45 total reviews

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

Smart Typewriter is a dedicated drafting device for anyone who writes, without the distraction – or temptation – of browsers, email, or notifications.  Get in writing flow and develop more prolific writing sessions by separating the drafting and editing processes.  When it is time to edit, your drafts wirelessly sync to the cloud for export into your software of choice. Push your productivity forward and tap into writing joy!

Draft now, edit later. Our original distraction-free writing tool, is now even better.

  • New display - Latest generation E Ink™ panel with frontlight for easy reading day or night
  • New keyboard - Box brown switches - durable with the same great tactile feel
  • Longer battery life - Improved battery life with a new more efficient processor
  • Latest software - includes a draft manager and 'WASD' arrow keys
  • Big storage - Up to 1 million words internal memory
  • Wifi - Automatic cloud backup syncing (Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote)
  • Aluminum body - durable design all-aluminum body and retractable handle
  • Universal keyboard - Support for writing in 30+ languages
  • Warranty - Protection against manufacturer defects for 90 days

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Naomi Taylor (Elko, US)
Excellent machine

I have the smart typewriter gen 3, began using it yesterday. The keyboard is very responsive. It has a good weight to it, not to heavy but feels solid. Connecting to wifi and uploading to cloud took less than 5 minutes to set up. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to begin writing. No popups, no bright shiny things on a screen to grab your attention, just you and the keyboard. It is quite peaceful to use.

David Ogea (Bern, CH)
Great tool for creativity

I am very satisfied with my new Freewrite Smart Typewriter :). I mainly use it in the train. Really cool to keep my stories going

Karissa Love Hope (Providence, US)
Great writing tool!

It's definitely great for drafting! I get all my thoughts out instead of losing my thoughts! I just wish they had arrow keys!

Christy McNamara (Los Angeles, US)

I got my Freewrite Gen 3 Smart Typewriter in time for NaNoWriMo this year and it is fantastic! I stare at a computer for 10 hours a day, so when I get home the last thing I want to do is stare at my computer screen and write. Even writing by hand is torture because my eyes are so tired I don't care to stare at the page. The Freewrite's low profile allows me to be able to stare into the beyond as I write, or even close my eyes. It feels great to be writing again! The other feature that made me fall even deeper in love with this device is Sprinter. Being able to sync a document from Sprinter to my Freewrite is a beautiful thing. Now I can continue my project on my phone if I am out and about or during lunch break, and send it to my Freewrite and write more when I get home. This is a tool I am very glad to have added to my toolbox. Thank you!!! ♡♡♡

Hunter Rudnai (Denver, US)

I’m loving the freewrite so far. I’ve had it for a few days and it has been a joy to write on. The keys take me back to old pc keyboards with the clicking and clacking which I love and the freewrite makes it so I don’t worry about mistakes or editing. Just getting your thoughts down is much easier with it.

Technical Specifications

BODY Aluminum
DISPLAY E Ink™ screen with frontlight
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
KEYBOARD Full-size mechanical keyboard with Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Unified keyboard supporting 30+ keyboard layouts
ONBOARD STORAGE Embedded flash memory
Wi-Fi 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi with capability for cloud syncing and over-the-air firmware updates
PORTS USB Type-C for charging, offline data transfer, and as Host (e.g. can plug in external keyboard)
POWER Internal LiPo battery
4+ weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
SUPPORTED CLOUD APPS Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive
SUPPORTED KEYBOARD LANGUAGES English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese. See a list of keyboard layouts here.
SIZE 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8” (298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
WEIGHT 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)