The Hemingwrite has gotten a lot of attention since it first broke cover in October 2014, and now it looks like I will finally get a chance to put my hands on one.
I just got an email this morning with the news that this retro word processor is being shown off in Las Vegas this week. I’m still trying to hook up with it, and while I am waiting I have a video to share.
The Hemingwrite is a laptop-sized word processor with a 6″ E-ink screen, a mechanical keyboard, Wifi, and support for a number of cloud services like Google Docs and Evernote.
And as the following video shows us, the Hemingwrite will also support its own cloud service which will save your work as you type it. The video also shows that development of other features, including a print/send function, continues apace.
If I get a chance, I will see the Hemingwrite this week. Unless the developers plan to loan review units, this might be my only chance to see it; I won’t be buying one. It’s a nifty looking gadget, but even at the $399 Kickstarter price it is a more than I am willing to pay. It just does too little and costs too much.
The Hemingwrite is expected to ship to Kickstarter backers in September 2015.