"A groundbreaking advancement in the field of obsolescence!"
This kit will let you convert almost any manual typewriter into a computer keyboard or iPad dock, quickly and easily. Anyone can do this modification -- absolutely no soldering is involved, and no special tools are necessary.
The kit comes ready to fit directly onto the undercarriage of your typewriter. Use a vintage typewriter as the main keyboard for your Mac or PC, or as a nifty keyboard dock for tablets such as the iPad.
If you want to unplug from digital screens entirely, now you can type onto good old fashioned paper while your USB Typewriter saves your work directly to a micro-SD card for editing later. (No screen necessary!)
Click Here to preview the simple steps involved in installing the kit on your own typewriter. Installation takes just two or three hours.
Customized For Your Typewriter
Each kit you order is customized to fit your exact brand of typewriter -- just select your make and model from the drop-down menu when checking out (don't worry if you don't get the make and model exactly right -- I just need to get an idea for what your typewriter looks like). If you don't already have a suitable typewriter for this conversion, its easy to find one with our buying guide
, a curated list of affordable typewriters currently for sale online.
No Soldering Required!
This kit comes pre-assembled and ready to install on your machine. If you are gung-ho about soldering and electronics, you may be interested in our original, Solder-It-Yourself Kit
Use with desktop and laptop computers
The USB Typewriter can work as a replacement for your computer's keyboard, allowing you to have a beautiful and stylish typewriter on your desk all day long. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
Use with Tablets and Smartphones
The USB Typewriter Kit will work as a keyboard dock for any tablet or smartphone that supports "USB OTG". This includes the majority of tablets, but not all of them -- for example, the Kindle Fire and B&N Nook do not have USB OTG. If you are unsure if your tablet will work with USB OTG, I suggest you upgrade to the Bluetooth Conversion Kit, which will communicate wirelessly with all tablets and smartphones, in addition to working over USB.
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80 Grit Sandpaper or Emory Board
BEFORE PURCHASING, YOU MUST SELECT YOUR MAKE AND MODEL FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU ABOVE.