This is a PRE-ORDER. Alpha is planned to enter production in September and begin shipping to buyers in October 2023 but may be earlier or later. We will ship in the order we receive purchases.
Alpha 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!
Instant On. Alpha is ready in an instant. No booting up or loading software; you're instantly met with a writing canvas.
Continuous Saving. Alpha is constantly saving the active document to the device. Documents are always saved locally and synced to the cloud when there is a Wi-Fi connection. Alpha can store at least one million pages to its internal memory.
Wi-Fi & Cloud Syncing. All documents are automatically backed up to the cloud once connected to Wi-Fi and accessible in Freewrite’s web application, Postbox. Documents can also be synced to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote.
Comfortable Control. Integrated palm rest and optional kickstand for long sessions and optimal viewing angle.
Full-size Keyboard. Mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile
Tactile switches for quiet and satisfying typing and reduced finger fatigue.
Long Battery Life. Alpha uses an internal rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery and is recharged via a rear USB Type C port. The battery life is projected to last approximately 100 hours.
Fast Display. Alpha has a reflective FSTN LCD display that refreshes quickly and uses ambient light. It can be used indoors or in direct light without getting washed out.
Ultra-Portable. Less than 2 lbs. and ready to go on the train, across the country, to the park, or wherever.
Offline Document Transfer. Transfer documents while offline by plugging Alpha into a computer via the included USB cable.
Basic Editing Capability. Alpha will have the ability to move the cursor within a document via WASD arrow keys. It will also have backspace; however, there will not be spell check, copy & paste, or text formatting; it’s optimized for uninterrupted writing.
"Put your phone on silent, or turn it off, pull out the Alpha, turn it on and immediately start typing."
"It lets you draft text with an excellent keyboard and zero distractions. If you're a serious writer, there's a lot to like about it."
"The new Freewrite Alpha continues the company’s push to strip the process of writing down to its bare essentials."
Please note that the Alpha Felt and Leather Sleeve has been updated from the light gray version shown in prototype photos. It is available for pre-purchase and will ship with your Alpha device once launched.