LevTex Versa Circa Folio
I already own a lot of Circa notebooks, but I was looking for a folio to hold my 2015 Circa planner so that the disks would be protected, since I plan to carry it around a lot. The planner fits nicely even with a legal pad tucked in on the left side. Beyond its functionality, the contrasting colors are very attractive. I have a fountain pen tucked into the pen holder that adds the finishing touch.
December 11, 2014
Beautiful, but note it is not leather
I had been eyeballing this folio a while back, but held off on buying it. With the current sale price I decided to go ahead and buy not only one (in claret/navy) for myself, but one (in chocolate/grey) for my husband as well. Unfortunately I did not read the description properly and thought they were made of real leather (I was already wondering why they were cheaper than the other folios), which they are not. But I have to admit they look like real leather folios.The red is a beautiful deep red and the chocolate brown is combined with grey, which at first I thought would be a weird combination, but looks great.
The folios are stiff and substantial. A notepad can be inserted both on the left and the right side of the folio.
The iPad pocket on the left may hold an iPad Air, but I had to squeeze my iPad 2 in and then noticed it made the front cover of the folio curve, so i will not be carrying an iPad in there, unless I get an iPad Air or iPad mini.
I probably would not have bought them if I had realized sooner that they were not leather, but I have to say they are beautiful and I would recommend them to friends who look for a nice folio, but don't want to spend too much money and don't mind a non-leather folio.
December 1, 2014
Amended Review "Does not hold what they claim"
I wanted to amend my earlier review, but it would not let me. This binder will NOT hold 1 1/2" rings - even by itself. You cannot get it to close. So, I changed to rings that are 1" (actually just a tab bigger from outside to outside. I crammed my stuff into those rings and it would not close. I had to really stretch the material. There is NO WAY it will hold an additional pad of paper or an ipad/tablet in there. This is very disappointing for the money, but similar reviews on other products say the same thing. That the product does not live up to its claim.
September 9, 2014
This folio is sleek and functional. The LevTex really has the feel of fine leather. The claret color is deep and rich. Great features: the expandable hidden snap closure, the pen loop, and discs up to 1 1/2 inches. Have only had for a week or so but cannot begin to count the number of compliments I have received, which are immediately followed by, "Where did you get it?" Thanks for continuing to provide such high-quality items.
August 28, 2014