I have a travel computer IT job, so I was looking for a compact notebook that could fit in my pocket. I saw this, and decided to give it a shot. It has surpassed all my needs. The notebook itself is smaller, but I have no issue writing down things I need. The pen that comes with it is so much better than I originally thought. It may be small, but definitely mighty. The card slots also make it possible to carry credit cards, id's, etc. I moved my drivers license, 2 credit cards, and cash into the 3 inside pockets. I haven't had an issue with cards or cash falling out when I pull it out of my pocket, or when it's going back in. Overall, very impressed with this little jotter!