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Record your travel adventures with the new Moleskine Voyageur notebook

on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

I always like to take my journal with me when I go on vacations so I can go back later and read about the things I’ve seen and done. I usually print out a Google map with the trip route and stops and glue it to the page that starts the trip. I also glueRead More…


Word. Notebooks are feeling a little blue

on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Do you have a favorite brand of pocket notebook? I have stacks of Moleskine cahiers and Field Notes notebooks which I carry in my bag for on the spot note taking and also have them in my home made leather cover to keep track of Gadgeteer business tasks. But for to-do lists, my favorite pocket notebooksRead More…


Sidekick 3D printed journal pen holder review

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

The Sidekick is a journal pen holder that is made in the USA eight at a time from starch based plastic using a homemade 3D printer. The Sidekick sticks on to most any hard covered notebook or journal from popular companies like Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchturm and many more. It adds a convenient holder for your favorite writing instrumentRead More…


Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Rite in the Rain notebooks were invented almost 100 years ago by Jerry Darling to address the problem of soggy and illegible paperwork that plagued the Pacific Northwest logging industry.  Although Mr. Darling passed away long ago, his company continues in the hands of Scott and Todd Silver, who have continued to work to improve theirRead More…


Sorta adaptive notebinder review

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Does this sound familiar? You’re happily writing in your brand new hardbound journal when you suddenly make a mistake. Maybe you misspelled a word, your penmanship was sloppy or you just weren’t happy with an entry. Now you feel like you ruined your journal. If you’ve ever wished that you could remove pages, add pagesRead More…


Sorta is a paper notebook with rearrangeable pages

on Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve always liked the convenience of a 3-ring binder, but prefer the look and feel of a hardbound book, Sorta notebooks give you the best of both worlds. There are two parts to the Sorta system. The notebinder and the stationary. The notebinder is basically the cover and spine of the book and isRead More…


Pad & Quill adds accompanying journal app for their book style cases

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Pad & Quill makes cases for iPhones and iPads that give these mobile devices the look and feel of gorgeous leather hardbound journals. Now they’ve gone one step further and are releasing an update to their Pad & Quill Notes app to give it a nice iOS 7 clean design and some great new features.Read More…


Draft is a backup service for your journal or sketchbook

on Friday, October 25th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

Keeping a journal, diary or sketchbook on actual paper is more enjoyable for me than typing entries into my laptop every day. I like the feel of putting pen to paper and along with that comes my penchant for pens, pencils and notebooks. Every so often I’ll look back through my filled books to findRead More…


Oberon Extra Large Sketchbook review

on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

No matter how tech-savvy or bleeding-edge you are, there are times when going “old school” should at least be considered. There is no doubt that the Gadgeteer Kid and I do enjoy our tech-gear, but he is also an aspiring artist who loves to draw. A digital tablet or loose sheet of paper just doesRead More…


Now you can have your own Moleskine books custom printed from the Paper iPad app

on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

We told you about the Paper by FiftyThree app right after it came out.  It’s a beautiful journaling app that lets you create your own digital Moleskine-like notebooks full of your photos, drawings, and writings.  Now FiftyThree and Moleskine have joined forces to create Book to turn your virtual notebook into a real-life notebook.  After you’ve createdRead More…


Now you can log your daily thoughts in River Song’s journal

on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

If you or someone you know is a journal-keeper and a devoted Dr. Who fan, here’s the perfect journal.  The blue, faux leather cover is embossed with a design reminiscent of the Tardis.  There are 440 thick, “aged” pages inside, and there’s even an encoded message for you to decipher (right image).  ThinkGeek says the LimitedRead More…


Julie’s gadget diary – it’s time to crack open a new journal

on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Posted in: Articles

Although I enjoy using electronic gadgets and gizmos, I still love simpler products like journals, pens and pencils just as much. Earlier this week I finished up my latest journal – the 80 page Quo Vadis Habana 4 x 6 inch plain page notebook shown above. I really liked the soft cover and bright white 85-gram paper. AlthoughRead More…

#Lifeloggers – How do you track your life?

on Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The people behind Memoto, the successfully funded Kickstarter project, have created an interesting documentary about lifelogging. This documentary touches on an important change in how people understand and remember their lives through self-tracking health devices, logs of daily activities through social networks to incoming technologies like Google Glass and Memoto Watching the video has inspiredRead More…


Handy pick Holder – Daycraft’s custom day planner system

on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Daycraft is a Hong Kong based stationary shop which offers a unique selection of notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks and accessories. We have featured them in the past and are happy to let you know about one of their latest products. Daycraft has partnered with DAIGO to create the  Handy pick Holder is a day planner /Read More…


e-pens mobile digipad pro review

on Friday, December 7th, 2012

I imagine there are still some people around that actually take notes using paper and pen.  I admit I do on occasion in my role as secretary for a local club.  For the times I take the minutes, I’ve always wanted a way to convert my pen strokes to digital text so I don’t haveRead More…


Store your Field Notes memo books in this specially designed slide topped wooden box

on Friday, November 9th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Are you a fan of Field Notes memo books? What do you do with them after they’ve been filled with your thoughts, lists and doodles? The new Archival Wooden Box from Field Notes has been designed to store up to 60+ memo books. Made of cabinet grade Birch, this slide topped box will keep yourRead More…


Memoto logs your life by snapping a photo every 30 seconds

on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Memoto is a Swedish company that has created a wearable life logging gadget and is seeking funding through a Kickstarter project. Actually they reached their $50,000 funding goal in less than 24hrs and are already past $165,000 in pledges. So what exactly is a Memoto? It’s a postage stamp sized 5MP camera that snaps anRead More…


Evernote Teams up with Moleskine to Offer Smart Notebooks

on Saturday, August 25th, 2012

If you are an Evernote user, you probably already know that you can backup your paper notebooks and journals by snapping pictures of the pages and uploading them into your account. Evernote and Moleskine are coming together to offer smart notebooks that offer features that make this task even better. When you take a snapshotRead More…


Capture Your Ideas and Thoughts in the Paper by FiftyThree App for iPad

on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

If the popularity of Julie’s journalling posts is an indication, there are a lot of people interested in keeping journals.  The Paper by FiftyThree app is definitely something you need to look at if you’re interested in journalling on your iPad.  This app lets you combine drawings and handwritten text in Moleskine-like “notebooks”.  You canRead More…


LEGO + Moleskine = Happiness

on Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I started thinking that folks at Moleskine might be losing their minds when I recently heard they were offering a notebook entirely devoted to chocolate. But today my faith in them has been restored because I discovered their soon to be released limited edition Moleskine LEGO notebooks. These journals feature fun artwork on the coverRead More…


Digital Journaling Methods

on Monday, February 20th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

I have been on a quest to find the best tool to chronicle the events of my life. This quest has led me to look for the answer to the question of which is the better journal keeping method, pen and paper or an electronic gadget? Analog or digital? Or maybe a combination of both?Read More…


Daycraft – Alternatives to Moleskine and Rhodia Notebooks

on Friday, January 27th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Who among us is a notebook / stationary junky? Let’s see a show of hands please… Me too. That’s why I was grinning from ear to ear when the mailman dropped off a box of samples from a company that I’d not heard of before: Daycraft. I suppose the reason why I’ve not heard ofRead More…


Starting a New Journal – Which Format Do you Use, Digital or Analog?

on Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

It’s the beginning of a new year, which for a lot of people, means that it is time to start a new journal or diary. I’ve been wrestling with the decision of whether to stay traditional and keep my journal in a Moleskine, Rhodia or similar notebook, or go digital and use a diary appRead More…


Fonicle takes your Facebook entries from web to book

on Monday, December 19th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Are you a frustrated journal writer that just can’t keep up with the habit? Maybe you have been keeping a journal all along and just didn’t realize it. If you’re an avid Facebook updater, you have probably shared a lot of information about your activities in text and images. Fonicle will take that content andRead More…


New Quiver Pen Holder Products

on Monday, November 14th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Quiver Pen Holders allow you to carry your favorite pens / pencils with the popular Moleskine notebooks / journals. They are one of my favorite geek accessories (see my review linked below in the related posts section). I’m happy to report that Quiver is offering several additions to their line of products that include newRead More…