Whiteboard recommendations? (or alternatives)

When solving problems (math/computer science) I often scribble on some random sheets of paper to visualize my ideas or to save progress of some temporary solutions. I hate it, it’s a mess and a waste of paper. I’ve been thinking of getting something like a whiteboard for a while and I want to finally commit.

Does anybody have any recommendations for a whiteboard or a whiteboard-like (for example an interactive board) product? From experience I know that whiteboards get dirty quickly and require to be cleaned with alcohol regularly.

Alternatives I have considered and subsequently disregarded:

  • blackboard (chalk dust in my room, no thanks)
  • graphical tablet for my laptop (I want something that would always be on display, not hidden away in a file)
  • tablet with a stylus (same as above)
jonuno
325d

Look for “stone paper notebooks”. The ink wipes off , they last forever, and are around 20euros

@ajz
125d

I had never heard of stone paper notebooks, amazing concept ! (Though maybe not that eco-friendly https://www.wired.com/2013/02/stone-paper-notebook/) Thanks for sharing this suggestion.

jonuno
222d

I guess you’d have to weight how much you are going to use it. If a sheet of rock paper can last you many years, that will be more eco than celulose paper in the long term? If you are worried on that maybe go for the closest to nature form possible. These used to be the standard in primary schools last century https://images.app.goo.gl/tZaTG66XtxzYN2Ht6

@ajz
122d

Thanks, I’ve ordered one to try.

poVoq
325d

There are some eink reader type devices with stylus input. Not cheap though.

@Txopi
225d

A bunch of papers always will be more eco-friendly than any electronic gadget!

shilangyu (lemmur)
creator
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24d

Well, ideally I would like a physical non electronical object. Like a whiteboard. I asked because maybe someone knows a specific whiteboard brand that produces high quality whiteboards

shilangyu (lemmur)
creator
124d

Thank you all for your answers! I will look into them

Azure
125d

Have you thought of a Magna-Doodle?

  • They’re easy to erase (just pull the lever)
  • About page size (which is good if you want something you can lug around or work with on a desk, but not if you want more than one page of space)
  • They last pretty much forever if you don’t bang them around, and even if you bang them around they still do pretty well.

Downsides:

  • Low resolution
  • Erasing one spot is not well supported
@ajz
125d

You could buy a refurbished Thinkpad tablet to run with Linux. The older types come with a stylus pen.

江尚寒
-125d

i m not sure if “mila note” will be suit for you. so i just put a invite code link here Mila note

Azure
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