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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
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Customer Reviews

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P.A.
From Chile

The product is really great, and all the buying process was perfectly assisted by the team. Having said that, I had to pay an extra usd 150 when the product entered Chile, and this was a total bummer, since was not informed by the company.

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C.P.
Ok but I need an edit

Many peoples workflow incorporates not Just drafting but “on the fly” editing. The product is great, but this seriously needs to be incorporated into the software.

M
M.P.
Great machine for drafters

I have a variety of computers. I have enabled myself to ridiculous lengths to write, and mostly I do. But when I need the mind space to type my first drafts I use my Freewrite.
Michael Peek

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J.S.
A Well Thought Out First Draft Device

There are many aspects of this device that are fantastic -- the build, durability, keyboard (best in class quality); however, there are also some things to be aware of before you buy:

1) This is a first draft device. That being said it is well known at this point that the Freewrite that there is no real editing capacity and this makes the device less than ideal when trying to make any changes (even minor) for a sentence or paragraph you just typed. This is how the device is designed, so be aware before you buy. The Freewrite is intended as a means to take pages or chapters and sync them, and then import the synced files into a formal word processor for editing.

2) There is no direct file management on the device. File management must be done through a website which allows you to remove/delete content. The ability to do simple file deletes from the device would be a welcome addition. Again, this is - at this point - by design. However, adding this type of feature would be a huge benefit without changing the fundamental vision/intent of the Freewrite.

At the end of the day, the Freewrite is a brilliant device for a very specific place in a writing workflow. If your intent is to write and save first drafts of chapters or scenes file by file and then concatenate them in a word processor for editing later, this is your device. But if you think this will give you the flexibility to manage and edit a manuscript, it is not the right device for that. The Freewrite is a very well designed and functional e-ink typewriter. You have to approach drafting on it as you would have prior to the advent of personal computers and word processors. If you can do that and make that commitment you'll be pleased and it's well worth the money, if you can't -- you may be disappointed.

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J.F.
Kickass

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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)