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Miss Your Manual Typewriter? There’s A Bluetooth Version!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Hardware & Peripherals, iOS

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?


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6 Responses to “Miss Your Manual Typewriter? There’s A Bluetooth Version!”

  1. Diane Spiers says:

    I love it! I learnt to type 50 years ago so it is very nostalgic. Not sure I would be prepared to pay the price to own one

  2. Jadesqr says:

    Hey Cynthia, Tell me it doesn’t have a ‘Clink-Ka Thunk’ keystroke sound… Please! Like the ‘steampunk keyboard’ tag.

  3. Jennielou says:

    I learned to type on a manual and would like this keyboard, but couldn’t afford the price. I’m so used to my ergonomic keyboard now that I wouldn’t easily be able to revert to the “old fashioned” keyboard now.

  4. Eileen says:

    Drat! The more I read the more “oh I want this” but the cost will probably keep most of us who learned on or used a manual typewriter from purchasing this really fun keyboard.

  5. Linda says:

    I learnt to type at school 62 years ago on a manual typewriter and listened to a vinyl record to which we typed along with, absolutely loved to type with it it was such fun you just wanted to type along, and at the end of the row you pushed the lever to set it back to the beginning of the next row. Brings back many memories but the price is way too high for me.

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