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Word Notebooks

What sets a notebook apart? Most of the time, what’s in it. But even filled with bad doodles, Word Notebooks ($10 per three-pack) are excellent receptacles for ink. From the minds behind Cool Material comes this deceptively clever spin on an everyday tool. The notebooks are perfectly sized for a pocket tote, but they’re also…

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Scribble and survive

Tanner Goods Clay Notebook

Journals have always played a prominent and intimate role in the history of great adventurers. In spite of the seemingly endless proliferation of i-madness, even Steve Jobs couldn’t duplicate the tactile joy of putting pen to paper. While we’ve recommended many options for this gear staple in the past, the hand-made Tanner Goods Clay Notebook…

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Always Analog

Pelle Leather Journal

The Pelle Leather Journal ($30) is another worthy addition to your analog record keeping repertoire. Inspired by the hard to find and broadly loved Midori Traveler’s Notebook, it features a sturdy leather cover with elastic retainer band and the ability to hold up to three different notebooks in one cover. The covers are made in the…

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Poppin Well-Appointed Desk Set

In the digital age, the analog markers of a thoughtful desk are disappearing faster than our hopes for a 2011-2012 NBA season. Call us old fashioned, but we still find value in having our work stations stand out from the pack of brushed aluminum and little white cords. If you’re a kindred spirit in that…

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Quoted Notables

Field Notes Dry Transfer “________ Edition”

What’s better than a Field Notes notebook for your jots, doodles and inspiration? A personalized Fields Notes notebook, that’s what. The Dry Transfer “________ Edition” ($10) still look like the classic kraft-cover version, but you’ll notice these lack the brand printed boldly across the front. That blank space is your pallet for mad-libbing to your…

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Hey, It's Better Than a Pocket Protector

Delfonics Striped Notebook Band with Pen Holder

When it comes to notebooks, we’ll always love our Moleskins. Japanese made Delfonics diaries have often caught our eye though and spotting these striped elastic notebook bands ($17) has renewed our interest. Sure, the idea of paying $17 for a rayon strap with slight leather detailing might seem absurd, but for stationary geeks like us,…

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Write Down Everything, Weather Be Damned

Rite In The Rain Waterproof Notepads

In the 1920′s Jerry Darling created the first “Rite In the Rain” Waterproof Notepad, designed specifically to solve the problem of soggy paperwork for manly men of the Pacific Northwest’s Logging industry. Ironic, we know. Since then, Rite In The Rain paper has evolved to become some of the most durable paper money can buy….

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Preventing Scurvy One Computer At A Time

Be.ez LA besace Lime Drop Messenger Bag for MacBook

If you’ve ponied up for that new unibody Macbook, don’t do it (and yourself) the injustice of toting it around in a less than worthy bag. Your 10 year old Targus simply will not suffice. If you’re on the hunt for an appropriate mode of cartage, check into the line of slick “mobile lifestyle” bags…

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The Notebooks of Legend

Moleskine Notebooks

A few years back, I read an article that talked about how writing by hand stimulates pressure points that inspire creativity. I was searching for the perfect journal in which to  inscribe my thoughts and dreams, and I heard of a “legendary notebook” that was used by Van Gogh, Chatwin, and Hemingway. Upon some further…

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Sony TZ90

The TZ90 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the original VAIO laptop (which this particular writer owned and loved). It’s a culmination of all the latest technology and the relentless pursuit of functionality and portability. The ultraslim laptop has a 11.1″ LED backlit screen, carbon fiber casting, and optional solid state hard drive, Intel Core 2…

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MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro HD [New Release]

Apple has finally hopped on board the LED revolution and released two new versions of the venerable MacBook Pro. The LED backlit displays yield up-to-an hour’s worth of battery life and the new Santa Rosa Intel processors will keep you cruising along about 50% faster than the original MacBook Pro. Equipped with 2GB of memory,…

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Panasonic Toughbook 30

Out in the field or down in the dirt, the durable Panasonic Toughbook 30 is built to take a beating. MIL-STD-810F-tested for ruggedness, this brawny workhorse is encased in magnesium alloy, with durability designed into every seal, hinge and connector. Plus, as the industry’s fastest fully-rugged mobile PC, it’s built for lightening-quick processing and wireless…