This Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe typewriter looks close to something like what Joan Holloway on Mad Men might use to type up a letter or two upon. But this vintage machine has been redone with a digital makeover and now works as a USB keyboard. Those of you who always pine for the mechanical sounds missing from modern keyboards might like using one of the various typewriters converted for modern day use with computers and iPads.
Got your own vintage typewriter and a bit of DIY gumption? You can make your own using this kit instead.
This USB device recognizes all letters, numerals, and punctuation marks. It also includes shift, space, and return carriage (literally activated by the typewriter's return carriage!).
Etsy dealer USBTypewriter sells machines from $499 to $699, while also offering custom order conversions of working typewriter units for $350. We'll stick to our Bluetooth model for now and just savor the last episode of Mad Men (and Joan) and save ourselves a few bucks.