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Emie Power Bank Charger
Today I have a short video for you that tells you all about the Emie powerbank which is set up for a Filofax or organiser. This handy device will fit in a binder with ease and doesn't take up too much space, brilliant if you need to charge your phone on the go.

German Filofax Insert-Business Kommunikation

I sneakily purchased a German language insert from Amazon last week which arrived this morning. I mainly bought it for curiosity and didn't really know what I was getting but was too intrigued not to give it a try.

It appears to be in insert for German speakers to be able to do business in England, circa 1998. There is a cheesy image of "Business people" on the front cover and some basic details as shown. 
On the back there is just the wording of one of the inserts, no special cover or anything fancy.

The inserts just have general phrases in German that are then translated into English as you can see in this photo. The whole thing isn't particularly exciting but it is interesting to see what Filofax offered in other countries. Can't decide whether to keep it or not, does anyone else have anything similar to share?

Filofax Pocket Sized Mirror

This was what I would call a very rare find as these things seldom appear on eBay anymore and Filofax stopped selling them years ago. This one came to me in its original wrapper and is in perfect condition. The light obviously reflects on the mirror surface so it was difficult to capture a good shot but didn't turn out too bad. The cover is somewhat sexist with its depiction of a woman applying her lipstick but this is probably who it was aimed at. From the colour coding on the front this mirror is intended for the Pocket sized Filofax but is actually classed as Multifit so it will actually fit in Pocket, Personal, A5 & A4 Filofaxes. Whilst I don't check myself in the mirror that often, I will be keeping this one as its an original and may even come in useful one day!

Unbranded black binder with black inserts

Hello again and thanks for having a nosy at my Filofax blog, today's review is all about an unknown branded organiser, again not Filofax but still very interesting. I would suggest that it's size is that of personal were it to be a genuine Filofax, it has 6 rings in that configuration.
Despite this binder looking fairly dull and quite rubbery it has been really well made and the inserts are extremely interesting. The outer cover is quite plain but has a nice feel to it, its not leather and is most likely PU like so may other "Fake" filofaxes. It closes quite well but will not lay flat, it has a simple press stud on the closure and a basic PU pen loop.

This binder doe actually have a ring protector, which is a nice feature and not one you actually see in many filofaxes so is an added bonus. The left side has what I would call a window for a business card along with 3 credit card slots and an internal pocket

The exciting bit here is the all black inserts with a matt finis…

Paperchase patterned vinyl organiser

I may trade under the name of the Filofaxist but I have an appreciation of all things from the world of planners and organisation, so today's review is about a paperchase binder. 

Paperchase have been stockists of Filofax  products for many years and until recently had a good selection of quality items, sadly this seems no longer to be the case. They do offer their own range of planners, something I've looked at many times whilst browsing through their store, most of it looks like chintz, not something that appeals to me. 

I like my planners to be business like and functional, not flowery and pretty, I'm using it for work or ideas and sometimes journalling. This binder is only a half decent product with not a great deal worth getting excited about, not something I would pay full price for.
I can say it's not the worst binder I have ever seen nor is it the best, it's made of cheap plastic material, the inserts are plain and boring but it would at least perform it's…

A5 Filofax Clipbook Perpetual Diary insert

I recently reviewed the Filofax Clipbook on here, the video above is for the perpetual diary insert that goes with it. However you can pretty much use any A5 Filofax insert to go with in the clipbook, but these newer products do have a much more modern and simpler design rather than the more formal inserts for the ring bound planners. 
The great thing is that you can write in your own dates as you please and just circle the month which is marked out at the top of the page. This probably isn't to everyone's taste, certainly not mine, I like the more formal inserts!
This picture features the full month laid out, the sheet is actually A4 paper folded in half, not a common feature in ring bound planners. The disadvantage is that the right half of the paper isn't supported by the planner and paper underneath which means you are writing on a slope and whatever surface is below it. I HATE writing on to a hard surface and really need paper underneath so this has wound me up, however…

Filofax A5 Clip book video review

Collecting Filofaxes is an expensive habit, so I always choose my planners carefully knowing full well it could be a while before I can afford another one! I was recently gifted a £20 Amazon gift card, I knew I could blow this one on anything I wanted so I had a good scout through the Amazon app and obviously searched for Filofax before looking at music and DVD's. I eventually opted for the A5 Filofax Clip Book, a newer product possibly aimed at more student/education market as they are generally lower cost than a Leather organiser. It cost me just under £15.00 but I have seen them on sale at £18 so it felt like a good price and I still had a few quid to buy some blank inserts to go in it as well. For now here's the video I made showing what's inside, there will be a separate review at a later date with the inserts and some photos of what I ended using it for.

Welcome to the Filofaxist

Welcome to the start of the Filofaxist blog, a new venture for me and hopefully a successful one. The idea behind this blog is to share my love of all things Filofax, binders, organisers and all stationery in general. I hope to showcase my collection of organisers along with tips and ideas. 
A lot of what I will share are ideas I've seen elsewhere (Credit will be shared) and a few I've come up with myself. Most importantly it will be an expression of me and my personality, a geek who loves filofaxes!