I love Kokuyo, it's all...
July 3, 2015
I love Kokuyo, it's all I use in college, however this one isn't what I had
expected. So, the paper is still the same incredible paper, but the spiral
portion is a little strange. The mechanism is a little silly at times where it
won't open all the way, and then it's suppose to kind of snap back. The thing
is, you can fold this notebook completely over like you would a normal notebook.
What I mean is, the cover doesn't fold completely to the back of the notebook so
you can write, you have to leave it open like a book to write in it. If you are
cramped for space, another style might be more suitable. Because you've
essentially doubled your space with this one...an alternative would be to pull
the paper out in class to take notes, then put them back in after you get home
or later after class. If you're pressed for time between classes, the last thing
you want to do is fiddle with pages and the mechanism isn't as smooth as I
would have liked to make that transition easier. All in all, these are fun and
small, great portability, but they are going to be wider than a typical notebook
because of the fold over issue. If you are looking for smaller paper and
notebook, I recommend the same B5 paper with the ringed binder rather than the
smart ring. I have them in A4 size and they're amazingly sturdy. Otherwise,
these are smart, light, portable and cute! I use pilot frixion gel pens on the
paper and it's great! Erases like a breeze!
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