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This month I'd like to suggest not one but two gadgets! And... Guess what, both are made by Apple (I know, I know... I'm an 🍏 addicted)
The best computer on the go: iPad Pro 10.5"
Can an iPad replace a computer? My answer is: it depends on your needs. If you do a lot of multitasking or really heavy tasks, the logical answer is no: an iPad cannot replace your Mac. But, if you're not in that case, the iPad is the best computer you can bring with you. It's extremely portable, it has a huge battery, it's powerful (the Pro ones) and iOS 11 has finally transformed the iPad into something really interesting. My personal suggestion? Go for a 10.5" and an Apple Pencil.
The best always-on personal assistant: Apple Watch series 3 (LTE or GPS only)
Since I bought the new Apple Watch series 3, Siri has truly become my personal assistant. I use Siri to write iMessages, to switch on/off lights, to setup reminders, timers and other simple things. Do we really need gadgets like Amazon Echo or Google Home when we (finally) have a powerful and smart computer always-on, on our wrist? My suggestion: Apple Watch series 3, GPS only, 42mm Sport, Siri watch face (available on WatchOS 4 or above).