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

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



1. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

isn't this last week's news

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

How much does a real typewriter cost?

3. Savage unregistered

Please tell me it's a joke.

4. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

Why does this exist?

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. What a horrible idea.

6. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

wont it crash the screen

7. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

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

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