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Mechanical keyboard gives your iPad a Mad Men makeover


Typing on your iPad is about to get a whole lot louder.
Photo: Rymek

Not garnering enough attention tapping away at your unfinished novel on your iPad in your local Starbucks? That will certainly change if you invest in Rymek’s latest keyboard accessory.

Designed to replicate the look and feel of a vintage typewriter, Rymek’s iPad-compatible mechanical keyboard will let you bash out the words between sips of whisky, while pretending you’re Mad Men‘s Don Draper.

It might be the noise — and not be a love of literature — that gets your Starbucks neighbors talking to you, however. The keyboard boasts mechanical switches for each key, providing a “sturdy and highly responsive” feel, along with a “crisp tactile sound” that immediately evokes smokey 1950s offices.

There are a few modern touches, though. Unlike the majority of mechanical keyboards, this one offers backlit keys with your own brightness controls. The iPad itself fits onto the “paper tray” at the top of the device, which supports your tablet like an iPod or iPhone dock.

Will it appeal to everyone? Almost certainly not. But I guarantee there are a few folks who just finished this story and immediately realized what their lives have been missing up to this point.

Rymek has yet to announce pricing for the new keyboard. Still, if you’re interested in getting your hands on one as soon as it launched in June you can head to the company’s website where signing up early will give you a 40 percent reduction on the recommended retail price. You can’t say fairer than that!