Best Mobile Gadgets for Business
If you’re in business then the world of mobile gadgets and gizmos has revolutionised the way you can work. Nowadays, there are all manner of devices that can help you become more productive and also promote your business activities and marketing ideas with speed and efficiency.
Thanks to mobile communications and the likes of smartphones, it’s now easy enough to stay connected on the move, pretty much wherever your location. However, alongside the invaluable handset, there are plenty of other gadgets that will improve your chances of being successful in business and you’ll certainly find them an essential add-on for your daily activities even for the small business.
A Tablet Computer
A tablet offering such as the Apple iPad is perhaps one of the best, not to mention most expensive, gadgets you can get for staying productive on the move. With a shiny new third version of this device now on the shelves, you can enjoy a beefier processing experience along with improved camera and, of course, thousands of apps that can cover all bases when it comes to business.
Storing and accessing files is another crucial aspect of daily business life and, while it’s not a gadget as such, if you get yourself kitted out with Dropbox then you’ll be able to benefit from it on all of your mobile devices, plus computers in the workplace or at home. This is a file management and storage service that syncs all of your files across any gadget you own, while also keeping documents safe on a virtual ‘cloud’.
Now that many mobile gadgets have quite a lot of space on their hard drives it’s often easy to think that you won’t need anymore. However, now that there are plenty of external plug-in hard drives from the likes of Iomega and LaCie, it’s easy to keep a back-up of your data in your bag at all times too. These are cheap and plentiful, so keep your eyes out for the hot deals on these disks.
MiFi Broadband Connection
If you’re out on business with colleagues and need to share a mobile broadband connection, which is highly likely, then invest in a MiFi device. This is a little like a dongle meets a home wireless router and allows up to five authorised users to tap into one account. Keep an eye on data allowances though as this gets divided up between the people logged in.
Many people prefer to keep their business activities ticking over on a laptop as opposed to a tablet, mainly because of the proper keyboard, so investing in one of the new ultrabooks makes good sense. These are super slimline devices that are light but powerful and offer a great alternative to netbooks that are often just a little too small.
Communicating on the phone is an essential part of your business and marketing activities so while many of us live for our iPhone and BlackBerry phones, it’s worth keeping an eye on the horizon for the new 4G handsets that will eventually touch down in ever-larger numbers. Networks are still being developed, so it’ll be a while before a full rollout, but the tests so far indicate connectivity that's far superior to current standards.
About the author: Rob Clymo writes for Broadband Genie, visit the website for iPad deals and mobile business options.
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