Thursday, June 12, 2008

NEO Writing!

My husband bought me a NEO and for a writer, there's nothing better! It's my version of a laptop, only it is lighter, sturdier, less expensive and doesn't need any attachments. It is actually made for school children to do their writing assignments on, and it is basically a word processor program. It has a full keyboard and a small screen, along with very basic word processing capabilities. There are 8 separate files accessible by F keys, so you can work on lots of different projects, and when you are done typing, it automatically saves. You just hook it to your computer with a USB cable and it prints everything off where your curser is. Then you can edit, print or save to the computer. It runs on 8 AA batteries, and that gets you 720 hours, without the heat you get from a large battery. It rests easily on the lap and only weighs about 2 lbs. I have dropped it and had all the batteries come flying out, but I just popped them back in and everything was fine. I can take it anywhere, and since I can't get distracted by email, websites and the like, I can actually get some writing done! It costs about $220, and as you can tell, I can't recommend it highly enough. You can only get it through the Alpha Smart website, as far as I know. Then you'll have no more excuses not to get writing!

8 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What a really thoughtful present. Congratulations.

Was it a birthday, or just because?

Rosezilla said...

It was just because my husband is the most thoughtful man on the planet! He believes in my writing more than I do, and finds practical ways to encourage me. He's also my unofficial editor and his advice is always spot on. I'm sure you can't tell that I'm crazy in love with the guy!

Kellan said...

Very cool - I love that NEO - I need me one!!!

Thanks for coming by - nice to see you. Hope to see you again soon. Kellan

CIELO said...

The House in the Roses is having a garden party and would love to see you participate... come see and show me your garden!

Hugs, and a blessed weekend to you

Cielo

LOUISE said...

A really handy piece of equipment, and very sturdy if you dropped it! Maybe a book on the horizon? x

daffy said...

I think it looks really smart and modern. :o)

nikkipolani said...

That is definitely a useful, helpful, thoughtful gift! And I know just what you mean about website distraction!

thedailydish said...

Hope you're putting it to very good use Tracie!!

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