JSpacers are specifically molded o-rings that fit perfectly between a switch shaft and click jacket and magically turn clicky switches into tactile ones. Traditionally these have been used with Outemu Blues to make a famous mod called a Jailhouse Blue switch.
Though some have thought them to be lost to the sands of time and resorted to regular, circular o-rings, we've been able to acquire authentic and genuine JSpacers from the former TheVan Keyboards.
These come in packs of 110 each.
Note: These will work on any clicky switch with a click jacket, which is most of them except for Kailh switches, which use a click bar.
TheVan Keyboards began April 1st 2016 with the launch of the TheVan44 group buy. TheVan44 would eventually be rebranded as the MiniVan keyboard. TheVan Keyboards closed in October of 2019.
What is the SwitchCaptain Authentication program?
We are keyboard and mice enthusiasts ourselves, we have spent hours (perhaps days, okay fine, weeks) trying to find particular keycaps, switches, lubricants, and more. Too often we stumble across knock-off products, poor quality components (that can do real damage), and sometimes even stores passing non-genuine products as the real thing! Enough is enough. So we got together and decided on a plan moving forward to stop fake products from hurting all the different folks involved.
The SwitchCaptain Authentication program includes a holographic seal on every item we sell, each seal has a unique code that lets you verify your product came from the original brand.
We want you to know that if you buy a product from us that what you get is real.
Let us be clear:
- All branded products we sell are bought from the manufacturer directly, we do not try to save a buck and purchase from a supplier (which we find super suspicious in the first place). If a manufacturer won't sell to us direct we will not have it in the store. This includes big names as well as up-and-comers.
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Quality product, really happy with the end result!
Work’s great to make jailhouse blues
Found out about this mod about a million years too late and was ecstatic to see that SwitchCaptain still had these in stock. Ordering was a breeze, had no issues with shipping, and the product arrived as pictured/described. Tested out a few to make sure they would work with my build (Kailh Gold stems/jacket in clear MX Blue housings). Couldn't be more stoked to put them in the controller I'm building. Big thanks to the staff at SC for makin' it happen!
In researching the jailhouse mod a number of months ago I came across these and was disappointed thinking I wouldn't be able to get a hold of any. I recently circled back and discovered that SwitchCaptain scooped a bunch up. Awesome! These are really nice and allow the mod to be performed easily and in a consistent fashion. Highly recommend!
I was looking for a vendor for these jspacers for the longest time. I'm glad I was able to find them here.
It's a bit hard to tell from pictures but they are a rubbery like material which silences the keypresses. While you can tell the j-spacer is rubbery from the feeling on the switches, it isn't a mushy feeling that silicone o-rings might give.
As stated in the title, I was able to make a batch of 25 jailhouse blue outemu switches and each switch felt identical to one another. When using other materials like floss, wire, dental bands, or o-rings, there was always enough variation for some switches to fail after extended use. Which is quite annoying.
These are well worth the price.