60 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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Chris E (Burlington, US)
Instant motivation

The smart typewriter immediately inspired me to get plot ideas out of my head and onto “paper”. Originally, I was having trouble getting started on my writing. Opening a word document felt like work and worrying about formatting was a huge distraction. The smart typewriter changed this. Using it as a tool to flow write was exactly what I needed to get started. The typewriter is well built and as described. It has made the creative process extremely fun. I am very happy with my purchase.

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Ann Q Staib (Wilmington, US)
Good but could be better

It’s good for writing straight from your head. However there is no edit button or feature. Would be great to be able to go back without having to delete already written pieces.

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Herschel Shepard (Jacksonville, US)
Immediately Inspiring

The look and feel of this typewriter are weirdly satisfying- it has a retro future aesthetic that I immediately loved. The keys feel fantastic, and it just makes you want to write. Love it!!

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Emma (Puyallup, US)
I love it.

It’s simplicity is magic. I am writing again and that makes me happy.

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Mark L. (Pasadena, US)
First Draft to Final Draft

Had been eyeing the Freewrite Typewriter for awhile and finally jumped in during the Black Friday sale. Had a feeling it would be fun to use in general, and it surely is, but didn't realize quite how well it would work for screenwriting. Typing in the simple Fountain format, it easily saves as a Final Draft document, allowing me to clean it up later in Final Draft or Highland 2. Been fantastic for getting the first draft of scenes done.

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)