Storing things on the computer or in physical form isn’t 100% safe, meaning that you’ve got to be careful when choosing how you want to secure things. Now when it comes to physical like documents, sure you can shred paper or burn it, but what if there could be a quicker way of destroying what was written?


There is a Kickstarter project for a notebook called the Rocketbook Wave. This is a paper notebook, not a laptop notebook, and one of its unique capabilities is that when you stick it into the microwave, it will actually be able to erase itself. How does this work? This is thanks to the use of the accompanying Pilot Frixion pens that rely on thermochromic ink which will become clear under a heat source.

So why would anyone want to microwave a notebook? For starters like we said security reasons. However the alternative is a bit more noble, which is going green. The Rocketbook Wave and its accompanying app allows users to scan their pages and uploads them to the cloud. However this is more than just taking a photo as the app can help enhance pages and even images to make it more legible on the screen.

So when your notebook is full, instead of wasting paper and buying a new one, you just pop it in the microwave and it’s like you’ve gotten yourself a brand new notebook. The Rocketbook Wave appears to be doing pretty well for itself as it has managed to raise nearly half a million dollars on Kickstarter, way more than its original humble goal of $20,000. It still has about 9 days left so if you’d like to help fund it, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details.

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