Turn Your iPad Into a Classic Typewriter

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Maura

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    Lots of iPad mini excitement and news swirling around right now, but amidst all this revolutionary new technology stuff, The Huffington Post takes us way back in time with the extraordinary-looking iTypewriter keyboard for the iPad. The iTypewriter is the invention of industrial designer Austin Yang from Edinburgh, and aims to integrate “the old feeling of typing and…the latest technology,†with “strong haptic feedback†when you use it. The Huffington Post isn’t particularly impressed with the iTypewriter as an actual working keyboard, and you can see why from the video, as you’ve got to figure that the screen is taking a pounding from the keys hitting it like that! Their readers also seem to be tied between thinking its “Pretty stupid†and “Pretty awesome.†The Huffington Post says that Yang is no stranger to this sort of experiment, having also created the iTurntable, which is an iPod dock that looks like an old-fashioned record player.

    Source: iTypewriter, Austin Yang's Old Fashioned Keyboard For iPad, Isn't Meant To Be A Joke, Surprisingly (VIDEO)
     
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    OMG that's so cool how the keys are hitting the screen!!!! I soooo want that!
     
  3. iJamesH

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    And tomorrow you can turn your iPad into an 8-Track player as well :D

    Seriously though I'd just stick with a bluetooth keyboard.
     
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    Looks to me like its beating the hell out of the the poor Ipad.Maybe a fun idea,but poorly designed.
     
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    They should have had a touch typist doing the demo. Kinda cool but really!
     
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    My issues with this,is the constant typing would probably wreck havoc on the screen.
     
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    Yeah, that screen sure is getting hit a lot (and hard!)
     
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    Cool accessory!
     
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    Seems pretty stupid to me. They should go back to an IBM selectric instead.
     
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    Suit yourself.
     

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