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Qwerkywriter is the hottest tech gadget you can almost get

qwerkywriter tabletAs a writer and journalist, I’ve been attached to a keyboard as long as I’ve been employed. While I missed the typewriter-in-the-newsroom era, I still understand the nostalgia of using one.  I first learned to type (self-taught, age 7) on a Smith Corona in the 80’s.  There’s something more  satisfying about the clomp-clop of typewriter keys mashing out your words, rather than the soft phush-phush of a regular computer keyboard..

That’s why I think the Qwerkywriter keyboard is going to be huge when it goes on sale (it’s currently on preorder, details below). This keyboard has multiple uses; you can use it with your laptop or desktop, or with your tablet or phone.

Qwerkywriter Features

Qwerkywriter is a solid aluminum metal (but not heavy!) keyboard that connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacPros, Macbooks, Android Tablets Devices, Windows Tablets, and more.It also has a functional carriage return bar that works as an ENTER key . But it’s also programmable, remembering up to 5 characters. (Qwerkywriter says it works by holding FN+Return Bar to record up to 5 characters).  The Qwerkywriter features a built-in stand that can accommodate tablets up to 10 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. (iPads, Samsung devices, Surface 3, and more are all supported)

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It’s a really cool experience using this keyboard.  I absolutely love the feel of the industrial strength mechanical switches that give the device a unique clacky feel and sound.  I will say, it takes a bit of getting used to to operate, in that the keys are a different shape from the square computer keyboard keys, and the spacing and distance is also different.  Not to mention punching typewriter keys requires just a touch more force than a younger generation will be familiar with.

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While the Qwerkywriter is super fun to use, it looks really really nice in my home office.  In fact, I’m thinking of painting a frame on the wall and making a space to hang it when it’s not in use so it can serve as beautiful retro art when its not in use.

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Get the Qwerkywriter from the company’s website Qwerkywriter.com for $329USD (preorder price. After that it goes up to $399).

Erin is a blogger, reviewer, and TV tech geek based in Calgary, Alberta. She hangs out with the Geeks and Beats podcast crew monthly.

If you have a suggestion for a tech segment, would like more information, or just want to be up to date on tech news, check out her blog ErinLYYC.com

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