These Ukrainian teenagers have made the only notepad you’ll ever need

These Ukrainian teenagers have made the only notepad you’ll ever need

11 January 2019

With a simple black cover and clean white pages, at first glance the Nuka notebook might not look like it could live up to its “promotional” $59 price tag.

Its creators disagree. They say that the book is waterproof, unrippable, and will let users endlessly erase their work — effectively making it the last notepad they’ll ever have to buy.

The Ukraine-based team, including 20-year-old Eugene Shylo and 17-year old Katya Michalko and Nikita Vladykin, say they want to pioneer “smart consuming”. Now they’ve taken the product to the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas before it launches next month.

Unsurprisingly, the notebook doesn’t rely on traditional ink and paper. Instead, a special “eternal” pencil accompanying the book uses a metal tip to oxidise the specially-coated paper wherever it touches, leaving a mark. That mark can then be removed either using an alcohol solution or an eraser, but not water — hence the notepad’s waterproof status.

To buy a Nuka Notebook, visit the team’s website here.

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