Well, my efforts to unplug have had mixed results. I am taking steps. Qwerkywriter is among my latest efforts at unplugging.
Did any of you have a mechanical typewriter back in the day—you know, the old ones that didn’t use electricity. My grandmother gave me the one from her office when she retired. You had to really whack the keys to get them to go down. Hence, my typing today is very “pronounced,” even on glass surfaces.
I miss the old thing with its strong return arm. It felt like I was doing something solid when I typed on it.
Well, I got a mechanical keyboard as a solstice present. It just arrived yesterday: the Qwerkywriter (their website). Truth be told, it is a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to any Bluetooth enabled device: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, etc. And yes, it has a mechanical return arm, made of chrome-covered metal, which can be programmed to do up to 5 keystrokes (for commands and such).
I really like it! It’s metal. It’s heavy and feels solid. It makes click sounds, real ones, when you press the keys. They actually go down, like a regular typewriter. But my favorite thing about the keyboard: it has full sized, functioning arrow keys!