Need a whiteboard? Use the back of your laptop with DrawTop!


I frequently use a whiteboard to convey a concept or have a dialogue with a client.  With whiteboads and whiteboard markers it is a good chance that they are not what you want them to be when you show up at someone’s office:  the whiteboard is blurry or stained and there is usually one red market – the exact color you do not want to use.  I usually carry my own set of whiteboard markers to avoid just such a problem, but I can not carry my own whiteboard, or can I?

An entrepreneur founded DrawTop, to make sure you always have a whiteboard with you.  By taking advantage of the unused space on the back of your laptop, or should I say the space used only for stickers and pictures, the DrawTop provides a whiteboard that is with you when and where you need a whiteboard.  The DrawTop Laptop Whiteboard is a white vinyl sheet that looks simple thanks to an adhesive back and even includes a set of Expo whiteboard markers.  I only wish you could print on these to create a standard whiteboard diagram for  illustration purposes or add your company logo.  I also wonder how it works on Mac’s as the light up Apple Logo may be viewable through the DrawTop.  I guess I will just have to order one and let you know.

Priced at $12 for a single DrawTop , $16 for two, or $10 for a special DrawTop for your tablet of choice.  Available today on the DrawTop website.

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  • RainyDayInterns October 19, 2011, 3:40 pm

    Will they be offering a paper pad version of the same idea?
    There is a laptop available on the other side for god sake.

    • Brett Cooper October 20, 2011, 8:32 am

      I usually use an “Electronic” paper version to do whiteboards to larger audiences. It is nice for a number of reasons, including the ability to have a paper version of the notes from a client or colleague meeting. I highly suggest using your mobile phone camera to snap a picture of your whiteboards as it is a great way to capture notes and to do’s. My electronic whiteboard of choice is from a 200 year old French Paper company, Canson. I will write a review of it some day in the future. Enjoy!

  • amit October 20, 2011, 7:30 am

    oh..its so fun man….

  • Vikram Rajan October 20, 2011, 12:16 pm

    We’ve using static cling whiteboard sheets – available at Staples, etc. – for years now. Never thought of cutting it down to size and sticking on the back of a laptop though – neat idea. And I think static cling (thus removable/replacable) is better than a glued option. Prob less expensive too.

  • John Phung October 24, 2011, 4:12 am

    Seriously wish I thought of this idea!

    Ordered a pair simply because it looks useful.

  • MikeF October 27, 2011, 12:48 pm

    Love the idea, as long as it sticks well. And dude, you’re worried about your Apple logo shining thru or not? How elitist.

  • Brett P. Cooper October 27, 2011, 3:49 pm


    Thanks for your comment…It isn’t an elitist thing, it is more of a point of having to do a whiteboard in front of a client and having a big white apple showing through the whiteboard – not exactly professional, nor will it keep the client’s attention…..Definitely not at elitist thing.

  • sun dae June 9, 2015, 4:10 am

    this is great but the drawtop site is in mandarin…

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