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Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad

The iPad version of this mobile office suite has some limitations, but the app's robust and responsive functionality more than makes up for its basic approach to word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Chrome 8

Google's Web browser is stronger, better, faster, shinier.

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf

If you’re looking for an affordable, monochrome multifunction laser printer, the LaserJet 1534dnf offers a couple of special features like AirPrint and ePrint while delivering quick prints and scans of decent quality.

Agendus for iPad

Meant to be a replacement for or enhancement to your current task management application, this offering is a nice attempt that still works too poorly to be of use, even after a recent update.

Billings Pro 1.0.1

Professional time billing and invoicing application offers server-based access for your entire organization.

Calendars -- Google Calendar Client for iPhone and iPad

While not perfect, this calendar app is solid and dependable. If you use Google Calendar, this mobile client makes it easy to stay on schedule when you're on the go.

HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One Printer

If you need a device that scans, copies, faxes and prints large spreadsheets, the HP Officejet 7500A is worth considering. Its an average performer in terms of both speed and print quality, but it is one of the few printers top currently support Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services.

Rib & Hull 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve

Poland-based Etsy shop Rib & Hull offers a variety of felt, leather, and canvas sleeves for laptops and media devices. Its newest offering, the 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve, gives Apple’s tiny laptop sleek, moderate protection from outside dangers and bag bumps.

Epson Stylus NX625

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Brother HL-4570CDW

Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, the HL-4570CDW small-business laser printer is best for mainstream use.

Documents to Go Premium for iPhone and iPad

DataViz's app for editing, creating, and viewing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your mobile device remains a solid offering. But this universal app stumbles slightly on the iPad when compared to its more polished implementation on the iPhone or iPod touch.

HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One

If you’re looking for an inkjet all-in-one that supports Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services, the HP Officejet 6500A is worth a look, if only because they are so few and far between. The 6500A was an average performer in both print speeds and quality, with noticeably fuzzy edges in its text printing.

Lok-It Pocket Drive

Keypad PIN entry along with AES 256-bit hardware encryption make this flash drive a solid choice for keeping data protected on the go.