I really enjoy this notebook!...
April 27, 2016
I really enjoy this notebook! It is lightweight, thin, able to be folded back
easily on itself (if you don't overstuff it with paper), intelligent in its
design (I'm not aware of any brand in America that has this sheer thinness and a
binding of this type combined), and it is a joy to use. The plastic spine on
this brand is not as flimsy as the Kokuyo Campus Smart Ring spine. You have to
pull the top area of the left spine side and the bottom area of the lower spine
side to open it, but I feel like this is much better compared to the Smart Ring
binder. But of course, because of the nature of the binding, you don't want to
rough handle it, generally speaking. I have had mine for two months, and it has
held up well just being stashed between my Japanese language textbooks for when
I go to my Japanese class. I have probably opened and added and removed paper no
less than 20 times from it, and the mechanism for opening is just great so far.
The paper is good quality, smooth to write on, and is almost like the standard
paper you can find in JetPen's Kokuyo-brand notebooks (the Lihit Lab's paper is
slightly more see-through than standard Kokuyo, I feel, but not as
thin/semi-transparent as Kokuyo Mio paper, for instance).
I have bought 3 of these so far for different purposes, and I plan on buying a
few more to have as backups, and/or possibly for other subjects/interests.
If I could give it 4.5 stars, I would, because of the binding being something I
just have to watch out for. I try to carefully let it dangle over the side of
any books I stash it between. But, I supposed the binding may not work if it
were any tougher/rigid? I don't know. . .