I don’t know many writers who don’t dream of typing out their thoughts on an typewriter. These romantic ideas are not always practical and I experienced this first hand. Now, I’m ready to sell my pretty but rusty typwriter that weighs as much as a bag of bricks. Thanks to Qwerkywriter, I can have the typewriter experience upgraded for the 21st century. It is shiny, lightweight and can connect to up to three devices via Bluetooth. The only downside? It comes at a hefty price.
About the Qwerkywriter
The Qwerkywriter started out in a garage as a passion project. The Qwerky Team were feeling frustrated with all of the boring electronic products so they decided to create their own. The Qwerkywriter on Kickstarter in 2014 and it has taken off since! While the price isn’t cheap, the $259 keyboard is worth everycent. The price point reflects more than just the parts but also the research and development that was needed to grow this startup and their unique product.
All Metal Construction – The Qwerkywriter® S chassis is constructed entirely out of a new scratch resistant aluminum alloy for an incredible feel of quality and durability.
Cast Metal Macro Programmable Return Bar – The Qwerkywriter® S’s signature all metal macro programmable Return Bar defaults to the “enter” key. But you can program it up to 15 characters to generate signatures and even copy, cut, paste commands.
Integrated Tablet Stand – The Qwerkywriter® S has a built in integrated tablet stand that can accommodate comfortably up to 10.5 inch screens. It can also accommodate most 12 inch tablets as long as it’s less than 5/8 inch thick.
Typewriter Inspired® Keycaps – The beautiful, typewriter inspired® 2 piece keycaps of the Qwerkywriter® S has numerous improvements, including better stability and automotive grade electroplating.
Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity Up To 3 Devices – The Qwerkywriter® S can be connected to multiple wireless devices at the same time. So now you can have a mobile phone, a tablet, and a laptop all connected wirelessly to the Qwerkywriter® S.
Wired USB mode with NKRO support – Made for professionals and type-warriors, the Qwerkywriter® S can perform at the highest levels without dropping letters or strokes.
Dual Scroll Knob Encoders – The Qwerkywriter® S features dual function scroll knobs that control Volume and Page Scroll. (Page scroll currently not supported under iOS14 but is fully enabled in Android, WIN10, and MacOS)
German Engineered Mechanical Switches – At the heart of the new Qwerkywriter® S is the German engineered Cherry MX “clicky” switches for unrivaled industry leading tactile feedback and performance.
My Experience So Far
I love my keyboard. Sure, the price was a tough negotiation with my husband, but it was worth the battle. True, I didn’t NEED a new keyboard. I have perfectly good erganomic one and this is far from being good for my wrists and joints. But it is just as comfortable to type on as a regular keyboard. Since switching from an office-style admin job to freelance-writing full time, I needed to be a little more flexible.
This keybaord is easy to move and bring to whichever spot offers the most writing inspiration. I love that it pairs with my phone and tablet so that I no longer need to lug my laptop around. If I was richer I’d also buy the fancy case made for it, but honestly, this thing is sturdy and has done just fine in my bag. Speaking of inspiration… this keyboard alone makes me want to type away which has been great for my writing needs. Maybe I’ll finally finish that novel now? We’ll see!
The Qwerkywriter is an amazing product that makes a great gift for a writer. It may not be the cheapest, but the company is worth the investment. The offer a great warranty program and sell replacement parts for an afordable price. If you buy your Qwekywriter on a website that isn’t theirs or even have a used device, you can still sign up for warranty here. Personally, I bought mine on Amazon but I highly recommend going to the source if you want to purchase one.
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