Traveler

Click + Drag
$499.00
Portable
Light enough to take everywhere and half the footprint of a laptop
E Ink Display
Latest generation E Ink™ panel with productivity console screen
Full-Size Keyboard
Scissor-switch keyboard for smooth drafting
Distraction-Free Drafting
A dedicated tool optimized for writing flow

On The Go

E ink Display

Full-size keyboard

On The Go

Perfectly Portable

A featherweight that’s half the size of a laptop, Traveler is light enough to take with you everywhere. Never miss a moment of inspiration.
1.6lb weight
Best for travelers and adventurers

E ink Display

Eye-Friendly Display

No more squinting at the harsh backlight of a computer screen.

Traveler's E Ink display uses ambient light, which is easy on the eyes and won’t wash out under direct sunlight.

No glare or backlight, sunlight readable
Adjustable 135-degree screen viewing angle
No more wash out

Full-size keyboard

Keyed to Perfection

Traveler's full-size scissor switch keyboard is optimized for typing feel.

Silky smooth scissor switch keyboard
Superb tactile response
Each key has over 2mm of travel

Cloud Syncing

Write And Never Worry

Traveler 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.

Massive Battery Life

Write On, and On, and On

Traveler’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

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

60+
Supported languages
80+
Alternative keyboard layouts

No Presure, 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.

See data about your writing session on the console screen
Draft manager and 'WASD' arrow keys to move within your documents
Capable of over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.
Enhanced capabilities with Freewrite Plus
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 455 reviews
75%
(340)
16%
(73)
7%
(31)
1%
(4)
2%
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TB

Love this product. I was on the fence about it as an occasional-hobbyist-writer but since I got it I’ve been writing more often and am more focused when I do

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Benjamin DEMASSIEUX (Maubeuge, FR)
The LOVE Story continues

I had a Traveler that I broke because I used it too much. Now, I bought a new one because it's my love story's tool ! I wrote everything : articles, novels. And the most important: I did it everywhere. On camping, at home, at the pub, at the café, at Uni, everywhere I can write ! And that's the magic of this tool ! It seems too expansive for you ? I'll be sincere, stop writing.

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Roger Shurter (Los Alamos, US)
Compiling several outlines and concepts I have been collecting over the past 40 or so years and a...

I believe the Freewrite is the ideal form factor to help me organize and develop my ideas. I travel quite often and the ultra-portability of the device will be of great value.

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M.M.

Very portable and great for distraction- free writing. Only cons so far (albeit minor) are 1)The lag between typing and the words appearing on screen 2) the burn in that started to appear on the screen after only a week of using the device near daily.

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Ronald B (Ann Arbor, US)
Outstanding

The Freewrite Traveler does one thing, and it does that one thing well…serves as a small halfsize laptop with full size keyboard that lets you type. And just type. No internet, no disruptions. The idea is to write and get all your ideas out, then edit it on your desktop or laptop once synced. You can try to go back and edit on the Traveler but you’ll find how slow and laborious making a simple correction is. But it’s not for that. Write, write, write then sync then edit. I’ve never gotten as much writing done on my laptop (there’s a natural tendency to want to edit and spellcheck as you go which slows down thinking and typing flow). I toss it in my backpack and take it everywhere. I was just typing sitting next to the HOA pool this afternoon. Looks great in the sun. But let me stress again…this is for writing. Getting all your thoughts and ideas out. And editing later. If you self-correct constantly as you write you will be sorely disappointed. This is not for you, stick with your laptop or iPad keyboard.

Tech specs

Tech specs in detail

Parameters
Body
Polycarbonate
Display
E Ink™ screen
Writing canvas – 121mm x 70mm
Status window – 121mm x 15mm
Keyboard
Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Ports
USB Type-C for charging, offline data transfer, and as Host (e.g. can plug in external keyboard)
Size
11.3” x 5.0” x 0.97”
(288mm x 128mm x 24.7mm)
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 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
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
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
Alpha
Traveler
Smart Typewriter
Price
$339.00 $349.00
$499.00
$649.00
Display
Display: Anti-glare FSTN LCD Display,
2–4 lines of text,
Writing canvas - 164mm x 25mm
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
Keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile tactile switches
Keyboard: Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Size
Size: 12.6” x 8.5” x 0.8”
(320mm x 215mm x 22mm)
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)
Weight
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Battery
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
100 hours of running time projected
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
Purposes
Purposes: An instant creative canvas for budding writers.
Purposes: Perfectly portable. Light, compact, and best for traveling.
Purposes: Classic and original.
Tiered mechanical keyboard and frontlight E Ink screen
Traveler
Alpha
Smart Typewriter
$499.00
$339.00 $349.00
$649.00
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
Display: E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Keyboard: Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile tactile switches
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
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)
Size: 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7kg)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
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
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery,
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Purposes: Perfectly portable. Light, compact, and best for traveling.
Purposes: An instant creative canvas for budding writers.
Purposes: Classic and original.
Tiered mechanical keyboard and frontlight E Ink screen
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FAQ

FAQ

What is Traveler?

Traveler is a portable, distraction-free writing tool for serious and aspiring writers in a compact design that folds up to half the footprint of a laptop.

With an E Ink screen, automatic cloud syncing, and long-lasting battery, Traveler is the perfect everyday writing companion for writers on the go!

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

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

What type of screen does Traveler have?

Traveler has an E Ink screen and console display with an adjustable 135-degree viewing angle. 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 Ink display is easy on the eyes, reducing eye strain and screen fatigue. E Ink screens also consume much less power, contributing to Traveler’s long battery life.

Does Traveler’s screen have a frontlight?

The Traveler's screen does not have a frontlight. While the E Ink display is easy on the eyes and clear to read in sunlight, you'll need to have an external light source for nighttime use. If you need a lit display, check out Smart Typewriter.

What type of keyboard does Traveler have?

Traveler boasts a full-size custom scissor switch keyboard. Specifically chosen for its superb tactile response, Traveler’s keyboard is high speed, responsive, and silky smooth. Each key has over 2mm of travel, which sets it apart from the typical laptop or folio membrane keyboards.

Does Traveler have arrow keys?

Yes. Traveler has WASD arrow keys to move within your drafts.

Can I change the physical keycaps on Traveler?

No, Traveler has a custom scissor switch keyboard, so the keycaps cannot be changed. If you’re looking for a device that will allow you to change the keycaps, check out Smart Typewriter.

Can I move documents to my computer without the cloud?

Yes, absolutely. And you can use Traveler entirely offline, if you'd like! Just connect Traveler to your computer via the included USB-C cable, and your Freewrite will appear as a USB Mass Storage Device. You'll be able to move your drafts to your computer as you would with any other flash drive.

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