We've seen it all. Everything can be connected to a USB these days. There's a Hamburger USB, a USB fan and even a silly USB aquarium. Basically, you can connect anything to a USB port, or so it seems. Most of these gadgets are stupid and useless – mostly good as a gag gift, I guess.
Today, though, I stumbled upon the best use of a USB I've ever seen – a USB Typewriter!
This Etsy seller offers a few models of lovely, vintage typewriters you can plug in your computer and use as an almost standard keyboard.
According to the creator of these wonders, the following functions are USB enabled: all letters, numerals, and punctuation marks, shift, capslock, return carriage, and spacebar. Most typewriters don't have the number 1 installed, though.
If you have techno-fingers, you can also make your own USB typewriter, with this DIY kit.
I consider the keyboard to be one of the most important parts of a computer. That's why I recently bought a model M IBM keyboard – and I enjoy it immensely. I can certainly see myself working with a USB typewriter – at least for certain tasks, such as writing. Of course, this isn't a useful replacement for a proper keyboard, but still – a wonderful idea.