When it comes to travelling, it pays to prepare the unthinkable. Whether you work in a tiny café 120 km away from home, on the road, or from a small hostel abroad, some hiccups eventually may occur. As a startup that struggle to beat your bigger competitors, you’ll need to be one step ahead and able to move fast and light.
Fortunately, startups are built for this kind of action. With the right combination of tools – including multi-tasking tablet and pocket size peripherals – you should be able to find almost everything you need to run your business out of a backpack and become more agile and flexible. Here’s our top list of little tools that can make your business travel a huge success.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro (From 499$)
This little beast has a bright sleek design, bright screen, and solid build quality and comes with unique multimedia features, such as a Pico projector and Dolby Atmos 3D audio tuning. The Pico projector is integrated into the barrel and also the biggest reason why this device deserves the spot. With Yoga Tab 3 Pro, you can make every wall as your canvass and give a killer presentation while wowing your audience.
Epson Workforce DS-40 color portable scanner (180$)
In the past, it rarely made sense to tow along a portable scanner. They just added bulk and extra complexity. This new model from Epson can connect over Wi-Fi and send scanned documents directly to services like Evernote or Dropbox, so no laptop required. As a bonus, the scanner runs on battery power or USB, so you can use it anywhere.
Zutalabs pocket printer (199$)
When travelling, sometimes you meet a situation where printing a document can make life complicated. But, that kind of concern will become no more with this unique portable printer. The Zutalabs pocket printer moves across a sheet laying flat on a table and prints out the document. You can connect from your phone or laptop using Wi-Fi. The battery also last long enough for one hour of printing.
Yubico Fido security key (18$)
Security is one of important factors to your success and the big news for business travel is that you can now use a key to unlock your computer. This USB key supports the U2F authentication standard that’s considered unhackable. You can download the Google Security Key for Chrome, load it onto this USB key, and then stop using passwords. On the road, using the Yubico means no one can steal your stuff.
Plantronic Backbeat Pro (250$)
One of the great challenges on any business trip is keeping your gadgets all juiced up. The BackBeat PRO has a unique feature that senses when you’re wearing it and turns off by itself when it’s stowed. That means it will last up to 24 hours per charge. The noise-cancellation removes background noise like the hum of an airplane. The headphones can stream music over Bluetooth or use a standard 3.5mm audio cable.