FAF Deskside Pad
Frustrated with cheap pads, especially ones that don't tear off properly. So I indulged in the small version of the FAF deskside notepad -- I'm very happy.
The base looks smart, doesn't slip. The paper tears off easily, neatly. The paper is thin (from the packaging it looks like Levenger sells this, they don't actually make it) but I haven't seen any bleeding after using a gel pen.
Would definitely recommend.
January 31, 2015
Liked this so much I got one for myself
I bought this at Xmas time for my daughter & her boyfriend. I liked it enough to sink another $100 (including refills) and get one for myself. The metal plate is on the thin side and that is my major complaint. I also do not love the feet that keep it from moving. I think of these things as rather minor gripes, but having said that, I would try to source the original on eBay, and I would imagine that the original style has a more substantial feel to it. I almost wish we had the option to choose the original over the re-thought, re-engineered. I have also found myself wishing that Levenger sold a pencil cup with a similar finish. Paging eBay.......
January 29, 2015
A no-padding pad review
I work next to a small cubicle with room for very few items and this pad is one of them. Its size and its look complement the cubicle top which is in plain view of my patients. A quick note is easily accomplished and that's what a pad should do. Right?.
January 15, 2015
Stylish and practical
Sits well on the desk with no slipping or movement. The perforations are complete and the tear-off is clean. the paper is sufficiently heavy to prevent bleed through. All in all a very good item.
December 25, 2014
Classy, chic and so unique
Can't live with this pad
I have to tell, pens write so well
Best products ever had.
November 25, 2014
Very Poor Quality
Bought this based on other reviews. The paper is very thin. Grid paper is not available. The item is made out of thin aluminum with sharp edges - you will get cut if you slide your finger along the edge. The coating on the aluminum is scraped on the round top edge - probably caused when forming the round during production. The back is so flimsy it is deformed by the brass screws. Rubber pads on back are very thin and I wouldn't expect them to stay attached for very long. Wouldn't buy it again if the price were $5.00.
October 24, 2014
I have been using the medium pad for about a month now and find it to be very useful.
Before I would write notes on the back of envelopes and scraps of paper and then could not find them.
Now when I take a note it is all right on the pad in front of me, when I have completed the task, it gets removed and on to the next note.
The weight of the pad keeps it from moving while writing.
the paper is a little light , but it serves its purpose. Over all a nice addition to my desk.
October 13, 2014
Best desk notepad
This is the best notepad that I've found, by far! The feature that I like best, is that due to the weight of the notepad holder, and the rubber grip feet, its stays immobile. I keep this on my desk, by my computer, and instead of needing one hand to hold my notepad steady as I jot down notes, I can use the notepad one-handed. I have very limited desk space, and it's so much easier. I already bought the 1000 sheet refill packs.
July 10, 2014
Worth the Self-imposed Wait
I have been eying this pad for a long time but held off because I thought it was a little pricey - well, it was well worth the self-imposed wait. It is so well made and actually quite beautiful in its simplicity. I had a similar pad eons ago and this brought me way back in time. I wish the grid refills were available but I am enjoying the plain sheets and they do not bleed with most pens. I should not have waited so long!!!
July 3, 2014
While the holder is a very nicely designed piece which looks fantastic & has some weight to it, it's no where near a heavy (or as heavily made) as I expected. Not a major problem though.
Far more problematic is the paper itself- NOTE: 60 GSM paper is NOT the same as 60 LB paper (which would be 90 GSM). What does this mean? Very thin crisp paper that doesn't really love my rollerball. While it's certainly useable, for the price (& presentation) I expected a much nicer quality paper (and I bought the 1K sheet refill pack too...)
July 3, 2014