Review (Gifted)¦ As I write, I have at least 10 notebooks stacked up. As someone who is increasingly concerned about trying to be more environmentally friendly, I also worry about the impact of my paper wastage on the environment. The Rocketbook Everlast takes away my need for all this paper and can withstand years of my notes, articles and doodles! Plus, the techy side of it and the ease of clear upload to anywhere I might want it is fantastic.
What’s so special about the Rocketbook Everlast?
If you’re reading this, you must be wondering just what is so special about the Rocketbook Everlast and how it works. Well, it’s beautifully simple.
Once you’ve got your Rocketbook Everlast, you download the free app which is really straightforward to use. Use a page (or several) of your notebook using any Pilot Frixion pen, then put a cross through one of the icons at the bottom of the page. In the app, you can set each of these to a different destination.
These destinations include:
- Google Drive
- Google Photos
You can even decide whether it goes there as a PDF or JPEG. Further options allow you to group scans as a combined PDF (very handy) and automatically send without you having to manually approve the scan!
Speaking of scanning, that is the next step. Using the app, scan the page.
Then, once you’ve approved it, off it goes. Easy! It will then arrive in the specified location within seconds. It uploads far better than if you’ve just taken a photo of a page using your phone’s camera. Here’s a comparison:
As you can see, the PDF upload is much clearer. Not only that, but it also gets rid of the guide dots, QR code and symbols from the bottom of the page.
Once you’re done, damp part of the cloth that the notebook comes with (or another microfibre cloth) and wipe the page. It comes off so easily! Use the dry part of the cloth to dry the page.
The Everlast is a A4 sized pad, perfect for writing essays and creating mind maps. I use mine for writing blog posts while I’m out and about, as well as writing notes about things I need to remember and jotting ideas down. I’m also a doodler and it’s great for that too!
It also comes in executive and mini sizes, which is a great alternative to your traditional pocket sized notebook. My immediate thought is that these would be great for things like shopping lists! Just think about the amount of paper you’d save not using a page each week. Also, you could write your regular weekly purchases at the top so that you don’t need to keep writing them out and then just erase everything else underneath!
This is such an innovative product. It bridges the gap between the traditional pen and paper and computers in a way I’ve never seen before and is so useful. It is a pleasure to use and has helpful options in-app. Meanwhile, the design itself comes currently comes in 4 colours and is sleek and techy. It’s great to know that I’m not wasting paper when I’m using it. If I don’t like something I’ve written it’s not a case of scrunching up the paper and throwing it in the bin. It’s just a case of wiping the pen off and starting afresh!
The Rocketbook Everlast is currently retailing on Amazon for £34.95. As such, it could be considered a little pricey. However, that includes a pen and a cloth – and you have to remember that it replaces the need for any more notebooks for years to come.
Disclosure: I received a Rocketbook Everlast in return for reviewing it in this post. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.
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