Make That Old Whiteboard ‘Smart’, inexpensive and app-oriented.

By Rick Richardson

You can now bring your old whiteboards into the 21st century with Rocketbook Beacons. These four re-stickable, reusable Beacons convert your writing surface into a smartboard by integrating with popular cloud services in the free Rocketbook app.

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Brainstorm the next great mission with your crew, capture and share your ideas, and then take your Beacons with you to your next adventure. The Beacons Go-Pack is $15.

  • Set of 4 Beacons
  • 2.5-inch triangles
  • Fluorescent orange
  • Restickable Yupo adhesive
  • Wash with soap and water
  • Free Go-Pack carry case

Rocketbook Beacons allow you to capture, organize and broadcast important notes, diagrams and big ideas on any whiteboard or wall surface in real-time. Just use four re-stickable "beacons" for any sized surface and one smartphone app that connects with many of the popular cloud services you already use.

Using Beacons involves four easy steps:

  1. Place the four Beacon quadra-triangles in each corner of a whiteboard or your preferred writing area. Do your best to make it straight, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Now document your ideas and discussions on the whiteboard the way you usually would.
  2. Got an iPhone or Android? Use the free Rocketbook app to configure popular cloud services as your scan destinations. Rocketbook has partnered with some of your favorite services, such as Evernote, One Note, Dropbox, and Google Drive. You can also use regular email if you wish.
  3. For crucial missions with scattered participants, you can stream your whiteboard in real-time. Switch to “Snapcast” mode, share the unique URL and collaborate with your team anywhere in the world. Your private, real-time page is updated every time you scan your whiteboard. Or prop your phone facing your whiteboard and set the app to auto-scan every five seconds.
  4. Is your next mission destined for a different whiteboard? No problem. Peel the Beacons off of the board and prepare for your next voyage. Beacons have a space-aged micro-suction surface that can not only be reused over and over but even cleaned with soap and water.

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