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The Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition, a.k.a. "Hemingwrite," pays homage to the most iconic literary personality of the last century. The Hemingwrite is an official limited release in collaboration with the Ernest Hemingway estate.
Hemingwrite includes all Gen3 Smart Typewriter features, plus:
Each unit is finished by hand so no two are exactly alike. The raw aluminum surface will develop a completely unique patina over time, making each Hemingwrite a one-of-a-kind collector's piece.
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The hemingway edition freewrite was all they said and more. It is beautiful, and quickly became one of my most prized posessions. I'm somewhat of a luddite, and do not take quickly nor kindly to computers nor word programmes.. This machine is exactly what I wanted...a typewriter with no paper, no ink, no hassles, just a perfect tool to let go and get what I want done. The synch is perfect, and seeing my words in the cloud storages almost instantaneously as writ make me feel like a literary rock star. I look forward to my sessions with it, and have never felt such freedom as I do with it. My videogame machine is a veritable paperweight now, and I feel an indescribable joy as I create what I've always wanted, but put off for literally years. No handaches, no computer headaches, just the supple feel of the keys and the feeling they give of finality. I always wanted to emulate and emote what the writers of past had done using a typewriter, and this machine has given me that which I sought, in full. The service at Astrohaus was impeccable, their patience boundless and professional, and I can wholeheartedly recommend their product, and them. The price was well worth the results. I sit on my couch and type on my machine propped on a plastic walmart chair and am supremely content. I will recommend it to anyone and everyone.
The only thing that could improve would be a document manager - as is there are 3 folders, so you have separate pieces you can be writing about at a given time. While you can create new in a folder without losing the previous doc, you can’t actually navigate back to it. Overall still absolutely love the Hemingwrite.
I am most pleased with the Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition. It came with the cognac leather hard case protecting its silvery aluminum frame and keeps dust away from the glorious dark green keyboard.
It was easy to setup with postbox and google docs and works flawlessly. The slight delay of the E-ink screen is not an issue with the latest firmware update (1.5). It is a delightful experience to sit in the sun and write with no distractions. It summons your inner creator to roam free and write from your visions without any reason to stop. It is like nothing else (Except the other Freewrite devices).
The spacebar was a bit rattling, so I lubed the stabilizers, and it sounds good now. I had the experience I expected right out of the box with the master crafter's touch - as foreseen by the designer of this magical modern typewriter of our time.
There can be improvements and variants, and I expect there to be such in the future. For now, this is the ultimate writers tool for me.
I love it. Thank you Astrohaus for all your hard work.
Ok, so my '6-word short story' isn't as good as Hemingway's was reported to be ... 'For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn' ... but I really like having his frosty-haired mug up on my screen, and a constant reminder by way of his engraved signature that I'll never be that good. And that's OK.
The entire presentation of this limited-edition variant brings that era/those writers to mind. I own an Olivetti Lettera 32, an OG IBM Selectric I, and another old Smith Corona. It amazes me how well that old tech holds up in 2022. The machining of the arms, the quality of the anodized chassis ... every single part of those old typers oozes quality.
So does this Hemingwrite.
I've owned a Gen 2 Smart Typewriter. It was/continues to be an amazing piece of gear. Ditto my Traveler.
This one though ... it feels like a device that my grand-kids will be typing on.
Couldn't recommend it enough. I haven't gotten really granular as to the dimensions/spacing, but it FEELS like the keys on this limited edition are spaced out just a bit more. Could be by design or just how it feels because of the different key caps. Either way, I find that my accuracy on this keyboard is better than my Gen 2 and my Traveler.
All 3 of them make it virtually impossible to fall back in love with the chiclet keys of my MacBook Air, but that's another matter entirely.
I love to feel untethered from the broader world for a time while I try to create something new. The data gap provided is godsend.