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Affordable Digital Typewriters

Freewrite Launched the 'Alpha' Typewriter with an LCD Display

— September 12, 2022 — Tech
'Freewrite,' the distraction-free digital writing tool company, announced its first-ever typewriter with an LCD display titled the 'Freewrite Alpha.' The company's previous digital typing products featured e-ink displays, similar to those found in e-readers and other single-function electronics. The new Freewrite Alpha's LCD display will not add new distracting features, but it will improve clarity and ease of navigation through the device's menus.

The Freewrite Alpha boasts wi-fi connectivity that allows it to sync documents between a suite of devices, rather than having to be physically wired to a computer or phone. In addition to changing the display, Freewrite changed the key profile on the Alpha from larger desktop keyboard-like brown switches to low-profile laptop-like switches from 'Kailh.' This results in a smaller, thinner smart typewriter that can easily be slotted into a backpack or carrying bag.

The Freewrite Alpha is available now at an SRP of $350 USD.

Image Credit: Freewrite
Trend Themes
1. Affordable Digital Typewriters - The introduction of the Freewrite Alpha typewriter with an LCD display presents an opportunity for manufacturers to produce more affordable and sophisticated digital typing devices.
2. Smart Typewriter - The Freewrite Alpha smart typewriter with its improved clarity, ease of navigation, and wi-fi connectivity presents an opportunity for manufacturers to develop a new generation of portable writing devices.
3. Syncing Documents - The integration of document syncing capabilities in the Freewrite Alpha through wi-fi connectivity presents an opportunity for software developers to create new applications that facilitate simple and simultaneous document transfers across a suite of devices.
Industry Implications
1. Manufacturing - The introduction of smart typewriters with upgraded features like the Freewrite Alpha presents opportunities for manufacturers to develop new lines of affordable and sophisticated digital typing devices using low-profile laptop-like switches.
2. Consumer Electronics - The Freewrite Alpha smart typewriter with its LCD display and wi-fi connectivity presents opportunities for consumer electronics companies to produce the next generation of portable writing devices.
3. Software Development - The integration of document syncing capabilities in the Freewrite Alpha via wi-fi connectivity presents an opportunity for software developers to create new applications that facilitate seamless document transfers across multiple devices.
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