As a blogger, I'm always making lists of things that need to be done. I've even been known to go through a ton of sticky notes for blog post ideas! Well, no more waste! I got me Wipebook Pro and if you're like me, always wasting paper for quick ideas - you need this!
About The Wipebook Company
Team wipebook met in an entrepreneurship class during their Masters in Engineering at the University of Ottawa. After obtaining some success with the original version of Wipebook, Frank Bouchard decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in November/December 2013 to finance production of a new and improved version. Within 30 days, sales exceeded $420,000, more than a 100X their initial $4000 goal.
Wipebooks come in all shapes and sizes depending on your needs. Some are the size of flip charts for group work and collaborations, and others are small and portable so you can bring them where ever you go. Some even come in ruled, graph or plain depending on the work you want to do. One thing is for sure, if you are a professional working in engineering, IT, design, or development, a wipebook will surely make you more productive and creative. Non-permanent surfaces have shown to increase creativity because they allow for freedom, flexibility and the modification of ideas which isn't possible on permanent surfaces. This is especially important because it not only relieves stress, but creates an amazingly engaging writing medium. Whether you are doing homework with your kids, or trying to learn something new, a wipebook will also allow you to make mistakes which is critical in education. Studies have shown that non-permanent surfaces enhances the engagement of groups working out problems in science and in math. Who knew such a simple idea could speed up the pace of innovation!
I opted to receive the Wipebook Pro, which is a full sized dry erase notebook with 10 (20 total if you count the back) pages. The pages are "ruled" - as in lined, however, the lines are very light. So you can use them to guide you in writing, but they're not bold enough to be distracting if you're doodling.
What I love is how elegant this notebook looks. It's a nice leather-like cover that has a lovely copper colored double spiral binding to it. So the pages easily turn and do not get caught while in use. The pen that the notebook comes with seems to be of nice quality, although nothing fancy. It is a thin tip dry erase marker and has a small eraser at the end - sort of replicating a pencil/eraser. I found the pen wrote effortlessly across the pages and when it came time to erase it did so with ease without leaving markings behind. You can also use tissue if it's easier to erase larger areas. I also closed the notebook after doodling and writing in it and re-opened it. The stuff I wrote stayed perfectly in tact and did not transfer to the other page that it pressed against. Obviously, that's pretty important.
As a blogger I absolutely love this! I'm no longer wasting sticky note pages for random ideas that pop into my head. I doodle them down in the wipebook as they come about. One downfall to this is the price. It retails for $44.99. While I love this and think it's nice, I feel it is a bit overpriced for what it is. So my suggestion would be to cut the price down in half (at the very least) to make it not only more affordable to buyers, but a better value. If the price can't be cut, I would recommend maybe making a package deal of some sort. For example, add in more pen colors/sizes, notebook sizes, etc. This is just an idea from a typical mom. So overall, I absolutely love the notebook. It's of amazing quality, easy to use, looks professional and isn't messy. I would definitely recommend it to anybody considering one!
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