Be hip, go retro tech.
Modern touchscreen technology has become a sort of standard for new gadgets. While they may be the backbone of the smartphone and tablet industry, many of us prefer the tactile and audible response of clicking away at keyboard. Luckily for us, there are a handful of keyboard attachments for all of the popular tablets out there, the iTypewriter may just be the coolest.
If you're the type of person who writes emails, documents or Facebook statuses for hours a day while on the go, tapping away at that boring tablet touchscreen just won't do. At least that's what industrial designer Austin Yang believes. Yang's design blends the technology of old with fresh modern gadgetry by offering users the ability to type away with all of the tactile satisfaction of an old school typewriter.
Unlike the previously covered typewriter USB keyboards, this crafty mechanical typewriter accessory was made by hand. Whenever a key on the iTypewriter is pressed, a typebar reaches across the iPad touchscreen to physically tap the corresponding letter. Unfortunately for us, the device probably won't be going into commercial production. While the device is certainly neat to have, the lack of portability makes the whole idea of a tablet kind of moot.