I came across this product when a member of an online writing group I belong to excitedly posted a link to the coolest things ever! A mechanical typewriter keyboard that connects to your PC, tablet or phone via Bluetooth. I have to admit that the keyboard, called Qwerkywriter, is pretty sweet to look at. Check it out.
You can set it in front of the monitor for your desktop PC.
Or use it as a stand for your tablet or phone. It can fit up to a 10-inch tablet.
The Qwerky Writer connects via Bluetooth, so it works with any Bluetooth-compatible deivce including PCs, Macs, Android tablets and phones, iPhones and iPads and Windows phones and tablets.
The keyboard has actual mechanical switches. For those that have never typed on a manual typewriter, it’s a very different feel.
The keys themselves are just beautiful.
The keyboard even has a return bar that functions as an Enter key. You can also program it to remember up to five characers using the FN key.
Just like those old-fashioned manual typewriters, this keyboard is made from metal. It’s housed in an aluminum body.
All of this style comes at a price. The Qwerky Writer will cost you $349.
As someone who learned to type on a manual typewriter, I’m don’t know how nostalgic I am about mechanical keys. As a touch-typist I know that the tacticle response actually does make you type faster.
What do you think? Is a good-looking keyboard worth $350? Do you prefer a manual keyboard?