comment online that the halo true and clear "drops" actually keep going. Sorry if I'm mistaken.
Nov 13, 2019
erickong
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Nov 14, 2019
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Trust the counter
Nov 14, 2019
Venaros
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Nov 14, 2019
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That's because the Halo switches are already in stock, this is a group buy.
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Nov 14, 2019
USER8293954
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Nov 11, 2019
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Do these switches use a different material? You mentioned "similar" and I am suspicious. A large part of the holy panda sound is the material
Nov 11, 2019
Dr.Tyler
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Nov 13, 2019
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These will definitely sound different because the material is POM. How different that is remains to be seen. I'm betting on an even deeper sound. I'm still getting these. If you don't want to take the risk, buy YOKs.
Nov 13, 2019
harlekein
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Nov 11, 2019
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If you think only the stem is lubed and not the housing, you don't have even the most basic grasp of physics.
Nov 11, 2019
carlouws
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Nov 11, 2019
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Not inaccurate. The lube is a thick lube that’s mostly on the stem and there’s minimal lube on the housing. This is the same case as when you open Yok pandas.
Nov 11, 2019
M4CHA
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Nov 11, 2019
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Does the pom make the switch better or worse
Nov 11, 2019
CtrI
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Nov 10, 2019
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I wonder the new mold has changed. The size of the switch housing is too big for the plate, so it ramdomly makes the interference with switch metal part (this makes very bad sound)
Nov 10, 2019
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