Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Penna is the retro, mechanical and Bluetooth keyboard that triumphs in Kickstarter, and it does not surprise us

Penna is the retro, mechanical and Bluetooth keyboard that triumphs in Kickstarter, and it does not surprise us

If you are fans of keyboards you may be interested to know that some engineers specializing in these developments have created a portable keyboard designed for use with smartphones and tablets and that simulates the appearance of an old typewriter but adopting all kinds of new technologies so that Your productivity is also retro only in appearance.

The Penna keyboard is having a remarkable success in Kickstarter, where its collective financing campaign has already tripled the initial collection target (that does not mean anything at all). The truth is that its features are remarkable, so if you were looking for a Bluetooth keyboard for your tablet, watch out.

Like a modern typewriter
The Penna keyboard has two types of key formats, "diamond" (square with rounded corners) or "chrome" (circular) as the first differentiating element, but each button uses Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue, each offering different levels of pressure, performance and sound when typing.

The Bluetooth 4.2 support, the possibility to pair the keyboard with up to 5 different devices and the support of different operating systems are some of its differential characteristics. The distribution is the US keyboard, but it is possible to use the keyboard with other keyboard maps using the Fn+K combination on the keyboard.

One of the most striking features is a "macro bar" that reminds the bar to skip line in traditional typewriters, but in this case serves to store a sequence of text, copy it to the clipboard and paste it when we press, for example.

In this design have not forgotten a slot-holder to be able to place the tablet or smartphone supported on it with a tilt of 105 °. The design is available in 5 different colors (with a special edition in more expensive wood), and to power the keyboard are used two AA batteries that according to these developers offer a 6-month autonomy in idle mode, although there is talk of autonomy In use.

Those interested in this keyboard can buy a unit for $ 99 (at the moment are not clear shipping costs), and if all the expected deadlines are met the keyboard will arrive in August 2017. A singular and striking idea for your tablet It will become a device with more productivity options, of course.

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