Design Engine
Training Classes/Tutorials for Designers, Engineers, & 3D Professionals


Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

January 3rd, 2017

Everlast, The Scannable Pen and Paper Notebook You Can Reuse Endlessly

The Everlast Notebook is reusable over and over again. While there are plenty of smart notebooks and pens already on the market, the Everlast notebook feels just like a traditional notebook and provides a classic pen and paper experience, while still allowing users to upload images digitally via its companion app.

“Create. Scan. Erase.,” is their motto. Using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, users can draw and write on the notebook pages in the same way they would on a regular notebook. Once you are done with a page, you can save your work via the Rocketbook app. This app uses your mobile device’s camera as a scanner and automatically crops and rotates pages, which can then be synced to a number of cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, and Slack. You can even scan items out of order as QR codes on the physical pages will tell the app the page number and the pages will be put in order once uploaded digitally. To erase work on the physical notebook, the user simply wipes the page clean with a damp cloth – it has to be damp as a dry cloth will not work. This is where Everlast designers also emphasize that the notebook is not a whiteboard book. The key to creating a smart notebook with the traditional feel of pen and paper was finding the “optimal synthetic polyester blend” that would work with Frixion ink and look like regular paper, not the high gloss finish of a whiteboard. So, try as you might, but the writing will not wipe away without water. This feature also helps with making sure pages remain smudge free while they are in use. To make cloud organization of pages even easier and quicker, the Everlast notebook has seven symbols at the bottom of each page. Each symbol can be assigned a cloud destination of your choice. Once the symbol is marked, the Rocketbook app will automatically store your pages in the right place.

This Kickstarter project has been wildly successful, raising over $761,000 from over 12,000 backers. You can learn more and order your own Everlast notebook here for $34, with deliveries expected around April 2017.

The Rocketbook app uses your mobile device’s camera as a scanner and automatically crops and rotates pages

Everlast notebook has seven symbols at the bottom of each page. Each symbol can be assigned a cloud destination of your choice.

Source via: Kickstarter


Article Written by Mila Medonaite for Design Engine, January 3, 2017


About the Author


Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer


Whitaker Studio’s Futuristic Shipping Container Home Set to Begin Construction in 2018

Whitaker Studio’s Joshua Tree Residence takes shipping container architecture to the next level. Commissioned by a Los Angeles-based film producer, the home’s design takes inspiration from an earlier concept by Whitaker Stu...
by Mila Medonaite


Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks World Record, Traveling 1,102 Miles on A Single Charge

California-based company Proterra believes their electric buses could be another step towards removing our reliance on fossil fuels. Proterra’s Catalyst E2 Max Electric bus set a new world record for the longest distance trav...
by Mila Medonaite


Eviation Unveils All-Electric Private Jet

Eviation Aircraft released the first prototype of an all-electric airplane. Named the “Alice”, the zero-emission aircraft has the capacity to carry nine passengers and two crew members and has a range of roughly 600 miles. ...
by Mila Medonaite



The Proposed Improvements to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

A fresh set of renderings for the transformation of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive have been revealed. The new plan calls for a 70-acre park extending out into Lake Michigan as well as upgrades to the beaches at Oak Street and Oh...
by Mila Medonaite


Event Showcase: Humanscale’s “Beyond Sustainability” Discussion

The 4th floor of the Soho House set the scene for a thoughtful and compelling presentation about sustainability in furniture design. The presenter was Jon Strassner, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale. A LEED Accredit...
by Bart



Be the first to comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.