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Traveler
Don Korn (New York, US)
Was a gift

I hear it's great, but I bought it for my daughter. Please send all emails to [****] . Thanks!

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Traveler Felt and Leather Sleeve
Susan Palwick (Reno, US)
Pretty darn good

This is a nice case. I wish it had a zipper instead of snaps, but it does a good job of protecting my Traveler, which I carry everywhere with me in my purse.

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Traveler
Brittney Peek (Hendersonville, US)

Traveler

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Smart Typewriter (Gen3)
Toni Clark (Raleigh, US)
Focused

My Freewrite was an anniversary gift and since receiving it I have been able to focus on JUST my writing. Just like the "commercial" said. Now, I can't use an interrupting notification as an excuse for not completing a project.

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Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition
Eugene Ingram Jr (Los Angeles, US)
No regrets and a bright writing journey ahead!

No regrets and a bright writing journey ahead! This Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition is everything described on the website and is excellent for character building. The keys are comfortable, and the interface is intuitive. The design is seductively nostalgic, helping me enter a "writer's Zen" state of mind. Love it!

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Freewrite Assembly Deskmat
Matt Pamer (Portland, US)

Freewrite Assembly Deskmat

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Traveler
Susan Palwick (Reno, US)
Great device!

I've written 1,000 words a day since my Traveler arrived. I love the portability, and some very light editing is easier than I expected. I wish it cost less and had a matte case rather than a show-every-smudge plastic one, but overall, it does exactly what I bought it to do.

Everything I expected and more

Before I got my Hemingwrite, I would struggle to get 2,500 words a week. After having my Hemingwrite for only a week, I had written well over 6,000 words on it. It is extremely conducive to a focused work environment, it’s gorgeous to look at, and it’s an absolute joy to use. I find myself writing every single day now, and on weekends I’ll have multiple writing sessions in one day. If you’re on the fence because of the price, just finance it through Affirm and get it. It’s worth it.

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Traveler
Molly Humphreys (Brooklyn, US)
Has a learning curve but otherwise great

Overall as a new user I’m happy with this thing it doesn’t hurt my eyes and helps me get into the flow with fiction nonfiction and anything really. The only downside is that navigating through your drafts is a little difficult at first as the commands used are unique but if you have the booklet handy you’ll do fine

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Traveler
April Espinosa (Highland, US)
It's great

I love it. It'll help me stay focused on the book instead of everything else.

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Smart Typewriter (Gen3)
jorge zighelboim (Charlotte, US)
Typing at the speed of sound!

There always came a point where I'd find myself clicking on the word count function, desperate to see if I was past 1000 words. When I found I wasn't, begging the muse for an extra 500 was th next thing I'd attempt. Guys, I'm on 3000 every day and sometimes a bit more. This thing rocks.

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Freewrite Assembly Deskmat
Karen Hermann (Minneapolis, US)
Great accessory!

I really love this desk mat! In the first place is large enough to cover my entire desk surface, to contain not only my device, but also any papers or books that I might need to have next to me. It's a very sharp and attractive looking design, and it hides the nicks and blemishes in my old desk surface, keeps everything level and smooth. A bit pricey, but high quality that should last for a very very long time, so I consider it worth the price.

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Smart Typewriter (Gen3)
Nicole Antonia (Atlanta, US)
Awesome device!

The Freewrite (Gen 3) is awesome! The typing experience is smooth. The e-ink is easy on the eyes. The device is so inviting, it embodies the writer's mystique. A pure pleasure!

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Traveler
Stefany Brothers (Tucker, US)
Love it but could be better

For the price I would expect some kind of backlight, I mean even my kindle does that and it’s also got e-ink. I also wish it came in other color options, the piano black gets covered in so many fingerprints it drives my ocd crazy. Otherwise I love this thing and I have written thousands of words already. It’s a great tool to get drafts done.

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Smart Typewriter (Gen3)
Giancarlo Ghedini
Awesome Sauce!

So I’ve had the Freewrite Smart Typewriter for a little less than two weeks. I am now a believer! Writing waaaay more. It’s very easy to see why. Cut the distractions and produce more with Freewrite. It does take a little getting used to writing with the new process. At least it did for me. Now I draft, and when I have about a thousand words I’ll edit on the laptop. Editing requires some restructuring of the text itself, as Freewrite will not save with the format, font or font size of your choice. But you get used to that as soon as you realize how much more you can write. Not a bad trade off. Instant love!

Awesome writing tool

I love the style of this freewrite. It is so helpful to have a dedicated writing machine to use to help keep focused. Highly recommend.

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Traveler
Courtney Burk (Royal Oak, US)
The Perfect Writing Companion

I love to write and as often as I sit at my desk to do so I would get distracted by email, apps, social media, etc. The traveler has become my greatest writing companion and it's perfect for on the go writing, especially when wifi isn't available!

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Traveler
YURI KIM (Yongin-si, KR)
Thanks to you, I got a great opportunity!

When I first received the product, I was disappointed that it did not work. However, with your quick response, I received a new product and my bad feelings disappeared. Thank you for your quick and kind response. And the new product I received turned on right away and tried it. I am happy that it will become an indispensable product in my writing life. I will live a happy writing life with Freewriter Traveler. I wish your company well.

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Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition
Ryan Dunlap (Nashville, US)
An investment in writing momentum.

This was the needed evolution in writing I didn't know I needed. As a novelist, the first four books I wrote I did the first draft longhand with a fountain pen. It pained me to cross anything out on the page so I just kept moving forward without any edits. The fourth book was picked up for publication, but life got busier and transcribing my own handwriting into the second draft was a big pain and took forever.

Then I moved on to a typewriter so I could do an OCRM scan with my phone. Better, but the writing process was clunky and I had to learn the art of typewriter maintenance to keep the words flowing at a couple points in the process.

I had been eyeing the Freewrite for months, not sure if I should commit. After saving up for a while, I went for it, and I don't regret it. I write daily on it. If it's not fiction, it's a gratitude journal or notes that I want to have some focus on and then just send the work to myself via email.

My kids got into it too and it became a battle of who got to spend their time on the machine, so I wound up getting a second and last week my second oldest wrote 9.5k words in a week (she's 7, so I want to do whatever I can to fan the flames of creativity). I'm about 6 months into owning it and am still thoroughly enjoying it more than the cheap laptop I had bought for writing last year and the cheap screen and keyboard just weren't cutting it.

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Traveler Felt and Leather Sleeve
Stephen Whitwell (Tauranga, NZ)
Excellent

Fantastic. Amazing. Practical. Helpful. Productive. Brilliant. No bells and whistles - outstanding. Thank you!

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Traveler
Katrina (Farrington Gurney, GB)
The Traveler delivers on it’s promise

I have used the Traveler almost every day for 2 weeks now and it has been great for distraction-free writing. I love the feel and sound of the keyboard. It’s like ASMR for the ears and fingers.

One thing that I noticed on the first day of using the Traveler is that it’s not able to process large documents. I had uploaded my 30k+ manuscript as a single document to my Traveler and it would freeze while I was typing and would take about a minute or so to catch up. I think this is due to the fact that this wasn’t designed with a large processor to handle that much information. I did subsequently divided up my manuscript into smaller chapter documents and it worked beautifully. So that would be my advice for anyone who wants to try it out.

I have also used the trial for Postbox and its simplicity has made it easy to use. On another note for improvement, I would love it if it’s possible to download files as a .doc file in the future. At the moment you can only download the file as a .txt or .pdf.

All in all, I’ll be continuing my use of the Traveler in the near future.

Amazing! Perfect size and the design/materials….

Love them. Have 2. Easy to clean, cool to look at and easy on the eyes. Love them!!!

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Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition
William Rice (West Point, US)
It's the ritual, stupid...

Pardon the Carville, it really is the ritual. The quality of the materials is apparent with every finger-tip skip across the keys, and operating the handsome case is a delight. Handling this gorgeous machine mirrors the preparation given to a favorite cigar on an inspired evening brimming with ideas. I could not be more pleased.

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Traveler
David King (Silver Spring, US)
Very enjoyable writing

I bought the Traveler in the hopes that a machine that I could only do one task on would help me get into better writing habits. On that count, not only did it help, it has been quite fun so far. The keyboard does not feel crowded and I have been steadily increasing the amount I write when I can, as well as finally getting some short stories started since I can pull out the keyboard without risk of the internet drawing my attention.

There is one issue I would like to see addressed. I sync to Google Docs, and that function works fine. But if I make an edit on the Google Docs copy of the file, it does not seem to reflect on the Traveler. I realize this is part of the marketing model, but it seems unnecessarily clunky to have to re-upload anything changed on a standard computer (which also caused some difficulty with the formatting), rather than having a proper sync. I would understand this ability being tied to the current software subscription, but I consider it necessary for those of us working on longer format pieces, such as novels.

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Traveler
LIN HYUN (Seongbuk-gu, KR)
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