Alps SKCM Cream

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Alps SKCM Cream
Manufacturer Alps Electric
Family Alps SKCL/SKCM series
Product code SKCMAF
Switch type Tactile
Sense method Metal leaf
Rated lifetime 20 M
Actuation force 70 gf
Total travel 3.5 mm
Keycap mount Alps mount
Switch mount Plate mount

Alps SKCM Cream is a tactile switch in the Alps SKCL/SKCM series, contemporary with Alps SKCM Blue.


SKCM Cream is an undamped switch, and should not be confused with the more common Alps SKCM Cream Damped damped tactile switch. SKCM Cream switches have a much lighter colored slider. They are most commonly found is NeXT Non-ADB keyboards with the smaller non L enter.

SKCM Creams found in Canon Typewriters have been reported to be heavier.

However, other enthusiasts, who have had both NeXT non-ADB keyboard and canon typewriters in their collections, disapprove this statement, clamming that SKCM Cream in both are identical. Thus, in order for the previous statement regarding the weight of SKCM Cream switches in different input devices to hold true, further testing (i.e. measuring force) needs to be carried out.


The following image, taken by,[1] contains the only known official documentation on the tactile cream Alps switch:

Alps SKCMAF and SKCMAG specifications.jpg


Known variants include:

Switchplate Alps logo Slits
Grey, long No logo With slits
White, long No logo With slits
White, long Logo With slits


  • Canon typewriter keyboard (Alps part 12KC528H)[2]
  • HP C1414A[3]
  • Some NeXT Non-ADB (AAE, non L enter) [4]


External links


  1. KBtalKing — ㊣㊣台灣黑軸與台灣白軸的樣式㊣㊣ (Chinese only) Dated 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  2. Imgur — Canon Typewriter Keyboard Dated 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  3. MouseFan — HP C1414A AT Japan (Japanese only) Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  4. sunci — NeXT Non-ADB Keyboard