USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard

I like to consider myself to be “old school,” but even I’m not this old school.

This is a USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard. It’s a real typewriter that’s been converted to work as a computer keyboard. Each key you hit still moves. Click-Click-Click. When you hit Enter, the arm swings back over. Ding! Ca-chunk! Click-Click-Click …

This particular model sold for $700 on Etsy, but there are many more available, all for around the same price.

Click-Click-Click …

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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5 thoughts on “USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard

  1. mwentworth says:

    hmmm, yeah if the throw on those keys is as long as I remember, I don’t think I would be very efficient working on it. And, if I was going to spend $700 on a keyboard, I would up the ante to about $1,100 and get one of these steampunk “Warehouse 13” inspired beauties:

  2. That is awesome. Typewriters are one of the more interesting retro devices.

    There is a video floating around where someone rigged a typewriter to play Zork on paper. It’s pretty cool.

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