Ciak Pocket

With quality concerns over Moleskines, and some people upset to discover that they’re made in China, it’s a good time for Ciak to be stepping in. Their response looks pretty good. It has the expandable pocket, a bookmark, and elastic closure. It also bundles in a world map and a pen, and the cover is real leather. And for those who don’t want their notebooks to be made in China, these are handmade in Florence. There are only two little problems – it’s £10.50 (around $20), and it only has 60 pages. I think they’ll still have a few takers, though…

We’ve not tried a Ciak, but people who have seem to like them.