Drop's Holy Panda X Review

May 22, 2023
David Sunnyside

holy panda x review

In this article we’re going to take a look at Drop’s version of the Holy Panda switch. They’ve changed some things about the design of this frankenswitch from their predecessors to improve it on many fronts, including less stem wobble and housing collisions, a more consistent and louder tactile bump, and a lighter spring that gives them a more balanced feel.

The Holy Panda is one of the most popular frankenswitches in the community thanks to Quakemz of TopClack who created it by combining the spring and copper leaf from linear Invyr Panda switches with the stem of a Halo True or Clear switch. When lubed, filmed, and paired with quality keycaps they can be one of the best feeling switches around and offer a great sound.

Since then, the Holy Panda X has become an extremely popular choice for people who want a strong, tactile typing experience without spending the kind of money you’d have to spend on a custom-made set. This is in part due to the fact that they’re competitive on stock performance metrics despite the issues that plague the original version, including a high-pitched clack and an issue with key chatter and failure from the last batch.

But now there’s another option for people who want the Holy Panda X experience, and that is Glorious Pandas. These are made by the same company that makes the Drop Holy Pandas and use the same copper leaf and 67 gram spring, but they are available for 40% less.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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