A “distraction-free tool for writing composition.”
Boing Boing: The $500 price is high, and driven by the device’s high-spec manufacturing: the full-sized mechanical keyboard’s kitted out with Cherry MX switches, and the body of the device is machined aluminum. It weighs four pounds and you carry it by pulling out a recessed handle.
The Freewrite originally launched on Kickstarter (as the ‘Hemingwrite’) and is currently at a special promotional price.
TechCrunch: The FreeWrite will be available today for a 24-hour flash sale at $449, after which the price will increase to $499 through March, with a final MSRP of $549. Shipments will begin this March.
Wired: Freewrite weighs four pounds—about halfway between the weight of the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. But you won’t need to bring the Freewrite’s charger to the coffee shop, because get this: It gets more than four weeks worth of battery life from a single charge.
- Kodak’s Super 8 Camera revival — “When you purchase film you will be buying the film, processing and digital transfer.”
- A Visual Compendium of Typewriters — Underscoring over 100 years of essential models from the first Hammond in 1870 to the Remington Rands and Smith Coronas of the 20th century, these marvellous contraptions are arrayed in ribbons of compositional innovation.
- David Ogilvy: “How to Write” — People who think well, write well.