This AWFUL Typewriter Keyboard Raised $350K


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Knitemair
Knitemair

You should've also checked out lofree, even though it's less typewriter-ish and more like a modern approach to the typewriter

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omegaorgun
omegaorgun

I am rocking a brown switch AZIO MGK 1-M which is still going strong after 3 years of use.

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Bear dude
Bear dude

the last one was really embarrassing xD

Vor 3 Tage
Solid Snek
Solid Snek

Not really a retro kinda guy but those azio keyboards are beautiful.

Vor 3 Tage
J Potter
J Potter

They are now trying to unload these (the Azio, not the awful Rymtek) via MassDrop....but only a compact version. Good luck!

Vor 4 Tage
increditoaster
increditoaster

I wonder how much Linus actually agree's with his sponsors and would recommend them.

Vor 4 Tage
Jaroslav Kral
Jaroslav Kral

These things are beautiful.

Vor 5 Tage
Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson

Steampunk culture brought us there

Vor 5 Tage
Auguste
Auguste

"pardon my french" ???????

Vor 5 Tage
Blue Plague
Blue Plague

Not gonna lie, love this stuff.

Vor 6 Tage
ぎス駅Trippy
ぎス駅Trippy

So they use Bing as their search engine?

Vor 6 Tage
AimZ _
AimZ _

a $10 keyboard is better than that sh*t :)

Vor 6 Tage
Michelangelo Cifaldi
Michelangelo Cifaldi

Enjoyed the content but couldn’t get over the fact of the metal back thing kept getting put in the wrong way. Doesn’t matter though cause it’s a bad keyboard as we can see

Vor 7 Tage
Brandon
Brandon

I think your tv/screen is too small, you should make it bigger

Vor 7 Tage
MadMax052
MadMax052

this guy worries a lot about shit that doesn't even matter at all. Like he is convinced the different key types affect his typing that much...

Vor 8 Tage
kodi christian
kodi christian

HIPSTERS REJOICE WE WILL RISE WITH THE NEW TECHNOLOGY

Vor 8 Tage
Mailo Kirmes
Mailo Kirmes

You put that metal thing in the wrong dorection thats why your iPad fell down

Vor 8 Tage
Jas Persa
Jas Persa

I can hear the hipsters and girls who wear pants to their ankles so you can see just a little bit of skin with black boots, a beretta and clear round glasses drooling

Vor 8 Tage
Yudhvir Singh Godara
Yudhvir Singh Godara

Now I want this azio keyboard 🤤🤤

Vor 8 Tage
Techhh
Techhh

this is skyrim but in keyboards!

Vor 8 Tage
G Rant
G Rant

Does he ever figure out he needs to turn the tablet holder around....?

Vor 9 Tage
JBpiification
JBpiification

Linus 15 cents does not sound like a lot but at mass scale that adds up very quickly making USB-C not worth if for many cheap products

Vor 9 Tage
Flerger Bergitydersh
Flerger Bergitydersh

"USB-C is only a cost difference of 15 cents..." Me: Wow, then why aren't there more- "Over a *high quality* micro-b connector" Me: Oh. Well, that's the reason, isn't it? How many micro b connectors are actually "high quality?" Isn't that the issue?

Vor 9 Tage
stormtroopette
stormtroopette

You always do such a great job Linus. Amazing personality, humor, very likeable AND knowledgeable. I trust you for my tech news. So thorough too.

Vor 9 Tage
Paul Krawitz
Paul Krawitz

It'd be sooo cool if their would be a White and Red coloured keyboard... 😊

Vor 9 Tage
Robert Hjalmarsen
Robert Hjalmarsen

The Elwood one looks nice I think 😂 would go well with industrial steel/wood setups that a lot of people have

Vor 10 Tage
James Owens
James Owens

Maybe because USB C is not universal?

Vor 10 Tage
THEGOLDCRAB
THEGOLDCRAB

do you use they way that they are teaching in shool where you keep you fingers on the home row

Vor 10 Tage
Ratan Raj Shekar
Ratan Raj Shekar

Just fucking type already

Vor 10 Tage
Under Foxy
Under Foxy

Wait a minute Linus has the same keyboard as bullet barry, this just in - Linus = bullet barry

Vor 10 Tage
americanace96
americanace96

You think those keyboards cost a lot? Look at Datamancer.com. They have a keyboard similar to the one used in a show I used to watch and that one costs $1,000! (that show was Warehouse 13 if anyone remembers or is interested)

Vor 11 Tage
기현 Arikadou
기현 Arikadou

Wasn't there a typewriter esc Redragon keyboard?

Vor 11 Tage
Cearon
Cearon

I wonder how many tries that intro took! 😏

Vor 11 Tage
SCS Gaming
SCS Gaming

Is that BING???!!!!

Vor 11 Tage
David O'Herlihy
David O'Herlihy

Why do all Canadian websites look like shitty 2000’s website

Vor 11 Tage
皮皮shrimp
皮皮shrimp

the chinese on the box (you viewed )means ....nothing...it not make sence in chinese! mabe is some kind of brand>?

Vor 11 Tage
Abendschein
Abendschein

That metal piece is backwards.

Vor 12 Tage
zesty pocky
zesty pocky

Linus uses Bing?!

Vor 12 Tage
Crazy Gamer
Crazy Gamer

It just sits there?!?

Vor 12 Tage
jerryteacup
jerryteacup

Hey, if they model a typewriter they ARE supposed to be really clunky. :D And that shit-expensive one is apparently trying to even look like one. How come you missed that, Linus? :D

Vor 13 Tage
Zdestroyer
Zdestroyer

you should rate this computer http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Optiplex-Professional-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B0176WQ792/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1546413010&sr=1-11&keywords=dell+optiplex

Vor 14 Tage
Michael Nix
Michael Nix

Linus really isn't too bright, huh? mechanically speaking, that is. putting that backrest in the other way-round would have had it sitting upright rather than laying down...

Vor 14 Tage
George Wang
George Wang

LOL knewkey just rebranded a chinese keyboard. the $350k was just used for tape that matches the chinese box.

Vor 14 Tage
Michihiri
Michihiri

Are those keyboard mechanical or not?

Vor 14 Tage
Otto Mattic
Otto Mattic

You had the stand backwards

Vor 14 Tage
E X T I M E
E X T I M E

I didn't know there were 2300 people that work for KnewKey

Vor 14 Tage
Super Saiyan Commenter
Super Saiyan Commenter

wait... linus didnt drop something. no frickin' way.

Vor 14 Tage
Harry Green
Harry Green

0:25 how many takes?

Vor 14 Tage
TheSpoi
TheSpoi

whats the point of putting a paper holder if it cant type onto paper

Vor 14 Tage
TheSpoi
TheSpoi

oh god it doesnt even work

Vor 14 Tage
Moonded
Moonded

Wait a minute. Linus has my first name as his last name?! How is this possible. I thought Sebastian is only a Surname never a last name.

Vor 15 Tage
Smonki
Smonki

lol mate

Vor 15 Tage
Rich Smith
Rich Smith

People will pay insane amounts for the most stupid things.

Vor 15 Tage
arvenyon
arvenyon

I use the ASIO Retro Wood thing there as a daily keyboard in my office at work. My other programmer colleagues in the office dont mind the loud clicking sound. After about a half a day I got totally used to the keyboard and I am typing about 134 correct words per minute. It's an awesome feeling and definitely worth the money, for me as a nerd. Also its signed.

Vor 15 Tage
arvenyon
arvenyon

And yeah, its real wood.

Vor 15 Tage
Eddie Suen
Eddie Suen

same keyboard as the hellboy mx520 from china. hence the repacking and rebranding.

Vor 16 Tage
Cerbyo
Cerbyo

i tried teh azio one instore, it was completely disgusting feeling. idk how anyone would spend money on that crap. ur hand is cold and smells like metal. idk how or why you'd want to pay a premium for that....and loud clicks....and a horrible feeling each time the key compresses, like ur snuffing out all life on earth.

Vor 16 Tage
NothingButShame
NothingButShame

When I looked at the the title more than my house...

Vor 17 Tage
M4iximos
M4iximos

Your stupid the rip off cherry keyboard back holder thing was put on the wrong way.

Vor 17 Tage
Nathan Strain
Nathan Strain

9:53 "The shape of them is absolutely f**king awful! Pardon my French." XD

Vor 17 Tage
Sarcastamus Raconteur
Sarcastamus Raconteur

My right testicle hangs lower than the left..in fact,quite a bit lower....just saying...

Vor 17 Tage
AɴɢᴇʟᴏTM
AɴɢᴇʟᴏTM

How to have a typewriter keyboard: Step 1: get a keyboard with cherry mx blue switches Step 2: Get typewriter keycaps

Vor 17 Tage
WarPigz0
WarPigz0

Take a page from James Rolfe's (AVGN) book and work your ads into the narrative. He has fun with all of his and I don't just skip them. Win, fucking, win.

Vor 18 Tage
manmanthemanman
manmanthemanman

I think my grandma has one of these

Vor 18 Tage
Joe Ryan
Joe Ryan

So are "KnowKay" and "KnewKey" really the same product?

Vor 19 Tage
my black son's Penguins
my black son's Penguins

KnowKey

Vor 20 Tage
EpixElite
EpixElite

my keyboard that looks like from 1900 is betterrrrrrrrrrrr

Vor 21 Tag
TexasCat99
TexasCat99

So, some guys started the Rymek company, got the cheap Chinese "retro" keyboard in bulk from China (and crowd funded?) with very horrible NON-Retro wavy lights that likely cost about $20~25 each. For sure, not Cherry keys covered up with tape. The Chinese printing on the OEM box tells me (at least) that its $1 store junk. They're making a killing.

Vor 22 Tage
garglefunt
garglefunt

USB C is fucking garbage

Vor 22 Tage
John Doe
John Doe

Some keyboards are just ugly. Maybe even "deformed" depending on you you look at it. I never found myself buying these weird keyboards. I never saw anything wrong with a plain old one (but wireless).

Vor 22 Tage
Yuki Endo
Yuki Endo

8:11 you've just put this metal thing opposite way. Just compare it to the photo on Indiegogo which was on your screen at that moment lol

Vor 22 Tage
Logan Howard-MacFarlane
Logan Howard-MacFarlane

I prefer domes

Vor 24 Tage
Jausha Bakkas
Jausha Bakkas

AND i'M ONE OF THEM

Vor 24 Tage
Soulty Ragevin
Soulty Ragevin

wait i thought this was kickstarter crap by idubbbz

Vor 25 Tage
AsrielCC
AsrielCC

gay

Vor 25 Tage
Patrick
Patrick

Not even legit switches for that price tag. The creators are scammers.

Vor 26 Tage
NonProphet
NonProphet

I feel so sorry for anyone who helped raise money for that bull. Jesus.

Vor 27 Tage
David Alexandrovitch
David Alexandrovitch

Raised 360K to stick a piece of tape over a Chinese piece of garbage 😂 the American entrepreneur system.

Vor 27 Tage
Kaylee Hodge
Kaylee Hodge

the indiegogo says the company is KnewKey but the package was KnowKay ...?

Vor 27 Tage
Tara DeWert
Tara DeWert

I love these and would love a nice old fashioned "clicky" keyboard but they all run well over $100! I can't justify that AT ALL.

Vor 27 Tage
macnerd93
macnerd93

I’d buy something like this as my room is 1940s styled. My gaming rig sits inside a 1939 Wooden German Graetz Radio

Vor 27 Tage
akui88
akui88

did anyone else pause the video and try that typing game on bing? i can't be the only one!

Vor 27 Tage
Random User
Random User

I have a weird feeling that backplate for the one keyboard is upside down. If it's the other way I bet those holes line up to something inside and then that little lip against the back plastic is then supporting the bottom of the display device you put on it. It probably touches the rubber then. Plus I wonder if the turny knob on the side has anything to do with maybe securing it by dropping some prongs into those holes inside the backplate. Could be a hiden mechanism.

Vor 28 Tage
Random User
Random User

Doesn't drop it. Table leg mysteriously caves and entire desk falls to one side. "Hey, James! Smell this wood and tell me if you think it's real!" Beginning of a porno... Just need maple syrup. Wow, I'm board. I guess that is without say watching these vidoes to start with.

Vor 28 Tage
Tomos Halsey
Tomos Halsey

5:16 That "stopper thing" is known as a carriage return.

Vor 28 Tage
SirMario
SirMario

If you are a gamer and you spend money on a keyboard then you are not a gamer. That money could be well spend on other important performance increasing parts.

Vor 28 Tage
Aventus
Aventus

linus you put it in the wrong way :)

Vor 28 Tage
G Cs
G Cs

On the Rymek, the carriage return "thingie" you said wouldn't do much is for switching between Bluetooth and USB. Granted the product should have a manual, but there are videos online that show how everything works. Still, I wouldn't give more than $5 for it.

Vor 29 Tage
RiverSiege
RiverSiege

My personal experience has now become, "don't kickstarter" things, you're getting the worst possible iteration for usually a high price. Better to have a battle tested design, with higher quality parts even if it costs a little more (you can get them on sale once they go mainstream).

Vor 29 Tage
Adeum Deus
Adeum Deus

The ONLY reason a product ends up on Kickstarter is because the product is so dogshit that no serious venture capitalist methods would buy into it. Period.

Vor 29 Tage
Conner Tope
Conner Tope

He's... using... bing... Ick

Vor 29 Tage
Isaac Ascii
Isaac Ascii

Spoiler alert: All he does is sniffing on some overpriced fancy keyboards.

Vor 29 Tage
TTIG
TTIG

I'm not that good on law and shit, but can this company be techically sued for this awful product.

Vor 29 Tage
TTIG
TTIG

These type writer keyboards are overpriced pieces of shit

Vor 29 Tage
The_Matrix
The_Matrix

This man clearly doesn't know how to use a type writer

Vor Monat
Tye Evans
Tye Evans

goes under the palctic tab trucker

Vor Monat
WhatEver405
WhatEver405

Can it be used for gaming

Vor Monat
Cat 101
Cat 101

I am Chinese and i don't know what it means because i am bad at it.

Vor Monat
Sebastien Monette
Sebastien Monette

9:56 I do not believe that was french *sir*

Vor Monat
Amazing gamer 5000000
Amazing gamer 5000000

It was a phone holder that’s why it’s bluetooth

Vor Monat
Henric Carlsson
Henric Carlsson

Amazing how the early 2000 HP keyboard is still the best.

Vor Monat
Kristjan Kütaru
Kristjan Kütaru

In bulk production these 15 cents price differences add up to a whole lot of budget savings for the company. That is why.

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