I dont want to make a practice of doing office supply reviews on items that are not currently available, however I am making an exception for this review because I love this product so much. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, Levenger is no longer making these Nickel Circa Discs, so my far fetched hope here is that this review gets so much attention and so many comments that Levenger decides they really need to start making these again…and this time in multiple sizes.
So these are just like your standard 3/4″ Levenger Circa discs, but instead of being made of plastic, they are brass underneath and nickel plated. I’ve been looking at these for a while, in fact I mentioned that I wanted them in my original review on the Levenger Junior Size Circa Bomber Jacket Notebook back in December.
The picture above is from my original post on the Junior Size Circa Bomber Jacket when I was still using the original plastic rings that it came with. I really liked the way the notebook looked at the time, and I still think it looks pretty nice. When I got the new nickel discs I was very excited to try them out and see how they looked…I knew I would like how they looked, but I didnt think I would like them THIS much, I hope the following picture does them justice.
These discs were originally $26 from the Levenger website, but I was lucky enough to find some of the last once Levenger still had in stock by calling their store in Boca Raton Florida, at the suggestion of the great folks at the Levenger customer service center. Their customer service is truly one of the best that I’ve ever dealt with. Not only did they direct me to a place where I could get the discs, but they were also on sale, lucky me, only $22 instead of $26….but the tradeoff there is that they just arent making them any longer.
Something about the way this notebook looks with the nickel plated discs just really “classes it up” even more than it already was. I think most of the Levenger products really look like something that you would only find a senior executive using, so to be able to say that this little addition made the notebook even more attractive says a lot.
I know that in the past Levenger had other metal discs, but I read reviews that said the pages didnt turn so well on them, which is absolutely not the case with these. I have been using them for a few days now and they function just as well as their plastic coutnerparts.
Now that I am so enthralled with these nickel circa discs, it is really disappointing to know that they arent making them any longer…and even more disappointing that they never made them in other sizes because Id love to get these in a 1″ size so I could use them in my Letter Size Circa Bomber Jacket notebook to have a matching pair. I know that the CEO of Levenger, Steve Leveen (@SteveLeveen on Twitter) is engaged with his customer base and likes to know that they think, so I am hoping that he and/or the @Levenger representative on Twitter somehow come across this post and have their product development or marketing folks look into possibly offering these again, and offering them in other sizes.
If you can get your hands on these either through a Levenger store, or on the Levenger eBay outlet, I am sure you will love them…just another example of the incredibly quality and style that you find in every Levenger product.