This gorgeous Olympia Model SM typewriter has been lovingly restored and then modified to work as a USB Keyboard for PC, Mac, or even iPad! That's right -- it works as a fully functional computer keyboard! Additionally, the USB Typewriter now features Bluetooth capability, so you can connect to almost any tablet, smartphone, or mobile device. It also features a nifty SD-card slot, so you can save your work when you do not feel like connecting to a screen.
The USB Typewriter modification is very clean, and leaves the typewriter looking, feeling, and working like a regular typewriter. You can use it as your primary computer keyboard, or turn off your monitor altogether and type on paper while saving your work to disk. You can also use it as a convenient keyboard dock for your iPad or other tablet. A beautiful, functional, unique addition to your home office.
The USB Typewriter can type all letters, numerals, and punctuation marks that a standard USB keyboard can. It also includes Shift, Space, and Return (which is literally activated by the typewriter's return carriage!). Many non-standard keys, such as F1-F12, esc, ctrl, and so on are available with a special toggle key. Additionally, the USB Typewriter can easily be configured to type in any number of languages.
ABOUT THIS MODEL:
First introduced in the late 1940s, the Olympia SM was widely adopted throughout the 1950s and 60s because of its reliability and snappy, smooth action (owing to its excellent German engineering). This model has been (and still is) used by such writers as Woody Allen, Elmore Leonard, Neil Simon, John Updike, Paul Auster, Carson McCullers, and Don Delillo. It also inspired an incredible series of paintings by Sam Messer. While the SM came in a wide variety of colors, the one I currently have in stock is a medium cement grey, as shown in the fifth thumbnail image. I also have a ghostly light grey model available, but it is out of stock right now.
This USB Typewriter works just like any USB Keyboard. There is no special software to install, and the necessary USB cable will be included with your order. It is not only compatible with all desktop and laptop computers, but any tablet that supports USB keyboards, including the iPad. If you plan on using an iPad, let me know and I will include the necessary adapter cable.
If this item is not your style, you can customize your own typewriter with our DIY Conversion Kit, starting at $54!