Jack Zylkin has designed what he’s calling aUSB typewriterbecause…because…ahh hell, I’ll let him explain it.
The USBTypewriter™ is a new and groundbreaking innovation in the field of obsolescence. Lovers of the look, feel, and quality of old fashioned manual typewriters can now use them as keyboards for any USB-capable computer, such as a PC, Mac, or even iPad! The modification is easy to install, it involves no messy wiring, and does not change the outward appearance of the typewriter (except for the usb adapter itself, which is mounted in the rear of the machine). So the end result is a retro-style USB keyboard that not only looks great, but feels great to use.
Hereis a short video of it in action, and if you’ve watched that and decided that you’d like your own, old Jack will be happy to sell you one for a cool $150. However if you’re both cheap and mechanically inclined, you can get everything you need to build your own for just $75. Have fun.