Essential tech for business travellers

Written by on 29th May 2014
Category: Business Travel

Are you a business traveller wondering if there’s something out there that will make your life that little bit easier? We’re pleased to share with you what we believe are the top 5 travel gadgets for anyone who’s away on business. 

1. Smartphone

This is the gadget that probably springs to mind first. It’s not necessarily the phone itself but the applications available on them that make a smartphone essential. These can include inbuilt/downloadable map applications and other useful apps that are available to download. These include city and restaurant guides, which can tell you where to find the nearest place to eat out or a supermarket that caters to your budget and requirements.

2. Noise cancelling headphones

Ever found yourself on an aeroplane after a long trip, unable to sleep due to a screaming baby two rows away? Then this gadget is for you. They retail for around £100 but are worth every penny, especially on long-haul flights.

3. Language translator

The most useful sentence to learn in any language is probably, “how do you say this [INSERT PHRASE]?” Thankfully, this is something the Franklin 12-Language Global Translator can do for you. It has 450,000 words stored in its memory and can make the most complex of sentences seem simple. It’s also worth noting that most smartphones have apps for this too.

4. Universal plug adaptor

Don’t roll your eyes at this one. You’ll be surprised by how many people forget this essential piece of equipment. Almost everything we rely on nowadays is electrical, so no business traveller should be without one. It’s the gadget that every gadget needs.

5. Luggage scale

With so many airlines having strict weight restrictions, this device could save you from embarrassment at the airport. The Heys xScale Pro is a small and light weighing scale that allows you to weigh your luggage at any time; avoiding any extra costs that you may incur upon check-in.

What else do you bring along when you stay in one of our international serviced apartments? Do you have any additions to the list? Let us know in the comments section below.