It’s surprising that keyboards aren’t getting the same kinds of beautiful designs that some computers have these days.
The only company that’s clearly giving attention to its keyboards is Apple, which gives its accessories the same sleek, modern, metallic look as its computers.
While sleek and modern is cool, retro designs are making a comeback, and the classic look is now coming for your desk and office setups.
Accessory company KnewKey has made a keyboard that looks absolutely stunning. It has a modern flair that will look right at home among your modern computers and mobile devices.
Check it out:
The Rymek is a beautiful keyboard with a typewriter design.
It also comes in a creamy off-white colour with orange keys, too.
The Rymek keyboard is made of plastic, which could disappoint those who were hoping for the ultra-sturdy metallic feel of an old-fashioned typewriter. With that said, the Rymek is also designed to be somewhat portable; a metal build would make the keyboard far too heavy to carry around.
Unlike an old typewriter, the Rymek connects to your modern computer, and even your tablet or smartphone.
You can connect the Rymek to your computer with a USB cable, or to mobile devices like tablets or smartphones via Bluetooth.
Tablets are supported by a removable clip, which used to support paper on the typewriters of old.
The handle lets you switch between wired USB mode for computer and Bluetooth for mobile devices.
The keys are also backlit, which looks amazing in the dark.
The white model might look even better in the dark with backlit keys…
The wheel that used to help feed paper into a typewriter’s mechanism is a volume knob that can also adjust the brightness of the backlight on the Rymek.
It has mechanical keys for a feel that’s closer to a typewriter than a regular keyboard.
The Next Web’s Matthew Hughes described the Rymek keyboard with mechanical keys as a “delight to type on” in his review.
It comes in two different key variations that have a different feel. The Cherry MX Blues option has a clickier feeling with clear feedback that lets you know you’ve pressed the key properly, while the Cherry MX Brown option has a softer press that doesn’t spring back up quite as forcefully.
The keycaps are made of plastic, which Hughes said “felt a little inauthentic, particularly if you’ve used a typewriter before.”
You can pre-order the Rymek now through Indiegogo.
KnewKey is currently offering the Rymek keyboard for crowdfunding on Indiegogo, where it’s going for $US99 for the super early-bird package. It will cost $US199 when it goes on full retail sale.
As with most crowdfunding campaigns, however, it’s best not to get your hopes up, even if the company has reached its crowdfunding goal.