Sunday, May 25, 2014
A Sad, Sad Day (NEO 2 is no more)
I even shared with someone about the NEO 2, which I blogged about in one of my first posts on Kathy Writes Books.
NEO is a digital typewriter that weights a mere 1.2 pounds and has 700 hours of battery life on three (3) AA batteries. Nothing on the market compares with the durability, accessibility, or the long-lasting ability of the battery life.
The NEO has been one of the primary and most-often writing tools I've used, yet when I returned home from the most latest trip, I discovered that the device is no longer being produced.
The writer's tool that had been pawed out of hands by eager boarder collies and dropped on concrete, banged on a carpeted floor, etc., and kept working so that I might keep writing had been discontinued in September 2013.
Supposedly, technology, such as the smart phone and ipads, has negated the need for a device like the NEO.
One of the most valuable tools that I have used as a writer, and the NEO is no longer being produced or sold by the company that produced them. Thanks to ebay, I was able to purchase a lot of three units, with software CDs and connector wiring, for a very reasonable price. Hopefully, these backup units will travel with me and/or be with me during the writing of many more books to come.
At this point, there is no similar keyboarding unit available with such extended battery life, durability, and flexibility.
Yes, a sad, sad day because the NEO is no more.