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I really want to love the rocketbook system, but I just can't get around some major flaws: you can't use the eraser on the pen to erase. It damaged the pages. To erase you need to use water and the microfiber cloth that gets inkstained after a while and needs to be washed. Over time, the ink will stain the pages, especially with the .5 frixion pens that are said to be incompatible with the rocketbook in some sources. With the right deal, I might give it another shot. For $25 you can get the fusion notebook which has templates and a few black pages in both dot and lined.
Keep in mind rocketbook ink erases with water, that's kind of the point, but also means spills and moisture can be a big problem. It isn't like paper where the page is ruined but text stays if it gets wet, it's inverse the text gets wiped out but pages are laminated so they'll be fine.

I looked at the wipe book page and it's kinda weird, like someone wanted to steal the rocketbook idea (if wipe book was first I'd never heard of them, had rocket books for years) but avoid parents so it's kind of just a crappy version. It looks like they found a vendor to make similar ink pens, but the paper is more plastic/glossy so the ink doesn't set in as well, making it easier to erase than rocketbook but harder than normal dry erase. I guess if you want that, something more like a dry erase, that's good.

And yes in both cases the "smart" is an app that scans the pages in. It's not just taking a picture, the apps use dots on the pages to figure out what orientation the page really is and warp correct the image you took so the images of your writing are correctly proportioned the way it looks in real life. I've only used rocketbook's, but this tech is convenient. Sometimes it takes more than one picture to get a very crisp image if there's very small text. Probably depends on the quality of your phone camera, mine is not terrible but not the best.

Speaking of small text though - this is what completely sold me on rocketbook, I wanted something like a boogie board but that actually had the resolution of writing with a real pen and could save your writing internally. Well, rocketbook still requires you to take pictures to save them, but the true equivalent of writing on a notepad is 99% there (the pens take a bit to dry, which is like writing but using gel pens). My ideal is still for it to have some sort of basic electronic page like a Kindle white with that detailed pen level resolution and automatic digital saving. But that's way harder to achieve.

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Woot! [woot.com] is offering a selection of Rocketbook Smart & Reusable Notebooks from $12.99 - $24.99. Free Shipping when you log in with your Prime account, otherwise it's a flat $6 ship rate. Woot! is an Amazon company.

Offer Includes:
  • Rocketbook Lined Notebook - Letter Size, $16.99
  • Rocketbook Executive & Mini Notebook Bundle, $24.99
  • Rocketbook Cloud Cards - Reusable Index Cards, $12.99
  • Rocketbook Dotted Grid Notebook - Letter Size, $16.99
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Thanks for posting! I have one of the grid lined books already, but seeing dot grid for cheap means I'm expanding my collection Big Grin

For people who haven't tried them before, the frixion pens work great on Rocketbooks and they write smoothly. It's easy to erase using the eraser on the cap or, if you want to clear a whole page at once, using a damp cloth and a couple swipes.
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Darn. Didn't know there was a lined vs. dotted one. I got a gridded one for 15$ last time these were on sale, not realizing that the lines would be more suitable for my needs.
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Hoe are the index cards in practical use?
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Thanks for posting! I have one of the grid lined books already, but seeing dot grid for cheap means I'm expanding my collection Big Grin

For people who haven't tried them before, the frixion pens work great on Rocketbooks and they write smoothly. It's easy to erase using the eraser on the cap or, if you want to clear a whole page at once, using a damp cloth and a couple swipes.
Not so much for me as a lefty. Pen skips on me on this paper because it is so smooth. Also a pain to clean off every other week or so.
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I really want to love the rocketbook system, but I just can't get around some major flaws: you can't use the eraser on the pen to erase. It damaged the pages. To erase you need to use water and the microfiber cloth that gets inkstained after a while and needs to be washed. Over time, the ink will stain the pages, especially with the .5 frixion pens that are said to be incompatible with the rocketbook in some sources. With the right deal, I might give it another shot. For $25 you can get the fusion notebook which has templates and a few black pages in both dot and lined.
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Is there any functional difference (whether in quality or anything else) between this and a similar product - Wipebook?
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Hoe are the index cards in practical use?
Not really you can print rocketbook pages and use the app for free
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For me, novelty of battery powered electronic devices has worn off.
I think this is similar to the Wipebook. Despite there being the word "smart" in the name, I think really it's just kinda like a whiteboard that is made up of laminated sheets. It's recommended to use certain kinds of markers for this, like Staedler(?), since it doesn't rub off as easily as normal dry erase. I think the "smart" thing, if I'm not mistaken, is just that you can use your phone (maybe an app of theirs too?) to manually take pictures of what you've written out.

If you like what you like, more power to you. I always seem to spill water or coffee lately personally, so something like this appeals a bit more to me... Since pages can't get ruined as easily with this type of thing
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*Redacted statement challenging others to convince you why this is superior to a legal pad.* For me, novelty of battery powered electronic devices has worn off.
Clearly, you have not even looked into what this thing is.
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I think this is similar to the Wipebook. Despite there being the word "smart" in the name, I think really it's just kinda like a whiteboard that is made up of laminated sheets. It's recommended to use certain kinds of markers for this, like Staedler(?), since it doesn't rub off as easily as normal dry erase. I think the "smart" thing, if I'm not mistaken, is just that you can use your phone (maybe an app of theirs too?) to manually take pictures of what you've written out.

If you like what you like, more power to you. I always seem to spill water or coffee lately personally, so something like this appeals a bit more to me... Since pages can't get ruined as easily with this type of thing
Keep in mind rocketbook ink erases with water, that's kind of the point, but also means spills and moisture can be a big problem. It isn't like paper where the page is ruined but text stays if it gets wet, it's inverse the text gets wiped out but pages are laminated so they'll be fine.

I looked at the wipe book page and it's kinda weird, like someone wanted to steal the rocketbook idea (if wipe book was first I'd never heard of them, had rocket books for years) but avoid parents so it's kind of just a crappy version. It looks like they found a vendor to make similar ink pens, but the paper is more plastic/glossy so the ink doesn't set in as well, making it easier to erase than rocketbook but harder than normal dry erase. I guess if you want that, something more like a dry erase, that's good.

And yes in both cases the "smart" is an app that scans the pages in. It's not just taking a picture, the apps use dots on the pages to figure out what orientation the page really is and warp correct the image you took so the images of your writing are correctly proportioned the way it looks in real life. I've only used rocketbook's, but this tech is convenient. Sometimes it takes more than one picture to get a very crisp image if there's very small text. Probably depends on the quality of your phone camera, mine is not terrible but not the best.

Speaking of small text though - this is what completely sold me on rocketbook, I wanted something like a boogie board but that actually had the resolution of writing with a real pen and could save your writing internally. Well, rocketbook still requires you to take pictures to save them, but the true equivalent of writing on a notepad is 99% there (the pens take a bit to dry, which is like writing but using gel pens). My ideal is still for it to have some sort of basic electronic page like a Kindle white with that detailed pen level resolution and automatic digital saving. But that's way harder to achieve.
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