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New model: Moleskine Reporter Notebooks

Moleskine Reporter Notebooks, MoleskineUS

Drool. Spanking new Moleskine reporter notebooks look really nice. Can’t wait to pick one up for myself.

Looks like they’re very similar to the old-school classic Moleskine, but with the flippable top-binding and a vertically-oriented accordion pocket. The immediate improvement I can see would be for writing in cramped places—like the top of your thigh while riding the bus. I wonder if the binding allows it to flip over completely without damaging the spine.

Anxious to hear what other folks think of these. Anyone tried them yet?

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Thomas Kemp's picture

I got mine on Tuesday...

I got mine on Tuesday from Ninth Ways Design, and I love it. I do not use it for the more private reflective writing I do in my traditional notebook, I am using it to keep track on information in my professional life. (Yes there are cheaper options, but it's a matter of taste).

I was a little fearful the first time, but yes, you can flip the top cover all the way back without any apparent serious damage to the spine. This is what I wanted, as I am often scribbling notes standing up, and flipping the cover back permits the notebook to be supported one-handed without a desk.

Somehow, the simple change in format makes the experience very different, inspiring a different kind of writing, opening up new frontiers. I like.




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