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3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best notebook for true note takers

I've been a huge fan of Levenger paper and pads for several years. After looking for a way to keep my notepad pages together in one place, I was thrilled when they came out...Read complete review

I've been a huge fan of Levenger paper and pads for several years. After looking for a way to keep my notepad pages together in one place, I was thrilled when they came out with a spiral-bound notebook that has the same design as their classic notepads.

The paper quality is excellent and I find the unique page markings a great way to keep my thoughts, notes and important ideas organized and easy to find. I put a big red arrow or dot next to important ideas and the topic and date fields at the top make finding notes chronologically a cinch.

Bottom line: I feel naked in meetings without my Levenger Notebook!

I'm about as picky as it comes when it comes to my notebooks so if you can please me, you can please anyone. The only minor setback (and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 on "Function") is that backside pages early in the notebook can be a little difficult to write on as you get to the right side and run into the spiral binding. I usually only right on the front side for that reason. (Kind of how you "Lefties" feel all the time!)

When Levenger comes out with a sewn binding with the same page design that lays flat no matter what page you are on, that one will be my dream notebook. Until then, this one is my favorite.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Paper not thick enough!

Paper is not nearly as thick as I expected. I use a fairly thin tip gel based pen and it definitely goes through the paper. It doesn't go through the paper so badly that...Read complete review

Paper is not nearly as thick as I expected. I use a fairly thin tip gel based pen and it definitely goes through the paper. It doesn't go through the paper so badly that you can't use both sides, but it does not handle the ink as well as the Levenger Annotation pads, and I definitely wouldn't use a fountain pen on it!

One of the reasons I got this notebook was because I used the annotation pads exclusively for all of my schoolwork, but I wanted the pages to be pre-bound. it serves that function OK, but the paper doesn't have the nice feel that the annotation pads have, so it kind of defeats the purpose of getting this notebook over any other spiral bound notebook (except that this allows for cornell style notes, which i use).

In general: paper was thinner than expected and ink bleeds through it. The paper also doesn't have the high-quality feel that I have come to expect from Levenger.

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1.0

Disappointed

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from Grosse Ile, Mi

Site Member

I bought this as a substitute for the plain white wired Cornell note ruled "Wired" note book that disappointingly has been discontinued.

The paper is different, colored obviously, similar thickness, but with a rough feel - almost like a recycled stock. I am not sure the purpose of the colors, my preference is white - although the gray being neutral is usable.

I have used the white "wired" for years as my daily desk journal - Please bring that product back.

  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Architecture, Engineering, Science
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  • Everyday Work

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3.0

Paper not thick enough!

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from Boston, MA

Site Member

Paper is not nearly as thick as I expected. I use a fairly thin tip gel based pen and it definitely goes through the paper. It doesn't go through the paper so badly that you can't use both sides, but it does not handle the ink as well as the Levenger Annotation pads, and I definitely wouldn't use a fountain pen on it!

One of the reasons I got this notebook was because I used the annotation pads exclusively for all of my schoolwork, but I wanted the pages to be pre-bound. it serves that function OK, but the paper doesn't have the nice feel that the annotation pads have, so it kind of defeats the purpose of getting this notebook over any other spiral bound notebook (except that this allows for cornell style notes, which i use).

In general: paper was thinner than expected and ink bleeds through it. The paper also doesn't have the high-quality feel that I have come to expect from Levenger.

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  • 18 - 24
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  • Female
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5.0

One of the best wired notebook you can have

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from New York, NY

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Some of my colleagues use Levenger products and I thought of trying as well. I am still a newbie but the way I have started liking Levenger products, I don't think I will go back to any other brand. About this notebook, this is one of the best quality wired notebook you can ever get in the market. Paper is very smooth and thick. It's completely worth the money you will pay for the notebook. Highly recommended.

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  • 35 - 44
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  • Male
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  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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4.0

Great for Cornell Notes!

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from Texas

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I love these journals for taking Cornell notes. However, the multicolor paper can be tough to use if you have felt tip pens. The annotation pads seemed to be able to handle the ink, but on these journals... the ink seems to go through. Besides that though, they are amazing. The colors are separated nicely, and they keep everything organized.

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  • 18 - 24
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  • Female
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  • Student
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4.0

Nice Notebook

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from Riverside, IL

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This notebbok was recommended to me by a colleague and am glad I ordered some! While I like the product overall, I would like to have a stiff back cover for aded support for those thimes I am not using the notebook on a hard surface.

  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Healthcare
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4.0

one of the best it products for Levenger

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from Rockville Md

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I have been a user of Levenger products since the 1990's. This product is one of the best products that they have created. The spiral noteback keeps my notes together. I bought several just in case Levenger decides discontinue this product.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Male
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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4.0

Long-time favorite notebooks

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from Concord, MA

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I've been a long time user of Levenger's pads and notebooks. My all-time favorite is the spiral bound, annotation ruled notebook. I use them for journaling, reading notes, class preparation, and the wide left margin helps me write reminders or use the Cornell notetaking system.
I've used this particular style of notebook for years, but the recent batch seems to be less durable. The wire spirals started to come out of the pages, after only a short time (a few weeks) of using the notebook. I have older versions of the same notebooks, still in use, and they are as sturdy as ever. The paper is excellent, and the format is perfect for me, so I hope/expect the last few I've bought are just an odd lot.

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  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Education
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4.0

great notepad, poor backing

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from Castro Valley, California

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I was pleased overall. My only complaint is that the notepad does not have a stiff backing. I do a lot of writing in note pads. It may be the way I use them (balanced against the steering wheel, on my lap, or simply held in the hands) but I would prefer a substantial cardboard backsheet for a firmer writing surface. As it is, I need to carry another pad or clipboard to use as backing.

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  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Artist / Writer / Designer
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  • Everyday Home
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2.0

What happened to the older wired notebooks?

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from Baton Rouge, LA

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I ordered 4 of these, and they all fell apart. I called customer service and we worked everything out. I am satisfied with the resolution. The notebooks are now perforated. I used to buy these without the perforation, and the quality was so much better with the spiral binding. For some reason, the spirals on these newer notebooks aren't completely closed so covers and pages come apart. The paper is still great quality but don't expect to carry this around much. Works fine as a jotter on my home desk. Please bring back the non-perforated notebooks from a few years ago!

  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Marketing/Sales
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2.0

Will not buy again

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from Undisclosed

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Was very disappointed. both covers fell off. I should have returned the second notebook, but decided to use it at home for jotting down notes, it never left the desk... very disappointed.

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