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How to Install JSpacers to Make A Jailhouse Blue Switch

Switch Captain

We're super excited to be stocking TheVan JSpacers and decided to do a quick how-to ideo on how to install them and make any clicky switch with a click jacket into a tactile one!

What type of mechanical keyboard switch should I get?

Switch Captain

The best approach, in our mind, is to first decide on what general type of switch you want. Mechanical keyboard switches come in three basic flavors, Clicky, Tactile and Linear. Below, in our SwitchCaptain Guide to Mechanical Keyboard Switch Types we'll dive into each, but first, let's review the basics!...

Typing Tests Volume 3: Gateron Linear Edition

Spencer Soloway

For this week's typing tests we took a look at two of our favorite Gateron switches, Blacks and Yellow. You can find out more about Gateron Black switches and buy them here. And if you're interested in Gateron Yellow switches we've got you covered well!

Typing Tests Volume 2: Kailh BOX Silent Pinks, and Novelkeys/Kailh BOX Thick Click Jades and Zealios 67g

Switch Captain

This week's typing tests include the Kailh BOX Silent Pinks, and Novelkeys/Kailh BOX Thick Click Jades and Zealios 67g. Enjoy! Kailh BOX Silent Pink (aka Silent Red):  Zealios 67g:  Novelkeys/Kailh BOX Thick Click Jades:  One of the first things we usually do when looking at new switches is look around on YouTube...