Circa Dimensions Notebook Letter
I have used a yellow legal pad for years for note taking, thoughts, ideas, recollections of phone conversations and client notes. Why I did not buy a Circa notebook sooner is lost on me. The problem with legal note pads is that only one side of the page actually gets used and pages tear easily as I use it everyday. The Circa notebook is great, the paper quality is fantastic and I can use both sides even with a fountain pen. The paper has a great feel to it as well. I now use this exclusively. I like the paper with the annotation margin which I find helpful in my business. This is much nicer to pull out of the Briefolio when I am with a client, rather than the yellow legal pads. If you like quality paper and quality notebooks this one works great.
November 23, 2013
A wonderful introduction to Circa
Recently I've taken on a heavier set of responsibilities at the office. I've been trying to use several software based note taking utilities to track my calls, meetings, odds and ends.
After a few months I started paying attention to people around me who did more with their time, and approached my VP about his note taking routine. He immediately recommended the Levenger Circa system.
I selected this notebook because it was reasonably priced, and when it arrived I was astounded at the quality of the package and the product. The paper is thick stock, and brilliant white. While Levenger offers refills, the amount of paper this notebook comes with means I won't be running out any time soon. The Circa Discs are aluminium and make the notebook feel sturdy.
Nothing about this notebook is negative, but the only thing I can think to mention is that the cover is textured like a 3D hologram, with raised ridges. I paired this notebook with the Levenger Circa Starter Kit, and that came with clear covers which I put on the outside of the cover. It looks stylish and is smooth to the touch.
For me, this is just the start. Hand-writing notes again means that I'm forced to retain more, and it makes a difference. When I want to have these notes digitized it's a snap with my smartphone, and the thick brilliant white stock means the images are clearly legible when I import them. I can see where the Levenger punch tool is going to be quite handy so i can keep all of my papers in one place!
November 10, 2013
Love the ease of inserting and removing pages and the weight of the cover. Wanted something not too heavy to carry in work tote.
November 3, 2013
I got this to help organize myself. I have used it for my kitchen remodel, several writing projects, and now a class I am taking. I always write at a table and though the cover is somewhat flexible, it is sturdy. I love the aluminum disks. All together it is the best looking and most useful notebook I have ever had!
October 21, 2013
I have bought at least 10 of these, mostly on sale. The paper quality is incredible and really addictive; love the aluminum discs, and the lightweight cover means this is my go to notebook, especially when I travel. I love Circa leather notebooks, but you can't beat the weight on this one. Only small issue is the flexibility of the cover, but that is the trade off for the light weight.
July 11, 2013
Circa Dimensions Notebook
I like the Circa Dimensions Notebook because it is a reasonably priced notebook for every day use. I have 4 different projects for which I use these notebooks (I do not want to spend $100 or more for a leather notebook). The only drawback is the Circa discs with which it comes are too small. I have replaced the 0.5 inch with 1.0 inch Circa discs.
July 8, 2013
Just what I needed!
This cover is perfect for work: I wanted something light weight, durable, and impersonal. I use it to track the progress of multiple projects. Based on another review I added a basic circa cover to the back to increase stability and find that it works just fine. I'm not sure it's necessary though because the paper itself adds stability. No problems with fingerprints or anything else. I save the fancy leather covers for personal use and this one keeps my work life in order. Thanks for the option!
April 9, 2013
still looks great
I purchased this over a year ago, and use it just about every day. It look great. Then -- I do love the circa system.
March 21, 2013
Just What I Was Looking For
This was exactly what I wanted. A lightweight cover with the feel of a nice, spiral notebook, yet it works like a Circa product. Love it.
February 25, 2013
metal discs awesome, cover....meh.
The cover is annoyingly floppy. However, I'm an animation/design student. I found some scrap matte board, cut it to size, and taped it to the interior of the back cover (pictured). A classy solution? Maybe not. But it works, and hard to see unless someone's looking. And frankly, if they're looking, they've probably got bigger problems than floppy notebook covers.
I like the carbon-ish cover design, which is sleeker than the frosted covers in the sampler kit, and easier to manage than my bookcloth cover.
The metal discs were the primary reason I bought this over a cheaper Circa notebook, and I love them. I also purchased some 1 inch metal discs for my regular class notebook.
July 12, 2012