10 Business Traveller Essentials for your Suitcase
Modern business travelling is not complete without a range of portable tech and other gadgetry to help ensure a pleasant, healthy trip and a fully-charged live connection with home base. Here are 10 essential items for serious business travellers.
IF YOU’RE heading off on a business trip, make sure that your suitcase contains at least one of these 10 great business traveller essentials. Our list contains products that will do everything from enhancing your travelling pleasure and convenience, to ensuring that you can function efficiently as an entrepreneur while operating remotely from your regular base.
1. Sennheiser IE 60 Earbuds
TOP of our list of business traveller essentials is a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones, which will help you to work or sleep through crying babies and loud plane engines. This pair from Sennheiser are tiny, but boast up to 20dB noise attenuation. And their robust cabling and casing means they’ll survive being stuffed in your pocket or travel bag.
2. Kindle Paperwhite
THESE days few of us find the time to read as much as we should, but maybe a convenient e-reader could change that. The Kindle Paperwhite is lighter than the average paperback and can hold hundreds of novels. Some cool features include anti-glare display for day and night, days worth of battery and a custom font that’s easy on the eyes.
3. Satechi SX20 Portable Energy Station
THERE’S nothing more annoying than your smartphone or laptop battery running out while travelling, as power outlets can be few and far between. This Satechi portable energy station enables you to charge up to four devices simultaneously. The device also has a built-in flashlight and a display indicating the remaining percentage of charge.
4. EatSmart Precision Voyager
AIRLINES can charge a small fortune for overweight luggage, so anything that helps to keep your bags within weight limits is indispensable. The Precision Voyager provides a precise digital reading and is small and light, allowing you to pack it in your carry-on case.
5. Verizon Jetpack MiFi 6620L
WIFI in hotels and airports isn’t always free, so travelling with your own is a good idea, which is where the Verizon Jetpack MiFi 6620L comes in. This personal WiFi hotspot device is smaller than most smart phones and allows you to connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices at one time. It’s a great investment for frequent travellers.
6. Bobble Classic Water Bottle
WHEN travelling internationally, you can’t always be certain you’ll find clean tap water and continually buying bottled water is wasteful and bad for the environment. Bobble’s Classic Water Bottle provides a great solution, as the cap automatically filters harmful negative ions out of your water as you drink it.
7. Mophie Juice Pack Air
ALTHOUGH the iPhone has become a favourite phone of business people internationally, that doesn’t stop them complaining about how quickly the battery can run out. The Mophie Juice Pack Air is a lightweight battery pack which can provide you with up to 100% more battery time. It comes in nine different colours, including gold and rose-gold.
8. FitBit Charge
STAYING healthy while on the road can be hard, as irregular sleep and eating patterns can play havoc with your body. The FitBit Charge can help you stay on top of your fitness. As well as displaying the time like a normal watch, the Charge tracks your heartbeat, records steps taken per day and monitors your sleep.
9. LugLoc Tracker – The Luggage Locator
The LugLoc Tracker enables automatic worldwide tracking, using cell-tower connected technology. Its easy to use, accompanying app sends real-time notifications to your smartphone, while bluetooth connectivity offers a second layer of protection with proximity tracking alerts. With a rechargeable battery, and compliance with the most rigorous flight regulations, the LugLoc tracker is a great device.
10. Wacom Bamboo Spark
MANY of the greatest business minds find the act of writing with pen and paper an integral part of their though process. The Wacom Bamboo Spark allows you to record all your scribbles on your iPhone and store them in the Cloud if you wish. This means no more leaving behind invaluable scraps of paper in hotels!