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No, you didn’t see that image wrong, and you certainly didn’t fall through a Steampunk time warp where GadgetReview reports on the latest typewriter wares in Victorian London (though wouldn’t that be awesome?). That typewriter, the USBTypewriter, is a fully digital and even iPad compatible keyboard. It’s the creation of a modder named Jack Zylkin, who takes old typewriters and retrofits them with keyboard mappings. At prices between $400 and $500, these things don’t come cheap, and their speed comes at a blazing 3 WPM. But they’re certainly unique. And if you have a family typewriter heirloom you want digitized, he’ll do that too for $200.

The USBTypewriter is available now for $400-$500 from Etsy.



Chris Gullo