If you prefer the clickty clack of an old school typewriter you might be interested in this unique retro keyboard called the iTypewriter designed for Apple’s iPad tablet.
The iTypewriter is the brain child of industrial designer Austin Yang, and allows you to enjoy the typing style of old typewriters. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
iTypewriter designer Austin Yang explains his thought behind creating the unique iTypewriter device.
“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology. Even though the elder users who have never used the computer or ipad, they can use this familiar typewriter and type in the familiar operation way.
For some specific group of users, this product provide an easier way to type on the ipad. People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback, this product can reflect a strong haptic feedback. User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.”
The iTypewriter is just a concept at the moment so don’t expect it to arrive in stores anytime soon.