I recently posted on instagram about giving the Rocketbook Wave notebook a try. What is it? It’s a notebook that you can use to upload your photos to the cloud (I uploaded to dropbox and Evernote) and then when you are done–microwave to erase all of your notes and reuse the notebook. The concept works because you use Frixion eraseable pens that erase under high heat.
I really liked this concept because I am trying to go digital so that my notes are more easily searchable and organized and it is more sustainable (not using a lot of notebooks).
I’ve been using the Wave notebook for about a week or so and before I went too far into using it, I wanted to microwave it. I know I promised a video but I just went for it! When you microwave it, you put a mug about 3/4 full on the circle of the notebook. Then you microwave until the logo disappears…flip and repeat. You have to let it sit for a bit after microwaved so that it can cool down.
Did it erase the ink? Well…kind of. Heating up the notebook doesn’t actually erase the ink–it turns it clear. This means that you will still see what you have written or drawn in the notebooks. I read this but was really hoping I’d like it regardless because of the benefits. See the below image for some of the results:
Will I keep using it? I might go back to my old notebooks and pens (I’m a dork and love my colored pens) and trying to find the right apps to use my stylus for.
I’m currently using a mixture of a few tools:
- Asana: Tasks I need to do and planning
- Evernote: Note taking and storing emails and info (I love use a version of The Secret Weapon and Bullet Journal)
- Microsoft One Note: Taking notes digitally with a stylus and then uploading to Evernote to be stored for good
- Notebook/Pen: For notes when in meetings that it seems awkward or difficult to be digital. Then I’ll take a photo and upload to an Evernote note.
I am going to continue to try to find a good way to take notes and store things digitally while being a bit more sustainable. How do you keep track of everything?
Want to read more on the notebook? Check out Indiegogo–they have a few videos and some FAQ on the Rocketbook Wave notebook!