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

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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."


California bought the most iPads, a 'Slice' of receipts suggests

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Photo by pablofalv via Flickr Creative Commons

A 'Slice' of shipping data from a new startup suggests that California is leading the country in Apple iPad sales. Less of a study and more of a snapshot, the data points to a possible trend in product distribution.

"New iPad buyers, according to this snapshot, have so far been most likely to opt for the classic black model over the white model, live in California and purchase either the most-expensive or least-expensive model," Mashable explains.

Slice manages shipping and purchase information from customers' inboxes, and they reportedly had access to about 2,600 new iPad receipts.