Technology has given us more ways to write, save, and edit our ideas than ever before, but some people still prefer the simplicity of pen and paper. As The Next Web reports, the Rocketbook Wave is a product that combines the security of digital files with the old-school style of notebooks.
Writers and artists can use the high-tech journal just like they would any other notebook. Once their creation is complete, they can send it to a folder in Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Google Drive, or email by simply tapping a few buttons on the companion app. Seven symbols line the bottom each page, and users can select a destination for their content by marking it with an "X" in pen. After snapping a photo of the page with the app, it will automatically upload to whichever cloud service the crossed-out icon was attached to.
The Rocketbook Wave is also reusable. After you've filled up the book and saved all its pages to the cloud, a few minutes in the microwave will transform it back into a blank state. This is made possible through the special "thermochromic" ink used in Pilot Frixion pens, which can be found in office supply stores and are included with the purchase. The ink becomes transparent at 140 °F, and the Wave notebook has been designed to withstand high levels of heat. If treated properly, the Rocketbook could become the last notebook you ever need to buy.
The product is just one of many devices on the market designed to make classic writing methods easier with digital technology. The Echo Smartpen, for example, can seamlessly make a digital copy of what you're writing while simultaenously acting as a voice recorder. While the Smartpen goes for $250, the Rocketbook Wave is significantly more affordable at only $27 for a pen and notebook. The books are currently available to claim on Kickstarter, where the project has already met its funding goal several times over.
[h/t The Next Web]