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Our 14-Year-Old Tech-spert Picks Fall's Most Useful Gadgets

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    We love us our gadgets, but when it comes to livening up our trusty iPhone-Blackberry-Urbanears-Nike FuelBand bubble, it sometimes pays to get a fresh perspective. Spencer, currently an NYC 9th-grader, is an encyclopedia of what's new, what's worth it, and what's just hype when it comes to tech toys. He knows his stuff, and actually makes recs based on things that are important to us, like price, usefulness, and design — which means you won't ever hear Spencer talking up a $4,000 thing-a-majig doo-dah that a traditional gadget rag might. Click ahead to see the top five buys the wunderkind picked for this season.

    Photographed by Laura Miller

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