May 12, 2021 4 min read

We round up the 4 different Rocktbook types in our catalogue and bring you the key differences among them.

 

Rocketbook differences

 

So you’ve had an eye on the Rocketbook Core/Everlast and another on the Fusion. But then we’ve brought in two more versions: the Panda Planner and Flip, and you don’t have two more eyes. Keep your eyes peeled as we give you a rundown!

 

Rocketbook Core

Rocketbook Core/Everlast

The Core is pretty much  your vanilla smart notebook, with your choice of dot-grid pages and lined pages. It provides the classic pen & paper experience despite being built for the digital world. Write on it with any pen from the Pilot FriXion line and your marks stay on the Core like regular paper.

You don’t even have to use friction to remove the marks when you’re done - simply add a drop of water to the page and wipe off with a dry microfiber cloth (which is provided in the package when you buy a notebook).

A Note: The Rocketbook Everlast has been officially renamed the Rocketbook Core. As the manufacturers have aptly stated on their website, their progress towards making more sustainable products brought them to rename the Rocketbook as the ‘core’ of their mission to build a sustainable future. The only difference between the Rocketbook Everlast and Rocketbook Core is the nomenclature. They are otherwise the same product with the same technology. As we bring in more Rocketbooks into Singapore on our platforms, our Rocketbooks will gradually be packaged as the Core, but they will be equally everlasting.


The Core comes in 2 sizes, and these 2 sizes have different numbers of pages:

  • Executive: 6” by 8.8” (A5) size with36 pages
  • Letter: 8.5” by 11” (A4) size with32 pages

There are 7 icons at the bottom of each page in the Rocketbook. These 7 icons default to your email address when you sign up in the Rocketbook App. However, you can choose from a wide array of cloud services including Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox. Pick your favourites and send your scanned files directly to those destinations.


We’ve covered the Rocketbook Core in another post, you can read more about it here!

 

Rocketbook Fusion

Rocketbook Fusion

The Rocketbook Fusion is a step up from the vanilla notebook. Sporting a new atom icon above the classic Rocketbook worded logo, the Fusion comes with all the same ‘smartness’ and everlasting features as the Core: mark the paper, cross out the respective icon, digitise with the app, wipe clean with a spritz of water and a microfiber cloth.

 

The difference

7 different page templates for planning, listing, goal-setting, note-taking, sketching and sharing big ideas. On top of the classic dot-grid or lined pages, of which you get 18 each, the Fusion provides the following:

  • 1 Task list
  • 2 Weekly planner pages
  • 1 Monthly calendar page
  • 1 OKR (Objectives & Key Results) goal template
  • 1 Ideas list

The Fusion also comes in the same two sizes: Executive (A5) and Letter (A4). However, both sizes have the same number of 42 pages.

 

Why would you pick the Rocketbook Fusion over the Core?

If you’re a planner of sorts, and prefer your notes and tasks organised with some simple, pre-drawn guided tables and structure, the Fusion could be the book for you. The weekly planner and monthly calendar templates are undated, so you don’t have to worry about when to start using them. OKR templates are a cinch to follow and the task and idea lists are straightforward too!

Rocketbook Fusion Pages

However, if you’re the creative sort, and you prefer the freedom of creating your own tables and lists, the Core might just make the cut for you. The dot-grid pages give you the faintest guidelines to help you draw your tables. No pre-printed lines to mar any form of beautification. And you are free to put your columns and headers anywhere you want to.

If you’re just using the Rocketbook to take notes and write whenever the compulsion comes, the lined pages would be perfect for you!

 

Rocketbook Flip

Rocketbook Flip

Remember watching Blue’s Clues way back when Steve Burns would draw on a top-bound notebook and solve Blue’s mystery, then sing: “We just figured out Blue’s clues, because we’re really smart!” Well, with the Rocketbook Flip, “Blue skidooed, we can too!”


lefty-friendly rocketbook - top bound

This Southpaw-friendly version of the Rocketbook comes with a top ring-bound design, making it the first ambidextrous smart notebook in the galaxy! It doesn’t matter if you’re a lefty, righty, nosey or footy - the Flip eliminates any horizontal hindrance when you write or draw on it.

Do you know why this version of the Rocketbook is called the “Flip”? Each top-bound sheet of Core technology paper in the Flip comes with a dot-grid side and a lined flipside. Use the notebook one way and you’ll be scribbling notes like the model student/staff you are; flip it to the other side and you’ll be drawing graphs and tables with ease!

Also, we're not sure about you, but somehow we feel a little more creative when we draw on a book that’s bound at the top.

via GIPHY

 

Yes, the Flip was created with creatives in mind too. It is the first installation of the Rocketbook that comes with the option of completely blank pages. Unleash your creative genius and doodle away unhindered! (P.S. Did you know that the Pilot FriXion line offers you erasable pens in a myriad of different colours? Now you do!)


Rocketbook Flip doodle

Like the Rocketbook Core, the Flip comes in Executive (A5) / 36 pages and Letter (A4) / 32 pages.

 

Rocketbook Panda Planner

Rocketbook Panda Planner

For the serious planner only. No we’re kidding.

This version of the Rocketbook is why we didn’t recommend the Fusion to the users who are looking for a planner-style notebook.

Working with the good folks at Panda Planner, we now have a Panda Planner that’s endlessly reusable. Or a Rocketbook that you can use as a planner - one planner for life. Whichever way you look at it, it’s pretty amazing!


Rocketbook Panda Planner

Pretty and amazing. You get the iconic Panda Planner logo too!

Complete with endlessly reusable monthly, weekly and daily planning pages - which are undated - retake control of your life one page at a time. Rocketbook has provided a very convenient table with a side-by-side comparison of the Rocketbook Panda Planner’s two sizes (and we’ve conveniently pasted it here for you):


Rocketbook Panda Planner

We’ll show you a couple of our favourite page templates in the Panda Planner.

 

Rocketbook Panda Planner goals
Rocketbook Panda Planner roadmapping

If you’re wondering how the other page templates look, pop over to the Rocketbook Panda Planner page on our store by clicking here!

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