It has been a very busy week and it just keeps on getting busier. I just received a package from my friends over at Shoplet.com. In case you don’t remember Shoplet.com is an online Office Supply Store that offers over 400,000 products. I recently did a review of some really nice pens and pencils that they sell through their online store. Now I’m back at it again reviewing some notepads and other notebook type products.
Like I said they sent me a package containing several different types of notebooks and notepads. The first notepad that I want to talk about is called the “NoteTaking System” and it is part of the Focus Notes series by TOPS.
It is 8.5” x 11.75” in size (Legal Pad) and is in the flip up style of notepads. What I like about it is the way it is formatted. There is a section to record the date and purpose as well as notes. To the left of the note section is a cue column, which could be used to record questions, reminders, key terms, and more. On the bottom of each page is a separate section for the summary. This would be a perfect area to jot down important points and main ideas from your meeting or lecture. I can really see this type of notepad being really useful for students and workers the like. The only downside I found was the weight of the paper. They use a 16 lb. paper, which is a little thin and light. I would have preferred to seen a heavier paper that way there would be less chance of write-through.
They also sent me a smaller version of the note taking system. It was only 5” x 8” which I thought would be perfect for an administrative assistant who may be just jotting down a few notes. It can also be used for a student to take notes during lab class or during fieldwork where you wouldn’t want to carry around a larger notebook.
The next two notebooks they sent me were very similar to Moleskine notebooks that many of us have seen in our local book or stationery stores. They sent me a set of 2 black soft-covered notebooks that called Idea Collective Notebook and they were ruled.
These large notebooks are 10”x 7.5” and the smaller notebooks called Idea Collective Journal are 5.5” x 3.5” in size. The smaller notebooks came with an interior expanding pocket, a page marker, and a nylon elastic band to keep the book closed.
This small Idea Collective Journal is not a soft as their competitors but it is just as nice to write in and hold. I found the journal to be a bit more durable then their competitors, which is a nice feature especially if you’re keeping the notebook in your back pocket.
Overall I am once again very pleased with the products I received from Shoplet.com. All of the products shipped were in excellent condition upon receipt and were shipped promptly. The notebooks they provided were less money than their more expensive competitors and were just as good quality wise.
I received the complimentary products mentioned above free of charge from Shoplet.com to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Regardless I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.