In this digital age, there are still those analog diehards who prefer the feel of pen and paper.
Those who count themselves part of that community have probably gone through countless pens and notebooks in their lifetime. The pens are long gone and the notebooks are probably gathering dust or tossed out to save room.
But what if you could use keep using the pen and paper, but just need one notebook forever?
That’s the idea behind the Everlast Notebook, a reusable notebook created by Boston-based startup Rocketbook that combines classic pen and paper feel with cloud-based technology.
“Our attitude is to keep what people love about the writing experience, the pure paper-and-pen, then later on … give digital life on top of that, without introducing weird hardware that isn’t natural to adopt,” said Joe Lemay, CEO and co-founder of Rocketbook and an MIT graduate.
The Everlast Notebook comes with its own pen — from the Pilot Frixion line — which adheres to the specialty writing surface.
Using the smartphone app, the notebook’s pages are photographed then uploaded into the cloud-based service of choice, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Slack or an email account.
The Pilot pen doesn’t smudge on Rocketbook’s synthetic pages when wiped with something dry but comes right off when a moist cloth is applied. The feel, the company said, mimics that of a ballpoint pen on paper.