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Rocketbook, a crowdfunded success story!!!!!

I surf crowdfunding sites often. For me, I love seeing the creativity that project creators have and share. One of the companies that I am a huge fan of is the Rocketbook products. Rocketbook was originally a reusable notebook company. They added software that lets you convert your handwriting into text. The company has launched four campaigns that I have backed. I suspect there are others that I have missed; The picture is of their last product, the Rocketboard. A whiteboard you can quickly convert into text using their software on your phone. Simply point the application (and your camera) at the whiteboard, snap and convert. It works very well.

There are several products in the space that Rocketbook is in. What I like is the company is an agile crowdfunding success story. There is the concept of building a better mousetrap. That is a real market to start in, but the reality of the mousetrap is its function.  Building better functionality is important, but sometimes you have to consider what the mousetrap has to deliver. For those who don’t like injuring animals, the mice have to be safely trapped so that they can be emptied somewhere not inside your house. Rocketbook has done that, by moving from paper notebooks that you write on to whiteboards you can write on, in both cases taking the physical notes and making them digital.

Their newest product is an adapter that allows you to convert any whiteboard into a digital workspace. I can’t wait to see how they deal with that issue. I have, over the years, played with several whiteboard digital conversion tools. eBeam has long been my go-to device. I have also looked at the smart boards from Kapp. In those cases, the products work very well but like anything you have to consider setup. With the Rocketbook products, having a frame using the software that lets you capture whiteboards and convert them to text, on your phone, is very interesting.  I am impressed with the company, and I am impressed by the products they produce. There are many companies that do not make it out of the crowdfunding swamp. Rocketbook is a success, and the products are wonderful!

  • Do you like whiteboards?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you take notes on paper?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you sometimes have to share the notes you’ve taken?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you use a reuseable whiteboard (one that you can put up and take down)?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. This reminds me of what happened to me a few days ago. I called an imaging center for a copy of a report. They emailed a consent, which I had to complete online and email a signature, which was done by signing a piece of white paper and holding it up to my computer camera. Then inserted onto the consent. Then, tah-dah I got my report.

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