Top positive review
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2 years and still going strong!
on June 7, 2012
I have been using three of these Mead Flex Hybrid notebooks for 2 1/2 years now and have no problems at all. As a matter of fact, I am about to purchase another. I was reading the reviews below and just had to comment regarding inability to turn pages and the rings popping open when overly full. Well, I personally have not experienced either of these problems and I am a nursing student, so I definitely have them extremely full by mid-term and come the end of the term they are proably overly stuffed and yet I still have not experienced a problem with the rings popping open and losing my documents or any difficulty turning the pages. I love the flexibility of them, like a previous reviewer said. You start the term with a 1/2" binder and it progressively grows with you over the course of the term. No need to swap stuff from one size to another. I also have not had any problem with my paper ripping out. Now I don't use the pre-loaded paper, and immediately replace it with my own standard, inexpensize, 3-hole punched, lined notebook paper. Nothing special, the kind that is usually on sale for less than a buck around July or August. To sum it all up, this binder is fantastic! It takes a lot of wear and tear, can hold at least 200 pages, provides pockets for pages you don't want to hole punch and the ability to store some index cards for quick review before test... definitely a 5-star product.