I finally got a shipping notification for my FreeWrite Traveler that I backed in 2018. Looking forward to seeing how it compares to an AlphaSmart Neo2. Also looking forward to blocking IndieGoGo because they are the WORST SPAMMERS EVER.

Oh and also looking forward to actually using the Traveler.

I used to have an AlphaSmart. will have to check out the Traveler.


I have been collecting the AlphaSmart lineup out of curiosity. I have a Neo, several Neo2s, a Dana and a 3000. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌. My kids all have a Neo2 of their own that they use for writing, as do I. I think the Traveler will be much nicer for actual mobile writing (once we all start leaving the house again), but I can't fault the Neo line. They last for 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 on a single set of batteries and do what they were built to do, even twenty years later.

I think mine got stuck in a drawer somewhere. Thought about it the other day. We're doing a renovation here and I saw the instruction book. Wondered if it might still work. I don't remember which one mine is, maybe a Dana?
The Traveler looked like, from the video, the screen didn't fold back far enough, dunno. I'll be interested in reading your review of it.

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