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Smart Typewriter

Smart Typewriter
$649.00
E Ink Display
Latest generation E Ink™ panel with frontlight for easy reading day or night and productivity console screen
Full-Size Mechanical Keyboard
Long-lasting Kailh Box Brown keyswitches with great tactile feel
Aluminum Body
Durable die-cast all-aluminum body with retractable handle
Distraction-Free Drafting
A dedicated tool, optimized for writing flow.

Easy on The eyes

Satisfying keyboard

Easy on The eyes

Clearly Ingenious

Smart Typewriter features the latest generation E Ink panel with a frontlight for easy reading day or night.

15-degree screen viewing angle
Easy on the eyes and thrives in any light, including outdoors
Night owls, too, can work as late as they want with a built-in, warm frontlight

Satisfying keyboard

Keys To Success

Write more accurately and quickly with the Smart Typewriter's mechanical keyboard, which features Kailh Box Browns. The dust-resistant, stable switches are rated for 50 million presses.

Mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Optimized tactile feeling for long writing sessions
Switches rated to last a lifetime.

Cloud Syncing

Automatic Cloud Syncing 

Smart Typewriter is continually saving your writing locally to the device AND to the cloud.

All documents are automatically backed up once connected to Wi-Fi and are accessible in Freewrite’s web application, Postbox. Documents can also be synced to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Evernote. 

If you’re ever off the grid, you can transfer documents by connecting your Smart Typewriter to your computer with the included USB cable.

Battery

Long-Lasting Battery

Smart Typewriter's battery just keeps going and going thanks to a new, more efficient design. Never let a dead battery interrupt your writing workflow again.

languages and keyboard layouts

No Language Left Behind

Smart Typewriter supports dozens of languages and alternative keyboard layouts including QWERTZ, AZERTY, DVORAK, and more.

Supported languages
Alternative keyboard layouts

No Pressure, Just Prose

Your New Drafting Platform

Minimizing distractions is key to unlocking your creative potential. Unleash your creativity and achieve your literary goals with Freewrite.

Console screen to display data about your writing session
Draft manager and 'WASD' arrow keys to move within your documents
Over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates to stay current
Freewrite Plus compatible
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 130 reviews
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Jazmine

Arrived in a beautiful box. I love the feeling of the tactile keys and the felt case is great. I look forward to writing many stories on this machine

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Philip Suggars
Love the machine: bummed out by the upgrade policy

I’ve been using a gen 2 model for a few years - was tempted to upgrade to gen 3 by the WASD editing - which is a game changer - but was disappointed that the 25% discount I got couldn’t be applied to the special editions (my old machine was a white gen 2)

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Andreas Charalambous (Welwyn Garden City, GB)
Like the return of an old friend

I have recently upgraded to the Gen 3 Smart Typewriter after owning a Gen 1 - which unfortunately came to the end of its lifespan. In between owning the two, I have tried several methods to pick up my distraction-free writing again - from trying alternative tech, to writing long-hand with a quality journal and silky smooth fountain pens. Nothing beats sitting down with the Smart Typewriter at a desk (or indeed, your lap when you want to write in total comfort on the sofa) and letting the words out on the exceptional keyboard. The sweet sound of the keys just makes you want to type more. I just couldn’t recommend any other method of distraction-free writing.

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Vanessa Brahmakshatriya (Calgary, CA)
Better Writer, Better Mom, Better Person

“My typewriter was tap-tap-tapping its own impatience like a cow that hadn't been milked”. (From my father’s novel, about a music journalist in the 1980s.) That's the difference between a typewriter and a computer. This cow has been giving me milk every day since she came into my life.

My novel had been stagnating, now I'm overwhelmed with progress - even though I only have time to write in the evenings after my kids go to bed. I didn’t think I could write this much even with a lot more time to devote to it. Of course, it's not just the device, it's the philosophy of Freewrite, which is what got me interested in this wonderful tool for putting that philosophy into action.

It's also perfect for journalling. Writing out problems and sorrows is a long-time strategy of mine for taking care of my mental health, and the Freewrite makes it much more pleasurable and effective.

Between the progress on my novel and the solace of journalling, I am a happier person - sleeping less, since I’m up late writing, but with MORE energy, not less. In short, I am a much better version of myself!

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Amy

Just love it . So inspiring

Tech specs

Tech specs in detail

Parameters
Body
Durable die-cast all-aluminum body with retractable handle
Display
E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Keyboard
Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Ports
USB Type-C for charging, offline data transfer, and as host (e.g. can plug in external keyboard)
Size
11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Weight
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Configure
Onboard storage
Embedded flash memory. Up to 1 million words internal memory
Wi-Fi
2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi with capability for cloud syncing and over-the-air firmware updates
Power
Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
Supported 3rd party apps
Built-in automatic cloud backup syncing to Postbox and 3rd party services: Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and OneDrive
Supported keyboard languages
60+ languages and 85+ keyboard layouts
Traveler
Smart Typewriter
Alpha
Price
$499.00
$649.00
$349.00
Display
Display: E Ink™ screen
Writing canvas – 121mm x 70mm
Status window – 121mm x 15mm
Display: E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Display: Anti-glare FSTN LCD Display,
2–4 lines of text,
Writing canvas - 164mm x 25mm
Keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile tactile switches
Size
Size: 11.3” x 5.0” x 0.97”
(288mm x 128mm x 24.7mm)
Size: 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Size: 12.6” x 8.5” x 0.8”
(320mm x 215mm x 22mm)
Weight
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7kg)
Battery
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery,
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
100 hours of running time projected
Purposes
Purposes: Perfectly portable. Light, compact, and best for traveling.
Purposes: Classic and original.
Tiered mechanical keyboard and frontlight E Ink screen
Purposes: An instant creative canvas for budding writers.
Smart Typewriter
Traveler
Alpha
$649.00
$499.00
$349.00
Display: E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Display: E Ink™ screen
Writing canvas – 121mm x 70mm
Status window – 121mm x 15mm
Display: Anti-glare FSTN LCD Display,
2–4 lines of text,
Writing canvas - 164mm x 25mm
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Keyboard: Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile tactile switches
Size: 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Size: 11.3” x 5.0” x 0.97”
(288mm x 128mm x 24.7mm)
Size: 12.6” x 8.5” x 0.8”
(320mm x 215mm x 22mm)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7kg)
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery,
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
100 hours of running time projected
Purposes: Classic and original.
Tiered mechanical keyboard and frontlight E Ink screen
Purposes: Perfectly portable. Light, compact, and best for traveling.
Purposes: An instant creative canvas for budding writers.
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Smart Typewriter FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smart Typewriter?

Smart Typewriter is a modern distraction-free writing tool for serious and aspiring writers. It features an E Ink screen, automatic cloud syncing, and a long-lasting battery.

What type of keyboard does Smart Typewriter have?

The Smart Typewriter boasts a full-size custom mechanical keyboard equipped with top-tier Kailh Box Brown keyswitches, renowned for their tactile and satisfying feel.

Specifically chosen for their exceptional durability, these keyswitches are rated for 50 million presses, ensuring a lifetime of comfortable and reliable typing.

Given the importance of a dependable keyboard for dedicated writers, the Smart Typewriter promises an unparalleled typing experience that sets it apart from the typical laptop or folio membrane keyboards.

What type of screen does Smart Typewriter have?

Smart Typewriter has a 6” E Ink screen. Developed by E Ink and used by devices such as the Amazon Kindle, this technology mimics how ink looks on actual paper.  

Since it doesn’t produce blue light like traditional LCD screens, the Freewrite’s E Paper display is easy on the eyes, reducing eye strain and screen fatigue. E Ink screens also consume much less power, contributing to the Smart Typewriter’s long battery life.

Does Smart Typewriter's screen have a frontlight?

Yes. Smart Typewriter Gen3 has our latest E Ink screen with an integrated frontlight & adjustable screen brightness convenient for nighttime use.

Does Smart Typewriter have arrow keys?

Yes. Smart Typewriter has WASD arrow keys to move within your drafts.

Can I change the physical keycaps on Smart typewriter?

Yes, the keycaps on Smart Typewriter can easily be changed with the proper tools. Check out our Black Keycap Set for Smart Typewriter.

Can I move documents to my computer without the cloud?

Yes, absolutely and you can use Smart Typewriter entirely offline, if you'd like.

Connect your Smart Typewriter to your computer via the included USB-C. cable.  When you do this, your Freewrite will appear as a USB Mass Storage Device, and you'll be able to move your drafts to your computer as you would with any other flash drive.

If I already have a Traveler, should I get a Smart Typewriter?

Both the Traveler and the Smart Typewriter offer distraction-free writing, but cater to different needs: the Traveler is ideal for on-the-go writing with its compact design, while the Smart Typewriter provides a tactile, traditional typing experience perfect for more stationary settings.

If you're looking for a mechanical keyboard typing sensation or want a device for a dedicated workspace, the Smart Typewriter is a worthy addition.

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