Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

Draft now, edit later. Our original distraction-free writing tool, 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
  • Aluminum body - durable design all aluminum body and retractable handle
  • Universal keyboard - Support for writing in 30+ languages
  • 6 Month warranty - Protection against manufacturer defects for 180 days

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Luis Crowe (Oakland, US)

I just loved it. I wasn’t sure if I would like it before. Actually I bought it few months ago and I cancelled the order before I got it. So I tried again and I can say now that I love it. I use it every day and I can write much better because there is no ding dings every time I get an email or message. Absolutely great writing stuff!!!

Marcin Kamiński (Stuttgart, DE)
It's everything I've been dreaming of

I remember a couple of years ago I had this idea: wouldn't it be cool to have a laptop that has super-limited functionalities? Something like a laptop with MS Word on it maybe? Now, that would supercharge my writing, I thought. Except... I'm not a technical guy. I couldn't build anything like that on my own.

I tried different things. I got an old, but still working typewriter, but editing stuff on paper and then typing it up on a computer turned out to be a nightmare. Then I got myself an old laptop and put a bare-bones Linux distribution on it. That worked a little better, but still it wasn't quite what I was after. And then I read about Freewrite in the New Yorker. The price tag seemed hefty, but I thought: "What the hell, let's take the plunge".

Now, after quite a long wait (I bought a preorder), it arrived in Poland all the way from US by the way of Germany. And you know what? I loved it immediately. I was a little afraid it might look toyish, but in real life it turned out to look and feel much sturdier. The set up was incredibly easy - creating a Postbox account, setting up a language took 3 minutes tops. If my intention was to write in English I could've started straight out of box.

Three weeks in (or thereabouts), I can already tell it's been worth it. And the best part? The keys give this incredibly satisfying sound ;)

Sol Zivkovic-Kennedy (Adelaide, AU)
Excellent machines

I am thrilled with my Freewrite. Even though I have a laptop, I prefer to use the freewrite because it is lovely to use and has no hassles like a laptop such as advertisements and other distractions.
Thank you for keeping the writing experience authentic!

Ross Antony Tuohy (Dudley, GB)
An absolute game changer

I was honestly sceptical regarding the freewrite when I first heard about it, however having used a limited word processor for a few years and enjoying it this seemed like a good investment. While there is a little bit of a learning curve and dropbox can be a bit finicky to set up with a little help from Astrohaus I was able to keep every project I'm currently working on synced between Dropbox and the FreeWrite. The keyboard is the best i have used in a long time and it is a joy to write on over longer periods. If you're on the fence about this I say go for it, its well worth it for a writer looking to take their productivity up a notch or two.

Tessa Simon (New York, US)

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

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 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)