Deck out your favorite notebook Chewwy-style with the Journal Bandolier ($17). Handmade using reclaimed rubber and elastic, this simple strap is two inches wide, able to fit notebooks over five inches wide, and offers seven loops for holding pencils, pens, erasers, markers, knives, or whatever else your creative endeavors demand.
Despite its Star Wars-y name, the Montblanc Midnight Black StarWalker Pen ($TBA) has no allegiance to the force, light, dark, or otherwise. Available in ruthenium-coated Metal or black precious Resin versions, they feature a unique monochrome appearance, 14K gold nibs coated in ruthenium, and a floating Montblanc emblem inside the transparent cap top. Also available in ballpoint and fineliner models. Pass one down to your son.
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The Weekender might be the only watch you'll ever need. Timex is confident of that statement, and it's difficult to argue after giving it a hard look. With a minimalist design, the Weekender looks refined yet straightforward, is easy to use, and still manages to pack plenty of features onto its resume. Each watch includes a 40mm oversized case, INDIGLO night-light and chronograph functionality. It's available in four colors, with the option to swap out the leather and nylon straps for a fresh look whenever the mood strikes you.
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The Pico C is the third in PicoBrew's line of automated craft homebrewing appliances, built by beer geeks for beer geeks. Pico C brews using PicoPaks, compostable, sugarcane husk containers filled with grain and hops that match recipes for more than 100 award-winning craft beers. The WiFi-enabled machine reads the RIFD tag for the recipe it's brewing and lets you adjust the ABV and IBU according to your preference. Brew 5 liters of fresh craft beer in as little as 2 hours, ready to drink in about 2 weeks. When the Pico C isn't working on your next batch of beer, it doubles as a sous vide, making it an even more vital component of your kitchen.
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Need something to digitally record your hand-drawn notes but have no use — or no money — for the iPad's do-everything awesomeness? Meet the NoteSlate ($100). This simple device sports a one-color eInk display in either white, black, green, blue, or red, a smooth, simple design, a battery good for 180 hours of work, and a simple list of inputs including a special pen with eraser, a mini-USB port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for listening to MP3s — okay, so they snuck that last unnecessary feature in, but what doesn't play MP3s these days? [via]
Support the idea of reuse with Plattfuss Rubber Bands ($7). These bags of 70 black rubber bands — far preferable to the drab beige standard, we think — are made from recycled bicycle tubes, making previously dump-worthy rubbish into handy household items.