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
Precedes Alps SKCM Black
Supersedes Alps SKCM Orange
Switch type Tactile
Sense method Metal leaf
Keycap mount Alps mount
Switch mount Plate mount

Alps SKCM Salmon, or Salmon Alps / Pink Alps, is a tactile switch in the Alps SKCL/SKCM series. Salmon Alps are thought to be somewhat stiffer than SKCM Black, while being smoother. It is also reported to be heavier than SKCM Orange.

It appears that SKCM Salmon was introduced after SKCM Orange, and it appears that the two were sold as alternative products for several years. SKCM Salmon is also reported to be contemporary with 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.

The sliders are lubricated in early versions of the switch, and later versions of the switch might not be.


Known variants include:

Switchplate Color Switchplate Length Alps Logo Generation
White Short Logo Pine (with slits)




  1. 1.0 1.1 MouseFan — ALPS Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  2. eBay — [1] Added 12-24-2021.