Well, my prize from the Filofax Memories competition arrived today! It came via a company I didn’t recognize. Perhaps it was a courier service? It was packaged in a thick envelope, and had a customs declaration on the front – very exciting. There were two Apex color combinations I liked and two I didn’t, and I got one of the ones I liked!
Unlike many other Filofax lovers, I actually like the Apex… Of course, there is no comparison between the Apex and a nice leather Filofax – it’s two different worlds, and the proper leather Filofax clearly wins, no contest. However, considered on its own, the Apex is rather cute. It’s girly, fun, young, nothing a businesswoman would ever want to carry – but a teenage girl? Sure.
Hiding behind my ultra violet pocket Domino.
The Apex in all its glory. It is made of a hard plastic. The cover is actually quite soft – I was pleasantly surprised
It came with July 2011-December 2012 planner pages (or diary, as those outside the US would call it), and all the regular accoutrements. Best of all, it came with pastel ABC and 1-6 dividers! Even if I hated the Apex itself, I would be happy about those dividers.
It also came with about a dozen pastel notes sheets, some interesting address pages, and two to-do sheets.
My baby likes it…
It does have one rather annoying feature – the elastic closure is only hidden on the inside by the front pocket, so it creates a lump. This is unlike any other Filofax, I would think – even the Domino has all closure stuff on the outside.
So, there’s the Apex! I don’t know what I’m going to use it for yet. I actually have a large Franklin Covey package on the way to me (yes, I’m doubly betraying Filofax – sorry…). If I like the contents of that, then the Apex will probably just sit in a drawer. If I don’t like the Franklin Covey things, then I will probably switch to using a personal Filofax, and I may use the Apex for that…we’ll see. Depends on how much money I have to spend – I still have my eye on a raspberry Finsbury.