The Salvation set out to create a vibrant and soft typing experience, and it not only achieved that, but it did so in a way I didn’t expect. The Salvation is a tray mount keyboard, yes. Usually tray mount keyboards get a bad rap for stiffer and usually ‘pingy’ sound profile. This is typically caused by there being mounting points for your plate/pcb assembly on the bottom of the aluminum, giving you no where to absorb impact and create a very stuff typing experience.
Now, here is where the Salvation shakes up the game. It uses a innovative leaf spring system as it’s mounting points. Here is a quote from their website:
The leaf springs provide exceptional flexibility, allowing the entire plate/PCB subassembly to yield under keystrokes and vibrate in isolation from the case. The result is a typing experience that is soft and vibrant across the whole keyboard.
I am so glad I had the opportunity to review and build the board! For full transparency, this is not a paid review. I was sent a prototype version of this board to review, but that does not affect my thoughts at all. Please keep in mind, Salvun is a sponsor of mine and ethics regarding this written review and other reviews have been discussed.
I hope you enjoy some short thoughts and impressions of the board.