Durable and Beautiful
I purchased my Softolio at your Delray store approximately ten years ago. Since then, it has been used almost daily, as it accompanied me to meetings, classes, business trips, etc. It is still in almost-new condition, with the red leather maintaining its durability and beauty to this day, despite minimal maintenance (I have cleaned it several times with leather cream).
I especially like the many pockets inside, which easily hold notes, cards, business cards, handouts, etc. etc. I'm now retired and use it regularly for my volunteer work, household records, and so forth.
I love, love, love this folio and HIGHLY recommend it.
May 7, 2012
Bring back the 5 x 8 Folio
You really need to bring back the 5 x 8 size folios because they're perfect for including in a hand bag and I have been using the ones I have purchased but am ready to replace it with another. Alas, there are none to be found. Please consider bringing it back or using that size to accommodate an e-reader that is smaller, like the kindle.
October 12, 2011
My B&N "Nook" cover
As an IT person, I like gadgets. However, I had always looked at devices like the Nook, and Amazon's Kindle as something I did not think I would like, because I like to be able to take notes in the books margins. Once I starting looking more into these devices, and learning that you could take notes inside the device, I decided to give them a second chance.
Being an advocate of open source technology, I had to evaluate these devices based on what content you could upload/download to them and make a decision. I didn't like the Kindle's proprietary media files, and leaned that Barnes and Nobles' Nook accepted the EPUB format. The media format was heavily weighted in my decision making, and I also think the Nook is a much better looking device. The Nook looks like something Apple would design, and I couldn't stand the Kindles gaudy keyboard - it just turned me off (along with the proprietary media format)
My next requirement was some kind of cover to protect the device, and I immediately thought of Levenger. Levenger has always made products that give you form and function. I had been utilizing my junior Softfolio for a way to organize my home computer network setup, but could easily transfer that to a junior Meeting Master I had that was not currently being used.
So, the junior Softfolio has been relegated to the Nooks new home. The Nook slides into the top left hand slot, while the other slots are home to index cards and compact sized grid paper. I use the junior notepad for taking notes, which I can later use my circa punch to fit them into my junior sized "Bookography". The zipper portion holds the USB cable, and other miscellaneous things.
This marriage of both analog, and digital has satisfied my new book reading setup. The Nook is much better than I ever thought, and I am able to read faster and with less strain on my eyes. The Softfolio is the bridge that helped me cross over to the digital e-reader, and has allowed me to keep some of the old school analog pieces of yesteryear :-)
October 26, 2010
Best folio I've ever owned
I purchased the letter sized version of the Softolio in red a few years ago. I have used it almost non-stop since. Its perfect for taking committee meeting notes (I also use Levenger's annotated ruled pads), for taking to court with me, to conferences and carrying in the car for lists. It doesnt show wear at all and is delightfully flexible with plenty of room for additional files, papers and pens. I still get compliments on it.
April 19, 2010
This is a nice folio that I use as a personal item and not work. I find the pockets to be highly functional and accommodates all my various stationary. The leather is true to its name, very soft and extremely pliable...often write with it folded over.
I can fit a circa notebook without issue and the magnet is strong enough to keep it closed.
March 10, 2010
I received this folio as a college graduation gift from my best friend and I absolutely love it. The leather has a lush, supple feelings. The monogram makes it particularly special. It's going to get plenty of use in grad school! :)
August 17, 2009
Just what I've been looking for! I can zip up my smart phone for access to my calendar and still take notes.
Very classy looking too!
April 6, 2009
New exciting colors!
This is by far my favorite folio. I have been using them for years. I carry my folio everywhere instead of a purse. I just want it to come in more color choices. I had a teal one that I carried for years until, alas. Now I have red and saddle, but I so envy the new circa cloth notebooks, especially the Turquoise/Blue.
March 30, 2009
Great bang for my buck!
I use the Softolio every day at work. It provides privacy with easy access and all of the pockets help to keep my various projects separate. I do wish it was a touch bigger so that I could fit a file folder in the pocket behind the paper pad.
March 28, 2009
More beautiful in person
I have been looking for an nice functional folio for several months. This soft folio is perfection. It is superior quality leather and very functional. The pockets and zipper compartment are fantastic. I have room for everything, I can even slide my iphone in one of the pockets and head off to a meeting. It is a true value and I am even more content that I had my full name engraved on it! It exceeded my expectations!
January 3, 2009