Bluetooth keyboards are commonplace now for most desktop computer and tablet setups. You can find hundreds of options for around $20 on Amazon. The problem is, these wireless input devices don’t exactly inspire. Most are made from plastic and and come in basic designs.
If you prefer a little more style in your setup, the QWERKYWRITER may be for you. This vintage typewriter-inspired device brings back the feel of old school mechanical keyboards with style to match. It even has the return bar that functions as an enter key. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, the QWERKYWRITER is available for all to purchase. More below.
Can you imagine the reactions at the coffee shop when you whip this thing out and start typing? The QWERKYWRITER checks all the boxes on the nostalgia factor and turns the knob up all the way on vintage design. Let’s start with the outside first, which is constructed from aluminum alloy and is highlighted by script writing on the side. There is an integrated tablet stand that can handle iPads up to 10-inches in size (sorry 12.9-inch Pro users).
Of course, it has wireless connectivity which is a humorous juxtaposition with its old school look. Along those same lines is the use of Blue Cherry MX keys for that extra clickity-clack mechanical feel while typing. The caps for each letter are round with concave surfaces and “touch-type” support for an “ergonomic and beautiful” experience.
Perhaps our favorite part of the whole thing is the Macro Return Bar that functions as an enter key. It is also programmable and can remember up to five characters at a time by pressing the FN button + Return bar. Just the idea of sliding that bar over while typing along gets me excited.
The QWERKYWRITER is available for order today but the design and vintage feel is going to cost you. It currently retails for $349 direct from the manufacturer. If you want a mechanical keyboard without the wires, there are a few products for sale at Amazon but the selection isn’t nearly as robust as these traditional options. Our personal preference, and the keyboard I use everyday, is the Das 4 Professional for Mac.
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