There is a product called the Freewrite which might be called a “digital typewriter” and aims to provide a distraction free writing experience. It comes in both ‘original’ (typewriter shaped) flavour and ‘traveller’ (notebook) form factor. Unfortunately, whilst I love the idea, these products use legacy staggered keyboards and I am now a columnar keyboard user on a Malt styled keymap (RSTHD).
As a prospective Atreus customer I am interested in the possibility of a “digital typewriter” by connecting it to an e-ink screen of some description providing a contraption that cannot be used for anything other than typing. A full featured tablet with e-ink display and even an e-reader contains distractions! The Inkplate 6 might be a candidate for achieving a distraction free environment.
Does anybody else envision this for their Atreus and given it any thought?
A basic Inkplate might work well but lack the refinement of the freewrite - and I think being able to spontaneously carry and use would be valuable for a digital typewriter. But since it is open source hardware, wouldn’t it be amazing if a case for its electronic ‘guts’ could be made that doubles as a protective cover for the Atreus? The whole thing would then be especially portable, compact and, above all, ergonomic to use.