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

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

Qwerky-writer

You can set it in front of the monitor for your desktop PC.

Qwerky-writer-desktop

Or use it as a stand for your tablet or phone. It can fit up to a 10-inch tablet.

Qwerky-tablet-stand

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.

Qwerky-mechanical-key

The keys themselves are just beautiful.

Qwerky-keys

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.

Qwerky-return-bar

Just like those old-fashioned manual typewriters, this keyboard is made from metal. It’s housed in an aluminum body.

Qwerky-keyboard-display

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?

~Cynthia

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3 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.

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