Alps SKCM Salmon

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Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCM Salmon -- infobox.jpg
Manufacturer Alps Electric
Family Alps SKCL/SKCM series
Introduced ca. 1988[1]
Discontinued ca. 1992
Switch type Tactile
Sense method Metal leaf
Keycap mount Alps mount
Switch mount Plate mount

Alps SKCM Salmon, salmon Alps, or pink Alps, is a tactile switch in the Alps SKCL/SKCM series. Salmon Alps is somewhat stiffer than SKCM Black, but significantly smoother. It is also reported to be heavier than SKCM Orange.

It appears that salmon Alps was introduced after SKCM Orange, and it appears that the two were sold as alternative products for several years. Salmon Alps is also reported to be contemporary with Alps SKCM Black, which was the only one of these three tactile switches to remain on sale into the mid 90s.[1] The Wang 725-3770 suggests that they were still made as late as 1992.


Known variants include:

Switchplate Alps logo Slits
White, short Logo With slits




  1. 1.0 1.1 MouseFan — ALPS Retrieved 2015-07-22.