Note-taking is dying art form now. Most use digital forms of transcription for almost everything. I honestly cannot remember the last time I spent handwriting notes! It had been so long that I start to get a cramp in my wrist even after a short stint of writing! This quite a saddening state of affairs but you can see the reasons why it is no longer the preferred method of recording information.
Both I and my wife attended college, and after a year we had accumulated five-plus full-size lever arch folders! These are now all being stored in the loft in case we ever want to refer back to them and they take up considerable space. It would be wonderful if we could easily move these to a digital cloud.
This where the RocketBook Wave comes in. It is a normal notepad that allows you to write your notes out normally, then you send them to the cloud service of your choice. They are then saved digitally forevermore.
I have the RocketBook Wave here in the standard size notebook, which is just slightly larger than A5 in paper formats.
This is just the right size to be portable, and allow a decent amount of text on the page. The starter pack which I have got also comes with one of the special types of pen that you need to use.
It is called FRIXION and is made by Pilot. This is the standard one, however, there is a whole range of them available, from fancy ones to more colourful ones on their website.
What makes these pens special is that they are eraseable via the little rubber at the end of the pen, very much like a normal pencil.
However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to RocketBook and erasability. So imagine if you will, you have been writing away for a few days perhaps your memoirs. You go to turn the page, only to find that the notebook is finished! Disaster. You need to go out and buy another so you can try and keep your writing flow going.
Stop right there
This is where the RocketBook Wave comes into its element. All you need to do is open the apps and scan your pages, which will be seamlessly synced to the cloud so that they are safe for future reference. Then toss the whole book into the microwave for 3 minutes with a mug of water sitting on top of it, and voila, new notebook.
Sounds far-fetched I know, so here is a video showing just that.
As you can see in the video there, it all looks very swish, but how easy is it take your notes from the written page to the cloud of your choice? Well, in a word, simple. It is not easy to explain in the written word, ironically enough, so I have shot this small video for you to describe the process.
Pretty sweet, I am sure you will agree.
I am using the RocketBook app on Android in the video, but it is also available for iOS as well.
Now I am sure a lot of you will be thinking ”well, why do I need this in my life?” I’ll be honest, I cannot give you an answer to that question. However, I can say that this has cut down on the amount of scrap paper I have lying around.
It has also been very useful whilst writing this review as I have been able to make quick notes whilst I am out and about, without having to pull out my phone. The fact that I can open up a saved note on my laptop, which I can then see in much more detail is also very useful.
I will be keeping this in my bag whilst I am on my travels for certain, as it is a useful addition to my mobile blogging kit. It is one that I have been surprised by, though as I am not much of a notebook user. The main reason for this is that I have terrible handwriting, as you can see in the below image!
If you are interested in getting a RocketBook, then check them out at their website where you get started for £28.99 for the same starter kit that I have here. It may very well be the last notebook you ever buy!