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What’s Old Is New Again: Plug A Typewriter Into Your Computer!

Yesterday we told you that cameras using film are making a comeback.  Proving that what’s old CAN be new again,  today you can plug an old fashion typewriter into your computer using a USB port.  Hope you didn’t sell yours in a rummage sale!!!!

A U.S. designer has created a USB Typewriter conversion kit that allows computer users to type on their machines using an old-school typewriter keyboard.

The kit plugs into the USB port on a laptop, monitor or iPad via a sensor board.

Inventor Jack Zylkin said: ‘It’s a new and ground-breaking innovation in the field of obsolescence.’

Mr Zylkin sells complete kits, which include the typewriter itself, on retail website Etsy.com.

They retail for between $699 and $899 depending on the model. Mr Zylkin also sells do it yourself kits, starting at $74.

The modification is ‘easy to install,’ according to a statement on usbtypewriter.com.

Mr Zylkin sells complete kits, which include the typewriter itself on website Etsy.com which retail for between $699 and $899 depending on the model

‘It involves no messy wiring, and does not change the outward appearance of the typewriter (except for the usb adapter itself, which is mounted in the rear of the machine),’ the statement continues.

The high-tech typewriters are marketed to ‘lovers of the look, feel, and quality of old fashioned manual typewriters,’ who can now use them as keyboards for any USB-capable computer.

via Who needs a keyboard when you can plug a typewriter into your computer? | Mail Online.

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