Sized A6, this is the smallest of three notebooks in the Everlast range from Rocketbook and is a 48 page ring bound notebook that can be written on with any pen from the Pilot FriXion range and then wiped clean with a damp cloth. The polyester composite paper looks and feels like normal glossy paper and can be used exactly as any other notebook.
However, that is only half the product, the other half being a free smartphone app that can scan the finished page and upload it to a range of online repositories including Google Docs, Dropbox, iCloud, Evernote, Email, OneNote, Box, OneDrive, etc. The files can be uploaded in either PDF or JPG formats individually, automatically, in batches, with the option to OCR the files.
The softbound notebook arrived attractively and cleverly packaged in a resealable storage bag with all the key product information printed on it. Inside as well as the notebook was a Pilot FriXion pen, a good quality microfibre wipe-down cloth and a well written and nicely printed User Guide. Everything feels robust and well made and the whole package has a quality and upmarket feel to it. That said, I would have preferred fully rigid end boards rather than the semi-rigid covers used here. Replacement pens are freely available online.
Using enough is easy enough. Just take some notes using the supplied pen, follow the walkthrough instruction within the Rocket Book app to frame, scan and send the image first selecting the location, file type, batch or single file, auto or manual operation. At first, this takes a while but after a while, this can be done very quickly using saved options and when in batch mode multiple pages can be sent per minute. The app saves a record of all operations and all the scanned images can be recalled on screen and resent if needed. After scanning the notebook page can be wiped clean with a dampened (not wet) cloth or a full notebook can be wiped by placing it in the microwave with a glass of water.
This is a clever and well thought out product which although is not new in itself – there are other wipe down notebooks available and no shortage of scanning apps – it does present a well designed and easy to use package that at just £15.95 will not break the bank.
Pen works with any paper type
Notebook Covers feel flimsy