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Staples KeyNotes Page Markers

Staples KeyNotes Page Markers

A few weeks ago I was at my local Staples and I came across these unique and interesting looking mix of paper clips and flags called keynotes.  I figured I’d grab them to take a closer look and do a review.  By the time I got to doing the review though, Staples no longer had them on their website.  Here is the unbranded version on Amazon where they also have a ton of different colors and designs.

Staples KeyNotes Case

The Staples KeyNotes in a Sturdy Plastic Case

The KeyNotes are essentially paper clips that have a pretty sturdy cardboard flag loosely attached to them.  The cardboard is about the same thickness as your average index cards, and in this case they come in a variety of colors.  Each of these measures about .75 inches at the widest point, and they are about 2.25 inches long.

Staples KeyNotes in a Black n' Red Notebook

Staples KeyNotes in a Black n’ Red Notebook

The most obvious use for the keynotes was to stick them in my notebook to act as dividers for different subjects.  In doing so I found that they went in fairly easily, however it was not as easy to adjust them by sliding them up and down as I thought it would be.  When I tried to adjust the vertical position of them, I found that the paper clip portion separated easily from he cardboard portion.  This is not really a huge issue but more of a minor nuisance.  I think these would probably also make for a good way to separate index cards in any kind of holder, like a recipe box or old school way to manage your contacts.  Not a bad product, but not a great product either.  As I said before though you can check them out here on Amazon in all kinds of different styles.

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  1. 1
    Susan says:

    I use them in my calendar to clip appointment cards and various important reminders

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Thats a good idea, thanks for sharing!

  3. 3
    Esther Kim says:

    ooh i like these.. these would be perfect for marking important pages in my course notes or my textbooks.. and i can write a title that can remind me what the page is about

    stinks that Staples doesn’t sell them anymore.. so now we can only purchase these online?

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh no, not what I meant, sorry for the confusion. I got these in a Staples store, so they do have them, they just dont offer them on their website so I couldnt link to them. Maybe they are discontinuing them though if they arent showing them on their site..just a guess though.

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    Rori Lieurance says:

    Oh yeah, I need some of those for my Filofax too!!!! *waaahh*

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