A Tablet Computer
The more I use my tablet computer in my daily practice, the more I can't do without it. I happen to own the Samsung Galaxy tablet. It has made me a more productive attorney. Whenever my secretary updates my schedule, I get an update on my tablet. I use it to scan documents (using the camera feature coupled with a scanner app), check emails, look up statutes, or read a good book during court down time. I particularly enjoy the ability to scan QR codes with the tablet. Each of our files has it's own specific QR code. By scanning it, my tablet's browser opens our Clio software program directly to the client's information page. I can check on documents, get contact information or input billing from virtually anywhere.
A Magic Wand
Depending on your practice, a handheld scanner might be a godsend. I throw mine in my brief case and use it to quickly scan court documents, accident reports and deeds in the town clerk's office. I also tend to use it to scan various articles about our firm in local papers. Very quick and easy to use. (Of course, if you have a smart phone or a tablet computer, you may simply want to download a scanner application to accomplish your out of office scanning needs.)