Computers have made several things much easier. Instead of using a typewriter and being unable to correct our mistakes, we now have dedicated programs that help us in our literary quests. However, alongside these programs they also brought many distractions: social media, music, videos, etc. We are no longer able to sit down at our desks and simply type. Instead, we multitask and our productivity decreases. Hemingwrite aims to come to writers’ aid and help increase productivity by getting rid of distractions.
Hemingwrite is a distraction-free keyboard that takes advantage of modern day technology while getting rid of everything that might catch our attention. It’s aim is to combine the simplicity of an old typewriter with modern conveniences. The team behind Hemingwrite has recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter in an effort to raise $250,000 and bring the device to production stage. Hemingwrite is a simple computer equipped with an e-ink screen that allows you to write. Its connection to the internet via Wi-Fi can only be used to save your works to Google Drive, Dropbox or Evernote. In this way, the device gets rid of all virtual distractions.
One battery charge of the Hemingwrite will last you four weeks. Moreover, the storage of the device can hold one million pages of text. Unfortunately, this single purpose gadget is not cheap. At the moment, the cheapest pledge for the typewriter is $349 ( lasting until September 2015 ). Afterwards, the full price of the device will be $399.
“We have included the highest quality mechanical keyboard switches for the happiest fingers – remember those old keyboards with great tactile feedback? This is like that but better. It is all wrapped in a beautiful, lightweight aluminum housing with built-in handle,” the team wrote on their Kickstarter page.
What do you think of the Hemingwrite?