5. Commuter Gadget of the Year: Amazon Kindle 4
Steve Jobs once said of the Kindle, “Nobody reads books anymore.” Ah well, nobody’s perfect. Amazon’s ebook shop/ reader is now omnipresent, and it evolved to a higher plane with its fourth iteration. More compact than ever, yet keeping its six-inch screen, it eschewed the slightly half-arsed touchscreen implementation of its more expensive sibling to act solely as a super-cheap, elegantly-tooled portal to the behemoth that is the Amazon Store.