X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, you can just get a cheap laptop and be all set. But what if you there was a middle ground between simplicity and convenience? That’s the idea behind Hemingwrite.

hemingwrite-by-adam-leeb-and-patrick-paulzoom in

Aside from its name practically courting derision, I’m sure many people would scoff at buying another writing device, and a freakin’ typewriter at that. But Hemingwrite creators Adam Leeb and Patrick Paul maybe on to something here. Of its handful of features, two things stand out about the Hemingwrite: the idea is for it to have a 6″ E Ink screen and a full size mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches. Those two features alone could make it a good writing tool for many people – E Ink means its battery will last weeks instead of hours, and you’ll normally have to splurge to get a laptop with a mechanical keyboard, not to mention dealing with the distractions that come with having a multipurpose device.

hemingwrite-by-adam-leeb-and-patrick-paul-2zoom in

Aside from those major features, the Hemingwrite will theoretically support cloud backup via Evernote and Google Docs, an internal memory enough for over 1 million pages and a handle integrated into its aluminum housing. Here’s Adam and Patrick’s current Hemingwrite prototype:

hemingwrite-by-adam-leeb-and-patrick-paul-3zoom in

hemingwrite-by-adam-leeb-and-patrick-paul-4zoom in

Keep an eye on the Hemingwrite website for updates on the concept. I think it isn’t as gimmicky as it first seems. If it ends up being a real product – and judging from the hype it’s getting, it might very well be – my only wishes would be for it to have Dropbox support, a larger or at least an adjustable screen and a reasonable price. I think the latter will go a long way towards setting a favorable perception of the device. A less pretentious name would help too.

At the end of the day though, tools can’t magically instill discipline, much less genuine interest or skill. Anyone who has a DSLR gathering dust will admit as much.

[via The Verge]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

The Last of Us Part Two (Trailer)

The Last of Us Part Two (Trailer)

The Philosophy of Darth Vader

The Philosophy of Darth Vader

500th LaFerrari Auction Goes Down this Weekend in Daytona

500th LaFerrari Auction Goes Down this Weekend in Daytona

McLaren 570S Track Pack

McLaren 570S Track Pack

Disney to Turn Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star

Disney to Turn Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star

Columbia x Star Wars Rogue One Jackets

Columbia x Star Wars Rogue One Jackets

Advertisement