Are you a tech-savvy hipster who wants to be updated when it comes to the latest gadgets? Or are you an aspiring writer who wants to polish your writing skills? Or someone who simply wants writing and typing efficiency? Then you might love Freewrite, which is manufactured by German company named Astrohaus.
If you want to really get down to your writing job seriously, working with Freewrite allows for a distraction-free writing experience. No notifications from Facebook, Twitter or any other social media stuff; no e-mails; no apps; no annoying pop-up ads and anything else you normally find on the Internet. In other words, Freewrite will you write efficiently, smoothly and in peace liberating you from PCs and Macs.
What’s so amazing (and a bit curious) about Freewrite is that the tool is sometimes touted to become the “future of writing.” Yet at the same time, it looks and feels somewhat retro.
Freewrite doesn’t feel light, cheap or flimsy. It otherwise looks and feels like a solid and sturdy writing device. Plus, it has a back handle for easier carrying.
Freewrite has an E-ink display which allows the user to have a clear look at what he or she is writing. Even if you write literally under the sun using Freewrite, you’ll still be able to see the words that you are typing without straining your eyes. The display also comes with a backlight which you can switch on, in case you are going to write during the evening, or in areas where there is low light.
Unlike the flimsy, chiclet-like keys of your Apple laptop, Freewrite’s Cherry MX Mechanical keys are solid, just like those in a typewriter or a much older version of a word processor. The keys indeed feel quite good to clack at – not to mention they produce a delightfully snappy sound every time you hit them with your fingertips.
Freewrite is quite responsive – with every hit of the keys, the characters will instantly appear on the E-ink display. You can see the efficiency as you type along.
Freewrite’s battery life lasts approximately 15 hours. You can also maximize its battery life by leaving its Wi-Fi switch off. Since you cannot edit your drafts straight in your Freewrite, there are other ways to do it. You can connect the device to your PC or laptop to copy or transfer your drafts for later editing.
You can also turn Freewrite’s Wi-Fi switch on and sync your documents using the device’s proprietary syncing service, called Postbox. In addition, you can also use your e-mail address to put all your drafts, or save them to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or Evernote accounts.
As far as the drafting part is concerned, you won’t have to use your PC or laptop again. Freewrite is the ultimate writing tool because it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It helps you to focus on writing your drafts, articles, manuscripts and compositions, with zero distractions whatsoever.