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Smart Typewriter
$649.00
E Ink Display
Latest generation E Ink™ panel with frontlight for easy reading day or night and productivity console screen
Full-Size Mechanical Keyboard
Long-lasting Kailh Box Brown keyswitches with great tactile feel
Aluminum Body
Durable die-cast all-aluminum body with retractable handle
Distraction-Free Drafting
A dedicated tool, optimized for writing flow.

Easy on The eyes

Satisfying keyboard

Easy on The eyes

Clearly Ingenious

Smart Typewriter features the latest generation E Ink panel with a frontlight for easy reading day or night.

15-degree screen viewing angle
Easy on the eyes and thrives in any light, including outdoors
Night owls, too, can work as late as they want with a built-in, warm frontlight

Satisfying keyboard

Keys To Success

Write more accurately and quickly with the Smart Typewriter's mechanical keyboard, which features Kailh Box Browns. The dust-resistant, stable switches are rated for 50 million presses.

Mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Optimized tactile feeling for long writing sessions
Switches rated to last a lifetime.

Cloud Syncing

Automatic Cloud Syncing 

Smart Typewriter is continually saving your writing locally to the device AND to the cloud.

All documents are automatically backed up once connected to Wi-Fi and are accessible in Freewrite’s web application, Postbox. Documents can also be synced to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Evernote. 

If you’re ever off the grid, you can transfer documents by connecting your Smart Typewriter to your computer with the included USB cable.

Battery

Long-Lasting Battery

Smart Typewriter's battery just keeps going and going thanks to a new, more efficient design. Never let a dead battery interrupt your writing workflow again.

languages and keyboard layouts

No Language Left Behind

Smart Typewriter supports dozens of languages and alternative keyboard layouts including QWERTZ, AZERTY, DVORAK, and more.

Supported languages
Alternative keyboard layouts

No Pressure, Just Prose

Your New Drafting Platform

Minimizing distractions is key to unlocking your creative potential. Unleash your creativity and achieve your literary goals with Freewrite.

See data about your writing session on the console screen
Draft manager and 'WASD' arrow keys to move within your documents
Capable of over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.
Enhanced capabilities with Freewrite Plus
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 136 reviews
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Mitchell Duran (San Francisco, US)
Loving it

I'm loving it so far. I think the only thing that I wish it had was better synch with typing to the screen, but maybe I'm just trained on my computer. The focus it allows for brings so many more ideas.

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Enrique Carrasco (Beloeil, BE)

Smart Typewriter (Gen3)

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Thomas Kwan (Stroudsburg, US)
The Best Investment I Ever Made And You Should Make The Leap Too!

I want to thank the people at Freewrite for the Smart Typewriter I purchased.
Instantly I fell in love. It was pricey but the cost is justified by the features, the build quality, and the ability to free-write, with no distractions. I suffer from ADHD/ADD/OCD all the D's and battle anxiety/depression. This device has alleviated all that stress and allows me to exist in my creative moment.
This device is game-changing.
Pros: Cons:
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*Distraction-free writing *Price (worth it for productivity
*Heavy build quality/weight *Minor E-Ink screen lag (it's fine)
*All drafts are synced to cloud
*Premium Mechanical Keyboard
*Low-power usage
*Productivity increased 300%
*Wifi enabled (upload/download)

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Samantha Cacace (Durham, US)
Great for writing flow

I've been working on digital minimalism in both my personal and professional life, and am the owner of a few e-ink tablets and the Gen 3 Smart Typewriter, now. I've found that it easily integrates into my workflow. I bring articles with me for research and note-taking on my tablet, and the Smart Typewriter for writing, and have been able to complete deliverables much faster, carrying the drafts home for editing in my home office. Really nice work, Astrohaus!

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Erich Michaels (Syracuse, US)
Couldn’t. Be. Happier.

Had the smart typewriter now for a little while and I’m loving it! Aside from not having the typical pitfalls a PC/laptop has (internet, social medias, etc.) it really does lend itself to simply getting words out. I wasted so much time and ruined my flow editing as I went before, but after a bit of adjustment I’m just cranking it out—no looking back. Look…life can still get in the way, but the Freewrite smart typewriter can/does tilt the scale in your favor for achieving a distraction free writing session.
Thanks Freewrite!

Tech specs

Tech specs in detail

Parameters
Body
Durable die-cast all-aluminum body with retractable handle
Display
E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Keyboard
Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Ports
USB Type-C for charging, offline data transfer, and as host (e.g. can plug in external keyboard)
Size
11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Weight
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Configure
Onboard storage
Embedded flash memory. Up to 1 million words internal memory
Wi-Fi
2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi with capability for cloud syncing and over-the-air firmware updates
Power
Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
Supported 3rd party apps
Built-in automatic cloud backup syncing to Postbox and 3rd party services: Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and OneDrive
Supported keyboard languages
60+ languages and 85+ keyboard layouts
Traveler
Smart Typewriter
Alpha
Price
$499.00
$649.00
$339.00 $349.00
Display
Display: E Ink™ screen
Writing canvas – 121mm x 70mm
Status window – 121mm x 15mm
Display: E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Display: Anti-glare FSTN LCD Display,
2–4 lines of text,
Writing canvas - 164mm x 25mm
Keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile tactile switches
Size
Size: 11.3” x 5.0” x 0.97”
(288mm x 128mm x 24.7mm)
Size: 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Size: 12.6” x 8.5” x 0.8”
(320mm x 215mm x 22mm)
Weight
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7kg)
Battery
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery,
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
100 hours of running time projected
Purposes
Purposes: Perfectly portable. Light, compact, and best for traveling.
Purposes: Classic and original.
Tiered mechanical keyboard and frontlight E Ink screen
Purposes: An instant creative canvas for budding writers.
Smart Typewriter
Traveler
Alpha
$649.00
$499.00
$339.00 $349.00
Display: E Ink™ screen with frontlight,
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm,
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
Display: E Ink™ screen
Writing canvas – 121mm x 70mm
Status window – 121mm x 15mm
Display: Anti-glare FSTN LCD Display,
2–4 lines of text,
Writing canvas - 164mm x 25mm
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Box Brown keyswitches
Keyboard: Full-size scissor switch keyboard
Keyboard: Full-size mechanical keyboard featuring Kailh Choc V2 low profile tactile switches
Size: 11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
(298mm x 237mm x 70mm)
Size: 11.3” x 5.0” x 0.97”
(288mm x 128mm x 24.7mm)
Size: 12.6” x 8.5” x 0.8”
(320mm x 215mm x 22mm)
Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7kg)
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery,
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
4 weeks of running time with regular usage defined as 30 minutes per day
Battery: Internal lithium-ion polymer battery
100 hours of running time projected
Purposes: Classic and original.
Tiered mechanical keyboard and frontlight E Ink screen
Purposes: Perfectly portable. Light, compact, and best for traveling.
Purposes: An instant creative canvas for budding writers.
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Smart Typewriter FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smart Typewriter?

Smart Typewriter is a modern distraction-free writing tool for serious and aspiring writers. It features an E Ink screen, automatic cloud syncing, and a long-lasting battery.

What type of keyboard does Smart Typewriter have?

The Smart Typewriter boasts a full-size custom mechanical keyboard equipped with top-tier Kailh Box Brown keyswitches, renowned for their tactile and satisfying feel.

Specifically chosen for their exceptional durability, these keyswitches are rated for 50 million presses, ensuring a lifetime of comfortable and reliable typing.

Given the importance of a dependable keyboard for dedicated writers, the Smart Typewriter promises an unparalleled typing experience that sets it apart from the typical laptop or folio membrane keyboards.

What type of screen does Smart Typewriter have?

Smart Typewriter has a 6” E Ink screen. Developed by E Ink and used by devices such as the Amazon Kindle, this technology mimics how ink looks on actual paper.  

Since it doesn’t produce blue light like traditional LCD screens, the Freewrite’s E Paper display is easy on the eyes, reducing eye strain and screen fatigue. E Ink screens also consume much less power, contributing to the Smart Typewriter’s long battery life.

Does Smart Typewriter's screen have a frontlight?

Yes. Smart Typewriter Gen3 has our latest E Ink screen with an integrated frontlight & adjustable screen brightness convenient for nighttime use.

Does Smart Typewriter have arrow keys?

Yes. Smart Typewriter has WASD arrow keys to move within your drafts.

Can I change the physical keycaps on Smart typewriter?

Yes, the keycaps on Smart Typewriter can easily be changed with the proper tools. Check out our Black Keycap Set for Smart Typewriter.

Can I move documents to my computer without the cloud?

Yes, absolutely and you can use Smart Typewriter entirely offline, if you'd like.

Connect your Smart Typewriter to your computer via the included USB-C. cable.  When you do this, your Freewrite will appear as a USB Mass Storage Device, and you'll be able to move your drafts to your computer as you would with any other flash drive.

If I already have a Traveler, should I get a Smart Typewriter?

Both the Traveler and the Smart Typewriter offer distraction-free writing, but cater to different needs: the Traveler is ideal for on-the-go writing with its compact design, while the Smart Typewriter provides a tactile, traditional typing experience perfect for more stationary settings.

If you're looking for a mechanical keyboard typing sensation or want a device for a dedicated workspace, the Smart Typewriter is a worthy addition.

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