If you’re under the impression that modern gadgets are more for show than they are for real use in the business world, you might want to think again. The one thing any entrepreneur wants and needs most is more time. With today’s gadgets for entrepreneurs on the go, you will have more time in which to deal with the essentials and in which to come up with your next big idea, keeping you from feeling overwhelmed and overworked.
Here are the eight gadgets you should grab now.
The smart pen: This gadget lets you turn your mobile device into a notebook. Feel free to record notes on the go or to jot down phone numbers or whatever else you need to remember. The smart pen uses Bluetooth technology and allows you to record audio notes as well.
The iPad Pro: Apple took its time realizing that iPads were useful for more than playtime, but with the iPad Pro, you can now take your business on the road, leaving your laptop behind. It comes with an add-on keyboard and a large screen, giving you plenty of room in which to get your work done.
The Ember: If you’re a coffee or hot tea fan, then the Ember is just what you have been waiting for. This travel coffee cup regulates the temperature of your beverage for up to two hours. Even better, if you use the recharging coaster, you can keep your coffee hot all day long. Using the associated app, you can even create presets and name your cup.
The treadmill desk: If you want a sharp mind, you need to keep your body in good shape — but the problem is finding time in which to work out. At a treadmill desk, you can burn a few calories and do your work at the same time. It is exactly what it sounds like: a desk and a treadmill all in one. On the heels of new studies showing how bad it is for people to sit too long behind a desk, this innovation comes just in time.
The Apple Watch Sport: This watch will let you track your fitness, tell the time, and make a phone call all at the same time. By connecting with an Apple device such as the fast performing iPhone 7 Plus from T-Mobile, you will be more organized, on time, and looking stylish. You’ll also have T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network backing you up, so you know you’ll always be connected. What more could a busy entrepreneur want?
The Recap S2: This device records your phone calls to your computer. It can be used with iPhones, Android phones, and most other smartphones. The phone calls are secure, because they never leave your office, being stored locally.
The ZUtA Labs Pocket Printer: This robotic printer actually fits in your pocket and is great for the entrepreneur who is on the go a good deal of the time. It runs on batteries and connects to your smartphone or tablet. Of course, you can use it at the office as well.
The NeatConnect: Whether you’re at your office in town or on the road, chances are that you deal with a lot of receipts. The NeatConnect will scan them for you and turn them into a digital file from which tax information can be extracted and categorized. You can even connect it to cloud accounting programs.
Although you might never have all the time you’d like, these eight gadgets can give you some extra time, making your business life a little less stressful — and in our hectic modern world, that’s saying a lot.