3/08/2019

SmartNotebooks Review

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I started to write again new posts and i will like to dedicate some time to a couple of Smartbooks that i bought.
Several months ago, I found on internet a review about RocketBook and I thought that was a great idea.

After checking the review I decided to take a look at the RocketBook and I made my order through Amazon. Has been several months and I am pretty happy with the results.

The concept about this Smartbooks is that we have a notebook with some special features like erasable writing and note organization. I used to have a lot of notebooks in the past and I could say that i have saved a lot of space and also been gentle with the environment, using this type of gadgets.

In one of my many visits to Aliexpress website I found the Elfinbook and I was very impressed about what I saw, so I decided to order one. My experience with the RocketBook was so positive, so i decided to to give it a try to this one.

COMPARISON SIDE BY SIDE

PACKAGE

  

Both products come with a useful package. RocketBook it's kind of a plastic, easy to open . Also Amazon its pretty well known to protect thier deliveries so i had no problem to receive the product in good conditions.

Elfinbook has a hard package also pretty good to protect the product.

LOOK AND FEEL


The RocketBook has a casual look, pretty good for daily use and i think its really good for a  note taking, draw, or any type of use. I would love to have one of those back in my university time.

The Elfinbook looks more formal, business type of notebook, with a leather type of cover. It looks more suitable for a business meeting with a client.


  
In terms of quality paper I think Rocketbook its a bit better. Also the paper is more white and clear, compared witrh Elfinbook which is a light yellow type of paper. Its just a matter of choice which one you prefer. I think both are great.

THE TOOLS

Rocketbook has in the bottom of each page a QR code and some simbols.


 

The Rocketbook app that you install in your cell phone (available for android and IOS) is able to configure to which cloud service, your notes will be send (Evernote, Google Drive, Onedrive, among others)

The Elfinbook app doesn´t have this approach. They just save the documents that you capture with your phone camera, in its own application using pdf format. Also available for Android and IOS

FINAL THOUGHTS

- I think both are great ideas in terms of usability and as environment friendly alternative for standard notebooks.

- If you are a Evernote user like me , you will find that the apps that came with each notebooks are not so useful in terms of functionality. What i do personally its to use directly evernote to save the notes as pictures or OCR document.


- The look and feel makes the difference. Personnally I like more Elfinbook , because looks more like business oriented. Its leather type of cover makes it look very elegant and executive.

Thanks for reading

Best Regards

Rodolfo







 







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