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Apple iPad Air

Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.

October 29, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 29, 2013
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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air isn't quite as ultrathin-feeling as the original iPad cover, but it's still an excellent -- if feature-minimal -- Bluetooth keyboard accessory.

December 6, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating December 6, 2013
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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air (2014)

For sheer typing responsiveness, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air is still a pro. But, even with its new tilt-angle design, it's no longer quite as unique as it used to be.

May 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating May 27, 2014
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Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

You can't beat the price of Anker's thin keyboard for the iPad Air, but serious typists should invest in a better option.

May 28, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 28, 2014

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Xiaomi Mi Pad

Loaded with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and an expandable memory slot, the $240 slate will make its debut in China in June.

May 15, 2014

MSRP: $240.00

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Adobe Voice for iPad

Several customization options make Adobe Voice an excellent free download for creating quick presentations for just about anything.

May 8, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating May 8, 2014

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Hearthstone for iOS

With challenging strategy gameplay and simple touch controls, Hearthstone is worthy of your time even if you've never played a strategy card game.

April 22, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating April 22, 2014

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Fantastical 2 for iPad

With the ability to use natural language to make appointments and reminders, and a (mostly) intuitive interface, Fantastical 2 for iPad is the best way to manage your schedule.

April 22, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 22, 2014

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iPad Mini with Retina Display

The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.

November 13, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating November 13, 2013
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iPad (fall 2012)

The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.

October 22, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 22, 2013