Relive the glory days of typing with iTypewriter

By on August 23, 2012
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There are some great accessories for the iPad, and then there are those things that make you step back and wonder what possessed someone to make such a thing.

Introducing the iTypewriter, a kick-back to the retro days of the typewriter. If for reasons unknown you miss typing at 20 wpm, then the iTypewriter is the way to go. Get to your local coffee shop with one of these bad boys and tell the world that you’re hip enough to own an iPad, but you’re staying true to your writer’s roots by bashing away on an archaic typewriter.

The iTypewriter has mechanical hammers that tap onto your iPad’s screen to register a key press, akin to a traditional typewriter bashing away on a piece of paper. According to the project’s website, “For some specific group of users, this product provide an easier way to type on the ipad. People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback, this product can reflect a strong haptic feedback. User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.” I would love to meet this ‘specific group of users’ who would abuse their iPad in such a way.

The product has no current plans to go into retail production, but if you’re tempted you can check out an earth-shattering demo below:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e42ylHtkQ5M&feature=youtu.be&w=550]


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A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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