With digital-nomad lifestyle on the rise, professionals are no longer restricted to working in an office. As long as they can get connected to the Internet and have sufficient technology to complete a project, anywhere can be the workplace. If this idea has ever excited you, you need to get accustomed to using smart gadgets for work.
Here are three selected must-have devices if you want to be a mobile professional.
Smart lock accessories for smartphones
Being in rush hour with tight deadline often makes us overlook small details, like keys. Keys for the car, apartment and office locker easily disappear whenever we need them the most, and to find them we waste our precious time by looking at the wrong places. This problem can seriously affect a person’s productivity if left unattended. Fortunately, smart lock accessories are available in the market to solve it.
For iPhone and iPod users, Hone enables key-tracking through the Bluetooth connection. You just need to tie the accessory to the intended keys, and they will stay under your radar.
For the automobile keys, Viper SmartStart allows the driver to control the lock-mechanism with their phones. It means you can open your car’s door, trunk and even sound the horn from afar.
Lockitron allows monitoring and automation of doors. The device is connected to smartphones and can detect knocking so that the owner gets notified whenever there is a visitor. Customization allows the registered phone users to enter the room without touching the door.
Smartwatches/activity tracking devices
Smart watches and activity tracking devices come in a similar model. They are designed primarily to be more portable than phones, and they are worn on the wrist. The twos are put under one section because only either one is necessary to have.
Apple watch 3, produced exclusively for Apple users, has high-tech health monitoring features. It is so advanced it can detect heart-related health issues. The watch also has fitness features to accommodate the users’ sporty activities. Emails and contacts from the user’s smartphone are accessible with the smartwatch. If you have this device, you won’t need for another.
If you are Android users or you want to cut the budget, Fitbit tracker is the best smartwatch to have. But first, you need to ask yourself what is the best Fitbit to buy? There are series of Fitbit, and not all are equipped with the latest technology that can keep up with other smartwatches. Based on the battery life, Fitbit surge and Fitbit one is the most long-lasting trackings. But if you are more concerned with the comprehensive features, Fitbit charge 2 should be on the top of your list.
Going mobile should not be an excuse for a professional to have a lousy project presentation. Portable projectors like Pico Genie A100 or Lenovo P0510 are handy enough to carry. What you need to think of carefully is that whether you can have access to a screen or not. Pico Genie A100 projects the image to any dark surfaces with 60″ viewing area, while Lenovo can cover wider area but still requires you to use the screen.