The Best Tactile Switch For 2024 – Varmilo EC V2 Iris Switch Rather Than Holy Panda


Every stroke of the keys on a well-made mechanical keyboard should bring a unique joy. Each clack provides your ideal tactile feedback, and each key is styled to match your aesthetic. If you spend most of your day typing, coding, or gaming, a Varmilo EC mechanical keyboard can be more comfortable and customizable than the traditional mechanical keyboard. The newest Varmilo EC V2 Iris tactile switch keyboard will be the best choice for 2024.

What is a Varmilo EC mechanical keyboard?

A Varmilo EC mechanical keyboard is a Varmilo keyboard with Varmilo Electrostatic Capacitive Switches(Varmilo EC switches). Keyboards with Varmilo EC switches are better than the rest. You are going to see what makes them better and stand out from the sea of mechanical switches today.

How does a Varmilo EC switch make?

In short, Varmilo EC switch combines a traditional mechanical switch and a traditional electrostatic capacitive switch.

The traditional EC switch is with a more advanced trigger mechanism. However, the touch is not as refreshing as the traditional mechanical switch since it uses a silicone bowl to control the touch.

Varmilo EC switch keeps the original touch of the mechanical keyboard by using the EC trigger principle with the same inner structure as the traditional mechanical switch.

Cherry MX Switch VS Varmilo EC Switch V2

Cherry MX Switches are the most classic mechanical switches. With decades of experience, CHERRY MX is the most trusted name in gaming regarding key switches. MX switches provide levels of performance, durability, and comfort, delivering the ultimate gaming experience. The Varmilo VA/VD series mechanical keyboards install these switches.

cherry switch in dreams on board keyboard
Varmilo Dreams On Board Keyboard

However, Varmilo EC switches are better. Innovating based on the traditional mechanical switch which has a contact point, Varmilo launched the EC switch with a longer lifespan, excellent durability. Moreover, the feeling of type is greatly improved. The Varmilo MA series mechanical keyboards install these switches.

Varmilo Sea Melody Keyboard

There are 9 Varmilo EC switches. They are:
Linear switches: Varmilo EC V2 Sakura, Varmilo EC V2 Rose, Varmilo EC V2 Daisy, Varmilo EC V2 Orange(Only for space bar of Daisy switch keyboards), Varmilo EC V2 Jasmine, Varmilo EC V2 Moxa
Clicky switches: Varmilo EC V2 Ivy
Tactile switches: Varmilo EC V2 Iris, Varmilo EC V2 Violet

Comparison Chart:

Brand Name Image Type Operation Force/gf Terminal Force/gf Activation Point/mm Total Travel/mm Features
Varmilo Daisy Linear 35 45 2 4 extremely light
Varmilo Orange Linear 38 45 2 4 spacebar switch of Daisy keyboard
Varmilo Jasmine Linear 40 60 1 3 extremely fast
22mm spring
Varmilo Sakura Linear 45 55 2 4 Bestseller
similar to Cherry Red
Varmilo Moxa Linear 45 55 2 4 smoothest
16mm spring
Varmilo Rose Linear 55 65 2 4 Cherry Red<Rose<Cherry Black
Varmilo Ivy Clicky 50 65 2.3 4 clicky
similar to Cherry Blue
Varmilo Iris Tactile 45 60 2 4 similar to Holy Panda
Varmilo Violet Tactile 45 58 2 4 similar to Cherry Brown

The purposes and the function of these switches can’t simply be termed as ‘good for typing’ or ‘good for gaming’.
These Varmilo switches are built for professionals, game enthusiasts, and anyone who loves a wonderful keyboard experience. The purpose depends on your lifestyle and choices.
But if you are looking for the best tactile switch for 2024, the answer must be the Varmilo Iris switch.
Varmilo just launched this new tactile switch. Let’s see why it would be the best this year.


Features of Varmilo EC V2 Iris

  • 45gf early-triggered prolonged tactile switch
  • Neat and strong tactile, the satisfying typing experience
  • Noise reduced nylon top cover design
  • 19.5mm prolonged spring, potent rebound
  • Typing experience similar to Holy Panda switch

Varmilo EC V2 Iris VS Holy Panda


The typing experience of Varmilo EC V2 Iris is very similar to the famous Holy Panda Switch though it doesn’t make by the stem of a Halo True or the housing of an Invyr Panda. It’s the 6th Varmilo EC switch, which is designed and made by Varmilo.

Image by artist wintheart on Instagram

Let’s prove it with data.

Holy Panda Force Curve
Holy Panda Force Curve
Varmilo EC V2 Iris Forve Curve
Varmilo EC V2 Iris Forve Curve

As we can see, both of them have a prolonged smooth bump, which is what Holy Panda has been known for. Moreover, the actuation force and pressure point are quite close. Holy Panda is no longer unique because of the existence of Varmilo EC V2 Iris. Varmilo makes an entirely new EC tactile switch with the original typing experience of Holy Panda. As an EC switch, it avoids the physical damage risk of dust, liquid, and friction loss.

In our opinion, Varmilo EC V2 Iris doesn’t belong to Holy Pandas. A truly HP is made with a Halo stem in an Invyr Panda switch. We won’t use Holy Panda to name it as Holy Panda X does.

If you’re a fan of Holy Panda or tactile switch, Varmilo EC V2 Iris is definitely worth trying. Holy Panda is often considered a top-tier tactile switch, so if you’re looking for a closure of your tactile journey, Varmilo EC V2 Iris is a viable choice.

Where to buy Varmilo EC V2 Iris switch?

Most of the Varmilo MA87 and MA108 theme keyboards are installed with this switch. Get it now before sold out: Varmilo EC Iris

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