Originally Posted by Sniping
Jailhouse blues are short throw non clicky blues. Monterey Blues are clicky alps switches. People like Topre because they're extremely smooth tactile nonclicky switches and have a satisfying thock on bottom out.
Originally Posted by Jixr
Blue and green use the same bump, just green is a heavier spring ( same used in blacks )
Jailhouse blues are modded blues, to basically make them a clear. it removes the 'click'
you also don't have to press them as far down to trigger the switch
As far as montery and topre I cant say as I've not used either.
Thank you, gentlemen. (or possibly ladies, but who are we kidding? It's a PC enthusiast forum and we all know it's a big sausage-fest)
I thought I had read something saying Greens had a more pronounced bump in the plastic itself. Apparently not.
I assume that Jailhouse Blues glue the freely-moving part of the plastic that actuates the switch to the stem? I'm not sure if the effort would be worth, but Blues are cheap (and apparently the most popular switch) so it's sort of okay to screw up horribly. Do they make something like Ergo Clears or regular Clears?
And finally, how can something be both tactile and smooth? Those don't seem to go together. Clears are tactile, Reds are linear, and apparently Browns feel like mushy Reds or like the poor man's Clear and are somewhere in the middle.