We now live in a very mobile world where working doesn’t require going to the same place every day. With this location freedom evolved a new need – to be able to do your work anywhere. Luckily, technology evolved just as quickly as the need emerged! So for seamless location-free work, here are 4 portable technologies you should check out.
Paperless is the way to go nowadays. When working on the go, you don’t have time to print out your work before having to present it to a boss, an investor, or an audience. You need to be ready to impress in whatever space you’re in! A compact yet powerful portable projector can help you do just that.
No need to play schedule tetris to book a meeting room that fits your and your client’s time. You can turn any blank wall into a veritable theater screen and showcase your creations. This will help you stay flexible and able to efficiently seize opportunities for that will help you land that dream project or grant!
With a powerful 2,400 LED lumens lamp, this compact projector can display up to 120” at Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution. On top of that, it has Harman Kardon speakers with programmable user-customized audio settings – you can go from meeting to event audio in a snap! It also supports voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Inside the sleek metal case are 4 core processors, 2GB internal memory, and 16GB storage. It has built-in wifi, supports 5G, and is compatible with iOS and Android mobile device mirroring. It only requires 1.42 to 2.12m space to project so you can use this in small spaces – perfect for that elevator pitch!
While new generation laptops are becoming more powerful, there’s nothing quite like the stability that a dedicated desktop computer can offer. But wouldn’t a desktop computer chain you to a desk? What about the location freedom you’re dreaming of?
A portable CPU is exactly what you need. These small machines pack great specs in lightweight, compact cases. We’re talking more than office software – you can even install your favorite editing programs and other high-powered software in these small bodies. They also have multiple ports for your accessories like keyboards and speakers and even Internet cables. Simply plug in a monitor or connect it with a portable projector to make a mobile office you can take anywhere!
Our Pick: HP ProDesk 400 G4 Mini Desktop
This tiny rectangle runs on a superb Intel® Core™ i5-8500T processor with 6 cores and 8GB of RAM, which means you can multitask with 76 tabs open and it wouldn’t be a problem. It runs Windows 10 Pro with Intel UHD Graphics 630 and a hefty 1TB of storage for all your files.
If you need more juice for your work, you can easily upgrade the components up to 32GB memory and add one more SSD storage. It also has multiple ports for all your connectivity needs and can support up to 3 displays.
Portable Speaker with Microphone
When working remotely, the most important thing is to stay connected with your clients or teammates. This means having regular conference calls, brainstorms, and virtual presentations. Audio becomes very crucial during these activities – you need to make sure you can hear them and they can hear you loud and clear.
Relying on your laptop’s built-in speakers and microphone may not be enough. A portable speaker with microphone will give you a smooth and optimized virtual collaborative experience. There are compact mobile speakers that can simulate surround sound. One with a microphone will also free you from wearing a headset, enabling you to freely walk around and gesture for maximum impact.
Whether it’s for playing eargasmic music or having a multinational conference call, this is the speaker you need. It is small and lightweight but produces rich, high-quality sound – you’ll feel like you’re in a theater.
The Altec Lansing Orbit Speaker comes in different colors to fit your branding and personality. It connects with all OS via Bluetooth up to 33 feet range or via an audio jack. With a single charge, you can continuously use it for 6 hours straight!
Portable Photo Printer
You might be wondering why you’d need a photo printer for work if you’re not running a print shop or a photobooth for events. Well, a pocket photo printer that prints out 2”x3” paper is the perfect size for business cards!
Whether you’re a freelancer or a corporate worker, always having a business card ready is a must when networking or meeting clients. With a pocket printer, you can easily print out a copy on the go as needed. No more wasted cards lying around slipping into oblivion. Best of all, you can also use this to print out mock-ups, charts, or other visuals needed in a meeting. Of course, it also works well as a selfie or vacation photo printer!
You don’t have to worry about ink with the Canon iNSPiC pocket-sized printer. It uses ZINK paper, short for zero ink, which is a kind of thermal photo paper. The printer uses heat to bring out specific colors, resulting in brilliant hues and sharp images. These photos are smudge-proof, tear-proof, and even come in sticker form!
This device is as big as a smartphone, so you can take it anywhere in your pocket. It charges via microUSB and can print 20-25 sheets in one charge.
These days, one of the things that elicit fear and urgency in people is the “1% battery” sign. Having all these portable gadgets is well and good, but they’d all be useless without power. While there are powerbanks for phones and tablets, you’d need something more powerful – and would give more than one charge – for bigger devices like your laptop or even a desktop.
A portable generator is your best bet here. You can keep your mobile office alive even in the middle of a massive power outage. No need to worry about missing important emails, conference calls, or your scheduled live social media updates. Best of all, you can use this for emergency situations or for leisure outdoor camping!
Our Pick: Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station
This is the ideal generator for total fuel independence. It has a 400Wh, 33Ah (12V) battery capacity, only weighs 29lbs, and measures roughly 1ft on each side, making it super portable.
The best thing about the Yeti 400 is that you can generate clean energy through it. Simply attach solar panels and it will be full in as little as 4 hours! You can also plug it into a wall or charge it with your car battery. It also has multiple ports for USB and AC plugs for all sorts of devices.