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Traveler
Janeen (Oshawa, CA)
My favourite item I own!

It has quickly become my prized possession. I take it with me everywhere and it amped up my creativity and productivity x1000! It took me a long time to take the plunge and make the purchase, but I have zero regrets. It is probably the best purchase I’ve ever made for myself.

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Traveler
Jay Mistry (Brampton, CA)
I love it my FreeWrite

I love writing on it. It comfortable on the hands and eyes. Getting my messy thoughts and ideas down and cleaning it up afterwards has helped write more and more.

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Traveler
Benjamin Brooks (Brooklyn, US)
better than good, still more trouble than I imagined

In theory, I freakin love this product. In practice, it's too buggy and unreliable to get a fourth (let alone a fifth) star. The wifi and the sync functions are in and out. I've owned the Traveler for not even 30 days and it's already given me two massive headaches trying to re-connect and rescue my drafts. On the bright side, I do really like the feel of typing on this, and it does feel great to get into a flow while writing. I think this could be excellent after some tweaks and some more fine-tuning.

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Traveler
Adam
Freewriting

I'm using the traveler for a bit of a different goal. I'm not a writer, but I am someone who processes thought through writing. I've traditionally used pen and paper but recording thoughts with traveler has been a leap forward in terms of being able to review how my views and thoughts have changed over time. Also, the pace of typing seems better matched to my speed of thought than does hand writing.

It was actually in researching the concept of freewriting that I came across the company Freewrite and found the typewriters. It's been the perfect tool for freeing the flow of thought, unhindered by distraction.

I have both the Freewrite and the Traveler. I definitely prefer the keyboard on the Freewrite, but the Traveler is great for exactly what it was designed for- traveling. I can throw it in my backpack and write anywhere.

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Traveler
Paul Chrisco (New Albany, US)
Great Gift for a Writer

We gave the Traveler Freewrite to our son for his college graduation. He loves it and uses it all the time. Before I bought it I was somewhat worried about whether he would use it, but he mentioned wanting a typewriter so he could write without distraction. That comment helped me make up my mind and he was thrilled when he opened it. I'm very happy with this purchase.

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Traveler
Brandy Hopkins (Nashville, US)
A worthwhile purchase if you're serious about writing

I love, love, love my traveler! It's fairly simple to use after a brief glance at the instructions, it has incredible battery life, and I can switch between projects with simple click of a button. The only thing I wish it had was a backlight but otherwise, fantastic!

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Smart Typewriter Attaché Case
D J Clough (Roehampton, GB)
Nice case - shame about the straps

Generally I was pleased with the case. A snug fit for the Freewriter, lets me put it down on the floor now, and the inside pocket was handy. I started out on typewriters so this makes the FW more like the tough portables I used. The only criticism was with the inside straps: they’d skimped on the material for mine and they didn’t do up without a struggle, and then popped the fastener with any movement. They’re not vital because the machine doesn’t seem to move inside the case. A soft cloth to pad it would be an insurance measure. I thought about cutting the straps off since they look untidy as well. Might still do it.

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Traveler
Emma (Raleigh, US)
Good for amateurs

I got this to use as a journal and for creative writing. I am by no means a professional and am still really enjoying using this. It took some getting used to but the faqs were helpful and I now use it almost daily.

Five Stars

The Freewrite Hemingway Edition is stellar. Keyboard is high quality, comparable to Iqunix80. Charming bold green keys and stone-cold aluminum body are reminiscent of a typewriter. Writing on E-ink is a cathartic experience; zero eye strain. The overall quality, along with the attaché case, exceeded all my expectations. A genuine 5-star product

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Traveler
Roger Jimenez (Winter Park, US)
Gotta love the Freewrite

The device does a great job of keeping me focused. If I ever want to write or diary, I go straight to my freewrite. It has made writing less stressful and more fun to look forward to!

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Traveler
Lorenzo Bernasconi
Five Stars

For me, Freewrite and Traveler are indispensable tools to optimize the little free time available to me. They are functional, practical and robust products, which exponentially increase productivity and concentration as well as combine the intuitiveness of typing with a design that satisfies all kinds of tastes. Since I met Freewrite I have never returned to typing my texts on the personal computer and I have achieved many more literary goals than I had hoped for before. Furthermore, with Traveler, the need to have a place for writing has also been reduced: now the world is my studio! The performance of both instruments is what gives me the most confidence: whether the typing moment is intense or relaxed, I know I can take them out of the case in turn and can always count on them. I have never lost an idea, a moment and concentration. Downloading my files from the dropbox later also allows me to focus on the design of the novel and the progress it achieves from time to time. In short, the best product on the market for anyone who wants to implement their qualities as a writer and speed up a process that must be grasped to its full potential.
I want to conclude with a short slogan that sums up all the concepts expressed up to now: The pleasure of writing in the reliability of a unique instrument!

Keycap Sets for Freewrite

Love them. It feels wonderful typing on these.

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Traveler
Sasha Best (San Antonio, US)
Lightweight and ready to work

I received my Traveler not long after Thanksgiving. At the time, I didn’t know how much time I’d be on the road - but Traveler lived up to its name. It’s so much easier to tote around and keep distractions at bay. I’m able to add words anywhere I go and have them safe and in the same place. I’d highly recommend to any author who has an on-the-go daily life!

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Traveler Felt and Leather Sleeve
Willard Ramsey (Greenville, US)

Traveler Felt and Leather Sleeve

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Traveler
Jake Jabbour (Los Angeles, US)
Gets me writing, still adjusting

The Freewrite Traveler does what it promises. It’s got me writing. It’s too easy and simplified not to. I love that part. I am having challenges adjusting to the limitations of editing. It would be nice if I could move throughout the document a little easier or even work on documents I edited elsewhere, but as far as just straight up writing goes, it’s been wonderful.

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Smart Typewriter Attaché Case
Dovydas Pancerovas (Vilnius, LT)
Case

It's nice, solid, but it could be more space for paper notes or documents

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Traveler
Justin Wollett (Palm Harbor, US)
Best gift ever!

I surprised my wife, who is an author, with this gift for Christmas. The "traveler" has been referenced as the "best gift ever" on multiple occasions since. She loves it!!

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Traveler Felt and Leather Sleeve
Christian (Hamrun, MT)
Absolutely necessary accessory

The sleeve is an absolutely necessary addition to the Traveler, in my opinion. It is very well made, features some simple but quality materials and looks stylish. An improvement point for me would be: The felt sheds tiny black hair particles, which ends up on and between the keys on the keyboard, which is a tad bit annoying.

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Traveler
Ben Daniel (Atascadero, US)
Exactly What I Need

I love writing on my Freewrite. I am a Presbyterian minister, and I cannot write my weekly sermons in my office—too many distractions and other tasks waiting for my attention. So I write in cafes and for the most part I get to those cafes on my bicycle. The Freewrite’s portability is amazing—just what I needed. I’m also a writer of left-leaning, faith-based, social and political commentary. I’ve written three books and a lot articles for print, online and broadcast media. While I’ve not written a book since getting my Freewrite, I hope my next book will involve some travel and the Freewrite will be perfect for that.

I have been a Mac user since I went off to college in 1986, and that has meant that using the Freewrite has forced me to learn a new way to think about how electronic devices function (no mouse, and a rudimentary system for naming and storing documents) but learning a new set of skills is not necessarily a bad thing (though in the process of my learning I have lost a few files).

I love my Freewrite, I use it all of the time, and I recommend it highly. I

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Traveler
william osolinsky (Portland, US)
What you want

I have been a Freewrite fanboy since I got the classic about a year ago.

It’s a digital typewriter - what could be so special? I still don’t know but for some reason my body just loves this thing. I ended up getting the Traveler too and I use that one just as much.

It’s just simple and gives you a wonderful experience for typing. I use mine for any kind of brainstorming, idea generation, drafting, or general data capture note taking.

If writing is in your future so should be the Freewrite!!

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Traveler
A.H. Haynes (Fort Worth, US)
Freed On My First Try

I’m sure my story is one that echoes countless others in these times: I started writing my first book in March 2020. I’d had an idea for a story for nearly a decade, having never worked up the courage or confidence to actually sit down and write it. So, when the pandemic hit, separated and isolated from anyone who might be the least bit judgmental towards me wanting to write, I finally found the time, read “On Writing” and “Bird by Bird”, and began. Like many of my rookie writing companions, I found myself constantly brought out of “the flow” of my writing sessions (few and far in between, as my first child had just been born in January) by a steady barrage of bright and shiny things. Facebook notifications, text messages, emails. I had the world at my fingertips with my MacBook Pro. But I didn’t need the world at my fingertips. I needed a keyboard and some caffiene. Luck would have it that during one of my many distracted browsing sessions (when I meant to have been writing), I stumbled across the video of the yet-to-be-released Freewrite Traveler. I watched one Youtube video, and I could think of nothing else. I bought it a few days later, waited patiently for its release, and when it arrived at my door, I flourished. From March 2020 to March 2021, in coffee shops near my office, an hour at a time on my lunch breaks, I did it. After a decade of wanting to, I finally did it. I finished my first draft. And I couldn’t have done it without the distraction free moments the Traveler provided me. I couldn’t edit. I couldn’t re-read. I couldn’t check notifications. I could only drink coffee and write. And whether what I produced is good or bad matters not to me. I finished it, because of the Freewrite. And it’s something I’ll cherish having done for the rest of my life. Now, as I go through editing my first, second, and third drafts, I find myself missing those sessions, and I can’t wait to get back to my Freewrite for book number two.

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Smart Typewriter Attaché Case
Alyssa JP (Seattle, US)
I've been waiting for this!

I had been hoping for something like this, so when the product was announced, I ordered one so fast. I'm so glad that I now have a hard case to keep my Freewrite safe from spills and dust.

Great Case!

Far exceeded my expectations. Great for traveling around with, storing, and even writing comfortably in! I am really impressed with the overall quality, reasonable price, and how quickly it arrived! No regrets or complaints, it is a perfect case for my Freewrite.

The fact that I can write with the lid open and not have to remove the device from the case is wonderful, really completing the portable typewriter feel and look. I couldn't be happier!

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Smart Typewriter Attaché Case
Kristen Janine (Rehoboth Beach, US)
So attached to this attaché

Perfectly protective. Makes me feel like my writing is serious business when I carry this thing around. Much better than the soft case and looks great stacked next to the brown Hemingwrite.

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Traveler
Stefan Smyczko (Vienna, AT)
Great drafting device, but...

I Love the device for Quick drafts.
One big issue for improvement is that its Not possible to use/continue with drafts i already made before my Life with freewrite. If u would allow a simple Integration solution (e.g. copy a Text and Paste into Sprinter, or via the online folder) it would be 5 Star for me. Maybe its possible with an Update...?