Friday, May 13, 2011
In addition to the smaller rings, this binder also lacks the full-length wallet pocket of the Malden, as well as the notepad pocket. It's also more structured, not as soft and pliable as the Malden. It's really a very different binder, which makes it a great alternative to the Malden. I plan to switch back and forth with my whims, and will probably get myself a gray Malden when they finally start shipping stateside.
Here's a little tour of Debra:
If I had the power to design the next line of binders for Filofax, I'd make a Malden compact, with 15mm rings. It's really a manageable ring size for a pocket binder, slim without being too small. This binder slips into my bag beautifully, it's so slim and structured it's real treat to handle. It's also small and firm enough to hold with one hand and write with the other, something I never could do in any Personal-size binder nor in my Pocket Malden. A slim/compact Malden would be flexible enough to fold back on itself for one-handed holding with one hand while writing with the other. I would also use a pen-clip loop, rather than a full-size pen loop, like my Slimline Adelphi has. It's the only universal pen holder I've ever seen, and it works very well. Anyone from Filofax reading this? You might want to take notes. ;)