Do you yearn for a more romantic style of writing – one where you pounded out your award-winning novel on your trusty manual typewriter, then flew to Paris to start drinking your way through your next book?
Well, pine no more, Undergrounders. We bring you news of a product sure to make you shrug and go on with your day: The USB-enabled Manual Typewriter:
Frankly – given the world’s oversupply of unused manual typewriters and shortage of working iPhones – we’re amazed nobody thought of this before (after all, phone reception on one of these couldn’t be much worse than an iPhone 4).
Now all those tech bloggers – who struggle to write their never-critical-of-new-technology blog posts on their tiny iPhones and iPads – can take command of a full-sized, calorie-consuming and (dare I say it) man-sized keyboard, courtesy the USB Typewriter site:
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.
At this website, you can buy buy a USB Typewriter of your very own, or you can buy a kit to make one yourself. You can also send me your typewriter to customize.
Hell, they’re even less-expensive than an iPad.
If this doesn’t go viral and launch a renaissance in the use of manual typewriters, then we’ll know we live in A World Gone Mad.
Keep punching the keys, Tom Chandler.