09 May 2011

Filofax Flex [Update]

In today's Guardian there is a brief review of the Filofax Flex a new 'planner/organiser' it is now on the Filofax website. The article indicates that prices are between £17 and £27.
They say:
Fed up with attempting to synch various devices to each other so you have the vaguest idea of where you are supposed to be, and when? Perhaps that's just Buy of the Day, but we're having a bit of a retro, good old-fashioned write-it-down-on-nice-stationery moment. No back up required. This clever new range from Filofax is essentially a real life app holder - the folder contains space/slots for diaries, notepads or contact books, but folds up to a very bag-friendly size. It comes in a variety of sizes and colours (black, magenta or slate) - and any disorganisation after purchase is entirely your own responsibility.
It will be interesting to see the full details of this new product.

Read our detailed review here

22 comments:

  1. hey steve do you have a link to the guardian post?

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  2. Ooh I like that magenta color!

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  3. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/may/09/buy-of-the-day

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  4. "any disorganisation after purchase is entirely your own responsibility" Damn.

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  5. I like the concept, but has reservations about how "future-proof" is it.

    Can I buy refills ten years from now?

    Also, if the pages were drilled so they could be transplanted to my existing ring binders, it would be a big plus.

    It's a nice concept, but I don't think I'm about to switch from my existing system.

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  6. Link added to post.

    I hope to get one of these for review, so expect some detailed photos of it etc.... :)

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  7. yeah @jjhitt why in the world would they make these without holes to fit into filofax binders?

    @steve when you get one for review you will have to let us know if the sizes correspond to the binders at all

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  8. Naturally it will be as detailed as I can make it... sizes, paper quality, quality of construction, you name it I will try to do it. Not sure what 'inserts' I will get with it but we will have to see.

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  9. Looking forward to the review! I'm not entirely convinced about these... unless they are also punched to go in the binders, what's the benefit over carrying a notebook?

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  10. Amanda I agree. So far I have to admit I just don't get it....

    I will have to wait and see what Philofaxy says! ;-)

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  11. Um...why? Love the pink tho!

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  12. this might be a good way for people like laurie to have the benefits of a bound book without feeling like she is "cheating" on filofax!

    i'm really interested in this product, i'll be honest.

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  13. I am really curious to see how this actually works- how the bits and pieces slot in place, and what notebooks are in it. Also would love to know the sizes and colours available in each size. Just adore the pink though....... typical female, more concerned about the gorgeous colour!!!!! Am thinking this may make a good Christmas gift later in the year, for one or two particular family members. Can't wait for your post Steve, and to hear what others think. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  14. I'm really curious about this too. It may come in handy for note-taking at meetings. But it sure won't replace my Malden!

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  15. Amazon USA offers Filofax Flex already - unfortunately they don't show any pics! There are black, magenta and slate covers in A5, slim and pocket size.

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  16. Thanks Iris, at least they have it listed, unlike anywhere else yet!

    Also mentioned in the Daily Express

    http://www.express.co.uk/features/view/245630

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  17. The 'Flex by Filofax' website has gone live

    http://www.flexbyfilofax.com/

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  18. Am I missing something on the site? How do you look more closely at the items, and especially, how do you purchase? Or is it not available for purchase yet?

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  19. Uh, and am I missing something... how can there be a million ways to put these bits together?? Four potential "booklets" in four different places. Surely that's 4 to the power of 4 (4x4x4x4) which, um, is 256? Unless there are several hundred versions of each insert...

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  20. @kanalt it's just that front page at the moment... nothing more yet.

    Amanda there's three different sizes too. I think there's more than 4 inserts available in each size and I think the limit is you can only add 4 inserts to the 'binder'

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  21. Can I comment on how much you guys are enabelers.

    I was not at all tempted by the annoucement of the Flex by Filo when mentioned a few months ago. But when I saw the comment abou the site going live I thought, "Why not?" and I went to the Flex by Filofax website.

    After finally seeing the possibilities of the layout, I feel, with great certainty that I my in the very near future go from being a Philofaxer to a Phlexofaxer! :)

    It really does have everything. The beauty of the Filofax organizer, plus the practical storability of the Moleskin.

    I am sold! And I blame you, Philofax community!

    <3

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  22. I have received a couple of Flex binders and inserts in the post yesterday just before leaving to travel to UK.

    I'm doing a review of this new product, so look forward to seeing the detailed review later this week.

    Steve (Currently travelling in UK)

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