El Retron Retro inspired bluetooth MKB


13 Mar 2017, 00:52

The Penna keyboard is slated to go live on kickstarter April 2017.

More Info on FB page: https://www.facebook.com/elretron/
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13 Mar 2017, 18:02

So other than aesthetics, how does this differ from the Qwerkywriter?


13 Mar 2017, 18:31

Hmm. Both have the same 75% layout. Both have a Return lever.
Are they made by same guys?

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formerly prdlm2009

15 Mar 2017, 15:58

I haven't tried any of these typewriter keys keyboards in person, but I can't imagine they offer a great typing experience compared to sculpted keycaps profiles.

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15 Mar 2017, 18:11

All I can say is that they offer a different typing experience. How good or bad that experience might be will depend entirely on one's adaptability and desire/willingness to have fun with the typewriter aesthetic over and above typing speed/efficiency concerns.

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-Horned Rabbit-

06 Apr 2017, 19:52

I would nab one of the white ones with the univac looking keys in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the carriage return lever. It goes a little to far with the gimmicky theme for my taste. Otherwise it would be perfect for my Note when I find myself up writing late at night.

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06 Apr 2017, 20:29

I'm sure it could be removed with a little bit of effort.

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