Qwerkywriter S Qwerkytoys Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired & Wireless Keyboard with Tablet Stand

(8 customer reviews)

$299.99

Keyboard Description USB
Connectivity Technology Wired & Wireless
Special Feature Rechargeable
Compatible Devices Apple-ipad-pro
Included Components Braided Micro USB Cable, Keyboard, Keyboard Tray
Brand QWERKYTOYS
Color Black
Number of Keys 83
Style Retro
Generation 3rd Generation

  • All Metal Construction including Cast Metal Programmable Return Bar
  • Dual Scroll Knob for Volume and Page Scroll
  • Integrated tablet stand supports up to 12.9 inch
  • Wireless and USB connectivity (now supports USB-C)
  • German Engineered Tactile Mechanical Switch
  • Patented Typewriter Inspired Mechanical Keycaps
  • New Long Lasting Battery

Description

You can have it all with the new QWERKYWRITER S, the ORIGINAL Typewriter Inspired Mechanical Keyboard. Unmatched in its aesthetic design, the QWERKYWRITER S easily is one of the most stunning devices you will ever own. But don’t let that distract you! The new QWERKYWRITER S is jam-packed with industry leading features and patented design you won’t find anywhere else.


From the manufacturer

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All Metal Construction – The Qwerkywriter 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 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 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, including the new iPad Pro 12 inch.

Typewriter Inspired Keycaps – The beautiful, typewriter inspired 2 piece keycaps of the Qwerkywriter has numerous improvements, including better stability and automotive grade electroplating.

Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity Up To 3 Devices – The Qwerkywriter 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.

Wired USB mode with NKRO support – Made for professionals and type-warriors, the Qwerkywriter can perform at the highest levels without dropping letters or strokes.

Dual Scroll Knob Encoders – The Qwerkywriter features dual function scroll knobs that control volume and page scroll. Page scroll now supported in iOS. Requires another scroll enabled Bluetooth device to be connected at the same time, such as a Bluetooth Mouse or TrackPad. Page scroll is fully supported under MacOS, WIN10/11, and Android.

German Engineered Mechanical Switches – At the heart of the new Qwerkywriter is the German engineered Cherry MX “clicky” switches for unrivaled tactile feedback and performance.

Compatibility – The Qwerkywriter works with WIN10, MacOS, iOS, and Android devices either in Wired USB or Bluetooth Wireless mode. Some WIN10 devices may require an updated bluetooth transmitter dongle.

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Qwerkywriter Return Bar

Qwerkywriter Tablet Stand

Typewriter Inspired Keycaps

All Metal Construction

The Qwerkywriter chassis is constructed entirely out of a new scratch resistant aluminum alloy for an incredible feel of quality and durability.

Programmable Return Bar

The Qwerkywriter 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 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, including the new iPad Pro 12 inch.

Typewriter Inspired Keycaps

The beautiful, typewriter inspired 2 piece keycaps of the Qwerkywriter S has numerous improvements, including better stability and automotive grade electroplating.

Qwerkywriter Wireless Mode

Qwerkywriter USB Mode

Qwerkywriter Scroll Knobs

Qwerkywriter Mechanical Switches

Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

The Qwerkywriter can be connected to multiple wireless devices (up to 3 devices) at the same time. So now you can have a mobile phone, a tablet, and a laptop all connected wirelessly to the Qwerkywriter.

Wired USB mode with NKRO

Made for professionals and type-warriors, the Qwerkywriter can perform at the highest levels without dropping letters or strokes.

Dual Scroll Knob Encoders

The Qwerkywriter features dual function scroll knobs that control Volume and Page Scroll. The Qwerkywriter features dual function scroll knobs that control volume and page scroll. The Qwerkywriter features dual function scroll knobs that control volume and page scroll. Page scroll now supported in iOS. Requires another scroll enabled Bluetooth device to be connected at the same time, such as a Bluetooth Mouse or TrackPad. Page scroll is fully supported under MacOS, WIN10/11, and Android.

German Mechanical Switches

At the heart of the new Qwerkywriter is the German engineered Cherry MX “clicky” switches for unrivaled tactile feedback and performance.

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Additional information

Weight3.3 kg
Dimensions9.25 × 15.5 × 3.5 cm
Brand

QWERKYTOYS

Item model number

QWERKYWRITER1S

Hardware Platform

Tablet

Item Weight

3.3 pounds

Product Dimensions

9.25 x 15.5 x 3.5 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

9.25 x 15.5 x 3.5 inches

Color

Black

Batteries

1 Lithium Ion batteries required. included

ASIN

B01KM6EJOY

Date First Available

August 18 2016

Manufacturer

QWERKYTOYS, Qwerkytoys Inc

8 reviews for Qwerkywriter S Qwerkytoys Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired & Wireless Keyboard with Tablet Stand

  1. Bill Loguidice

    A great way to get a typewriter-like experience in the digital world These days, owning and using a manual typewriter is teetering on the brink of becoming the next “owning a record player to play vinyl records” niche sensation. In a digital age, making use of mostly mechanical, analog technology is a deliberate choice, but one that’s fraught with much of the same baggage that caused us to abandon it in the first place. [To see what I mean, check out Scott Schad’s nifty book, Typewriters for Writers (2014), where he lovingly describes the extraordinary lengths required just to do a small portion of the things even the most rudimentary text-centric software and apps can do with no manual intervention.]While the look and feel of a good manual typewriter is undeniably unique, properly maintaining and utilizing such a beast is probably well beyond those with just a casual interest. Enter the Qwerkytoys Qwerkywriter (Amazon, Official Website), which gives you much of the look and feel of a good manual typewriter, but with the benefits of the digital age. Paired with your computer or a good tablet and the right app, you can create an alternative writing environment that just might be the envy of even some of the more dedicated manual typewriter enthusiasts (although probably not Mr. Schad).A good, name brand mechanical keyboard – which anyone who spends any time typing should invest in – usually starts in the hundred dollar range and goes up from there. Even with those numbers in mind, the Qwerkywriter is pricey. And that price was lowered to $249.00. Of course, to be fair to the Qwerkywriter, it is a unique design, so it’s not really surprising that it exceeds the price of most high-end mechanical keyboards, where it’s probably easier to buy parts in quantity.The US keyboard layout model I’m reviewing features 83 keys, while the UK version has 84 (where the left shift key is instead two separate circular keys). Most of the keys are circular, while others, like BACKSPACE and ENTER, are rounded rectangles. These keys are beautifully crafted, although the space bar is unique among the keys and is neither as stylish nor feels quite as good when typing.A typewriter-style carriage return lever on the left side of the machine functions as a macro key, although, for enhanced authenticity, I just had mine duplicate the ENTER key’s functionality.This is a Bluetooth-only device that supports just one profile at a time, so to use it with multiple devices you’ll have to pair it again between device changes. The microUSB port is only for charging. Since there’s no backlight, you’ll get up to three months of battery life. Although it has automatic power saving, there’s also a discrete on/off rocker switch.Towards the back, there’s a generously-sized slot that should fit most tablets, like my Apple iPad Pro 9.7, or 2-in-1 computers, like my Microsoft Surface Pro 3, up to 5/8″ in thickness. Of course, use of the slot is optional, and it’s just as easy to use the Qwerkywriter with a desktop or other Bluetooth-enabled device. To the left and right of the slot are platen knobs, but sadly these are just for decoration and don’t actually rotate (it would be cool to use them to move the cursor, similar to the dedicated cursor keys).Device dimensions are about 13″ wide and 7″ deep. Thanks to its aluminum construction and other mechanical parts, it weighs a solid 3 lbs. That heft helps with stability, and, like the Freewrite I reviewed earlier, helps with the overall feel versus a regular keyboard.I tried the Qwerkywriter with a variety of software and apps on my Surface Pro 3 and iPad Pro 9.7. It was on the latter that perhaps the most fun was had, using the popular Tom Hanks-driven Hanx Writer. Simulating the look, sounds, and yes, limitations of a typewriter on the iPad’s screen paired perfectly with the authentic look and feel of the Qwerkywriter.Just like with the Freewrite before it, although not without its flaws, the Qwerkywriter is unique in the market and it services the purpose it was designed for well. You can have as little or as much of the “romantic” typewriter writing experience as you’ll likely want, without all the hassle that goes into owning a real manual typewriter.Pluses:- Classy design- Good build quality- Great manual typewriter-like feel- Unique typing experienceMinuses:- Pricey- Only one Bluetooth profile, so need to resync each time you want to use a different device with it- Space bar is a bit disappointing, though even that is somewhat authentic- Platen knobs are just for decorationSummary:Although you probably won’t want to use the Qwerkywriter as your daily driver keyboard, it’s a great, if pricey way to create a unique manual typewriter-like writing environment while still maintaining the many advantages of today’s digital world.

  2. John StJohn

    For the right person, this old/new tech is worth the money.I LOVE THIS KEYBOARD! I do most of my writing on my iMac with an Apple Magic Keyboard or on my iPad Pro with a Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard, but when I’m doing long writing, I often put my Qwerkywriter front and center and type on it for awhile. I also occasionally use it with my iPad. I still have my first piece of tech, a 1950’s Olympia SM-3 portable manual typewriter. I loved it, but I can’t type on it now. It has a stepped keyboard, and you really have to pound on the keys–I mean you have to assault them. The Qwerkywriter lets me step back in time with keys that are easy to press and it let’s me keep the convenience of modern word processing. And it has that nice clicky-clack sound.It’s well designed and is built like a tank. Someone complained about the plastic keys. Guess what? My 60 year old Olympia has plastic keys, and it was often described as being built like a tank. I use the little carriage return instead of the Enter key because that’s part of the fun.I fully appreciate modern keyboards, but sometimes it’s relaxing to slow down a little and enjoy an old-timey keyboard. I don’t recommend this for your regular keyboard, but if you’re into this type of thing–and I am–this beautifully crafted artifact is worth the money.Oh, and it just looks beautiful on my desk, sitting right below the 27-inch iMac screen. Together, they’re a visual timescale of tech.

  3. Amy

    Such a FUN keyboard!!!This product is so much FUN!! I love typing on this keyboard! The clicky keys are not too clicky that it annoys my office mate. While the keyboard is a bit pricey, I still think it was worth every penny. I love antique type things and this fits the bill perfectly. I love quirky things and again this fits perfectly!! My coworkers think it’s a hoot! I only use it plugged in because I’m using it with a thin client at work and the thin client doesn’t have Bluetooth capability. It’s super responsive and I do not lose keystrokes. I don’t usually pay this much for tech but this time I treated myself and I was not disappointed!! If you are considering this splurge, do it!! Seriously, so much fun!!

  4. Stina

    If you use an iPad Pro, you may want to think twice- but may be fixed soon…I originally put up a scathing review of this product – I still stand by the assertion that they should tell you it will be shipped from the US by UPS, and that they will levy extra charges to deliver it, instead of being everything paid through Amazon as most of the merchandise is on here. I got an email after purchasing that said there would be extra charges and there was no indication of this or prior warning, either in the description of price or during the checkout. So be aware there will be extra charges. Also, if you don’t like the machine, it will be pretty damn hard to get the charges back if you want to return it… It’s UPS and they are AWFUL to deal with when it comes to merchandise that has been shipped from outside Canada. Any other carrier, know what I’m saying…?As to the Querkywriter itself… I had a *terrible* time getting it to connect to my iPad. Be aware it is set up to use as a keyboard with a PC – the keys are laid out as a PC keyboard and not as you would find on an Apple. I have not tried it with my desktop Apple Mac, so I cannot say how it will work there… But it was a bear to use with an iPad!!! They advertise that it will connect by Bluetooth… In theory, yes… in practice… no. Yeah, it will hook up at first when you connect it, but disconnect after a minute. This happens *continually* and it got *tedious* to keep going into “Settings” and re-hook it up to Bluetooth. Then a minute later, it’s off again! Not really useable at all. And they mention this problem if you go to the Querkywriter website too, so they are aware you will have problems using it with Bluetooth.They provide a work-around, if you are willing to spend even more money and seek out an expensive part… I went to the Apple Store and got an expensive connector ($49 CAD plus tax) that will interface USB to Lightning, plus provides a Lightning connection to a power supply – it is called a “Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter”. Querkywriter recommends some connector that is only available in the States and does not supply the power, so if you get that, you will not be able to use it – because you will get an error message saying that the device draws too much power. It takes power from the iPad so you *must* have a power source to use this work-around. You connect the Querkywriter cable to the USB on the connector, and connect it to the iPad. Then you connect the connector to a power source via a Lightning charging cable.That done, it works perfectly! Of course, it is not portable and you will have cables all over the place, but there it is, if you want to use it with an iPad. Perhaps it works better with a Surface or some other PC or Android-type tablet…?It does type very nicely and with the setup I describe you can use it with the iPad. It works with all the apps that can use typing input. That said, you will need to go to some trouble and extra expense to set it up. I gave it 4 stars because of the difficulties.LATER: I have received a reply to this review from Querkywriter. They have offered to make it right. They said they are new to offering it outside the US and will change their shipping and payment procedure so it is like other things you buy here on Amazon in Canada that may come from outside the country, in other words, they will arrange for Amazon will collect all the charges upfront and no surprises. They also say they are going to have an upgrade machine soon that will be compatible with the iPad Pro with no connection problems, so that is good too. (But in the meantime, you will have to use the work-around. I have been using that and the machine works fine that way.)I have to say, at least I have found their customer service awesome and fast! Hopefully the shortcomings I mentioned in my review will be addressed soon.Oh, and I changed the rating to 5 stars, based on the customer service. At least they seem to be earnest and honest, which counts for a lot these days.STILL LATER YET: They have replaced the Querkywriter with a new one because of the problems I had with the Bluetooth connection with the iPad Pro – apparently they have fixed this issue. This one works totally well! I can use it with my iPad Pro and it doesn’t disconnect from Bluetooth anymore – excellent! I am totally impressed with the customer service from this company. They have bent over backwards to make sure I was satisfied with their keyboard, so it was worth getting in the end. Did I mention it is *really* nice to type on? I wanted it to be able to do a lot of writing and it serves the purpose well. It is so difficult to use those “chiclet” keys you get on the newer keyboards. With the Querkywriter, you get a real keyboard that works just like you remember from the days of real keyboards. It is not like a manual typewriter, but more like an electric typewriter used to be. It works very well and I can type easily on it. I would totally recommend this keyboard and it is worth the price you pay. I also like the “Steampunk” look it has sitting on my desk with the iPad Pro in the tablet slot – so cool!

  5. Mujtaba

    Love itThis is not the best keyboard to type on. I was mildly disappointed due to having high expectations from the keyboard. But then again, It compensated for it by its amazing aesthetics and fabulous build quality.You buy this for passion, for being and feeling creative and different. If thats what youre looking after, this is for you. But if you are only after premium typing/tactile experience, a much cheaper keyboard will do a better job for you.Personally, I’m extremely happy with this.

  6. 中山 綱起

    文字を打つのが楽しくなります(打つのに慣れるまでは練習が必要かと思います)タイプライターキーボードを初めて購入しました。▼個人的な良い点・圧倒的重量感。・タイピング音の心地よさ。・タイピング時の反動。・通常のキーボードにある右側の電卓がないのでスペースを取らない(数字を打つ機会が多い人にとっては短所)・左側についているリターンバーがおしゃれで実用性抜群。・奥についている丸いボタンを回すと音量調整(左)とスクロール(右)ができる。▼個人的な悪い点・一部のボタンが誤登録されている。例)Shift + 9で ( ではなくて ) が表示される。使い続けるうちに慣れましたのでもはやこれも仕様の一部のように思えましたが、もし購入を検討されている方は、まずボタンが正常に使えるかどうか確認した方がいいかと思います。

  7. Sesami

    カッションカッションカッション給付金で買ってしまった贅沢。すげく重いです。だが、うち心地が最の高。思ったよりも音は控えめ。しかし、静かさを求めるなら違うのがいいね……。1個1個がボタンになっている感じ。文字打ってる感がとてもよい。しかし、速さにも答えてくれる。間違えて打っても消すのも楽しいから気にしなーい♡使う時には使い、使わない時には使わない極端ユーザーでありますので、普段使いする人向けかどうかはちょっとわからない。英文の説明書があります。英語トンチンカンな自分ですがなんとかGoogle翻訳とか先人の覚書などを見させていただきBluetoothに接続しました。1回覚えたらこっちのもんです。Windowsで使ってます。恐らく色々設定できるのでしょうがそのまま使っちゃう惰性人間。左のカッチョイイキーはEnterできます。忘れがちだけど浪漫がある。使い勝手など二の次。でも慣れたら普通に使っている。浪漫の化身のようなやつです。高いので購入迷うと思うんですが、買ったら買ったでたのしいですよ!!

  8. Amazon カスタマー

    テンション上がるBluetoothの接続に手こずりました…3つのデバイスと接続できるようですが接続したい残り2個のデバイスがこちらのキーボードを感知してくれません…ゲーム用に買ったわけでは無いですけどお試しでやったタイピングゲームでは反応良く高得点を取ることができました。見た目だではなく使い勝手もいいかなと思ってます、タイピング音が通常のキーより大きいのと重さが結構あるので完全家用だなぁとは思います。改行もとても楽しいですUS配列ですがBluetooth接続したらインストールしたアプリでもデフォルトのメモアプリでもローマ字入力がそのままできるようになったので難しい設定はいらないと思います!

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