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Keyboard prototype turns iPad into a typewriter... sort of

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Keyboard prototype turns iPad into a typewriter... sort of
There may be a few ultra-old-school folks out there that actually remember using an honest to goodness typewriter. Well, Austin Yang is an industrial designer living in Scotland and he has brought the old to work with the new. Austin created a typewriter keyboard that uses hammers with capacitive touch bumpers to touch the iPad’s on-screen keyboard. 

When you look at the video below, it looks as though you could hammer a letter hard enough to test the display’s resiliency. You will also notice that he is not typing too fast either. That is because the layout of the keyboard does not follow any familiar pattern (no doubt due to the typewriter mechanism and control arms).

source: MacRumors

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:33 2

1. dickwyn (Posts: 568; Member since: 07 May 2012)


isn't this last week's news

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:04 2

2. alterecho (Posts: 1055; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


How much does a real typewriter cost?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:33 2

3. Savage (unregistered)


Please tell me it's a joke.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:46 1

4. grams17 (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 May 2011)


Why does this exist?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:05 1

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Wow. What a horrible idea.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:21 1

6. Alp1111 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


wont it crash the screen

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:25 1

7. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


Some ppl rly have talent but they use it in dumb things.

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