I have been looking for a folio to hold my Circa. I Love the pockets and rich leather looking design.
The only complaint that I have is the pen holder that keeps the folio closed is a tight to manipulate - although my husband says that it will get easier as the leather stretches.
It goes great with my fountain pens.
March 3, 2014
I wanted a product that could allow me to take notes, have business cards handy and carry my iPad mini + keyboard securely - this does all of that with style! Love it.
February 26, 2014
Thought it was like the Jr. Softfolio
This is actually a very nice Jr. Folio and a great intro to the Circa system- However I mistakenly assumed it was the same size as the discontinued Jr. Soft folio I desperately desire in Black. The difference is in 1) the overall size and 2) the little pockets on the inside.....if only the stitching was a bit more to the right on the first small pocket it would accommodate the lovely 3X5 cards I use from Levengers. This feature is one of the things I LOVE about the Jr. Softfolio.... but alas I was so disappointed...The larger size I noted first is also a bit of a disappointment but not as much as the lack of a special spot for my new Levenger 3X5 cards.....In the end I decided to keep it, but feel like I am settling for something I really do not want... ugh! I know I am not the only one who has asked you to bring back the JR. Soft Folio... please consider this request again.
February 22, 2014
I have been lusting after a lavenger folio since I spotted a former colleague's during a meeting two years ago. I couldn't decide whether it was worth the price to buy one for myself, but I am so glad that I did. It's incredibly professional looking and carries everything I need - a notebook (it comes with a circa notebook), my iPhone, documents/loose notes, and a magazine or iPad (I have the letter sized folio). The leather is soft and lightweight, but great quality. I had it monogrammed and opted for the grape coloring, and it's a beautiful deep purple. I'm sure I will have my folio for years to come. My only complaint is that I would have preferred a magnetic closure to the pen loop. Nevertheless, I will be purchasing another folio as a college graduation gift for my sister!
February 18, 2014
Wow! I was absolutely surprised when I received this on how well it was packaged and when I took this out of the box I was shocked on how nice this was. I have not ordered before from Levenger but I will purchase other products to help keep me organized. I ordered the red bad I love this color. Thank you!!
February 16, 2014
I got this in "grape". The color is actually aubergine, that combination of purple and blackish-brown that you see on an eggplant. Grape is a whole 'nother color. I'm very pleased with the shade but I've always liked aubergine. It's rather dark, if that helps you picture it.
The folio is made of wonderful soft leather. It's substantial and feels terrific in your hands. It's also quite roomy. You're not cramped at all.
The notebook that is supplied with the folio is way too thin. Get yourself some 1-inch discs and load it up with paper (I use the Rhodia since I'm a fountain pen user). Once you've done that, the Circa notebook fills the folio admirably.
The reason I only gave 4 stars for function is that you can't really use it folded over. The left page sits uncertainly on the opposing leather cover, which has slots that you can fill with this and that. Makes for an unsteady surface with an arc to it. Unpleasant. But it's no problem to pull the notebook out when you want to write on the other side. That's what I plan to do. No biggie. It's just what works.
The folio is too large to fit in one of my Levenger bags -- the Double Pocket Messenger. Sticks out so the bag won't close. But if fits nicely in my Stealth Laptop Messenger. And I love that I can stick my iPad in the zippered pocket. There's plenty of room there.
One last thing: the pen loops are useless to me. I use fountain pens and you have to store fountain pens in a vertical position. Putting my pen in this folio would mean it's lying down when not in use. That's not healthy for the pen. I'd cut the loops off if I thought I could do it in an unobtrusive way.
In all, I'm very pleased. I'm a writer and I want to enjoy the process of writing. This folio is a pleasant addition to my workflow. It just makes me feel good to use it. I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.
February 13, 2014
Recently purchased the letter size in black - is excellent! The leather is soft and substantial; it will hold up to many travels. The zip pocket inner cover holds my iPad securely. The cover folds back for a small footprint in meetings at a crowded conference table. I particularly like the locking pen loop closure. I will most likely purchase the junior size, also.
February 3, 2014
I recently purchased the Circa Softolio in Red. I love it. The leather is soft and well made. I had it monogramed as well. This is my first time ordering from Levinger. I was given a note pad holder set a a Christmas gift and decided to get he folio to match. I'm glad I did. I highly recommend the softolio.
February 3, 2014
Great work product
Excellent leather quality, I purchased the junior size in black. Professional look & feel, like the inside slot to store business cards.
February 2, 2014
Stylish and Functional
I'm always looking for stylish accessories that are not uber masculine and this is the perfect fit! The quality is excellent and the color rich. I am so glad I took the chance on ordering without having a chance to feel the product. Highly recommend!!!
February 1, 2014