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Gifts for Mac business people

Whether they work in a cubicle or corner office, what Mac business person can’t use a little holiday cheer? Here are six gifts guaranteed to put smiles on their faces.

Contract-free mobility

When you’re on the road a lot, it’s awfully convenient to bring your own bubble of Internet access with you. The MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot lets you connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the 3G wireless internet. That means you could wait long hours at the airport while using your iPad, iPhone, and laptop and providing two extra connections for colleagues or family. But what’s particularly hot about this device is you can do all of that and no contract is required. Pay as you go—currently one month of unlimited 3G access costs $40. $150; Virgin Mobile

Easy ethernet

Wireless networks are convenient, but they’re not always that fast. Luckily, there’s another choice when you want a secure, high-speed home network that’s easy to set up. Western Digital’s WD LiveWire Powerline AV Network Kit can extend the Internet into any room with an electrical outlet. Plug one of the included devices into a router and an electrical outlet. Then plug the other into an electrical outlet in another room. Each device has four Ethernet ports. Attach computers, TVs, hard drives, game consoles, and more. $140; Western Digital

A neat package

It’s a USB drive; it’s a paper clip. What can you do with it? Use Verbatim’s Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB drive to clip together print-outs and digital files of presentations, reports, briefs, photos—you name it. The 4GB Clip-it drive lets you bring everything together in a neat package. The drive comes in pink, green, orange, blue, or black and will be available the first week of December. $20; Verbatim

Social scanning

Scan and share on the go with this cute, portable scanner. Use Doxie to reproduce documents, business cards, photos, receipts and more. Then send the resulting PDF, PNG or JPEG file straight to your favorite desktop program or to Web services like Google Docs, Evernote, Picasa, or Flickr. Doxie also hooks into the free Doxie cloud service, which means you can insert a piece of paper, scan, and get a link for instant sharing. Even with all those features, the Doxie weighs in at only 10.9 oz. $149; Apparent

Portable storage for the paranoid

The Aegis Padlock 750GB is a portable USB hard drive for people who take security seriously. It includes hardware encryption (realtime 128-bit or 256-bit AES). It requires users to input a PIN number on the built-in keypad. And it comes prepared to defend itself against hacking—repeated tries to enter PIN numbers cause the Padlock to destroy the encryption key and lock down. $200; Apricorn

Apple proud

A subtle way to wave your geek flag at work, the Apple Retractable Badge Holder features a retractable cord and belt clip emblazoned with the Apple logo. Think of it as corporate flair. $13; The Missing Bite