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This reusable paper notebook can be erased with 30 seconds in a microwave

Do you burn through notebooks and find yourself constantly having to buy new ones? Check out Rocketbook; it might just be the answer to your problems.

Freshly launched on Indiegogo this week, the notebook is designed to be completely reusable — paper and all. Once you fill up all the pages, the Rocketbook is able to digitize all your notes and store them in the cloud, and then clear all the pages so you can write on them again.

How is such a thing possible? Well for starters, the pages of the notebook (which are just regular-ol’ paper, by the way) feature a set of seven different symbols. These symbols can be mapped to different functions, such as saving to Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, or even just sending the document to your email inbox. Mark one of the symbols on the page, and when you scan it with Rocketbook’s accompanying smartphone app, a digitized copy of the page will instantly be sent to the cloud storage platform of your choice. Check out the video to see it in action.

Now, here’s where it gets crazy: After you’ve scanned, digitized, and saved your notes, you can just pop Rocketbook in the microwave for 30 seconds and it’ll erase all your notes — so long as you use the right type of pen, that is. Rocketbook’s creators encourage users to write in the notebook with Pilot FriXion pens, which use a special kind of thermo-sensitive ink that turns clear when exposed to high temperatures. Rocketbook is designed to be completely microwave safe, so unlike other notebooks,  it won’t melt or catch on fire when you nuke it.

Despite launching just a couple days ago, the project has already fulfilled its $20K funding goal, and has nearly a month to go before the campaign is over. You can lock down a Rocketbook of your own for a pledge of just $25, and assuming everything goes as planned, the company expects to ship the first units in July.

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