Can a small screen be too small? • TechCrunch

In case you’re studying this, you nearly actually have a sophisticated relationship with screens. Yearly that passes, they turn into bigger and more and more current in our lives. In the meantime, we proceed to embrace the expertise all whereas complaining concerning the maintain it has on our lives.

Astrohaus’ merchandise have lengthy occupied the unusual nexus of applied sciences designed to wean us off different applied sciences. Right here that largely pertains to the concept of “distraction-free” typing. Our computer systems have come a good distance because the days of the single-function phrase processor, and what the {hardware} startup’s Freewhite merchandise presuppose is: what in the event that they didn’t?

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The brand new Freewrite Alpha continues the corporate’s push to strip the method of writing all the way down to its naked necessities. This outing, meaning an nearly calculator-style monochrome display able to displaying two to 6 strains of textual content at a time, relying on how small you go together with the font.

“Conventional laptops function a playground for procrastination,” Head of Product Sean O’Rourke says in a launch. “The temptation of checking electronic mail and social media is persistent and doesn’t enable your mind to remain in writing mode. Freewrite Alpha’s singular goal and centered interface leads you to 1 factor – writing. The outcomes are constant, Freewrite gadgets convey a brand new ease to writing and improve productiveness by as a lot as 3x.”

Actually distraction is a really actual concern. I’m scripting this on Monday morning, and I’ve already checked social media extra occasions than I care to say within the course of. Like different Freewrites earlier than it, the Alpha makes an attempt to attenuate these intrusions, whereas saving the textual content for posterity by the use of on board Wi-Fi that syncs the textual content to cloud providers like Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote.

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The product sports activities a mechanical keyboard and round 100 hours of battery on a cost, helped alongside by that tiny display. If you do lastly run out of juice, it’s rechargeable by way of the USB-C port on the again.

If all of that sounds good to you, Astrohaus is at the moment taking preorders by means of Indiegogo. Early adopters will get the Alpha for $249 — or $100 off retail. It’s anticipated to begin transport subsequent July.

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