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Freewrite Smart Typewriter (2nd Gen)

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New and improved 2nd Generation with 2x real world battery life of the 1st gen. Say goodbye to writer's block with the world's best distraction-free writing tool.

  • Best-in-class mechanical keyboard with Cherry Keyswitches (made in Germany)
  • Ultra low power and high contrast E Ink™ screen that looks like paper indoors and out.
  • 2nd generation design features larger battery and improved keyboard efficiency that results in 2x the effective working time of the original Freewrite.
  • Weeks of battery life and local storage for over a million pages
  • Rugged, lightweight aluminum body so you can write anywhere
  • Support for writing in over 20+ languages

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
The perfect modern typewriter

The Freewrite has everything a writer could want in a modern typewriter, but I will try to highlight only my personal favorite aspects: it can't be overstated how pleasant it is to type on the Cherry MX Brown keyboard. The tactile, click-clacking is highly satisfying, and addictive. The only downside is that you immediately notice how anemic the modern laptop keyboard has become when you've finished your draft on the Freewrite and begin the editing process. One other favorite aspect of this machine is the cloud capability. One press of the 'send' key and your document is immediately sent to your email. No cords to attach, just connect it to wifi. There is also a word-counter meter at the bottom, which I find to be extremely helpful. The E-ink screen is pleasing to look at, as there is no jarring brightness to assault the senses. You can activate the backlight if feel like typing in the dark. The only thing that could be added might be some type of clear, protective window to shield the screen from bumps or scrapes. A few other personal favs are the weight, the "sturdiness", and the overall effect that the Freewrite has. It just looks very nice. The weight, around 3 or 4 pounds, along with the aluminum body, gives it a sturdy, long-lasting feel, which I think most writers looking for a product like this will want. The rubber feet hold the Freewrite firmly to whatever surface you set her on. Another minor quibble for me would be the lack of scroll-up/scroll-down to re-read a draft, but I realize that this machine was designed to be a first-draft generator, and it accomplishes this task perfectly. Distraction is a plague, and the Freewrite is the cure.

It works

It sure does work!

A fantastic tool

I have too many distractions on a personal level between critters and the way my mind operates. To have a writing tool that help eliminate outside distractions has been a God send.


I really love how it helps me concentrate on the plot and the writings, and the “send” function is very useful to me

Almost Great!

This has been a great purchase and I love using my freewrite everyday. It has everything that I would have asked for and nothing that is missing. Actually I like the fact that there are no arrow keys - really prevents me from trying to fix the typos etc. The keyboard is beautiful and very enjoyable to type with, battery life is long enough to last almost a week, the e-ink screen is beautiful, and sync/email is a lifesaver compared to Alphasmart I used to use. I only wish the service allowed a direct Dropbox/Google interface without a need to go through postbox. I don’t have anything against postbox except concerns that it doesn’t have even basic security features like 2 factor authentication. I hope that in a future firmware upgrade the need to go through postbox will be removed. Overall, delighted with this purchase.

Multilingual Support

Technical Specifications

DISPLAY E Ink™ screen with frontlight
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
KEYBOARD Full-size mechanical CherryTM MX brown keyswitches
Available in American (ANSI) and International (ISO) 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 data and charging port
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)