This event is not only about fitness. I’m also incorporating other goals for a better you in 2011. Today, it’s a more organized you we’re after.
Recently Staples sent me the Arc, a new customizable notebook system. First, you start with Arc cover of choice. There are two sizes, 6”x8” or 9”x11”, give or take. Choose fun poly covers or sophisticated leather covers. I was sent a small leather cover which sells for only $9.99.
The accessories are what you use to make the Arc fit your needs. There are refill pages for to-do lists, graphing, and projects as well as task pads, flags, and different types of page dividers. Each add-on is between $2.00-$3.00, making the Arc very reasonably priced.
But what’s unique about this Arc system is that it isn’t a typical binder. Pages stay put nicely, but are easily repositioned without the click of a 3-ring-binder. It’s pretty remarkable and user-friendly. Personally I don’t have the patience for a 3-ring binder and they eventually end up breaking anyway. Check out Arc in action to get an idea of how it works.
It looks like a regular notebook, but it’s much better!
I think this system is great for note-taking when meeting with clients or for those attending school. For this system to work for me, I’d need a few additional options that are currently not available with the Arc: Address and calendar pages (hint).
One very lucky reader will receive a $50 gift card from Staples
so that he or she can buy their own Arc and a few other things!
(US Only – Ends February 28th)
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