I received my AlphaSmart Neo in the mail a couple of a weeks ago. The Neo is basically an old-school word processor with absolutely no bells and whistles. It lets you type on it. It has spell check. It has a calculator. That’s it. From what I can tell, you can plug it in to any computer anywhere and transfer your writing directly into any text document you have open.
I’ve been meaning to write a full on review about the Neo. The problem is, my review ends up sounding a lot like all the other reviews I read while researching the Neo. What my review boils down to is that I love it. It’s portable. It’s easy to use. I can fire it up, jot down some notes and turn it off in less time than it would take to uncap a pen and write the notes down longhand. The entry before this about America’s leadership was written entirely that way, behind the register at work, in small snippets as ideas came to me.
I’m easily distracted. If I have anything that I can do that isn’t what I should be doing, I’ll do that instead. If you’re at all like me, and you want something to write on that has absolutely no distractions, just stop here and buy the Neo now. It’s worth the money.
If you want more information, more in depth analysis, more of a real review, here are a couple that I recommend, and I agree with everything they say one hundred percent.