74 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, 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 60+ languages with 85+ keyboard variants
  • Warranty - Protection against manufacturer defects for 90 days

Customer Reviews

Based on 74 reviews
JB Minton (Sunbury, US)
Freewrite is the tool I’ve been missing on my writing bench!

I have suffered unaware for decades now. I learned to compose on a word processor with a small screen in the 1980s. I saw the sentences for a few minutes and then they were gone until they were printed.

I learned to write in flow.

And then computer software forced me to stare at the whole damned document and I became obsessed with editing while I typed. I got good at editing my writing in large chunks, but I missed the creative joy that came from writing in flow state.

Freewrite has returned that joy to my life and I know where and when to use it. Wonderful product!

Adam Nelon (Pell City, US)
Made writing approachable again!

One of the biggest things keeping me from writing for a while as just how easy it was to get distracted on my computer. I bought this thing to help me separate writing from playing, and as of this review I've cranked out 4000-odd words on a short romance story.

Will absolutely keep using it, and I may even get a Traveler later to compliment it.

Dovydas Pancerovas (Riga, LV)

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

Michael Wells (Washington, US)

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

HollyAnn Connors (Dudley, US)
Surprisingly effective.

I wasn’t sure this little device was going to work for me. I thought I’d be unable to cope with not having the ability to do major editing, but I was wrong. It turns out that I have it in me to write freely, to go deeper, to let the words pour out of me in ways I hadn’t thought possible, and I never would have known had I not taken the chance on FreeWrite. Grateful.

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 85+ keyboard layout variants
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 Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bambara, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Eurkey, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Wolof

See a list of all 85+ keyboard layout variants
SIZE 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8” (298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
WEIGHT 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)