A great many Typewriter Brigadiers swear by these AlphaSmarts, so I always said that though I wouldn't go out of my way for one, if I found one at a thrift store it would depend on the price. Obviously that happened and at $7.95 it was worth the plunge. I think I will like it for occasional use, plus when I travel for work they sometimes fail to have a keyboard for me and this would be tolerable, with a usb number pad.
I do wish it would continue to add to the stored text when connected (that could be what the y cable I don't have would do for me) and I would like to transfer text back into it from the pc - is that possible?
Anyway I may take this on a bikecast some day.
Or if I get ambitious - I do have a Zyklin usb typewriter (a Remette) and wondered if it could be grafted into the guts of this to make a FrankenAlpha or a BetaSmart.. What do you think of that?