Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook - Levenger
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LevengerCirca Sliver Inside Out Notebook
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not What I Expected

I was so excited to receive this item. I had it as a "wish list" item from the day they became available. Maybe I expected too much of it or...Read complete review

I was so excited to receive this item. I had it as a "wish list" item from the day they became available. Maybe I expected too much of it or built it up in my mind too much in my excitement, but I was underwhelmed when received.

Don't get me wrong. It's a great notebook, but it doesn't hold up to what I expected based on my other Levenger products. I am sure it will make a great gift for someone so I intend to keep it and use it for that purpose. I just feel like this is "Good" but I was expecting "Excellent"

The issues I had:

Flexibility of cover--It is way too "bendy" for me to feel like it will hold up if I make it my "to go" notebook and keep in my purse or computer bag, and yet it's not flexible enough at the binding edge. I loved that the color goes all the way to the edge but I suspect this makes it way too thick. When it comes to removing from the discs for moving to a larger size or even just flipping it over to the black side it "sticks" and I felt like I was doing serious damage to the punches. I was very careful and still had litte flecks of green coming away from the edges when I tried to remove the cover and creases on a couple of the punches.

Cover texture- Te texture/patten on the black side I just don't care for at all but it's a personal preference. The green side however is very soft and almost rubbery feeling and I think that means it will scratch way too easily. There are also a couple of light patches that almost look like it's already scratched (or possibly melted?) that show up at an angle but not looking at the cover straight on.

Pockets (well, lack thereof)--I kew there were no internal pockets (can't really have a reversible cover with pockets) and I thought that would be OK, I would just add a zipper pouch. However, see previous 2 issues--i am worried the cover will warp and be scratched even if I have a page in between to protect it from the pouch edges and zippers.

In all, I think if you are going to keep this on your desk or carry in a protective case/cover it will still be great. Unfortunately it will ot work for me, which probably means someone will have a great Christmas gift come December.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Same great notebook, thank goodness for inside out cover

I have a bright blue Inside Out notebook and am impressed with not only the new colors, but also the sturdiness of the covers. It feels light but has as much or more durability...Read complete review

I have a bright blue Inside Out notebook and am impressed with not only the new colors, but also the sturdiness of the covers. It feels light but has as much or more durability than my normal silver notebooks. My mom wanted one like mine in the purple but only the green was available. It looked good in the catalog & online, so green was a go.
Our first reaction to the notebook was very negative based on the color: it did not strike us as pastel, & we agreed that it didn't suit mom at all. Sadly customer service did not live up to their usual high standards, & I unhappily reported to my mom our choices: all included me spending more and if she didn't know how much, one would make mom Having bought from Levenger for over 10 yrs, I know they're better than a custom rep repeating "it's just policy," but arguing with a repeater sucks too much of one's own energy. Instead I did an experiment: KNOWN: All Levenger covers I own are beautiful except for this self described "pastel" green. WHY? HYPOTHESIS: Depending on the lighting, the green gives off a different hue.
EVIDENCE: At first sight, the notebook looked lifeless, like the color had been drained out of it. In natural light, it looks more matte lime, but still needs something to bring it to life. Under bright artificial lighting it is similar to the pale green with which one paints walls...not a color that stands on its own, but does well in the background. CONCLUSION: My experiment didn't make us like the color, but it did make me appreciate more fully one of the key qualities of this Inside Out notebook. It was designed to provide choice as to which color is on the outside vs the inside of the durable cover that protects its pages. Putting green on the inside and black on the outside puts green in the background to give tiny pops of color behind pages & dividers. Also, the notebook looks professional without giving up a sense of personal touch.
NOT RECOMMENDING B/C OF COLOR; GOOD NOTEBOOK WORTH A LOOK

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3.0

Same great notebook, thank goodness for inside out cover

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from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

I have a bright blue Inside Out notebook and am impressed with not only the new colors, but also the sturdiness of the covers. It feels light but has as much or more durability than my normal silver notebooks. My mom wanted one like mine in the purple but only the green was available. It looked good in the catalog & online, so green was a go.
Our first reaction to the notebook was very negative based on the color: it did not strike us as pastel, & we agreed that it didn't suit mom at all. Sadly customer service did not live up to their usual high standards, & I unhappily reported to my mom our choices: all included me spending more and if she didn't know how much, one would make mom Having bought from Levenger for over 10 yrs, I know they're better than a custom rep repeating "it's just policy," but arguing with a repeater sucks too much of one's own energy. Instead I did an experiment: KNOWN: All Levenger covers I own are beautiful except for this self described "pastel" green. WHY? HYPOTHESIS: Depending on the lighting, the green gives off a different hue.
EVIDENCE: At first sight, the notebook looked lifeless, like the color had been drained out of it. In natural light, it looks more matte lime, but still needs something to bring it to life. Under bright artificial lighting it is similar to the pale green with which one paints walls...not a color that stands on its own, but does well in the background. CONCLUSION: My experiment didn't make us like the color, but it did make me appreciate more fully one of the key qualities of this Inside Out notebook. It was designed to provide choice as to which color is on the outside vs the inside of the durable cover that protects its pages. Putting green on the inside and black on the outside puts green in the background to give tiny pops of color behind pages & dividers. Also, the notebook looks professional without giving up a sense of personal touch.
NOT RECOMMENDING B/C OF COLOR; GOOD NOTEBOOK WORTH A LOOK

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  • Yes
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  • 45 - 54
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  • Female
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5.0

Circa Silver Inside Out Notebook is a perfect fit!

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from Palm Beach, FL

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Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

I bought this Circa product for day to day note taking in my CPA practice. Even though I am a cloud/paperless accountant, it's great to have a physical notebook on my desk to quickly jot notes on the fly that I may later transcribe into my practice management software. I have found it simply is not realistic to enter everything into my practice management software as I go through my day. I may have other software opened on my screens, and jumping around makes for distraction and lost productivity.

I practice the "Getting Things Done" methodology, by David Allen. The Circa is my "capture tool". Each day I start a fresh sheet and date it at the top of the page. Throughout the day, I jot down to-do's or ideas that pop into my head. I document phone calls, numbers, anything and everything I want to get out of my head and onto paper! The cover flips around and lays flat on my desk, so it doesn't take up too much room. I review my notes at the end of each day (or weekly, sometimes) to make sure nothing slips by, then log key items into my practice management software.

When the Circa gets full, I transfer the documents into inexpensive plastic covers with big disks and store them away. I keep these notes long term, and can refer to them as documentation of events and time lines, if needed. I can't tell you how many times I have gone back to these notes to see the "big picture" of my practice and life.

I have used and loved Circa products for over five years, as the versatility can't be beat. I recycle, reassemble, and re-purpose the notebooks over and over.

This time, I was looking for a good looking, economical notebook. I got the Circa Silver Inside Out Notebook in Green/Black, the matching pastel disks in 1 1/2 inch size to expand the notebook's capacity, and the notebook belt to keep it secure. This is a budget friendly and practical alternative to the leather notebooks, and it looks professional on my desk.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Business and Financial Operations
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  • Everyday Work
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4.0

Great staple in my daily organization

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from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

Levenger products never seem to disappoint me. I love the green color of this product. Cover is very sturdy for everyday use as well, allows me to wipe off simple every day office wear. Great staple in my daily organization.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Marketing/Sales
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

SOLD Foever ON Levenger

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from Bennettsville, SC

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Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

Levenger has everything I have ever wanted in a planner/notebook. With other companies, you have to compromise, but with Levenger customizable products, you get exactly what you want. The quality is fantastic! SOLD Forever ON Levenger!

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  • No
  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
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  • Female
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  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Home
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Use this product over and over

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from Arlington, VA

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Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

I have used Circa for a long time and love the flexibility of the system. I can use it in so many different ways and move papers among notebooks or files. The quality of the paper is so nice to write on but I can also punch and add other paper. Computers and phones are great but I love having something right at hand that is so nice to use.

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  • No
  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
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  • Female
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  • Everyday Home
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5.0

I feel certain I'll be buying at least one more!

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from Saint Mary's, GA

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Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

I love the ability to move things around and add "Levenger" holes to whatever I'd like to keep in my binder!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Healthcare
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  • Business Travel
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5.0

I love it casual but yet professional

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from Denver, CO

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Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

I loved this item. The color is subtle but adds a little spark. The quality is great. It is casual but yet professional.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Female
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  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

Love my new notebook

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from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

I am just setting up my Circa Silver Junior notebook. Love being able to move pages easily. I think these notebooks are going to become an addiction with me.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love my new notebook!

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from Princeton, NJ

Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

Why have I discovered this system so late in my life? I'm grateful for a blog at work which mentioned it, and I looked around for comments and feedback a about several providers. I selected Circa from Levenger after thorough reviews and I was not disappointed. Good quality product, nice color (I got the purple).
I've changed the discs for purple ones, but it was also looking nice with the initial black ones.
Would have been great to be sold coming with an elastic band to keep it closed.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this notebook!

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from Illinois

Comments about Levenger Circa Sliver Inside Out Notebook:

Planning on using this for taking notes in class. Love the quality!

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  • No
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  • 45 - 54
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  • Homemaker
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  • Everyday Work
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