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I have had this eraser...
April 27, 2016
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I have had this eraser for almost a month, and it has held up well. I use it primarily to erase when I'm studying and writing out Japanese characters. I use the standard Kuru Toga mechanical pencil, and I feel that the way the eraser is designed on it is not good at all, so I use this E-knock in its place.

Due to its small size, this eraser generally works great for erasing strokes or whole characters without feeling too clunky doing so. It's about the same width as my Kuru Toga, which makes it great to use both interchangeably. All in all, it's cheap, but seems sturdy so far, and I know I will come back to buy more in the future.
This refill is great...
April 27, 2016
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This refill is great for the Lihit Lab notebook. It's smooth to write on, the faint, grey lines are not too obtrusive, and it serves its purpose well. I do wish the refill packs came with more sheets than they do.
This color is absolutely...
April 27, 2016
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This color is absolutely gorgeous in person. I have ordered this color and two clear ones, and I plan on buying more as backups and/or for different projects. 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.
I really enjoy this notebook!...
April 27, 2016
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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. . .
I like the paper of this...
October 30, 2014
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I like the paper of this notebook for the weight and smoothness of it. I like that the lines are very faint and neutral-colored so as not to detract my eye much from my written words. I don't like how the bright blue lines of much standard American notebook paper is (even though it's cheap and in great abundance!), and that's what background I'm coming from while comparing this Kokuyo notebook.

This notebook is nice and compact. The construction is simple but sufficient, the cover is plain and neutral, but I like it. I'm not rough with my Kokuyo notebooks to begin with, but I don't treat them like they're glass either. They generally hold up exceptionally well over months/years of use for me without bindings coming loose, without pages falling out, but maybe with only minor corner edge wear, if that.
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I've only had the notebook...
October 30, 2014
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I've only had the notebook for 3 days, but already I am enjoying it! It's nice, lightweight, and the color in real life is fantastic. I'm using it now as a portable writing notebook. I have two A6 notebooks slotted in the cover flaps and accessories, such as index cards, paper clips, and page markers, stashed in the inside pockets.

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Pros:
- Smooth, silky nylon exterior and interior for easy cleaning
-Gorgeous, but unisex orange color
- Sturdy zippers
- Hard, book board-like filler in front and back covers (Seems like it's about 4mm thick? Easy to write with while holding in just one hand, and this filler doesn't bend easily unless a LOT of force is applied.)
-Fits a 400+-page Hobonichi Techo planner perfectly (that's with just one side of the cover slotted in, not both, unless you want to end up adding a permanent crease in the other cover side as you try to force it in.)

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Cons:
There are no real cons that stand out at me. I carry pens separately, but for those who may want to stash a pen/pencil inside the cover, you may have to sacrifice how much notebook bulk you have to get a writing utensil to slot inside without bulking the notebook cover out too much.

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The center binding doesn't have much give, and it can only hold a finite amount of paper/notebooks. Let me explain: Trying to fit a book containing 200+ pages of standard weight notebook paper would not work well enough to close the zippers without stress over time (unless, maybe the paper is thin like Tomoe River). So far, I've tried slipping the 80-page refill it comes with in the front slot, 1 50-page Kokuyo A6 notebook in the back cover, and stash in between those 1 70-page Buncobon notebook (all came from Jet Pens), and I had trouble getting the zipper to close. In this case, there was too much bulk at the spine, causing that third notebook to push outward toward the zipper edge. Stacking two notebooks in while having only 1 slotted in the cover flap worked a little bit better, though. Without the 70-page Buncobon, I could close it just fine and was still able to put in other thin bits of accessories in the interior pockets.

With my A6 Hobonichi Techo slotted in the back cover so that I can see the front cover of it when opening the Raymay, I can still fit accessories in the pockets on the inside with no problem.

All in all, I would buy this again. I think the price is/was a bit steep, but I wanted to try it out. I don't regret buying it at all now, and I know I will use it diligently for some time to come!

Thank you for having this item available, Jet Pens!
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First thoughts: This...
January 10, 2013
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First thoughts: This pen is very lovely in person. This is my first time ever owning a multi-pen. Before ordering this, I was concerned that the lower part of the barrel, where it's completely clear, would really annoy me. You see a good bit of the pen refills inside. When you're writing, this won't make a difference, you won't notice. If you love just looking at your "beautifully designed" stationery from time to time, well, to see all those colors (so much of them) through the lower part of the barrel. . . ehn. . . I can't say that I think it was a good choice for the two companies involved in the creation of this Majolica Majorca pen to have so much open space for you to see the colored refills inside. Well, they also don't allow you to see which colors you have inserted already from the top (where you depress the levers to push out or retract the refills), so, it was one or the other. I feel like they could have done something more, like what the regular Uni style fits do, in terms of having the lower portion of it a solid color, but still allowing that slight see-through window a short way up to see the colors.

About the Construction: Enough of that minor nitpickiness, however. The pen is gorgeous, the colors and sparkliness of it are very nice. It makes me think of a cosmetic item (lipstick mostly) when I look at the label, as opposed to just seeing a "pen" only first.

The mechanism that pushes the refills forward/retracts them is slightly noisy. You can hear the metal coils springing when you press them, and it makes low clicking sounds when they snap into or out of place. This same mechanism, though, requires very little pressure. It's very, very sensitive when pressed. It's very easy to load and unload refills, and the few refills I ordered (2 to start) are very beautiful colors. I've been using solid black, single-color Uniball Signo Micros for the past four years, and I'm a fan of those. This gel ink is the same, and so I expected nothing less in the quality and application of these inks.

I plan on buying more refills, and will more than likely purchase a lavender Uni Style Fit pen body later on as well.
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I received this in the...
February 10, 2011
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I received this in the mail two days ago, and so far it has been a pleasure to use. It's sturdy plastic, which means it'll stand the test of time for a long time, and it works like it needs to - oh so easily.

To reflect back on what someone before me had previously stated, I also wish I had more things that needed to be put into envelopes this tiny. It's just so much fun choosing papers, or creating my own patterns on papers, and then creating the envelopes themselves.

Loving to just craft things in general, this template has given me inspiration for wanting to do so much more with the envelopes I've made.
I would rate this a 4.5,...
February 10, 2011
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I would rate this a 4.5, with my only concern being the rather thin cover.The Buncobon notebook cover is actually thinner than I suspected from looking at these pictures. I had the impression that it was going to be a bit thicker. The plastic slip cover that comes with it is a good thing, though, to offer it a little bit of protection from wear.

The paper inside is more like standard weight Kokuyo paper, which is good. It does lie pretty flat when opened, and it's small, thin size makes it nice for short word lists, or to jot down fleeting thoughts, etc.
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The Mio paper is definitely...
February 10, 2011
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The Mio paper is definitely thinner by comparison to the standard Kokuyo paper weight, but the quality is still very good.

The Mio notebooks are just nice to look at in general, as well. I definitely will buy more in the future.
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