Here’s a couple of new notebook concepts I’m not too sure about:
As others have pointed out, there was already a solution to this problem– the 3-ring binder. I guess you could argue that the Sorta is thinner, but there are other types of notebook binders that are also fairly thin, so I don’t find this totally revolutionary.
Then there’s the Wipebook, which is a spiral notebook containing 25 double-side pages with the wipe-clean surface of a whiteboard:
I’m not totally seeing the big benefit here either– if you want to erase what you write, you could just use pencil or erasable ink, or you could use an iPad or other tablet if you want a combination of saved and erasable notes.
I may just not be the audience for either of these products, but perhaps others will love them? In any case, it’s nice to see people experimenting with ways to re-envision what a notebook can be.