A small but professional typewriter, a real beauty and a joy to type with. The Facit is an easy going typewriter with a basket shift mechanism and keys that don’t need much effort to make a good impression. When you’re typing the carriage seems to float across the line, it’s that smooth and unique among typewriters. If you’re doing lots of writing you’ll know the importance of an easy carriage return. Line after line goes by easily with the Facit. Plus, there’s that X-factor of feel that makes you want to use this machine. Part of it is the cool carriage glide, part is how the key tops feel and the sound they make when striking the platen. This is the kind of typewriter that will tickle the fancy of your muse. It just feels great. It’s a piece of machinery, but that’s like saying the Apple iPhone is just a mobile device.