Betabook is a practical tool for everyday use. These tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your Betabook.
Keep it Flat
Your Betabook may not open completely flat if kept closed for a longer time. To restore its flatness, gently flex your Betabook’s spine backwards so the two outside covers touch. Hold open in this position for several seconds.
Pro Tip: leave your Betabook open on a table when not in use to preserve the flat design of the OS (Open Surface).
Extra Surface Protection
Use a piece of paper inside your closed Betabook for extra surface protection. This will reduce scuffing caused by the surface rubbing against itself in transit.
Whiteboard Marker Compatibility
Betabook comes with a custom-made Neuland fine tip refillable dry erase marker. We’ve also tested Staedtler, Faber Castell, Bic, Expo, and Staples’ Remarx – other brands should work too.
Pro Tip: not all whiteboard marker inks will behave exactly the same. Some colors may dye, smear or ghost more than others.
You may want to refresh the surface of your Betabook now and then. Use a small amount of isopropyl rubbing alcohol applied to a clean paper towel. Wipe in even strokes from top to bottom in one direction. Apply more alcohol as needed.
Caution: permanent markers may leave stains on the surface of your Betabook. Use them at your own risk.
Eraser Cloth Cleaning
If you experience excessive smearing or dying – even with dry ink – it may be time to clean your eraser cloth. Use water and/or a tiny amount of hand soap. The fleece eraser cloth is fast-drying and washing machine safe.
Store the marker centered inside the eraser cloth inside your Betabook when in transit. This helps protect the surface from creases and scratches.
Extra Marker Storage
It is possible to store extra markers inside your Betabook for more drawing options on the go. Betabook can hold one extra marker; Betabook Pro has room for two extra markers.
You may find it helpful to organize your Betabook photos with your favorite cloud storage apps. We’re looking forward to hear what analog/digital workflows you develop.
Draw reusable templates on your Betabook with wet-erase markers which resist dry-erasing. One brand we’ve tried which works are Staedtler Lumocolor overhead transparency markers. Remove with water or isopropyl rubbing alcohol as needed.
The Betabook is not designed to function in extreme heat or cold. Think twice before leaving your Betabook in prolonged direct sunlight or in a deep freezer.
Please Note: Like any notebook, your Betabook may develop small scratches or scuffs over time. These cosmetic changes are normal and will not reduce the functionality of your Betabook – on the contrary: we’ve found that a slightly used surface makes it easier to get started than a perfectly blank slate.