PlexiSketch allows for erasable note taking, saves paper in the process

While most tablets and smartphones offer some great conveniences, including a place to take and store notes, sometimes it’s nice to jot down ideas and make quick sketches in a non-electronic way.

PlexiSketch is a portable dry erase board made from laser cut Plexiglas and has hand beveled edges. Its rubber grips allow for one-hand writing simplicity. In addition, it’s compatible with either dry or wet erase markers. The portable note taking board is slightly larger than a standard piece of copy paper at 8.5 x 11.37 inches, and is only 1/8” thick, so it fits easily in a briefcase, backpack, or large purse.

Where portability is concerned, there is some question as to how to keep the notes from smearing when toted out of an office environment. However, it may serve as a useful way for moms with children who are really too small for electronic devices to keep their kids occupied without needing to have paper or a coloring book on hand. This campaign seeks to raise $5,000 on Kickstarter. Early bird backers get one product for $14 with an expected delivery of April 2015.


Collighter highlights your textual world in multiple colors

CollighterFor those who still enjoy the feel of a hardcopy book in their hands and hearing the rustle of page turns, Collighter offers a new way of marking those all important places in one’s reading material. High school and college students and their teachers might especially enjoy the idea of having three highlighters combined into one – like those multicolored pens that seem like they’ve been around forever. Perhaps the most glaring drawback here is that if one highlighter gets lost, so will the other two. Nevertheless, for $7 NZD, backers get one product with an anticipated delivery of November 2014.