One of the realities of running your own business is that there may be occasions when you may need to venture off to meet clients, investors, customers and the like. Whether it involves an overnight trip within the country or a longer journey farther afield, the reality is that you still have to work. After all, your business doesn’t stop when you’re not at the office!
So to help you along the way, here are our Top 5 Business Travel Gadgets to make that trip a lot easier for you to manage your show away from the stage.
Amazon Kindle Keyboard (3G) There is a reason that this classic is here, and not the latest incarnations of the Kindle range. The inbuilt 3G is one of the simplest, yet most innovative features in this device. The connection is available worldwide, and it is absolutely free! If you’re somewhere where data on your mobile costs more per second than a cup of coffee on the Champs-Élysées and there isn’t a sniff of WiFi nearby, you can keep connected for free. Obviously, the E Ink won’t display pictures or play videos, but for checking emails, tweets & Facebook and the like, the Kindle Keyboard is a lifesaver.
Asus Transformer Tablet “But what about the iPad?” iPad shmiPad... The Transformer is an all round everything. The ‘killer feature’ is its’ keyboard dock. It’s the same as the keyboard on a notebook laptop, and when the tablet and keyboard are as one, it’s as sturdy as any other laptop too. The dock also adds an extra 4 hours to the device battery due to its’ own inbuilt battery. There are also USB ports on the dock which are always handy. The Transformer also is powered by Android, which includes Google Maps, which can be made available offline in certain areas. Another thing is the price... with the variety of specifications, they start at £399 for both the tablet and keyboard dock. Take that, iPad!
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.