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  1. I like your idea. I think it would be great to see a typewriter made available that is durable and reliable.

    One reason I use a typewriter is because it is reliable, does not require power to operate and provides a distraction free writing environment. If I was going to invest in one, I would prefer a machine that had no electronic requirements at all. Although your ideas a worthy (similar to Freewrite) I would still prefer no connectivity. Perhaps you could offer two models - one electronic and the other not.

    I wish you well in your project and look forward to your future posts in developement.

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    1. My idea is that the Odyssey is a typewriter first, and keyboard second. I am attempting to make this modular as possible so you can pick and choose the features you want. I understand the urge to completely unplug and have no need for power, and I hope I can accommodate those who want that experience.

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  2. Polt will be so happy :D
    Note: wifi, even if cheap, is gonna be pointless and difficult to implement on a machine with no display or automatic print capability. There's a need to respond to dialog that can't be displayed. just dumping the typestrokes into a textfile on an SD card is great.

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    1. Yeah I dont think wifi belongs on a typewriter, I also prefer the SD card/USB method of transfer. And Polt was the first person I contacted about this endeavor :)

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  3. I was thinking the same. The good Mr Polt "has a dream...". Love the design!

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  4. I would definitely be interested in a new typewriter. LOVE the optical recording option!!! The $1,000 price tag is high, though. And I was disappointed when I saw the visual concept. I would be way more interested in something that looks vintage but has the capacity of a contemporary machine. I am not inspired by the design. I wonder if it could look something more like a Hermes3000? Also, is there an option for this to be non-electrical, or would it need to be plugged in to work?

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    1. no it would never need to be plugged in order to work, the device is a typewriter first, the electronic components are designed to be passive. I agree the 1000 dollar price tag is steep, but there isnt anyway around that, I am going to try and get that price down as far as I can though. I think if this campaign is a success I will be looking to design a portable typewriter in the vein of the Hermes 3000, but it requires more tooling, so I have to take gradual steps for more ambitious endeavors.

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