"A groundbreaking advancement in the field of obsolescence!"
This Bluetooth-enabled version of our kit will let you convert your old manual typewriter into a new-fangled 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. This Bluetooth-enabled version of our kit allows you to connect to devices that do not natively support USB keyboards -- for example, Kindle Fire e-readers and Apple iPhones. (It also has the good old USB functionality of the original USB Typewriter Kit.)
NEW FEATURE: 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.
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. Tools Needed:
High-Temperature Glue Gun
80 Grit Sandpaper or Emory Board
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, iPads, iPhones, eReaders and Smartphones
The USB Typewriter Kit will work as a keyboard dock for any device that supports either "USB OTG" or Bluetooth. In other words, this kit will work with essentially any smartphone or tablet, and will also work with many e-readers, TVs, and smart-watches.
Use with SD Card
For those who need a break from their screens, the USB Typewriter kit comes equipped with a micro-SD card slot. With this nifty feature, you can save your manuscript to disk as you type with ink on paper. No screen or computer connection necessary.