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My Rocketbook Matrix Arrived Today

I’m already enjoying this version of the Rocketbook, within minutes I drafted a webpage layout scanned it with the Rocketbook Android app and pushed it to Evernote.

Enter The Matrix*

*Bad movie pun intended.

left to right: Matix Grid, standard dot grid from the Rocketbook Fusion.

What I Enjoy When Using any Rocketbook Notebook

These lightweight rugged notebooks are ideal for tossing into a loaded backpack. I found myself frequently pushing my Leuchtturm a5 journal aside in favor of one of my Rocketbooks. Particularly the Fusion Executive size for it’s comparable dimensions.

Features I can’t live without

  • Everything is somewhat temporary, until I scan it.
  • Evernote as my preferred digital destination integrates seamlessly
  • Possible destinations not supported by Rocketbook often have a email to feature and we can send our scans to any email address.
Rocketbook Matrix, Flip, and Fusion
The Matrix, Flip, and Fusion on my desk

Where Rocketbook Could Improve

This is tricky, a lot of the areas where improvement could be made are not related to Rocketbook itself.

  • Rocketbook’s app could benefit from an optional contrast and brightness slider. Scans are frequently high contrast that colors and fine may become washed out.
  • Frixion 0.7mm pens included with these notebooks draw a hard line. I haven’t yet tried a 0.5mm pen
  • Left handed users like myself might find the ten second drying time of the pen takes some getting used to.
  • I have terrible handwriting and the fiction-less paper makes it a little worse πŸ˜€

I’m enjoying the tighter and darker grid of the Matrix compared to their standard dot grid. I find this suits my writing better than the more relaxed grid of the Rocketbook Flip and Fusion which I also own.

The Scans

The destination icon didn’t automatically share to my designated Evernote notebook as it does for my Fusion and Flip notebooks. Perhaps the Matrix is so new the template wasn’t recognized? πŸ˜›

This Matrix is very new, I expect it a future update to the Rocketbook app may adjust things a bit.

Screenshot from Evernote
Rocketbook Matrix scanned page
Scanned using the Rocketbook app; Delivered to and downloaded from Evernote.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA
Rocketbook makes their notebooks in the in the USA.

While most notebooks these days are printed in Asia Rocketbook makes theirs in the United States and I think that’s worth mentioning as it does reduce the carbon footprint a bit and if you prefer buying American Made products that’s also a benefit. I’m curious why they don’t mention their production location and methods on their website as these are considered one eco-friendly alternative to buying traditional paper notebooks over the Rocketbook’s lifetime.

I noticed that when purchased the Matrix directly from their website it shipped from Massachusetts where they’re located.

If you’re curious visit the Rocketbook website for the Matrix, Flip and Fusion.

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