For writers everywhere, there’s nothing more romantic than the thought of sitting down at an old school typewriter and bashing out that Great American Novel you’ve had on the back burner for the last decade. With the contraptions now all but obsolete, tech start-up Elretron is offering up the next best thing in the form of the Penna — a retro-style wireless keyboard that’s compatible with everything from the iPhone to iPad.
Not only does the keyboard look like it could have been swiped from Don Draper’s office, but it also sounds like it when typing. Even cooler is the metal return level at the side, which, rather than just a cosmetic inclusion, actually allows users to perform a quick manual copy and paste action or even save keywords.
In terms of power, the Penna runs off batteries and lasts up to six months when idle (the company didn’t reveal an in use time). The keyboard can be connected to Windows, iOS, and Android devices, and can support up to five at a time.
If you’re interested, then head over to the Penna Kickstarter page to back the project for $89. The device is available in five colors and is projected to ship this August.
Staying with retro products, check out this tiny LEGO version of the Macintosh Classic computer.