GADGETS. What are they good for? Absolutely everything. This year has been an exceptional one for gadget lovers, with new tablets, phones, computers and games flowing from the digital tap with reckless abandon. But only one gadget can be the best of the year. The task was difficult, but we’ve picked the four best gadgets of 2013 to compete for gadget of the year. The contenders, are below. Everything about the iPad Air is just better. Apple’s tagline is “thinner, lighter, faster” and yeah, iPad Air is all those adjectives and more. Let’s sum it up though: the iPad Air is stronger, perhaps the most competent and mature product Apple has delivered yet. It has the body of the iPad Mini, with the power of a 64-bit A7 CPU. The quiet revolution known as the iPad Air needs to be held to be appreciated. The stereo sound, combined with a luxurious body and Retina Display delivers a tablet far beyond the aesthetic appeal of any device. This is Apple’s best work and most excitingly, the next iPad Air should be the thinnest tablet of them all.