Start from a Raw Idea
We write something everyday. Even though technology gives us convenience in many ways, notebooks are still a central part of our lives, and take an important role in recording our thoughts, improving ideas, and making plans.
But we felt it’s still inconvenient in some ways to use notebooks even though there has been so many types created since the invention of paper.
We want to make simple but useful notebooks which can contain our experiences and lives at every moment--something that can precisely capture our thoughts depending on our needs.
That’s why we created Magnote, which is the world’s first notebook composed of magnets. It is the simplest way to both bind and separate all the books you need.
What is Special about Magnote?
1. It is composed of neodymium magnets
By using magnets, it becomes easier for us to carry every different kind of book neatly and orderly.
You don’t have to carry all different sizes of heavy books anymore; just carry as much as you need depending on your purpose. It also plays an important role for easy storage.
2. Time Circle - Intuitive UI for your daily plan
Most existing planners are based on text, line and space, so it makes us feel captured and uncomfortable when making a daily plan. On top of that, since the connectivity of each schedule is disjointed, we can’t plan the whole day intuitively.
We made a user interface called "Time Circle," the design of which is based on how clocks display a day.
Time Circle allows us to write our ideas freely and helps to easily set an organized, well-planned day. Most of all, it can be checked at a glance.
3. Minimalist design
As our motto is “simple, but useful,” Magnote is designed minimally by eliminating excessive lines. In terms of aesthetics, this makes its appearance more refined, while practically speaking it creates a notebook with high ease-of-use.
The Magnote is designed to fit comfortably in one hand to allow you to carry it easily.
Also, it looks good on your electronic device.
The Magnote lays flat on a desk. It helps to improve the usability of notebooks.
6. Fountain Pen-Friendliness
Magnote is friendly with a fountain pen.
We've made lots of prototypes and discussed production with manufacturing companies. After successful funding, we have a plan to make a production line and start to manufacture the Magnote. We want to reinvent the notebook's history. It’s impossible without your support. We hope you'll be with us!!
Who we are
Most products in the world lose their fundamental function when they become either too simple or too complicated. The Orangemonkie team will break this pattern by designing products under our motto "simple, but useful."
Risks and challenges
Generally, making something real is hard, because the results can differ so wildly from what was in your imagination. But we've proved that we are more than capable of succeeding with our second project, Foldio. We've contacted several notebook manufacturers to make a Magnote in which reality matches up with imagination, and the pre-production talks with them have been extremely positive. We know that there will be some obstacles to producing a new type of notebook but we will show that it is possible again, as with our second project. The Magnote project is one of our challenges and we will write the new history of notebooks. We can't wait to make it real!! We will prepare all the steps to start production right after fundraising finishes.
As always, we will try to keep the faith with our backers during this project via regular updates and meeting the deadlines as projected in the given timeline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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