I cannot BELIEVE that school is starting up already. Literally, we have thirteen days until we’re getting the kids onto the bus and packing them off to school. We just finished shopping for school clothes today. Next on the list are school supplies.
This year, my oldest is moving to a brand-new high school in the district that is just opening, and he’s very excited to be issued a computer. BUT, the computer will have limitations for use in school. It will be great for homework, but for taking notes in class we are more apt to push for the traditional pen and spiral notebook. Here’s the thing, though–we just stumbled upon the coolest freaking device ever called RoWrite. That bad boy is gonna be at the TOP of our school supply list this year.
RoWrite Combines Technology with Old School
Studies have shown that the act of writing things down is more effective for recall later on. Think about it–how many times do you forget an appointment or an event or a note the second you tap it into your phone only to remember when the reminder dings later on? Now think about when you used to write that stuff down in an appointment book or go to the Way Back Machine and remember taking notes in class? Which one left a longer impression in your memory?
For me, it’s hands down the pen and paper route. And that action of putting pen to paper for better memory and recall is actually backed by research. This is where the RoWrite comes in. The device is similar in size and shape to a tablet. But do you remember those penny toys that used a sheet of clear plastic over a black magnetic thingamabob that you wrote on with a plastic pencil? It’s sort of like that. But wayyyy cooler.
Whatever you write down on the “pad” with the “pen” can be stored indefinitely. It makes it super easy to organize and track your notes, thoughts, and ideas and even share them with the touch of a button. It comes equipped with a stylus-type pen that is hyper-responsive. It doesn’t give the delay that users experience with other types of stylus-on-pen devices. It feels almost exactly like a pen writing on paper.
The pen is customizable in an app which allows users to select the width of the tip, the style of device (ball point, gel tip, fountain pen, quill and ink. Ok, maybe not all of those. But you get my drift) and even the color it “writes” in. Information can then be stored and shared in real-time so that it’s there for recall whenever you need it. It is sleek, elegant, and just so freaking cool it’s unreal. I really want one of them for myself. Alas, I have to settle for borrowing my son’s to play around with.
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