Qwerkytoys wants to bring that old-fashioned typewriter look and feel to the modern age of tablets and desktops. The Qwerkywriter is an 84 key, USB, typewriter inspired mechanical keyboard.
The retro keyboard features custom typewriter inspired keycaps, an integrated tablet stand and a detachable USB cable via mini-USB port. It is designed to work with any device that can use a USB keyboard but the company is also working on adding Bluetooth wireless support.
According to the company’s Kickstarter page:
The company plans to start shipping the Qwerkywriter sometime in the spring of 2015 and they have already raised nearly $55,000 toward their $90,000 goal.
Yes, I sort of do want one of these babies. I’m old enough to have started out writing on a manual typewriter, then an IBM Selectric, etc. This keyboard looks great and probably has a great feel too.
You can find the Qwerkywriter Kickstarter page here.