8 Best Business Gadgets of the Year

Apple iPad Air
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1. Apple iPad Air

I'm typing this on an iPad Air, and it's remarkably fast--especially when it comes to doing real work. The new iOS 7 interface is fluid and intuitive. In my backpack, the Air takes up little room (it's only .29-inches thin) and feels very light at just 1 pound. I now forgo a laptop on business trips and use an M-Edge keyboard cover with the Air. I usually type documents in Pages, which is now free.