Digital typewriter for distraction free writing (pre-launch)

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Adam LeebMakerHiring@adam_leeb
Thanks! My partner and I had spent time using distraction free software but found it too easy to kill. We wanted something more dedicated like a typewriter but without the need to retype docs or worry about losing work.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I want to buy one, just to see how people at the coffee shop respond to my keyboard slapping on this: ~$400 is way too pricey for me though, tbh.
Jacob Smith@jacobsmith88 · Sales/Marketing, GetAmbassador.com
@rrhoover ha, I was thinking the exact same thing re: can't wait to see how people respond. Talk about a conversation starter!
Adam LeebMakerHiring@adam_leeb
@rrhoover @jacobsmith88 As someone who has used this in a coffeeshop, it's a very funny conversation. Top quality components (e paper screen and mechanical keyboard) unfortunately don't come cheap. Since we are targeting mostly professional writers, having the best components is important and given it is a productivity tool, the cost should be easily outweighed by the time they save while writing.
Jacob Smith@jacobsmith88 · Sales/Marketing, GetAmbassador.com
Speaking of which, this seems ripe for an Dropbox/Uber-style referral program... maybe include discount coupons when the item ships, making it easy for users to hand out to curious on-lookers (offer a discount to the user and the recipient)
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
as a writer who gets distracted easily, I WANT one. @iamadamleeb - congrats on the launch! How did you come up with this idea? What's the ultimate goal of Hemingwrite? This is so cool. I wish i hunted this. Alas. Also, I wonder what Jonathan Franzen would think of this.
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@iamadamleeb Hemingwrite looks like the ultimate distraction free device! Great hunt @jtriest
Jacob Smith@jacobsmith88 · Sales/Marketing, GetAmbassador.com
I absolutely love this idea, and I'm a huge fan of the founding team! @iamadamleeb 1. have you personally seen an increase in your own productivity? Beta testers? 2. I love the "beautiful retro design" ... is the product design done in-house? Where did that concept come from?
Adam LeebMakerHiring@adam_leeb
@jacobsmith88 Having something dedicated is great, especially when you don't have to worry about battery life. 2. Design was all done in-house! The idea was to make an ultra functional device with elements of both retro and my own take on 'futuristic' design