Traveling for business is one of the most enjoyable musts of having a job that requires going abroad on business. However that doesn’t mean we can underestimate how demanding it can turn out to be. Long haul flights, the tight agenda filled with important meetings and work that needs to be completed may leave you with having not enough time to rest or make the most out of the city you visit.
In addition, the gadgets you use and take for granted in your daily office routine, such as the printer, the extra flash drive or charger may become a challenge to achieve or obtain when you are away from your own business area, especially in another country. This is one another reason why these business trips get harder to complete and leave you with no energy to enjoy being in a new place.
However, thanks to the pace of the technology that we cannot keep up with, even the most exhausting business trips now seem to be easier with some gadgets that act as the best friends of the busy business traveler. These gadgets not only make sure you have everything you may need with you, but also saves you from the trouble of putting time and energy to obtain them when you are in a different part of the world.
Here are some of the most useful travel gadgets that every business traveler must have. Have a look at them, get them and see how your demanding business trips turn into an enjoyable working breaks abroad!
No matter how comfortable we are with our lap tops, we have to admit that they are a burden to carry while you on a business trip when we even consider taking that extra shirt with us. Thanks God we now have tablets and they are pretty good at substituting the lap tops for a couple of days while we are on the go. All you have to do is to make sure you have the necessary applications installed before you set out (for example; Microsoft Word, Mailbox).
While tablets can be considered as a revolution in the way we complete the office work, typing on these shiny screens may not be as comfortable as it is on an actual keyboard. However there are portable keyboards that are applicable with tablets, and even smart phones. They are light, easy to carry and offers much easier typing when compared with the war of your index finger with the keyboard of the tablet.
Extra Data Storage
Or should I say the "little electronic life saver"? There are going to be a lot of meetings which means there is going to be loads of data to save and it might not be so sensible to rely barely on e-mails. You can also get an extra data storage with security. That way, you can guarantee you are going to be the only one who reaches the content once you set up your device.
Having online connectivity means never having to worry about finding a working internet connection while you are traveling. In addition, it also means not worrying about the WI-FI prices requested by the service providers in the countries we travel to. Since we all need internet just the same way we need food to survive nowadays,online connectivity drives are one of the best travel gadgets and they will remain so until the whole world agrees on free internet every single part of the world.
Well, actually no one has to be a business traveler in order to own one of these portable batteries thanks to the ultra-powerful (!) batteries of the electronic devices we use every day. However, it is obvious that it may not be so easy to charge your electronic device when you are in the middle of a meeting or simply in a country where the electric sockets have nothing in common with the charger cable you have with you. Portable batteries are small in size and cheap in price, so it may be referred as a “must” in every business travelers’ must have list.
The food on board, the dinners that end with a dessert late at night, not being able to find a decent place to eat something and grabbing the first street food that comes in sight and rush to the next meeting… These are only some of the things that make you lose the track of your calorie intake. In addition, it is not easy to keep up with your daily exercise routine when you are abroad on business, too. However, the popular fitness trackers that looks really cool will tell all the unhealthy things you did to yourself and what you have to do to get rid of them.
A proper travel bag
You may ask, “Seriously?” And I will answer, “Yeah!” right away. The travel bag you have is one of the things that has got a huge impact on the comfort of your whole trip. A good quality bag that is in the size to store all the things that need to be under your hand during a trip can save you from loads of trouble. Some of these have got extra pockets specially designed for the electronic devices and their cables, so you don’t have to worry about all those cables getting mixed up. In addition, a special pocket for you documents such a your passport and boarding passes will make it easier to check if you got everything you need before leaving the house.
This one goes for business travelers who insist on not being satisfied with an on board luggage while traveling abroad for business. With having one of these little luggage scales, you can at least save yourselves from the trouble of paying extra fees while going back home with the souvenirs you bought from the city you visited.
E-book readers are now popular among everyone; one doesn’t have to be a regular traveler to own of these but we have to admit that they are the best while on the go. And that is for more than one reason. You can store a large number of e-books on your device, you don’t have to worry about the battery since most of them may go as long as 3 weeks once charged fully and they are super easy to carry, and weighs around 210-220 grams only.
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