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Video: Combining a classic typewriter feel with an iPad, the iTypewriter

Austin Yang

The iTypewriter is a keyboard accessory concept for the iPad.

Have you ever said to yourself, "sure this iPad is wonderful, but I really miss the satisfaction of striking an old fashioned typewriter keyboard. Why can't someone design an accessory that would combine the two?"

Austin Yang may have created the perfect accessory for people who love typewriters and iPads: The iTypewriter, a concept that isn't available yet, but just may be quirky enough to work.

Yang says on his site that his concept would be good for older people who may be nostalgic for the classic feel of a manual typewriter while taking advantage of the modern tech that comes with mobile devices.

"People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback," Young wrote on his site. "Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback, this product can reflect a strong haptic feedback."

Apparently the reason for the painfully slow typing in the video below is due to the fact that the prototype is not using the standard QWERTY keyboard layout. And also there isn't a nice, long, space bar. If the concept turns into reality, one would assume those quirks would be ironed out.

If this was available for your iPad would this be something you'd be interested in? Leave your comments below.

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