The Hobbit Limited Edition Clothbound Notebook from Moleskine is the perfect gift for any Middle Earth aficionado.  This is a large-sized Moleskine, measuring 5" X 8.25".  It's covered in a nutmeg fabric, and the front is decorated with a graphic that looks like a page from Bilbo's own diary.  Inside are 336 ruled pages, seven reproductions of [...]

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If you like carrying pocket sized notebooks (3.5 x 5 in) but are a little bored with the current crop of Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks that are on the market, here are two alternatives that might tickle your fancy. First up are the new Polygon Word. Notebooks. I'm a fan of these notebooks [...]

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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 pages [...]

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Dry erase boards are modern day chalkboards. Write something on them and when you're finished, just wipe them off and then you can start all over. If you've ever wanted a portable version of a dry erase board, the Wipebook is it. This notebook features 25 smooth pages that work with dry erase and correctable [...]

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If you've been wanting to start a journal, but need a little inspiration to get started, check out this new vintage style Standard Memorandum notebook from Word. Styled after the pocket journals from 100 years ago, The Standard Memorandum provides dated pages for 1 year. Each page offers 3 lines per day, with 7 days [...]

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Here's a unique notebook for those of you who can't make up your mind if you prefer your notebook pages to have lines or dots. Hong Kong based Daycraft's new line of Signature Duo notebooks give you the best of both worlds with a double sided notebook that has lined pages on one side and dotted [...]

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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 snapshot [...]

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Field Notes memo book fans will be happy to learn that they can protect their little notebooks from every day wear and tear with a handmade leather cover from the 2 person husband and wife team at InkLeaf Leather Company. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. Available in 3 colors (Bison, Mahogany and Walnut), [...]

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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 [...]

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lifebook 2013 1

Those of you who lug around a lot of gear like myself, and remember my article on a single convergence device, might just find this concept design by Indian Industrial Designer Prashant Chandra very interesting. His entry in the Fujitsu Design Awards competition, the Lifebook2013, was shortlisted to the top 100 from over 3000 entries from [...]

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I've recently become a fan of Field Notes notebooks because they are small, made in the US and have a cool retro look that appeals to me. These notebooks are designed to be shoved in a pocket, which is convenient, but after while will probably cause the notebook to become bent or overly worn. Corter [...]

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Do pens, notebooks or other accessories help inspire you to regularly write in your journal or diary? Or are you like me, do you have a stack of blank Moleskine and Rhodia notebooks on your desk that mock you when you look at them? I seem to start and stop the habit of writing. I [...]

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Packing two 17" Full HD screens, an Intel I7 processor, 8GB of DDR1333 Ram, Webcam, 500GB Hard Drive, NVidia discrete graphics, HDMI, Super DVDDrive and Magnesium Alloy lid-frame, the gScreen SpaceBook is aimed at those users who need a portable workstation for video, photography, web design and anyone who requires a dual screen powerhouse.  Weight [...]

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I love gadgets and gizmos with LEDs, buttons and batteries, but I also love analog gear just as much. Things like Moleskine and Rhodia notebooks, pens and colored pencils are usually scattered around my desk and in my gear bag. I've recently started keeping a journal again and during one of my epic web surfing [...]

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Music Skins Laptop Skin

We love our electronics, don't we? I don't know anyone who doesn't have, at the very least, a notebook computer and an MP3 player.  Most of  my friends add in an iPhone or other smartphone.   I, personally, have always used Invisible Shield products for my more important electronics and have gotten quite good at applying them [...]

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mouse in case

Like a lot of us, I travel for work fairly often, lugging my rotator-cuff rending Lenovo T60p (with extended life battery) and its builders-grade power brick through airports and hotels.  Because of this, I am rather fanatical about accessories that can help me save time, weight and space, both on my daily grind commute and [...]

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Microstar International, famous lately for their Wind series netbooks, announced today they would be pushing further into the mobile gaming fray with the latest in their GX series of gamer targeted notebooks. Including such features as an aluminum construction for the lower body of the notebook, and proprietary gamerlicious buzz words for their new technologies like [...]