Top critical review
Awesome product, but the front cover needs work.
August 7, 2017
I've had my "Rocketbook Everlast" for about two months now. I take tons of notes for work, and I figured this would be cheaper than going through a traditional notebook every month or two. And those notebooks take up quite a bit of space after a while. I work in a financial office, so having good-looking tools for my work is important to me.
This product has two main physical components: interior pages, and a cover. Made of different materials. At first glance this might seem beyond silly to point out, but the difference is what brought my review down to only three stars.
The interior pages are wonderful, sturdy and durable. I give them a solid five stars for quality, and three for quantity. They're tough, tear-resistant, and easily erased with a damp cloth or paper towel as advertised. I use my Rocketbook five days a week, erase it around once a week, and when wiped clean the pages look good as new. Scanning them into my phone is pretty simple, and very quick once you get the hang of it. When it takes multiple tries to scan, it's because of user error or bad lighting, not the app's fault. Setup for how and where to send the image files is a breeze.
I'd love to have more of them so I wouldn't have to erase as often... but since I've never run out in a single day, this isn't THAT much of an issue for me personally.
The front cover, however, I have a problem with. It seems to be made of a heavier version of the inside paper, and is starting to show signs of wear far faster than the rest of the book. The matte black finish is scraped through in a couple spots and showing its white core, and there are a few other scuff marks. Most of these appeared in the first couple weeks, before I started storing it between two other books in my bag to protect it. The back cover is a sturdy, rigid, lightly textured plastic sheet that also still looks good as new. Could the front cover someday be made of something similar, with the "table of contents" page being the next page in?
If you don't care how your notebook looks, this won't be an issue for you. School notes or personal use, I wouldn't care if it got visibly beat up as long as my work inside was kept intact. However for my purposes I want my work tools to look fresh and professional, so seeing the cover become superficially worn much faster than the rest of the book is a huge disappointment.
This is the only thing stopping me from giving Rocketbook Everlast an enthusiastic five stars. With a name like "Everlast" I expected more.