Zipboard

Whiteboard To Go

Rob Budryk had his aha moment watching New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick carry a whiteboard for diagramming plays on the sidelines. Too bad it wasn’t more portable, thought Rob, who’s a coach and retired police officer. And with that thought, Rob started devising plans for a retractable whiteboard that would be rigid for writing and roll up tight for easy carrying.
Zipboard
Zipboard
Whiteboard To Go

Rob Budryk had his aha moment watching New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick carry a whiteboard for diagramming plays on the sidelines. Too bad it wasn’t more portable, thought Rob, who’s a coach and retired police officer. And with that thought, Rob started devising plans for a retractable whiteboard that would be rigid for writing and roll up tight for easy carrying.

The Zipboard has a sturdy, erasable writing surface when it’s extended. With the push of a button it retracts into a slim tube that you can clip on your belt, stow in a pocket, or toss in a briefcase or equipment bag. It also includes a spot for storing the black marker with an eraser.

We heard about the Zipboard from Liz Meagher, a diehard sports fan with a knack for spotting unique products. The plain white version is ideal for teachers, builders, and anyone who thinks on their feet. Rob also offers Zipboards for specific sports, including basketball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball. Field boundaries and court lines are already drawn on the surface to make it easy for coaches to diagram plays.

Teaching, sketching, planning, collaborating—on-the-go brainstorming just got a whole lot easier.