Okay, I admit it, I'm tracking the prices for a refurbished Windows Surface Pro -- unlike my regular Surface, it would run Scrivener and I like the size, screen and keyboard. I can write with the Surface I have, I just can't run my favorite tools (Q10 to compose, Scrivener to plot, edit, revise and polish) on it.
But the Hemingwrite offers a genuine mechanical-switch keyboard, a plain-jane black-on-white e-ink screen, and wi-fi without the distracting temptations of the World Wide Web -- and it looks good. Turn it on and type! Most of the advantages of a portable typewriter or a netbook/pad-thing with keyboard, with few of the drawbacks of either. And have I mentioned how good it looks?
Now the bad news: it's in development. There's no word on price. There's no word on when.
Want, want, want.
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