Notebooks

Finally, a spiral-bound notebook lefties will love

NEWS – As the mother of a left-handed daughter, I’ve listened to years of complaints about regular ring binders and spiral notebooks.  The rings or the spiral gets in the way of her writing, making taking notes uncomfortable.  Especially in the earlier years, she had to have a spiral-bound notebook for each of her classes, …

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Royole RoWrite Smart Writing Pad review

REVIEW – It can be argued that digital notetaking is infinitely better than writing notes on regular paper because digital notes are always backed up, easily searchable, and can be edited. But what can you do if you want to switch to digital notetaking or journaling, but you also don’t want to give up the …

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Rocketbook Everlast Mini Notebook review

Note takers, rejoice! Now you can have your old-school notebook AND the convenience of digitizing your hand written brilliance… and you’ll never have to kill another tree again. What sorcery is this? It’s Rocketbook. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a pocket-sized erasable and reusable notebook that, when paired with the Rocketbook app, …

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Baron Fig teams up with Codecademy to release new Computerworld notebooks

What kind of notebook person are you? Are you the type of person that goes with a plain black hardbound journal or a plain 3 x 5 inch pocket notebook with zero personality? If that’s you, then you won’t be all that interested in this news post about Baron Fig’s latest 5.4 x 7.7 inch …

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A gift for the Mom who loves to read and to journal

The Well-Read Women journal lets the reader record her thoughts about books she’s read, with plenty of room for favorite quotes and reflections on characters and moments.  The book has watercolor portraits of some of literature’s most beloved female characters, painted by Samantha Hahn.  And to help Mom select her next book, there’s a list …

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Moleskine rolls out Transformers Limited Edition Notebooks

We’re big fans of Moleskine here at The Gadgeteer (check out our many past reviews of their products), and as a child of the 80s, I’m a HUGE fans of the original “The Transformers: Robots in Disguise” animated series from the latter half of that glorious decade. Moleskine has released two notebooks bearing the classic …

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Record your travels in this leather, antique-map journal

These leather journals from Tactile Craftworks start with supple leather hides sourced from a Milwaukee tannery.  The hides are then hand-cut and etched with antique map designs of old American cities, which makes these Etched Leather Map Journals perfect as a travel journal. The maps are all of the 1890-1920s eras from the collections of the American …

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Colonel Littleton No. 30 Leather Composition Journal review

OK, we’re definitely going old school on this review. The Colonel Littleton No. 30 Leather Composition Journal doesn’t have any chips, batteries, buttons, etc…it doesn’t even protect or carry tech. This journal is meant to capture your thoughts, dreams, notes, todos by putting pen to paper. Over the years, I have attempted (and failed for the …

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The Post-it Extreme Notes are the Fisher Space Pen of sticky notes

Let’s see a show of hands, how many of you use Post-it Notes on a regular basis? Me too. I always have a ubiquitous pad of the yellow 3 x 3 inch notes somewhere on my desk so I can quickly jot down a note, phone number, to do, etc. The best thing about Post-it …

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Carry a dry-erase board in your pocket!

A while ago, Julie reviewed the Wipebook notebook with dry-erase pages inside.  That version was a hardback book, and Julie had an issue with the book not laying flat.  Wipebook has been evolving since then, and there are three new versions available, including one sized to carry in your pocket for quick notes to yourself. …

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Send the kids to Hogwarts, er… school with these Harry Potter composition books

Back in my day, composition books were only available with those black-and-white speckled covers.  Now you can get them with most everything on the covers, but none of those designs will be as appealing to your Harry Potter fans as these notebooks are.  ThinkGeek has a set of four composition books with the Hogwarts’ House …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’m ditching paper and going back to a digital To-Do system

I have been using a very simple Bullet Journal style of task management for the last 4 years. It has worked out well for me because I can keep a notebook open next to me all day so I am able to see a daily list of what I need to do and I get …

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Never lose your pen again with the Journal Bandolier

If you have trouble keeping up with a pen or pencil for writing in your journal or planner, you’ll be interested in the Journal Bandolier.  The Bandolier straps around your notebook, journal, or planner, and it keeps your pens, pencils, or markers corralled in loops.  You’ll always have your favorite writing implements handy when you …

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