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Originally Posted by Angelus359 View Post

we have to use a typewriter at work sometimes. Its a library and we are marking the books themselves

YOU sir, are a craftsman.
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post #32 of 84
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Well, maybe to you worthless, but to Ron Swanson...

It's still worthless, ancient.... use by the pharaohs
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

Oh wait. No. It can't print. Yep completely useless. Unless you want some strenuous finger and wrist exercise in which case I can no longer admit to understanding your motives.

It can, the article says you can type on a real paper while typing to your PC.
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You can even type with ink on paper, while simultaneously typing on your digital device.

Reading the title, I was expecting to see a printer replacement, not a keyboard replacement. A printer replacement might be nice -- sort of an old daisy-wheel feel, but with the extra mechanical quirkiness making each unit slightly different.
    
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This is how I view the mechanical keyboard fad.

Mechanical keyboards may be a fad to some, but of those who have used them, and extensively so, many report a better typing speed/accuracy/more comfortable typing experience, as well they last longer and in general are just better than rubber dome keyboards, both mechanically, and practically.

I'd never replace my mechanical keyboard with a dome keyboard. My next purchase will definitely be reds or browns, and they do all make a difference.

On topic, this is a pretty cool piece of nostalgia. I remember using a type-writer as a kid and I'm only 20, so, it wasn't that far back.
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LOL I want to see someone gaming on BF3 with this thing lol
 
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I think this is cool. Expensive and unpractical but very cool thumb.gif
    
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that's it, pairing this up with the zowie micro and hitting CAL-M hard with this puppy. crap...too late.
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Ugh. Am I the only one that can't stand loud keys? Granted, I understand the point of mechanical keyboards, but they are just too damn loud for me.

Anyway, the typewriter I am sure will please some of the same crowd.
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This would be pretty cool for rough draft grammar checking on the go and insta-printing simple documents.
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Show up at a starbucks with this, win.
x1000
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Stupid, worthless, probably noisy. The page feels like an April Fool's mockup.
It functions as a keyboard and typewriter; any keyboard is worthless as well, by your logic.
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Ugh. Am I the only one that can't stand loud keys? Granted, I understand the point of mechanical keyboards, but they are just too damn loud for me.
Anyway, the typewriter I am sure will please some of the same crowd.

I tried out a friend's mechanical keyboard and it wasn't any louder than my rubber dome k/b ... headscratch.gif
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