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Switch collection Alps SKCM Green


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Specifications

Manufacturer Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Series SKCL/SKCM
Part number SKCMAT
Behaviour Tactile
Signalling type Metal contact
Switch mount Plate
Keycap mount Alps
Constituent parts 11
In production No
Work done Yes
Deskthority wiki Alps SKCM Green

Consignments

Source Consignment Quantity Line
Component Electronics Inc Consignment the 55th 20 (NOS) SKCMAT

Figures

Acquired 20
Given away 9
Sold 1
Remaining 10

Notes

The slider colour is a bright bluish green, similar to that of an electroluminescent backlight, and darker than Xiang Min’s green shade. Problems with the consistency of the pigmentation—virtually impossible to photograph due to the intense reflectivity of the plastic—has given some of the sliders a distinct mottled look.

The switch has a stiff feel, with an elongated tactile peak. The upper shell is all black, instead of the dark blue-grey upper shell of pine switches from late-issue SKCM Orange onwards.

Part number SKCMAT is seemingly confirmed to cover the bamboo version, suggesting that most switches did not change from ‘A’ to ‘C’ when becoming bamboo, if indeed any ever did (the meaning of ‘C’ in SKCMCQ remains unknown).

Exeunts

Destination Date Quantity Disposition
Brian Kreps (US) 1 Gift
Thomas Ran (UK) 2016-01-20 2 Gift
seebart (DE) 2017-01-31 1 Gift
subcat (AU) 2017-02-06 1 Gift
nastrovje (AT) 2017-02-06 1 Gift
alh84001 (HR) 2017-02-08 1 Gift
SeanTNT (NZ) 2017-02-16 1 Gift
Quentin P (US) 2017-11-17 1 Sale
HaaTa (US) 2017-11-17 1 Gift

Additional images

View full size image Single bamboo switch; pine is also reported to exist
View full size image Colour comparison with SKCL Green under natural light, with minimal adjustment for exposure
View full size image Colour comparison (using flash) of SKCM Green, SKCL Green, and Xiang Min KSB-C (Ducky 55 gf)
View full size image Disassembled switch, showing special tactile leaf, and standard short white swichplate
View full size image Top and inside shell detail