By Anton Constantinou
Technology and work trips go hand-in-hand. Gone are the days when business travellers just took away a phone and laptop with them. These days, there are gizmos for everything, from packing your luggage to storing your important documents. Here are 10 must-have business travel gadgets for 2018:
1. Uppel USB All-in-one Worldwide Travel Charger
Those hopping from place to place need a charger they can count on. This versatile device covers more than 150 countries including Britain, Singapore, Australia and China. It’s compact, sturdy, and can charge three devices simultaneously.
2. Travalo Travel Perfume Atomizer
Hand baggage liquid restrictions make it virtually impossible to carry perfume over 100ml. That’s where a travel perfume atomizer comes in. A travel perfume atomizer lets you diffuse your favourite fragrances into smaller bottles, perfect for trips away. While there are plenty on the market to choose from, Travalo’s refillable accessory comes highly recommended. It’s leak-proof and easy to use on-the-go.
3. Tumi Alpha 2 Tri-fold Carry-on Garment Bag
Graeme Ferguson, our Senior Business Development Manager recommends a tri-fold carry-on bag, capable of storing not just suits, but shoes, gadgets and cosmetics as well. Tumi’s cabin-sized suit carrier features a large U-zip pocket, leather top carry handles and removable shoulder strap.
4. BAGSMART Travel Universal Cable Organizer
Cables have an awful habit of getting frayed on trips away, but, with BAGSMART’s travel organiser, you can safely store them all in one place. The accessory is elegantly designed and boasts a nylon moulded case that protects from accidental dropping, dust and scratches.
5. UE Boom 2 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker
No business trip would be complete without a good sound system. UE Boom 2 is a slick bluetooth speaker with 360 degree sound delivery, 15 hours of battery life, and a built-in alarm system. It’s waterproof, well-priced and comes in a variety of different colours.
6. Bellroy Leather Travel Wallet
This travel wallet is slim, pocket-size and offers sufficient storage space for your passport, boarding passes, cards and notepad. There’s even room for a pen. It features a quality leather exterior, making it sleek, sophisticated and perfect for business travellers.
7. Apple Watch 3
If you don’t already own an Apple Watch, now is the time to invest. What better to way to keep a track of your health? Apple Watch 3 is the latest model to hit the market, and a great update on the previous two watches. It’s stylishly designed, great for the office and the gym, and has a clear, bright screen. Please note: this watch is only compatible with iPhones.
8. Cube Mobile Projector
This gadget boasts all the benefits of a full-scale projector, and is great for those who need to conduct presentations on the road. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, yet offers the resolution and size of a big-screen TV. Cube is compatible with phones and tablets devices, and has a 90-minute battery life.
9. Optoma NuForce BE Sports3 Headphones
An obvious one, but where would you be with your trusty headphones? Labelled “the best wireless earphones you can buy”, Optoma NuForce BE Sports3 delivers terrific sound, excellent isolation and brilliant battery life. At roughly £60, they’re great value for money.
10. Logitech Keys-To-Go Portable Keyboard
With a portable keyboard you can turn your tablet device into a mini-laptop. The Logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard is lightweight, compact and compatiable with iPads, iPhones and various Android devices. Why pack a laptop when you can take this handy device instead?