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5 Tech Toys for the Tech-Savvy Attorney

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on December 01, 2016 10:57 AM

You're a tech-savvy attorney, as fluent in gigs and RAM and blockchain as you are in personal injury, summary judgement, or motions in limine. You know how to tell a worthwhile tech product from an unnecessary one, and you know how tech can improve your practice of law. Or, hey, maybe you can't tell a Mac from a PC -- but you want the best new tech out there anyway.

If either of these sound like you, here are five worthwhile gadgets you should check out.

1. Best Tablet for Lawyers: Apple's iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface?

Tablets have come a long way in the past few years. No longer just oversized smartphones, today's top tablets can do almost as much as a normal computer, allowing you to compose emails, create documents, or put together full presentations on the go. If you're looking for the best tablet out there, our vote is for the Surface, but the iPad Pro won't disappoint either.

2. Should Lawyers Try the Pixel Phone?

Speaking of smartphones, Google is making a major play for the smartphone market. Its new Pixel phone is powerful, pretty, and, if you're willing to take a chance on Google's Fi network, actually affordable in the long run. It's definitely worth a try.

3. Are Dual Monitors the Answer to Increased Office Productivity?

If you don't have two monitors on your desk right now, close your browser, shut down your computer, cancel your meetings, and run to the nearest computer store, because you need two monitors. Once you've gotten used to twice the monitor space, and the productivity increases that come with it, you'll never want to go back.

4. 10 Best Apps to Help Lawyers Streamline Basic Tasks

Alright, an app isn't really a "gadget" or a "toy." Those terms tend to be reserved to physical objects -- drones, phones, and the like. But these apps could give you as much joy as any actual object, allowing you to spend less time on routine tasks and more times doing things you love.

5. Coffee Tech -- An Update on the Best Ways to Make Coffee

If you're like us, you can't get through the day (or even a few hours) without a fresh cup of caffeine. But you don't need to rely on instant coffee or break room sludge. You can make a great pot of coffee in your office, without too much fuss. All you need is one of these gadgets.

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