Your business trip can be for sales, a visit to the conference or a meeting with a client in another city. Regardless of the occasion, business travelers need to stay productive during the journey, at the hotel and at all pit stops in between. Being productive isn’t only about noting down thoughts that hit your mind, but also thinking about ways you can save money for your company. The time in between the departure and arrival destination also offers you a window to create your own isolated bubble. You won’t be doing all of it alone, as there are some really cool business travel gadgets that will act as your sidekick (or perhaps make you the sidekick)…
Handy Travel Gadgets for Business Travelers
1. iPad 4
The iPad has long been considered as a wonderful tool for business travel, and the fourth-generation tablet from Cupertino takes it up a notch. The Retina Display makes the text appear smooth and beautiful. If you go for a 4G model, you can take advantage of connectivity while waiting at airport or in a place with no Wi-Fi connection.
The tablet also gives you the advantage of using apps. You can install a meeting organization app to schedule meeting times, a mileage tracker app to keep track of your expenses or a PowerPoint app to prepare a presentation on the go – the options are endless.
2. Trakdot Luggage Tracker
Time is money, but the airport staff may fail to understand that. It can work out that your luggage fails to arrive on time after a long flight. Talking to the baggage loss staff in this instance can be a time consuming process.
The Trakdot Luggage Tracker will ensure that you find out exactly where your luggage is, without having to depend on anyone or wait in lines. All that’s required of you is to attach the GSM monitor (chip-equipped) to your smartphone’s app and determine the luggage’s exact location. The sign up requires $50 and there’s an annual fee of $13, but all that’s worth it if you’ve gone through luggage loss or theft before.
3. Private Wi-Fi
Ok, so you might not be looking to fork out data roaming chargers, but you can’t be a Wi-Fi freeloader everywhere. However, even that is possible with the Private Wi-Fi. You subscribe and are granted access to a private network.
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Private Wi-Fi gives you internet access regardless of the location. All you need to do is sign in. The standout feature of this product is that your data and location are masked, so hackers can’t get access to your laptop or smartphone and you can do anything online in a safe environment. The subscription costs $10 per month.
4. Kensington AbsolutePower Charger
You’ll be taking a lot of gadgets/devices along, but don’t forget that most of them require battery power, and running out of battery during travel is a common sight. However, with the Kensington AbsolutePower Charger by your side, you won’t have to worry about losing juice at any point.
Whether it’s a new laptop model or an old one, an Android tablet or a smartphone – the charger can power any three gadgets at the same time. There are two USB ports in its power brick, and both of them also supply 2.1 amps for fast tablet and smartphone charging. The best part about this charger is its size and weight–it doesn’t take up a lot of room.
Enhance your travel experience with these business travel gadgets and accessories and make the most out of travel time.