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This Retro USB Keyboard Is Just The Greatest

03/07/2014 11:18 BST | Updated 03/07/2014 11:59 BST

This is Qwerkywriter, it's a retro-themed mechanical keyboard that uses real typewriter keys making it, by default absolutely brilliant.

Developed by Brian Min and now on Kickstarter, the Qwerkywriter was developed by Min using a Cheery MX keyboard system, he then added real vintage keycaps giving it that retro feel.

Whether you're a budding novelist or a hardcore gamer (like Min) the keyboard is designed to blend the old design of a typewriter with an advanced keyboard that'll work with computers, iPads and laptops.

The Qwerkywriter includes a stand at the back of the keyboard as well as a 'threading' feature which allows you to discretely thread the tablet's power cable through the keyboard.

Using a mechanical keyboard allows you to easily swap out keys that get worn or, rather helpfully swap the keyboard between Mac and Windows configurations without having to buy an entirely new keyboard.

How much? Well at present the Qwerkywriter has succeeded in raising $112,258, beating the $90,000 goal so Min will be able to put the Qwerkywriter into full production.