WATCH: Voice-Activated Typewriter Combines The Best Of Both Worlds

While there's no denying that laptops and tablets are convenient and portable, there's just something alluring about an old-fashioned typewriter. The clack of the keys, the smell of the ink - these are things that you just can't get when you're typing up a Google doc. 

But it's also true that pushing all those keys can be pretty hard on your hands. Enter YouTube channel Zip Zaps, who propose a novel solution to the problem. Using Windows' voice recognition technology, an Arduino board and a whole lot of ingenuity, they've made a typewriter that takes dictation.

Check it out above.

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