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October 30, 2014
I like the paper of this...
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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.

 
October 30, 2014
I've only had the notebook...
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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!

 
January 10, 2013
First thoughts: This...
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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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February 10, 2011
I received this in the...
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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.

 
February 10, 2011
I would rate this a 4.5,...
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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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February 10, 2011
The Mio paper is definitely...
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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.

 
January 5, 2011
My systemic notebook...
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My systemic notebook shipped out and arrived sooner than expected in great condition.

It's a great notebook overall. The design is just as lovely and professional-looking in person as it looks in these photographs. The paper is very smooth to write on. With my current favorite line of ball point pens, shadowing from the other side does occur. However, there is no bleed through. I may just write completely in pencil, or try to find other equally as nice pens to write with while using the lined pages inside. I will be using this notebook system primarily for my Japanese studies.

I will definitely order more from Jet Pens and more from the Kokuyo line for its great, sleek design and quality.

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