Freewrite

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

Draft now, edit later. Our original distraction-free writing tool, 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
  • Aluminum body - durable design all aluminum body and retractable handle
  • Universal keyboard - Support for writing in 30+ languages
  • 6 Month warranty - Protection against manufacturer defects for 180 days

Customer Reviews

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MICH (Danville, US)
I'm a believer!

When you watch testimonial after testimonial on YouTube about how this product enhances a writer's output, you start wondering what they're getting out of it. Why the multiple videos? You're a writer--write! So I'm going to write this about the Smart Typewriter (Gen3) that I bought recently, and get on with my writing day:

It works! Since I started using it two days ago, my daily word count has tripled. No distractions, just fingers on the keyboard, writing till I can't see straight anymore!

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Samir (Vienna, AT)
Its really free of distraction

Not cheap but feels amazing - helps to get free of distractions and let you focus on the important things

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David de Young (Chicago, US)
Device works great. Case is a bit iffy.

Only the case has been an issue. The straps were too short when the device is the proper way around. Rally had to stretch them to make them work. Also the latches are a bit tricky. Would be nice if it felt a bit more like an attaché. It does look good!

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Steven Wensley (Copenhagen, DK)

Most amazing machin ever

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K. (Milwaukee, US)
Got me to write. Unexpectedly got me to really enjoy writing.

I've wanted to write leisurely for a few years now (sending letters to friends and family as well as for journaling therapy) but I really haven't found the laptop appealing and pen and paper is too slow. On top of that, both my computer and phone have such a strong association with work and distractions that it's really hard for me to get in the writing mindset (even with all of the app blockers and productivity tools I have installed).

I love the look of the Typewriter! Aesthetically, it calls you to be typed on. I'm constantly eyeing it up as I do other tasks throughout the day. The keys feel amazing and there's nothing to get in your way. It's very easy to get in a groove with this thing. Plus, with the carrying case, sold separately lol, I find it very portable (the case also fits my earbuds and a 7.8 inch eInk tablet so I can take my productivity on the go). Before getting started, make sure to read the user manual as there's a lot this thing can do but you need to learn the keyboard shortcuts. TLDR; I am doing a lot more writing than I set out to do.

CON: For my use, the only thing that's missing is direct printer connectivity, or at least a better way to print finished drafts quickly. Clicking the 'SPECIAL' button on the Freewrite emails yourself the current document as a PDF and .TXT file, but the PDF has a long pre-written, unmodifiable signature followed by your email at the top of the page, and another 'Sent from my Freewrite' signature at the bottom of it with the date and page number, so I can't print those for my letters (though I would love to because the font is great!). And the plain .txt files need time modding to look appealing. So I'm still working this part out :/ If they let you delete the signatures and page number it would be perfect for me.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This thing is typing only and doing major editing afterwords on a computer (either by transferring analog to your computer via cable, or wifi). With the gen 3 you can now do substantial editing on the Freewrite, all the editing I need as a hobbyist, but probably not enough if you write much longer works. It does nothing else. Do not expect anything more than that.

Do you want to write but have found it near impossible to get yourself to do it? I lost several years of writing, the $$$ I paid is an investment into accomplishing the goals I have and it's already made me much happier and productive.

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 data and charging port
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)