This AWFUL Typewriter Keyboard Raised $350K

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  • Roihu
    Roihu Day ago +1

    cheak out the link kbelow for free virus :D

  • RUBBLE
    RUBBLE 3 days ago

    I accidentally hit the dislike button and when I realised I felt bad so changed it to a like

  • Hunter Wells
    Hunter Wells 3 days ago

    Who else was triggered that he wasnt pressing on the keys?

    • Caleb Smith
      Caleb Smith Day ago

      All do you unbox a keyboard, and not hit it once???

  • Marcos antonio
    Marcos antonio 4 days ago

    He put it wrong

  • coolisasome
    coolisasome 5 days ago

    When Linus complains about a micro b connector on new products when your new keyboard uses mini usb.

    • omgursocute
      omgursocute 5 days ago

      well a lot of custom PCBs for keyboards use Mini-USB, and there are tons of custom Mini-USB cables out there, so I think Mini-USB isn't that bad?

  • Alexander
    Alexander 6 days ago +1

    its directly translates to little word machine machine and the rest is kinda fuzzy
    Its simplified version so im not so good at it

  • FranSlam
    FranSlam 9 days ago

    1:14 I don't know if there are so many ppl out there who are looking for those style of keyboards but I'd absolutely LOVE one. I used to own a typewriter and I love the sound of typewriter keys when you tap them, I even love the pressure you have to put into them lol. I really enjoyed using them growing up, so much so I went looking for one on eBay recently, which is how I came across this video so...🤷🏾‍♀️

  • John B. Soltis
    John B. Soltis 11 days ago

    For being a very popular RU-clipr/reviewer. You sure are dumb. The metal rack is upside down you plebeian.

  • gimmy gumbo
    gimmy gumbo 11 days ago +1

    why cant it be a literal type writer that works with pc?

  • L&D Gaming
    L&D Gaming 14 days ago

    He. Can. Type.

  • Kong Ee Lee
    Kong Ee Lee 14 days ago +1

    Look at the damn picture.... he put the support baron wrong...

  • leroymanoza
    leroymanoza 16 days ago

    My last names Sebastian not Media hahahaha

  • [RisE] FuTur3 _
    [RisE] FuTur3 _ 17 days ago +4

    perfect for my gaming setup.

  • TheFirstNobody
    TheFirstNobody 17 days ago

    "Aaand... this endeavor" *skips three times to miss the bullshit*

  • Scott S7
    Scott S7 18 days ago

    Ok, be honest Linus, did you edit the opening bit or was that really drop free? Just kidding.. hehehe

  • Thanh Le Ngoc
    Thanh Le Ngoc 19 days ago

    Serious talk though, how you call "keyboard community" when you referred to people that went nut and donated for that half-ass keyboard is fucking insulting. Dear Linus SEBASTIAN, us keyboard nerds never crave for such half-ass shit and we don't even fucking care about retro, typewriter - looking keyboard.
    At least please referred those people who did donate as "average consumer", fucking PLEASE.
    And we join group-buy and raffle on Geekhack, not indiegogo.
    Regard.

  • jameswalker199
    jameswalker199 19 days ago

    I like the Chinese one for the stand, if it worked properly, anyway. I think all Bluetooth keyboards should have a place to rest a phone or tablet, since that's what you'll be using Bluetooth for.

  • Compsource Google
    Compsource Google 20 days ago

    not sure but I just cannot stand this guy anymore - so obnoxious...

  • moohooman
    moohooman 22 days ago

    That wooden typewriting keyboard was honestly pretty cool, I feel it would work well if you had a wood grain theme in the room your computer was in.

  • Mason Hileman
    Mason Hileman 25 days ago

    Linus I'm surprised you don't have a higher WPM (AWPM). I double that on a membrane keyboard while thinking what I'm typing and not reading it.

  • Lucian OuO
    Lucian OuO 26 days ago

    You got scammed, I bet the reason they taped the text is because they bought that keyboard off some Chinese site eg. (taobao) then just taped the words make re-brand it.

  • Bug Honey
    Bug Honey 26 days ago

    The sound of the typing still sounds like a computer keyboard. Not sold.

  • MasterOfDissonance
    MasterOfDissonance 27 days ago

    Thumbs up if you paused the video to take the typing test.

  • Unique Truth
    Unique Truth 27 days ago

    Why are your videos allways somewhat of hanging when i watch em, while the same thing does not happen with other videos. has it something to do with the resulition you use in recording ? that may sound somehow funny but realy ... it happens when i watch your videos while i like watching them cause i find your vids very informative. can you do a video in testing some music hardware like some small usb mixers and mics? thank you from EU

  • PianoMan 2018
    PianoMan 2018 28 days ago

    It means, “Mechanical Keyboard for Typer.” Why? The post a few posts down says so!!

  • O Style
    O Style 28 days ago

    is that my librarian's keyboard?

  • Glitterbomb45
    Glitterbomb45 Month ago

    Jesus get on with the demo. Opening 40 boxes, plugging them all in, Christ. Have the set up ready to go before you film.

  • Perfectly Frank
    Perfectly Frank Month ago +30

    Dude, Linus… I need you to know I love you, but... you had the stand installed incorrectly, and it wasn’t holding the iPad’s weight properly.

  • Hael
    Hael Month ago

    9:19 is why you’re here

  • ethan spaziani
    ethan spaziani Month ago +2

    I think the reason it got so much support it's because people thought they were going to be using mechanical pieces inside of it by myself really do like the feel of a typewriter but there isn't really much in the way of having that same feel for computers

  • Mike Mayaka
    Mike Mayaka Month ago +3

    "The switches...are a little bit on the heavy side for me" It's meant to be heavy like a typewriter's keyboard Linus :)

  • the T-800
    the T-800 Month ago

    LTT has one of the best intros ever...

  • 藍澤洛基
    藍澤洛基 Month ago

    so it should be a fake or shanzai product

  • 藍澤洛基
    藍澤洛基 Month ago +1

    4:52 I can recognize '?字機機械...' from those simplified chinese characters(while I am typing it in traditional chinese now) under the partially removed sticker, I think it should be '打字機機械鍵盤', literally 'typewriter(打字機) mechanical(機械) keyboard(鍵盤)'

    • Blind Bob
      Blind Bob 14 days ago

      Actually... the word "literally" is incorrectly used it would not be " typewriter(打字機) " it would be "Beat Character machine", that would be a literal translation

      as would "袋鼠" being "pocket mouse/rat" or "bag mouse/rat" instead of "Kangaroo".....


      God I LOVE Chinese..... always puts a smile on my face.....

  • GeorgeWickhamEdits
    GeorgeWickhamEdits Month ago

    please just smash the shit out of that fucking keyboard lmaoao

  • Raychel Rich
    Raychel Rich Month ago

    I've watched several of his videos and always find him pretty interesting to watch and knowledgable... then I heard him use the word "Mash" for pressing a button. Done. Can't do it. haha

  • Korosu u
    Korosu u Month ago

    why does looking at bing make me feel gross

  • KakashiFNGRL
    KakashiFNGRL Month ago

    > IndieGoGo: KnewKey
    >One you ordered: KnowKay

    Uhh...huh.

    Also, you're looking like you've never used a typewriter in your life...

  • Randoms fandoms
    Randoms fandoms Month ago

    Can you do a watch review?

  • Frederick Yang
    Frederick Yang Month ago

    linus why are you using bing

  • TRAS̸H DØVE
    TRAS̸H DØVE Month ago

    Kickstarter: home of unnecessary, expensive hipster shit nobody asked for

  • suny123boy1
    suny123boy1 Month ago

    If you want the real thing then go get an IBM Model M keyboard from the 80's. I bought my own, brought it into work and use it everyday. Yup, people hate me! lol!!!

  • Airwreck 14
    Airwreck 14 Month ago

    Linus logic: this keyboard makes you type faster 😎😎

  • William Barath
    William Barath Month ago

    It's a copy stand

  • Anthony Posada Jr
    Anthony Posada Jr Month ago

    Why bing the only good thing is the video

  • Nexolas
    Nexolas Month ago

    you are weawring techquikie t in ltt

  • JAG 0937 EB
    JAG 0937 EB Month ago

    i farted

  • JAG 0937 EB
    JAG 0937 EB Month ago

    u r oful

  • L W Munger
    L W Munger Month ago

    there is a type writer keyboard that looks like the one from a zombie game where you save with type writers WHY DO I KEEP FORGETTING THESE THINGS

  • jdslyman
    jdslyman Month ago +1

    Eh, not doing it for me- I think I'll stick with my IBM Model M. Gen 2, made in November 1988. Works great with Windows 10 :)

  • SoftwareManiacLSM
    SoftwareManiacLSM Month ago

    I normally appreciate your reviews but I had just the opposite experience with Rymek BT wireless keyboard. You seemed to have fun with the Jethro-Bodine simplicity of the iPad/iPhone holder. In case you were wondering, there are instructions in the box that shows how to properly pop the stand in. It works great for either device. And the keys work incredibly well with similar feel as the mechanical keyboards years ago. In fact, I liked it so much I bought the white one with the different keys. (ps - typing speeds? No problem!)

  • Serite Ross
    Serite Ross Month ago

    ... So it's only typewriter styled, without the typewriter sound... I'm actually disappointed. I mean, at this point the name is inaccurate. It's only vaguely reminiscent of an actual typewriter. It's just a cool-looking keyboard, the Azio ones being the winners of the bunch. The kickstarter one is trash.

  • Dreamcast Dude
    Dreamcast Dude Month ago +2

    Bruh I can barely get better than 65 WPM...

    • Dreamcast Dude
      Dreamcast Dude Month ago +1

      @King Barney I will try. I would really like to improve my speed wile typing. Thank you so much for the suggestions.

    • King Barney
      King Barney Month ago +1

      @Dreamcast Dude If you active try, you could defo get MUCH better in no time. Every day just spend like 5 - 10 minutes on notepad or word and type whatever comes to your mind while not looking at the keyboard, even if it's slowly, eventually you'll pick up speed. But definitely try touch typing (Googled what that pro way of typing is), it'll be much easier for you.

    • Dreamcast Dude
      Dreamcast Dude Month ago

      @King Barney I will. That would be great if I could figure that out somehow.

    • King Barney
      King Barney Month ago +1

      Keep practicing, the key is to learn to type without looking at least 90% of the time. I don't use the, idek what it's called, pro way of typing where you have a home row with your left index on "F" and your right index on "J", but I still get 85 - 90 WPM with 100% accuracy.

  • Gustavo Souza
    Gustavo Souza Month ago +1

    >be me
    >buy a mechanical keyboard on amazon
    >buy typewriter keycaps
    >everything arrives
    >build the keyboard
    >realize it's a cherry mx red
    >why am I like this

  • VinylToVideo
    VinylToVideo Month ago

    Faux leather? For that kind of money if it isn't real leather I'm not interested. Their attempt to appeal to "animal rights" lefties (or more likely just cheapness) has meant a failure to appeal to me.

  • ꧁Reasoner꧂
    ꧁Reasoner꧂ Month ago

    Linus is an annoying yellling baby..

  • thad the man
    thad the man Month ago

    I think for most people, replacement typewriter keycaps would be prefereable. I remember back when they started steampunking mech keyboards ( actually Model Ms IIRC ), the hard part was having to make keycaps.

  • luneth X30Z
    luneth X30Z Month ago +1

    Just get a IBM keyboard

  • Damnom
    Damnom Month ago

    I think the Elwood and the Onix look the best.

  • xF34Rz
    xF34Rz Month ago

    in the backround "Razer Blackwidow Chroma Stealth"

  • 635574
    635574 Month ago

    Depending how stupid the factory process the usb C can be a lot more expensive.

  • swamponions
    swamponions Month ago

    Why the fuck would you want a faux-typewriter mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting? Completely destroys the aesthetic

  • FLICKPASS
    FLICKPASS Month ago

    Did he say Opple?

  • no normies
    no normies Month ago +1

    you should review the AULA Skyline SI-9013

  • fruitypeebils
    fruitypeebils Month ago

    this video just reaffirmed my belief that steampunk fans are complete morons

  • Sievert
    Sievert Month ago

    is that a tv mounted to your wall?

  • inshadowz
    inshadowz Month ago

    So Elwood is shorthand for Smellwood? That's a neat touch ;)

  • Travis 7822
    Travis 7822 Month ago

    Fisher Price TM

  • Devin George
    Devin George Month ago

    I wanted to add- when testing the Rymek Knowkey out, you had the mechanism that holds the tablets in correctly towards the beginning of the video, then it was in backwards when trying to place the Tablet.

  • Glassy
    Glassy 2 months ago

    I actually know someone who owns the Azio keyboard. It's quite expensive but it looks nice, feels authentic, has nice keys, etc. Pretty much every thing you'd expect out of a high quality keyboard. From what I know it isn't made for gaming but you can try, and if you spend more time typing then actually using it for other purposes then I'd gladly pick this up if you want something different

  • DEdd Cuber
    DEdd Cuber 2 months ago

    Alright Sebastian

  • Fliipp
    Fliipp 2 months ago

    the retro classic posh is my aesthetic

  • Sin
    Sin 2 months ago

    3:20 "hey James! James?" The chill background music while Linus is yelling james

  • John Maton
    John Maton 2 months ago

    Linus any idiot would have realised that's not how the stand goes on

  • Kresimir Jelusic
    Kresimir Jelusic 2 months ago

    the chinese writing says "A VERY PLEASANT STEW!"

  • rkjsoo
    rkjsoo 2 months ago

    item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.188.353c978atwwXzF&id=564920671560&ns=1&abbucket=7#detail
    the link to the items lol

  • Rap
    Rap 2 months ago

    They need a micro type c and then it might take off.

  • Technology Pedant
    Technology Pedant 2 months ago

    I would love the retro classics with different keycaps like some Vic 20 modified keycaps

  • Andre Red5
    Andre Red5 2 months ago +1

    You put it in wrong, its the other way and its suppose to click in, STOOPID....

  • FIREFIRE CPB:- The New Beginning!

    E Ink? You mean storage lol

  • FireBomb
    FireBomb 2 months ago

    Wrong shirt😂

  • jimbobbyrnes
    jimbobbyrnes 2 months ago

    Keyboards are throw away items. If you payed 200 dollars that means you will eventually throw away 200 dollars.

    • jimbobbyrnes
      jimbobbyrnes 2 months ago

      @ツIvin If that were true then stock brokers would be bankrupt and land owners would be poor.

    • ツIvin
      ツIvin 2 months ago

      jimbobbyrnes i mean if you spend money on something its being thrown away, at the time of buying it.

  • Tom Atkinson
    Tom Atkinson 2 months ago

    I like it how you call out for James when it dawns on you it has real wood backing...Elwood. It's the Blues Brothers keyboard baby! Help me!

  • MrVendetta420
    MrVendetta420 2 months ago

    The Azio one is pretty cheap now at £65

  • Caleb Jackson
    Caleb Jackson 3 months ago

    Interest in antique typewriters has been skyrocketing lately (along with the prices) which is probably a big part of the reason these things are cropping up all over the place now (it's what brought me here). The Rymek keyboard seems to be a cheaper knockoff of the Qwerkywriter, which raised a bunch of money on kickstarter back in 2014. Much like the Rymek, the Qwerkywriter also has a replica paper tray (that's what that flimsy aluminum "something" is supposed to be) and a replica return lever (the other "more different aluminum something"), with the added bonus that they actually work. The paper tray will support the weight of a phone/tablet, and the return lever actually functions as an enter key would. Fans of typewriters will recognize the keycaps that the Rymek is sporting as being inspired by the Royal Quiet Deluxe, which introduced Dreyfuss keys (designed by Henry Dreyfuss), or as they are more commonly called tombstone keys (because they look like little tombstones). But, for some reason, Rymek put them upside down... Being someone who is interested in both typewriters and mechanical keyboards myself, I am dying for a good tombstone key keycap set, and it blows my mind that Rymek would make a product so off base that it could actually be disappointing to both keyboard enthusiasts and typewriter enthusiasts.

  • Tonio Antonio
    Tonio Antonio 3 months ago +4

    7:57 The hold is placed incorrectly, it has to be placed the other way around it seems.

    Dumb yet 2,5 million views.

  • Beast Beats
    Beast Beats 3 months ago

    Can I have one of those keyboards

  • antony luong
    antony luong 3 months ago

    Why do they have 2 iPhones on a desk being forgotten

  • Gman Ghost
    Gman Ghost 3 months ago

    so its either these keyboards or a gaming keyboards.... which would you choose? (they are about the same price for a good one)

  • Shion Tomoe
    Shion Tomoe 3 months ago

    That was a obvious fraud on kickstarter, some cheap chinese crap was sold as a cool and costly type-writer keyboard. And he put that holder thing the wrong way. Is this a trolling video?

  • Peter Peter
    Peter Peter 3 months ago +2

    Those keyboards would be good for a steampunk styled PC system.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago

    You told us not to hit you with pebkac but I'd like to point out the difference in angle between the picture and your setup on the tablet holder bar thingy. I think you've got it in backwards.

  • Raymond Mogg
    Raymond Mogg 3 months ago

    it's actually "KnewKey"

  • Genna Ross
    Genna Ross 3 months ago

    Hmmm, ....keep my $20 keyboard that I could not care less if someone spills their coffee into it, or buy a $200+ one ?

    • Peter Peter
      Peter Peter 3 months ago

      You pay $20? I can get two for that price.

  • Joseph McConnell
    Joseph McConnell 3 months ago

    Your obvious lack of comprehension of physics and spatial reasoning has led me to decide I won’t be watching any more of your videos. You should just delete this one as it kind of makes you look dumb.

  • NoCultist
    NoCultist 3 months ago

    OMG you cant even use what you review!? I get that there is no manual but the aluminium resting piece should so obviousle go the other way around...

  • Rugg0064
    Rugg0064 3 months ago

    9:38 master of ergonomics

  • Jungle Ginger
    Jungle Ginger 3 months ago +1

    Hipsters ruin everything

  • Carson Laubach
    Carson Laubach 3 months ago

    I thought that the rymek keyboard was going to be cool but then when you were using it I thought that that keyboard is complete shit. It's made out of almost all plastic and it would just look stupid in front of a monitor.

  • Lil Squidward
    Lil Squidward 3 months ago

    clickity clack clack