Thursday, May 6, 2010
Moleskine 2011 Extra Small daily and weekly planners
The Moleskine Extra Small daily and weekly planners are fantastic additions to the Moleskine planner lineup. Their tiny size and color selection make these a must-have.
Moleskine representative Silvia Salvadori very generously gave me the pink Extra-Small daily planner and blue Extra-Small weekly planner as samples when I was at the London Book Fair. I am very excited to have the opportunity to review these new planners! The Extra Small is a new size for Moleskine planners, and the formats are very cool.
The first thing you will notice is, these planners are tiny. They measure just 2.5 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10.5 cm). The Extra-Small planners are just about the same size as a smartphone. (My phone is not smart. It doesn't even have a camera. But the planners are about the same size!)
The day-per-page planner is almost exactly the same dimensions as a pocket pack of tissues.
The weekly planner is so small and slim, it would easily fit into any pocket.
These are the perfect companion to your cell phone. You can talk on your phone while writing dates in your planner, then pop them both into your pocket and off you go.
These, like all Moleskine 2011 planners, have monthly calendars with the days as squares to write in. The Extra Small planners have monthly calendars only for the current year. There are no planning pages for the following year, unlike other Moleskine planners.
The weekly planner has an excellent, open format allowing for maximum writing space on the small pages. Holidays are marked on the days with a sun icon, but unlike other Moleskine planners the country initials are not indicated, to save space.
I love the format of the daily planner: unlined, open pages. The phases of the moon are indicated (which I like to have in my planner) and at the bottom of the pages there are icons for temperature and weather for those of us who like to record such things (another thing I love about this planner). As in the weekly, the holidays are indicated on the days with the sun icon, but countries are not indicated in order to save space.
Here are some more size comparison photos. Next to the Extra-Small, the Pocket Moleskine daily planner looks huge despite measuring only 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm):
Here are the Extra-Small, Pocket, and Large Moleskine daily planners:
As you would expect since they are all day-per-page, they are all about the same thickness:
Inside the Extra-Small planners, the usual Moleskine features apply: international dialing codes, measurement conversions, holiday charts and trip planning pages are all here. The ribbon bookmark, rounded corners and elastic strap are here too. Also, at the back of the planners there are several pages for notes.
The Extra-Small planners have a hard cover with a back pocket. The pocket has color-matched cloth, which is a nice touch. The back pocket is large enough to hold several business cards, your credit card and/ or your driver's license.
On the back of the label there is more information about the planner features:I love the colors. I adore the pink, of course. And, the blue is very handsome and masculine-looking. The Extra Small planners also come in black, lime green, maroon and sky blue. You can pre-order these on Amazon, for shipping later this summer.