While traveling, I’ve been writing on the best distraction-free device that writers have ever known.
The Alphasmart Neo is a rugged, heavy, matte-plastic gizmo that was once marketed to grade schools for classroom use. It’s a full-size mechanical keyboard connected to an LCD screen that only shows four lines of text. On such a device, it’s easy to write without detours into facebook, email, calendars, reddit, or really any activity invented after 1992. The Alphasmart works wherever you wouldn’t want to pull out a full laptop.