Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook
I love this Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook! I decided to get one when I realized that most of my writing (even in hardbound notebooks) was really transient stuff. Like to-do lists and meeting notes that wouldn’t matter a month from now. I was chucking a lot of paper into the trash over the course of a year. With this book, I can live a little greener as it can function as a portable, hyper-detailed, smudge-free whiteboard — but I can also digitally preserve and instantly share anything in it at scanner quality. Great for sharing those aforementioned meeting notes with coworkers who are not so good at writing things down or remembering them later.
The Frixion pens are very inky/fluid, and they sit wet on the smooth, plastic pages of the Rocketbook for some time. If you don’t often write with “gel” type or cartridge pens, it might take a little getting used to. Lefties and folks using languages that are written right-to-left might struggle with the relatively long dry time. You have to be a bit more careful with this ink and this “paper”. Be generous with how long you wait before turning the page, and be careful around water! You can smudge your notes more than you might expect by setting them face down on a drop of water, or inadvertently dripping something and then closing it between two pages. But hey, that’s why the book is all about digital backup, right? 🙂 You never know what can happen to your paper notes.
I want to put in a good word for Rocketbook customer service, too. I managed to damage my book a bit (some my fault, some normal wear and tear) and I talked to a representative about (1) whether there was anything I could do to fix the page I damaged, and (2) if they had some kind of folio cover I could use, as my Rocketbook’s cover seemed to be scratching easily. The customer service rep told me that they were working on making the books more durable, and a folio was in the works (yay!). They also offered to replace the book I damaged, since I had just gotten it. I opted to keep my book and work around the damaged spot, but I thought it was very kind of them to offer — pretty above and beyond considering how little my mistake affected the usability of the whole book.
P.S. If you goof up and accidentally write in your Rocketbook with a normal pen, do not attempt to wipe it off with hand sanitizer 🙂 Alcohol/acetone will destroy the finish of the pages, removing the dot grid and the “tooth” the ink can stick to. Contact customer service for help before you panic and try random fixes.Promised Review By Kelly