Want to capture the magic of a true writing experience?
It may be time to bring back a classic – with a modern flair.
Ask anyone who lived and worked in the days before the Information Revolution, and you will undoubtedly hear stories of a world from a different time. From chatting with friends over coin-operated rotary telephones to listening to the latest headlines from static-filled radio speakers, lives before the wonders of the internet were truly slow and strange times.
Were those days really that terrible? Could it be that there was a beauty in the analog?
It can seem as though living in a world where common tasks were done methodically and manually would be inefficient and insufferable. Yet when you discuss those “old days” with those who lived in those times, you’ll hear a tone of sweet nostalgia in their voice as they recall slower times. For many individuals, doing work by hand without the aid of automatic aids provided the satisfaction of completing a job by hand – something lost on today’s a-click-away culture.
No industry knows this sense of hands-on hard work better than the copywriting business.
The Typewriter – The Sexiest Of Old-School Tech
Do you remember the first time you sat down and clicked the keys of a typewriter? The cold metallic under your finger, the thwack of the typebars, the DING! of the carriage return – each plays an important role in the physical symphony that was writing on a typewriter.
While the laptops and voice-recognition of today’s word processors make writing a quick and easy task, many remember a day when you would sit down at a Royal Classic typewriter to write. Whether you were writing the next great novel or simply typing out a piece of correspondence (the old-school version of today’s text message, lol), the beautiful and sleek typewriting offered a sense of unlimited potential.
Slipping a blank piece of parchment into the carriage, the empty page sat before you – shivering in the air with anticipation for the first strike of the keyboard. The first couple of slow, hard clicks of the buttons fling ink onto the page. The rhythm steadily increases, and before you know it you are lost in bringing words to life before your eyes. Suddenly you and the machine are one – the typewriting becoming an extension of your creativity.
The only thing that pulls you from your flow is the ding of the carriage’s ring letting you know that you’ve reached the end of a line. Satisfied, you reach up and slide the carriage back and start the entire process over.
Now does that sound like a boring and lifeless task? Not at all. In fact, the allure of the retro typewriter is the physical relationship between the man and machine – a feeling that cannot be captured by today’s modern and cold technology.
Much like an artist bringing an image to life on the canvas, the typewriter’s metal bars and ink paint a word picture on paper with each methodical press of the key. In the days before keyboards, entire novels, screenplays, and dissertations were put to paper on typewriters – their authors giving hours of intimate time to the process. Like a farmer looking up from a hard day’s work tilling the soil, the writer wipes their brow after pulling a freshly completed page of text from the typewriter carriage, looking with love on their finished project.
Bringing The Retro To The Modern Day
While those retro typewriters were truly a thing of beauty, one can’t deny the efficiency needed in today’s workforce that only modern technology can provide. However, what if you could recapture the magic of a true typewriting experience while still utilizing technology’s capabilities? Instead of having to choose between the future and past, what if you could bring your favorite elements of the retro typewriting experience into your everyday working life?
Modern-day writing aficionados are bringing together the capabilities of technology and the old-school mechanics of typewriters to develop truly incredible products: computer-enabled typewriter keyboards. Rather than the hard plastic keypads that most tablets and laptops are packaged with, a typewriter keyboard allows you to enjoy the satisfying click of the typekeys while working with nearly device! Imagine the look of shock on the face of your grandfather if you could show him how to type out a social media post on a typewriter just like the ones of his younger years. With a bit of creativity and technical wizardry, it’s possible with products such as the Qwerkywriter S Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired & Wireless Keyboard!
Qwerkywriter S: Today’s Typewriter
Featuring an all-metal construction that matches the timeless look and feel of the retro typewriter, you can bring back the manual feel of a typewriter to your next writing project. The Qwerkywriter S brings the best elements of the analog experience to a modern computer with programmable keystrokes and an integrated tablet stand that can accommodate up to 10.5-inch screens and tablets up to 12-inches in length. While maintaining the characteristic keys, the Qwerkywriter uses the latest Bluetooth wireless connectivity to allow you to write to various devices at the same time. No need to worry about missed strokes here, as NKRO wired USB mode guarantees high-quality typing reception.
No matter your device or operating system, you can use the Qwerkywriter S to bring high-functioning productivity to the art of actually writing like your favorite authors used to do it! If you are eager to rediscover the art of typewriter authorship – or are simply looking to impress your friends and colleagues as a classy writer of days gone by – the Qwerkywriter S is a great investment toward bringing back a long-lost art. Nothing can improve on a classic quite like a Qwerkywriter.