An interesting read about the Alphasmart NEO…
What is an Alphasmart NEO? Well, here’s a picture:
But what IS it? An Alphasmart NEO is basically a modern day typewriting without the paper. Here are some facts:
No internet connection.
Body: slim but sturdy (if you knocked it off a table, it’ll be fine).
Connects to computer using USB cable.
8 files which have the capability of holding up to 10,000 words = 80,000 word-novel before you need to worry about transferring anything to the computer.
Saves IMMEDIATELY as soon as you type something—anything.
QUICK on/off (press of a single button).
Can print directly from NEO via USB cable.
Run on AA batteries.
Battery life: 700 hours.
Reasonably priced (can be found for less than $100 on eBay).
No backlight to the screen (meaning you can’t write in the dark).
No mouse or touchpad. You use the arrow and certain specialized keys to maneuver around the…
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