To showcase the most useful gadgets I’ve found for business travel, let me show you a typical travelling day of a road warrior utilizing these gadgets…
After packing my carry on, I weigh it by attaching the Balanzza Mini digital luggage scale onto the handle of my Travelpro Crew 7 Rollaboard Suitcase to make sure I don’t encounter any baggage overages while checking in the next day. Once on board, I roll my Travelpro off the ground, collapse the handle, and put it away on the luggage cabin overhead.
Besides being the luggage of choice for George Clooney in the movie “Up in the Air”, the Travelpro suitcase is big enough to cram in a week’s worth of clothes while being small enough to be a carry on. Useful if you travel a lot on business.
While on board, I take out my iPhone and notice that the battery is running low. Out comes my Kensington iPhone Battery Pack and Charger. I plug in the charger to give my phone some juice while the flight takes off. The charger is sold as an iPhone charger, but really, it will charge any mini-USB device while you’re on the go.
Feeling productive, I whip out my MacBook Pro 13.3 Inch Laptop to organize some files I’ve been meaning to share with colleagues. The MacBook is compact and very quick, making it very handy to have on hand while traveling for work or play.
I pull up one of the files on my computer and copy it into my Dropbox folder to share with my colleagues. Dropbox is an online storage service that makes file sharing simple and foolproof. It even allows me to make public links to my documents so I can share it via email or through social media networks. I like it because it eliminates the need for wieldy email attachments.
After sharing the files, I put away my MacBook and pull out my Amazon Kindle. Sure, the iPad is useful for its many apps that I can use to essentially run my business from, but this time, I only packed the Kindle. I catch up on my news reading and bookmarked some interesting articles for further follow ups.
For some reason, reading on my Kindle inspires some ideas that I want to capture for later. So I pull out my old favorite Moleskine notebook. Even with all the tech gadgets that I own and enjoy, nothing beats the old pen and paper when I want that creativity to start flowing.