I stumbled on a new drafting device out of the blue and it is amazing. Drafting devices are distraction free electronic keyboards that store what you type and transfer it to your computer. They tend to be simple devices where the keyboard is everything. They allow a writer to just push words out without either the mental editor or the internet getting in their way. This kind of device is not just something I find really helpful for writing, I also just really love them the way some people really love typewriters. I have two Alphasmart Neo 2s and two Alphasmart Danas (the latter a Palm OS keyboard). This newest one I discovered by accident just a couple of weeks ago when someone on the Alphasmart forum stumbled on one. I was intrigued and found one on Ebay for $60. This is the Dynawrite sitting on my 15" Thinkpad so you can see the size. It has a small monochrome screen with a greenish/blue optionl blacklight, and a --wait for it-- Cherry MX mechanical keyboard that is just a delight to type on. At the back, on the left of the screen, you will see a silvery USB thumb drive plugged in that I can use to carry anything I write to my computer. Here you see the simple setup. There is a message window. You can select from 5 fonts with a large array of font sizes. And you just type, then save it as a text file. I load the file onto the USB stick and pop it into the computer. A perfect drafting device. It even has a file manager. As you can see from the file manager interface, this is (my guess, it isn't documented anywhere) embedded WinCE. And herein lies the one problem with this device-- the most benighted UI I have used in a while. I'm sure it would work better with a touch screen and stylus. Instead, you are forced to se a dizzying array of keyboard shortcuts that change from screen to screen and navigation of screen elements can onlu be done with the tab key-- the UI ignores the arrow keys. Luckily, I only need to do 4 things: write, save copy to USB drive, copy from USB drive. I have figured out how to do those things and so I no longer care how bad the UI is. Did I mention that the keyboard is just astonishing? I don't know quite how thing never came up on my radar before given my interest in keyboard devices. This one was never picked up by nerds or writers. It was marketed to high functioning people with disabilities. As such, it has a lot of functionality that I ignore, including sophisticated type to talk capabilities. The only discussions I can find of this device or places like ALS forums. But when you clear aside all that functionality, this is one of the finest tools for draft writing I have found. This is what the Freewrite and the Traveller (Astrohaus) should have been. By the way, this came to me in perfect, unblemished condition. I don't think it was ever used. I even opened it up (simple torx screws) and the insides are shiny and clean. It has a Li-ion Lithium battery that seems to be in very good condition. Haven't yet given it a full test, but it doesn't run down quickly. For me, this was an incredible find and I will be doing all my drafts on this.