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Typewriters

Making a Cardboard Typewriter

Making a Cardboard Typewriter

While SKM’s cardboard typewriter doesn’t actually work, it’s still an impressive build, with lots of neat details, a cantilevered keyboard, a turning roller, and a hidden compartment that lets it output a pre-typed page for fun.

G-AAAH

G-AAAH

Animator Lizzy Hobbs’ stop-motion short film pays tribute to the late Amy Johnson, a woman whose day job was working as a typist for a law firm, but whose real claim to fame was a record-breaking 9,500 mile solo flight from England to Australia in 1930.

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Freewrite Digital Typewriter

Freewrite Digital Typewriter
$499  Buy Comment

Formerly known as Hemingwrite, this minimal device for writers offers a Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, a basic word processor, and displays your words on its front-lit E-ink display. It stores a million pages, or Wi-Fi syncs docs to email or the cloud. Ships 9/16.

Keyboard Waffle Iron

Keyboard Waffle Iron

The hipster’s favorite kitchen appliance. Chris Dimino turned a 60s Coronamatic typewriter into a waffle iron with a keyboard pattern. Chris made it back in 2001, but he said he’s going to sell a few functional units soon.

QWERTY Wallet

QWERTY Wallet
$40  Buy Comment

ThinkGeek’s fun QWERTY wallet is made of leather, has keyboard embossings on the outside, tons of pokets to hold all your cheese and a red interior lining reminiscent of typewriter ribbon.

Typewriter Art

Typewriter Art

Artist Keira Rathbone uses vintage typewriters as a medium to create her work. Typing out letters, numbers and symbols in place of brush strokes and pixels results in these fascinating images.

Corona-Matic Waffle Maker

Corona-Matic Waffle Maker

Ok, it isn’t new, and at best it’s still a prototype, but still we must give a tip of the hat to Chris Dimino and the way he repurposed a Corona typewriter into a jumbo waffle maker. Because it rules.

Key Hero

Key Hero

While not as awesome as The Typing of the Dead, Key Hero does a good job of making typing tests fun. It uses interesting quotes, gives concrete feedback of mistakes and even has rankings.

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