XBoard Magnetic Whiteboard

Last updated date: October 14, 2019

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the XBoard XBoard Magnetic Whiteboard placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 20, 2019:
Checkout The Best White Board for a detailed review of all the top white boards.

Expert Summarized Score
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
412 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The frames of the board are crafted from anodized aluminum with a durable, premium surface that is scratch resistant and made to last
- Review Finch
Constructed with a premium grade aluminum frame that is also sturdy;
- BMO Harris Bradley Center
It has been made using high quality and sturdy aluminum frame. It is anti-scratch and very protective. This board is very durable.
- The Z8
August 9, 2019 | Full review
Solidly made. Lightweight enough to be portable, but also has a very secure, four corner installation system. Erases well with no lingering residue
- BestReviews
Large size allows you to place a lot different information, notes, photos and much more
- Best Advisor
Made of silver-anodized aluminum, this product is lightweight and features ABS corner material without sharp edges.
- Top Ten Select
This magnetic whiteboard has a sleek and sturdy aluminum frame which has ABS plastic corners without those sharp corners that can cause injury.
- Sea Salt and Pepper
Durable construction from anodized aluminum. These are considered the best whiteboards for home use.
- Amelie Broadway
It features an anti-scratch, highly protected, magnetic surface.
- HomeStuffExpert
The glassy smooth whiteboard is compatible with all kinds of dry erase markers and prevents leftover ink stains after wiping, even if the wipe down of the board is done weeks later. This means you don’t have to worry about immediately erasing your ideas when compared with other mediocre boards.
- TopListly
April 13, 2019 | Full review
The detachable marker tray can be placed on any of the whiteboard’s 4 sides, to keep your writing materials close at hand, and a sturdy aluminum frame is built with ABS plastic corners.
- FoxReviewPro
What experts didn't like
The marker/eraser tray is small and a liitle on the cheap side. Some buyers have issues with this option arriving damaged.
- BestReviews
The tray is attached quite loosely and can slip.
- Best Advisor
However, it is not easy to mount this dry erase board especially if you are inexperienced but the hardware holds the board firmly in place.
- Sea Salt and Pepper
May not be large enough for bigger rooms or projects/classes
- HomeStuffExpert

From The Manufacturer

XBoard LOGO XBoard is a professional manufacturer of high quality board, produce hundreds of thousands of board products every month, from magnetic whiteboard, melamine whiteboard, blackboard, fabric board, cork board and Easel-Style Dry Erase Boards, etc. Each piece is rigorously tested for durability. Each piece is constructed with uniquely tough materials to reduce the risk of damage during shipping. XBoard keeps bringing best writing experience to all customers. back to school XBoard Magnetic White Board Not only does the Magnetic Dry Erase Board work as an excellent dry erase white board, but you can also post notes and important messages on it with the included magnets. You can choose to mount this board either Landscape or Portrait. This dry erase board comes with an attachable marker tray so you can easily access your markers when writing. The frames of the board are crafted from anodized aluminum with a durable, premium surface that is scratch resistant and made to last. Mounting is easy with the included hardware. This whiteboard is compatible with all brands of dry erase markers including Expo. Surface Vertical Tray Accessories Premium Scratch-Resistant Whiteboard Surface! Please Remove the Protective Film! Now it is your time to enjoy the writing and thinking!

Overall Product Rankings

1. Dreamline Products Dry Erase Lapboards
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 0
2. Officeline Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 11
3. ARTEZA Small White Board
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
4. U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Rose Art Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
6. XBoard Magnetic Whiteboard
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 11
7. UnityStar Dry Erase Board
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1
8. VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Post-it Easel Pad w/ Dry Erase Panel
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 0
10. Quartet Glass Whiteboard
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 12

An Overview On White Boards

A white board, also sometimes called a dry erase board or marker board, allows users to write messages for other family members, notes on a lecture or a problem that needs to be solved. Once the task is completed, the board can be wiped clean with ease and a new task added.

“White boards are great for ideation,” says art educator and artist Amy Markham. Her podcast “Starling” helps artists develop creative depth. “Whether it’s just you working on your own or your team brainstorming together, a whiteboard lets you create ideas and erase notes with a wipe of your hand.”

When shopping for a white board, it is important to first determine whether you need just one or a pack. You can purchase single white boards, or you can opt for a set. Some sets are as small as 12 units, while others run as large as 32 units.

Next, determine whether you need to use the white board on your lap, or place it on the wall next to your desk.  If you prefer a model that gets installed on a wall, make sure it comes with all the mounting supplies. Double-sided Velcro strips are one of the fastest ways to mount a white board.

If the white board is meant to be used as a lapboard, look to see if it is double-sided. This allows you to flip the board over to continue working on the problem you are trying to solve. You also want this type of white board to be light and easy to carry, as you may wish to take it to school or the library.

Check to see what accessories come with the white board. Some models simply include the board itself and require shoppers to purchase specialty markers and erasers separately. They may even sell frames and marker holders that snap into place. Others come fully equipped with pens, pen trays, erasers and magnets.

DYWM Fun Fact

Blackboards, also called chalkboards, were used for a long time before white boards came on the market. Martin Heit invented the first white board in the ’60s, which he named the “Plasti-Slate.” This board was originally used to take down phone messages, but now is used for everything from solving math equations to practicing art.

Traditional small white boards are typically used by individuals, although they do make larger models for use in a classroom or office setting. Even these models have evolved, and today, many schools and businesses use an interactive white board. This board works with technology and responds to touch, such as a finger or special inkless pen.

The White Board Buying Guide

  • You’ll get what you pay for with white boards. “There are inexpensive white boards made of melamine, which is good if price is an important factor,” says Markham. “However, they are prone to staining. The glass and porcelain versions are more expensive but clean up nicely and will last longer.”
  • Never try to clean a white board with abrasive cleaners or sponges. These will scratch the surface and remove the coating that makes it so you can wipe the board clean.
  • If your board loses its protective coating, you can add a coating of WD-40 to prolong the use of your white board.
  • Use a cleaner specifically labeled for use on dry erase boards when a wet cloth isn’t enough to remove all the marks on your white board.
  • A lint-free towel is best when wiping down your board, as it won’t leave any dust or lint behind.
  • Use rubbing alcohol, shoe polish, hydrogen peroxide or toothpaste to tackle stubborn stains that are hard to remove.
  • Only use markers and pens listed as safe for dry erase boards. Other markers and pens will permanently stain your white board.
  • Check for a money-back guarantee before deciding on a white board. This is often a good indication that the product is quality made, and if it turns out to be cheaply made, at least you’ll be able to get your money back.
  • It is important to take into consideration the number of white boards in a set and any included accessories when reviewing price. The Dreamline Products Dry Erase Lapboards come in a set of 12, which is understandably cheaper than the ARTEZA Small White Board set of 32. While the Officeline Magnetic Dry Erase Board and U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board both come with just one board, the Officeline model is higher in price, due to its many added accessories.