Circa Dimensions Notebook Letter
CIRCA REALLY WORKS
I have always liked the CIRCA system “aesthetically,” but couldn’t bring myself to justify using it instead of throw-away pads of papers. However, I was appointed Dean of a College and found myself overwhelmed with meetings, names, projects, initiatives, collaboratives, grants, and so on. Each day I would meet with a dozen people who would talk about a half dozen other people, projects, problem, and I needed a way to keep up and keep ahead of things. I began with a letter sized CIRCA notebook and am never without it. I make Cornell notes in the main section and reminders and things I need to do in the margin. I duplicated the Cornell pages in Word and almost each evening transcribe my CIRCA notes into the Word Cornell notes. This permits me to search the continuous word document for anything. As I do this I respond to the marginal notes. If a marginal note says “email John Doe regarding XY” I do it as I’m transcribing the notes. Sometimes I don’t have the CIRCA notebook so I’ve also added a CIRCA JOTLET with 3 X 5 cards which is always in my pocket. It can be slipped into the larger notebook, or given to someone in the midst of a meeting if something needs to be taken care of.
January 15, 2015
Organized for Travel
My husband and I just returned from a four-week trip to the UK. We made all the arrangements ourselves, and had a big stack of confirmation and ticket print-outs to take along. I purchased this notebook, took out the ruled paper, punched our print-outs and inserted them, using the dividers for transportation, tickets, etc. The notebook is light and thin enough to fit in a backpack. We never fumbled for documents when we needed them. One less travel stress factor!
September 26, 2014
Pretty mediocre, better products exist
This is my 3rd attempt to review this notebook. The first two seemed to have "vanished" from the site. First, I love the Circa notebook concept and have purchased several of the notebooks, disc sets and other products. That said, the Dimensions notebook is not up to the standards I've come to expect from Levenger. The cover is no better than one of the cheap poly covers from the office supply store with the competing system. In fact, I'd submit that it was worse in that it shows fingerprints. The included paper stock, while high quality, wastes space on a "perpetual calendar" that is pretty much useless. The aluminum discs are nice, but the 1" should have been included instead of the 3/4".
June 11, 2014
Not to LevengerQuality
I wrote a review of this product about three weeks ago and it never showed up, so I am rewriting it with a little less 'enthusiasm' in case it was moderated out.
The notebook is completely unacceptable and frustrating. I have not even been able to use it because the front cover warped while sitting in my car while I was at a lunch meeting the FIRST day! (see picture I have attached) The day was not hot, but this was from sunlight hitting it directly.
I have not used a single page yet. (I love the paper quality)
The cover really is unnecessarily thin and prone to scratches and warping. The style is great but poorly executed.
I am going to return it but am VERY resentful to have to pay for shipping again.
June 4, 2014
Sleek and Professional
I love the look and feel of this Circa notebook. The colors and paper quality make me want to write all day but I've reserved this Circa product for special, "important" projects only - it is that good!
May 28, 2014
Cover ripped after a couple weeks of light use (see pic) and the texture of the cover is nto waht i expected - does not feel good to hold or touch - holographic material
May 20, 2014
I love the look of this cover but it ripped after a few months of extremely light use. Poor quality. Disappointed.
May 5, 2014
Like the concept, not this cover!
My first impression from the Circa ring technology is positive. I like the concept of easily taking out a certain amount of pages as I scan them after a certain time. The paper quality is good for this too. However this cover feels like cheap plastic. I should have taken a nicer cover but did not want the weight of leather. If I stay with the concept will need to think about the cover I guess.
April 24, 2014
Better than I expected
I have 2 other circa notebooks, but i absolutely loved this one. It's sleek, smooth, and professional looking. I've already recommended it to 2 coworkers who went out and purchased their own!
April 17, 2014
Exactly what I expected
I am a long time circa user and I love all my circa purchases! I bought this as a travel binder that would be flexible going and and out of my bag. For $39 it was perfect and suited my business travel needs. I read some reviews and was surprised people were disappointed at its flimsineness. I would be upset if my more expensive leather cover was flimsy but for 39 this is a great purchase with cover, discs, dividers and paper! It was a GREAT value!!!
April 5, 2014