In October of 2015, we launched the first generation Rekonect notebook (picture shown below) here on Kickstarter with the help of 3,190 people just like you. We were able to raise $202,000 to bring our notebook to life. Our smaller sized black notebook (5.5"x8") is for sale on our website at www.Rekonect.com. Check it out!
We are excited to introduce the second product in the Rekonect family, the RekonPro (9.5x11.25) Notebook!
The first customizable sketchbook with removable/reattachable magnetized pages. The Rekonect Magnetic Notebook is a patent pending design with a hard shelled, faux leather exterior and a high grade elastic band that wraps around the notebook. The spine of the notebook contains a series of magnets that allow the paper to sit in the notebook without fear that the pages will fall out, but can easily be removed as desired. The dimensions of our Rekonect PRO notebook is 9.5 inches (24.13 cm) by 11.25 inches (28.575 cm) and our Rekonect Original Notebook is 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) by 8 inches (20.32 cm) . Both size notebooks comes delivered with 60 sheets, or 120 pages.
The paper for the Rekonect PRO Notebook measures 8.5 inches (21.59 cm) by 11.25 inches (28.575 cm) and is 24lb, 98 gsm. The paper for the Rekonect Original Notebook measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) by 7.875 inches (20 cm) and is 24lb, 98 gsm. The edge of the paper has a patent pending mixture that is durable and long wearing that allows the page to adhere to the spine of the notebook seamlessly, while still having a sleek design when removed. Additional packs of paper will come in a total of 60 sheets, or 120 pages. Currently our paper can come in four different designs: blank, line, graph, and dotted.
PURCHASING EXTRA PACKS OF PAPER
Extra packs of paper will be available after the Kickstarter campaign. After the campaign has ended, we will issue a survey requesting additional information from our backers, for example their shipping address. From there, we will also ask each backer personally which type of paper they would like to purchase, whether it is blank, lined, graph, or dotted paper. Each order will have the ability to purchase extra packs (60 sheets) of paper.
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES - One notebook to rule them all. The Rekonect features a magnetic spine that the pages hold onto, until you're ready to remove them. Pull out a page to scan, put it right back in. Add clean pages, or swap them all out for blank, lined, graph, or dotted sheets.
LASTING QUALITY - You'll never need another notebook. Fill it up, remove all the pages, and pop in a fresh stack. The hard shelled, faux leather exterior is designed to last through hundreds of refills, so nothing can stop your creative flow.
FULL CUSTOMIZATION - For those with a wide range of needs, you can divide your notebook up into sections of blank, lined, graph, and dotted pages. Further, you can print on the Rekonect pages, enabling you to create your own custom page templates. Fill your notebook with comic panels, drawing, to-do lists, charts, school work, weekly calendars or anything else you can imagine.
FOR DAILY USE - The magnetic spine holds onto your metal pens on the go. Travel light with just the pages you need, or fill it up for maximum potential. A side pocket on the inside carries important non-magnetic documents.
STREAMLINE YOUR CREATIVITY - Going fully digital is less than ideal for most creatives- it's disconnecting from reality. Finally, there's a convenient solution for those with a variety of needs. Rekonect is for students, it's for artists, designers, mathematicians, writers, professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, and most especially, those who fall somewhere among all of those.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk with any crowdfunding campaign involving a physical item is manufacturing and shipping. The good news is - we have done this before.
We have been working with our suppliers for two years to get the best possible materials and most timely shipping methods possible for our notebook.
Issues may occur, but we have been through the process before and this time we know what to expect.
Durning the last Kickstarter campaign our small team hand-made every notebook 3,500 and shipped all of the packages ourselves. This time we have the capacity to mass produce our product and streamline our shipping.
We learned from our last campaign that communication is everything and we are committed to updating our backers frequently. We are committed to being transparent and open during this whole process. Our number one goal is to get an amazing product in your hands as soon as possible.
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