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What is a JH blue? I have never heard and or read about them before because I am thoroughly intrigued by them. I love when people give bunches of information randomly that I end up learning something new everyday. lol
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What is a JH blue? I have never heard and or read about them before because I am thoroughly intrigued by them. I love when people give bunches of information randomly that I end up learning something new everyday. lol

Jailhouse blues, its a mx blue where typically you put a small o-ring inbetween the slider and the stem, basically it raises the actuation point of the switch, removes the click, and they feel like a more tactile brown, not as tactile as a clear, but close.
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What is a JH blue? I have never heard and or read about them before because I am thoroughly intrigued by them. I love when people give bunches of information randomly that I end up learning something new everyday. lol
Jailhouse blues
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=38091.0
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40193.0
 
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They're Blues with something between the stem and slider that minimizes or eliminates the space between them. Usually you use O-rings. See this if you're confused. Most people report them as feeling a lot like Clears.
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post #19205 of 36805
So basically it takes out that 'leeway' the blue switch normally has? I could see that being both a good and a bad thing. Interesting, nonetheless.
 
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No more clicky, but you get not-Brown tactile switches (which is a bit redundant tongue.gif) for the price of a typical keyboard, not the $150+ prices they usually command.
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I could see clears being much more easy to touch type on, right? I notice when attempting to touch type on the 2013, sometimes I won't hit a key because I mistake that 'leeway' as a keystroke.
 
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that is definitely a pretty cool mod, and I think that would be my best bet at the current moment because of the fact that the 62g and 67 are sold out on the originative site I was linked to look into. They have some nice keysets on the site though for tenkeyless keyboards kind of want to pick up one for my rapid. Also, about the jh blues is there a difference to which type of o ring you place between the slider and the stem? jw because I know there are more than one type of o ring and wanted to make sure before I give it a go I will search some through gh my tab is pulled up so I should of did some searches but I got caught up talking with you guys, thanks for the info btw it was helpful.
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I think the main difference is OD (outer diameter) and the ##A spec. The ##A spec determines how hard or soft the material is, I believe, but I'll definitely let someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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got my supplies in. one cable down.
also got a better view of the couple of keycaps I threw on the blue/blue ds3.

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