A manual typewriter is a keyboard machine, operated entirely by hand, used for writing mechanically in characters resembling print. Some people prefer typewriters because they offer a distraction-free alternative to the modern day alternatives of producing a document. They are also handy in areas where electricity is erratic.
Manual typewriters are characterised by the clack-clack sound they produce when typing. This has endeared them to some people, especially writers, who find the sound they produce to be pleasing. They also do not need batteries or electricity, making them very reliable. Typewriters add a personal touch to missives according to its lovers.