Traveling for work can be stressful enough without having to find facilities at which to print off documents, charge your electrical appliances or even find a decent coffee.
Fortunately, various gadgets have been invented to help make life a bit easier when you find yourself a considerable distance from your regular workplace.
These days having access to the internet is essential, especially when you need to keep in touch with head office through email or online meetings.
Portable WiFi hubs are invaluable and can be purchased at a reasonable price. Most of them require a SIM card to be inserted into them so you can choose a tariff that most fulfills your requirements.
When you need to send copies of important documents to your boss, clients, or colleagues from across the other side of the country or the world, a portable scanner is a handy gadget to have.
Portable scanners are small enough to be carried in your bag or briefcase and can be used anywhere. Many of them are wireless and can transmit images to your smartphone or laptop.
It can be helpful to have a mobile printer when you are working in remote locations to print off essential documents or photographic evidence of data.
An excellent choice for business travel is a printer that can run off battery power or mains and is compact and light. Portable printers are available to purchase that measure just around 12 inches in length and weigh just 3.5 pounds, so they can easily fit into a suitcase or shoulder bag
A Power Bank
To power all of your electrical devices when working away from a source of mains power for long periods of time, you can use a power bank.
Before you buy a power bank, you will need to determine what power capacity you require to charge your gadgets sufficiently and the type and number of ports you need the bank to have. You may need to take into consideration the mass of the power bank if you are traveling by air and need to be cautious of the weight of your luggage.
A Coffee Maker
If you are stuck in a hotel room or a sub-standard motel, you may find that the coffee-making facilities in your room leave a lot to be desired. A travel coffee maker adds a bit of home comfort to your business trip by serving piping hot barista-style coffee at the touch of a button. The remarkable gadget uses coffee capsules so you can choose your favorite flavor, and its battery can be recharged by plugging it into a car charging point or a 12v 2A power socket.
A Bluetooth Padlock
When you are traveling, it is vital that you keep your valuables safe, and a Bluetooth padlock can help you do just that.
These fantastic gadgets are quite new to the range of smart technology. They are becoming increasingly popular among those who wish to protect their property with military-grade encryption and high-security features.
The padlock is linked to a smartphone app that allows you to control the padlock remotely and register up to 100 fingerprints so that the device can be opened with the touch of a finger. It’s an excellent device for those who struggle to remember padlock combination codes.
These are but a few of the gadgets available to buy that make traveling for work more enjoyable.