With the world of business becoming an increasingly competitive domain, the onus is on businessmen and women to seek as many advantages as possible. There are meetings to attend, strategies to devise, and key decisions to make. Time is one of the greatest resources when it comes to running the day-to-day operations of a business.
Not surprisingly, businessmen and women rely heavily on tools to get through their schedules. For this reason, there are many new gadgets coming to market each day that promise to make the lives of business owners easier and more manageable.
Of course, gadgets and technology aren’t meant to be a substitute for the real work of managing a business. They rather serve as aids that allow us to complete our tasks more effectively and efficiently. Still, there are tons of new devices from which to choose. Knowing which ones will yield the greatest benefits can be a difficult task.
Here are four gadgets that might be of great help to you in running your business.
Nokia Treasure Tag
Being a businessperson means being ready to meet any and every challenge. It also means having all of your tools and possessions with you. Misplacing an important tool can leave you less prepared to face the ups and downs of the business world.
Luckily, this is why the Nokia Treasure Tag was invented. At just 1.2 square inches and 13 grams, the Nokia Treasure Tag helps to alert you when you are in danger of leaving valuable possessions behind.
You first attach the Treasure Tags to your phone, laptop, bag, or other valuable possessions. You can manage up to four tags with the mobile app. The app works on Android and iOS and connects to the tags using either Bluetooth or low-energy NFC. However, you must be within 40 m (130 ft.) of the lost item for the system to work.
Alternately, if you have lost your phone, you can press the tag to complete a reverse search. But the real beauty of the Nokia Treasure Tags is that they will automatically alert you if you begin to leave your devices behind. The tags run on 220 mAh battery that will last about six months on standby.
HT-TM04 TripMate Elite Wireless N Travel Router
As a businessman on the go, reliable wireless internet is a tool you just cannot do without. Apart from helping you to set up your own secure wireless network, the HT-TM04 TripMate Elite Versatile Wireless N Travel Router can also help you bridge an existing wireless network. But this travel router can do much more than just share an internet connection.
It can also help you free up space on your phone. It does so by supplying you with an available USB port through which you can save photos and files to your flash drive or external hard disk. If that isn’t enough, the USB port also allows you to charge devices such as phones and tablets.
The router has a power bank with a built-in 6000 mAh capacity. The manufacturers boast that their product contains enough juice to charge your smartphone at least twice.
Equil Smartpen 2
An increasing number of businessmen and women are relying on their devices for taking notes in meetings. But for a large number of people, taking notes by typing on a keyboard just doesn’t feel right. For these individuals, note-taking with a pen and paper is not only faster but also provides the correct tactile feel for note-takers.
Additionally, taking notes with pen and paper makes it easier to draw and to annotate your notes. Yet relying on handwritten notes can be disadvantageous. Notes are easy to misplace or damage with little recourse for finding them.
Luckily, Equil has come out with the Smartpen 2 device that promises to make note-taking easier. The Equil Smartpen 2 is a ballpoint pen and capture device in one. With the device, you can scribble notes on paper while simultaneously turning those handwritten notes into digital ones. The pen transcribes your notes as you type.
Or when a computer, tablet or phone is not linked to it, the pen can store your notes in its memory for later uploading. With the Equil Smartpen 2, note-taking in meetings is considerably easier.
HP Spectre 13.3 Laptop
As a business owner, traveling light is a necessity. HP has helped to make light travel possible by unveiling the Spectre 13.3 laptop this year. Besides being the thinnest notebook on the market, the Windows 10 newcomer has introduced a bold fresh logo, plus unique design languages. Such blending of executive features has generated the sort of excitement you can’t find in other products of the same category.
As a result, the laptop now rivals the sleek, premium Apple MacBook Air. However, unlike the MacBook Air, the Spectre 13.3 comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, along with a USB C (5GBs) port. The laptop also comes with Gorilla Glass to withstand the rigors of airport travel, as well as an impressive battery life.
HP also gave a decent amount of consideration to the laptop’s keyboard, which features a full 1.3 mm of travel. Clearly, the laptop has much to offer in addition to its design. Despite being ultra-thin and lightweight, this latest invention is seriously presenting itself as the future of technology.
Making your way in the business world isn’t an easy task. Challenges lie at every turn, and in order to make your business a success, you must be able to meet whatever obstacles you face. However, meeting challenges is decidedly more difficult when you don’t have the correct tools at your disposal.
This is the reason why high-tech gadgets have become so important—not that they can do the work for us, but that they can help us work smarter. With tools such as these, your work will begin to grow and blossom.