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Typewriters for the digital age: USB typewriter conversion kits

Typewriter usb

Digital technology meets old school style with these USB typewriter conversion kits, offering a clever way to be able to hook a typewriter up to a computer screen. 

The kit is created by Jack Zylkin, the guy behind the impressive itypewriter we featured a while back, and offers you the ability to change a manual typewriter into a keypad for a fraction of the price. While it still involves a little bit of work on your part, the only additional tools you'll need are a screwdriver, scissors, a hobby knife and pliers so it's reassuringly straightforward (although more details are provided on Zylkin's website if you want to learn more before handing over your money). Once done, you should still even be able to use the typewriter to print. 

However, if that still sounds too much effort for you, Zylkin sells readymade examples through his Etsy shop, such as the 1960s Corona above, or the antique number below. 

The kit is priced at £51.99, while prices for the readymade examples start at around £400. 

Order them from the USB Typewriter Etsy shop

Antique typewriter usb


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