Take a typewriter and give it the same durability and ease of use as a Kindle.
- 6 plus weeks of battery life
- 1 million page plus memory
- Mechanical keyboard – high-quality tactile feedback
- Daylight readable, high contrast screen with backlight for writing indoors, outdoors in the daytime or at night
- Syncs with your favorite cloud apps like Evernote and Google Docs so you can review and edit your documents later
I want one!
I grew up in the 1970s. I remember the first electronic calculator, which my dad’s business started using to replace the “Manual Victor Champion Portable Adding Machines” that previously dominated every desk. That calculator was going to take me and my young mind into Space. Then came the ZX Spectrum. Computer games! Wow, although they never usurped my passion for sitting around a table with pens, paper and dice, playing role-playing games (Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu). Skip to 1989 and I’ve just quit my job, aged 19, to write a novel. I bought a Philips Videowriter. I was exceptionally happy.
This is in the days when there wasn’t a consistent or dominant provider of word processing software. I wrote my novel on this and could print it out on this, but I couldn’t do much else with the data on those discs. Mass access to this new thing called the Internet was still a few years away for me.
The novel was crap. Your first one usually is.
Skip to 1993 and I’ve left the city I grew up in and relocated 320 miles away in Bristol. I’ve bought an Amstrad PCW 8256/ 8512 previously owned by the novelist Denis MacEoin aka Daniel Easterman and Jonathan Aycliffe. I start to write God Seed.
Come 1996 I upgraded to a 486 PC. Welcome to the world of Microsoft Word. Time marches on. Computers get smaller outside but bigger inside. Apple deliver a computing revolution with their iPad. The concept of a tablet computer sweeps the planet and a lot of people buy them.
But where’s the freaking keyboard!
Tablets are great for consumers. People who want to consume content. But they’re a bad nightmare for creatives. People who want to bash out 80 words per minute to produce the content.
Me, I’ve settled for a tablet with a bluetooth keyboard that folds into a case or stand to hold the screen upright. It’s great. Has totally reinvented the way (and the where) I can write. I still need to touch base with my home computer but that’s OK. When I am out and about I am able to be 80% efficient in my creative projects – without having to lug a laptop around or seeking power outlets to feed the battery.
But look at THIS!
What a beautiful looking device.
Amazing technology made simple.
High tech with low hassle.
And no freaking pop-ups from social media apps derailing your train of thought. It’s a screen. It’s a keyboard.
Typewriter truly for the 21st Century.
And very much in keeping with our steady advance towards Cyberpunk becoming reality. Science fiction becoming science fact. Not just better technology but the way in which users want their technology to appear. You know Hipsters are going to survive the Apocalypse, right?