Let’s do a quick checklist of all the tools we’ve used to quickly write down ideas and instantly share them with people. First there was the chalkboard, then there was the overhead projector, followed by the whiteboard. And if you’re the mobile sort, which most of us are, you’re currently involved with the simple yet mighty Post-It. Well get ready for the love affair of your life. There’s a new note-taking tool in town, and it goes by the name of NUBoard.
NUBoard is a whiteboard in notebook form — meaning you can now put a whiteboard in your backpack and take it with you wherever you go. But that’s not the only reason why you’re going to want it. There are also clear layers involved… like those transparent vinyl sheets your middle-school geometry teacher named Mr. Bloom would write on when telling you all about Pythagorean theorem.
It’s all about layering your thoughts here, people. And when you’ve layered so many thoughts over each other that you can’t figure out what’s happening anymore, oh well, just like with a shake of an Etch A Sketch, you wipe the marks away and start anew. Got a document you want to mark up without really marking it up? Just place it between two of the vinyl sheets, get out your dry erase marker and go to town. When you’re done, pull out the document and, like magic, it’s in its original state.
Okay, so none of these technologies are cutting edge. But we think combining three old school tools (a whiteboard, a notebook and vinyl sheets) is pretty ingenious.
In case you’re worried that a notebook is going to be too small for your big ideas, there’s no reason to fret. There are four whiteboard surfaces for you to mark up. And while the original is your typical spiral-notebook size, there’s a pocket-sized version for all you Moleskin lovers out there and the popular A4 size for all our European friends.
If you’re on your way over to Amazon to snatch up a notebook-size NUBoard, don’t forget to put some whiteboard markers in your shopping cart. Those are not included in the $30 fee.
Ready to replace your Post-Its with a NUBoard? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.