36 total reviews

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

Smart Typewriter is a dedicated drafting device for anyone who writes, without the distraction – or temptation – of browsers, email, or notifications.  Get in writing flow and develop more prolific writing sessions by separating the drafting and editing processes.  When it is time to edit, your drafts wirelessly sync to the cloud for export into your software of choice. Push your productivity forward and tap into writing joy!

Draft now, edit later. Our original distraction-free writing tool, is 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
  • Big storage - Up to 1 million words internal memory
  • Wifi - Automatic cloud backup syncing (Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote)
  • Aluminum body - durable design all-aluminum body and retractable handle
  • Universal keyboard - Support for writing in 30+ languages
  • Warranty - Protection against manufacturer defects for 90 days

Customer Reviews

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Devin Davis
Love!

It is just so easy to write and to keep writing with this device. Yes, editing really isn’t something you do with this, which is definitely a limitation. But if you are a person who drafts high volume stuff frequently, this is the perfect tool.

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Kelly Verret (Lebanon, US)
I write with joyful fingers!

It is a wordless kind of pleasure I feel as I type, really, a joy! I have the Freewrite Original (3rd generation) and couldn’t be happier. The keys have just the right feel. The front light saves me from having to turn on my light when i wake at 2 am. And it is so beautiful, I am ever drawn to it. Simple, elegant and serves its function oh so well. Thank you!

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Pat (Sidney, US)
Creative flow

We have long be taught the best path to creative writing is to save editing for last. That is hard to do, we want to correct errors as we see them, pausing the creative flow. Freewrite solves this with its limited editing function allowing for the real possibility to find your muse. On top of this is a dream of a keyboard, a
true portability (let the juices flow absolutely anywhere), automatic shut off, and the secure saving of the written word in the cloud.

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Bea Israel (Kailua-Kona, US)
All I expected and more!

I could not wait to get my fingers on this genius machine. I was in love with the design and with the idea of being able to find a magic contraption that would trick my mind into the writing zone. I am not disappointed, quite the opposite! It is a pleasure to type on the Freewrite. I could not imagine how the "distraction free" part would work, since the distractions are still nearby. But from the moment I pressed on that beautiful red button, the magic did in fact happen. I was in the writing zone fast and did not want to stop. And for me that means a lot. I have a major "monkeybrain" and don't even need other gadgets, phone or internet to disrupt my flow, since I am quite good at it all on my own.
The Freewrite works. I had a "where have you been all my live?" moment and will enjoy many, many hours and even more pages of creation with my favorite new writing tool!

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Laura Cox (Atlanta, US)
I really want to give this five stars but the connectivity is kinda a mess.

The machine, the actual hardware, is a five star product. I sat down and in my first setting wrote over a thousand words. I've only had it less than a week but have used it daily. The keyboard feels great, it sits nicely on my lap or the bed infront of me. I even took the entire unit canoe camping and loved writing while overlooking the lake in the early morning with a cup of coffee.

*However* there are some issues that I feel must be addressed: 1) Postbox is fine if it retained formatting. At the moment if you just copy and past out of postbox it does not retain your tabs or line breaks between paragraphs. I get the entire text in one large clump. The only work around that I can see if by syncing it to Google Drive, opening it in Google Docs, copying it there and then pasting into my manuscript. It just seems like a lot of middle man and work around for a basic copy and past action. All I want to do is get my morning writing into my manuscript on my computer.

2) I wish you could opt not to use Postbox but most of the functionalities are linked to it. I'm not a paranoid person, I don't think anyone is reading my works or doing anything nefarious, but I just wish there was a simple SD card or USB to simply transfer the text. Right now when you plug it in i get the same issue with the copy and past etc... It's the only way to change the save screen, get new languages, etc... This is a super minor issue but one I feel I should mention.

3) Lastly, and this is another minor complaint based mostly on the laziness installed by other word processors, but I wish it auto-tabbed new paragraphs. Seems like a pretty basic functionality that most, if not all, modern word processors have possessed since Windows 95.

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 for charging, offline data transfer, and as Host (e.g. can plug in external keyboard)
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)