We recently asked writer, Lisa Steingold, to give us a first hand account of what it was like to use Rocketbook. This is what she had to say....
Whilst I consider myself to be a techie, I confess to have a deep love of pen and paper and there really is nothing quite like a notebook for me; for writing, journaling and my beloved daily to-do lists. When I was first offered Rocketbook as a gift, I was thrilled to have another notebook to add to my collection, after all there’s really no such thing as having too many notebooks.
At first glance, the Rocketbook simply looked like a fairly standard, thin notebook. It was on opening it up however that I realized just how much more there was to this than the proverbial eye, with a world of technology waiting inside. As the presenter of this gift informed me, this wasn’t just a notebook, it was a smartbook. As I was soon to experience, a smartbook is like a gift from the future; with all the pleasure of a traditional notebook without the expense to the environment plus all in one access at the touch of a button.
Rocketbook provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a classic paper notebook, the notebook is endlessly reusable and connects to the Rocketbook app linking your notes to Google Drive, OneNote, Dropbox, iCloud and more.
You need a special FriXion erasable pen but this comes standard with your first notebook but this can be purchased separately thereon and even if you use the book everyday you’ll most likely only need one every six months or more.
Writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper but add a drop of water, after uploading to the app, and the notebook erases like magic; a big tick for me on the sustainability front. Incidentally, did you know you will consume a whole tree in your lifetime with the use of traditional notebooks? As a writer I am not at all happy about such statistics and have been thrilled to discover a more than workable alternative.
It was for this reason that I did not want Rocketbook to be a gimmick in my day to day life. As it turns out, I’ve used the product everyday since I received it out of sheer love for its ease. It may seem a bizarre dynamic but writing things down, especially my tasks and goals helps me organize my thoughts, whilst crossing them out gives me a sense of achievement.
The company worked with several experts to develop their patented, futuristic technology, while keeping an authentic pen and paper feel. Once rejected on Shark Tank, Rocketbook is now available in over 30 countries and was introduced to the South African market in 2018.
I have to say I can't see myself using anything else!