Not every entrepreneur has the luxury of sitting inside a fancy office all day while conducting their business. Some are forced to be constantly on the go, carrying their offices along with them.
Having cool portable devices makes work not only possible but easier during business trips. Therefore, take a look at these seven awesome travel tech gadgets that every travelling entrepreneur should consider adding to their arsenal.
The sleek design of this machine makes it so compact and lightweight, that it will most likely become your best travelling buddy ever. Moreover, being a detachable-hybrid tablet, if you ever get bored of using it as a laptop, you can simply detach it and use it as a tablet. This feature makes it great for business presentations where you need to stand up and walk around while you talk. However, if you need to work for longer periods of time, just re-attach it and use it as a laptop. Its adaptability is an epitome of what every mobile entrepreneur needs.
Don’t limit yourself to a bad wireless connection in your hotel room. Use this multi-purpose gadget to instantly convert a wired network into a wireless one and have some quality time on the internet. Apart from allowing you to connect with multiple gadgets, this Wi-Fi router has yet another feature. Namely, it has two USB charger ports for your mobile phones and tablets, which will ensure that your other gadgets don’t run out of juice while you’re on the go. In addition, you can share files between them on a mini-network, which will allow you to focus more on your work rather than on transferring the files in an old-fashioned way.
For an entrepreneur on the go, these headphones are an absolute must. These super-light headphones provide a perfect isolation from the city noise, which makes them ideal both for working and having phone calls while in crowded places. Besides that, they come with three different sound filters and a leather travel case. They are equipped with a standard 3.5mm mini-jack, so they are compatible with any mobile device. The in-ear series is the first reference sound earphones from AKG. You can find AKG K3003 headphones in Australia and retail stores around the world. Other models from the in-ear series can be found in their online stores worldwide.
This device can send scanned documents directly to your Evernote or Dropbox accounts via Wi-Fi. Scanning bills and receipts, and storing them online is important for almost any type of business. Having this small gadget do all the work for you will save you some precious time. You will no longer need to go back to the office to scan a piece of paper; now you can do it right there in the field. Moreover, it has its own battery and a USB port, so you can use it and charge it on the go.
While on a business trip, you simply cannot afford to lose your phone, as that can potentially get you stranded in the middle of nowhere. Use LifeProof Case for your iPhone as a safety precaution. It’s not only water but dirt, snow and drop proof, as well as ‘scratch proof’ with its built-in scratch protection for its touchscreen. If you’ve ever dreamed of making underwater selfies, now you can do it easily. Just don’t forget to unplug your headphones first, as they aren’t exactly waterproof.
FAVI Smart Projector is another great gadget every on-the-go entrepreneur should have. The old days of using bulky projectors are a thing of the past. This device has a sharp 100-lumens image going to about 10 feet in size. Moreover, it has a built-in Wi-Fi and a two-hour long battery life, so you can run apps on it without fear of it shutting down mid-way into the presentation. Deliver killer presentations even when you’re travelling, don’t waste time on setting up some old piece of junk that will end up working only partially.
This tiny portable flash drive will carry all the data you need, up to 32GB to be precise, during your business trips and you won’t have to worry about it being stolen. All of the data is password-protected and encrypted by the SanDisk SecureAccess software, meaning that you can safely carry it around anywhere. What’s more, it’s so compact that you won’t have to worry about fitting it inside your travelling bag. The back end also has a LED light, so you can see it working in the dark, pretty awesome right?
Although having a wallet on a list of tech gadgets might sound a bit odd, there’s a catch. This is not your standard run-of-the-mill wallet. In fact, Royce Freedom Wallet is so super high-tech that its RFID shield protection will keep your passport data safe from any potential hackers. Inside the wallet there’s a Bluetooth tag which makes your phone beep if your wallet gets misplaced or stolen. However, it’s not just about securing your money or your credit cards, those can be replaced at the nearest bank. It’s more about keeping your passport safe, because, without it, you’re going to have a very short business trip indeed.
To sum up, whichever gadget you find most useful for your particular business, they are all highly adaptable and good to have on any business trip. Not to mention that they’re pretty awesome as well.
Oscar Waterworth – a digital nomad, writer and senior editor at Technivorz. By working with product development teams for nearly a decade now, he has gained a great deal of insight on remote team management and project operations in the startup sphere.