8 Best Business Gadgets of the Year

Apple iPhone 5S
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3. Apple iPhone 5S

Apple had me at "fingerprint reader" this year because it means the gadget juggernaut is finally taking security more seriously. Say what you will about whether it always works, the reader is a good deterrent. The 5S is surprisingly fast when you're running key apps like Evernote, Skype, and the now-free productivity apps from Apple like Keynote and Numbers. But my real reason for picking the 5S is this: for any startup, the iPhone 5S gives you access to the most cutting-edge apps that often debut first on iPhone.