Revisiting the Freewrite

A few years ago, I blogged about the Astrohaus Freewrite (formerly the Hemingwrite). It’s a bare-bones, distraction-free word processor – great concept, but how is it in practice?

I’ve kept an eye on this and finally seen a real review, on Armchair Arcade. The reviewer is positive overall, but to me they simply highlight the limitations. Too expensive, too limited in what you can do, and too heavy.

I’m sticking with my Mac for now, and the distraction-free modes offered by Word, but if I really wanted a dedicated writing device I could just throw in my bag, I’d pick up a decent Chromebook for £200 or less. Job done.

I’m morbidly curious how many people have actually bought a Freewrite though – surely not many?

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