Alps SKCM Orange

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Alps SKCM Orange
Alps SKCM Orange -- infobox.jpg
Manufacturer Alps Electric
Family Alps SKCL/SKCM series
Introduced ca. 1987[1]
Discontinued ca. 1991[1]
Supersedes Alps SKCM Brown
Switch type Tactile
Sense method Metal leaf
Keycap mount Alps mount
Switch mount Plate mount

Alps SKCM Orange, or Orange Alps, is a tactile switch in the Alps SKCL/SKCM series. SKCM Orange appears to have been introduced in 1987, a year before SKCM Salmon and SKCM Black.[1]

Orange Alps are found both with and without the Alps logo on the top.

Orange Alps has been sighted with what appears to be dry lubricant applied to the slider, exactly as seen with Amber Alps.[2]


Known variants include:

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



No logo, long grey switchplate

The following images are from an Apple Standard Keyboard. The shell here is entirely black.

No logo, long white switchplate

The source keyboard for this switch is not known; it was part of a Mrinterface Switch Sample Bag. The shell is two tone black and blue-grey.

Logo, long white switchplate

The following images are from an Apple Extended Keyboard


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MouseFan — ALPS Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  2. Think Different — Apple II gs Keyboard수리 II (Korean only) Dated 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  3. Deskthority − Apple IIc ALPS Yellow Slider Click