Five Lifesaving Gadgets for Business Travelers

For frequent business travelers, packing is part science, part art form — every inch of carry-on space counts. Whether you’re heading out for a one-day remote meeting or a week-long conference, streamline your system with these convenient gadgets.

1. Power on the Go: Mophie Powerstation Plus 8X

If you’ve ever been trapped on a long flight with a rapidly dying phone battery, you know the pain. Stay productive in transit with the Mophie Powerstation Plus 8X. This external battery pack features two connectors, so you can charge a phone and tablet simultaneously — even when there isn’t a power outlet in sight. With a capacity of 12,000 mAh, the 8X gives you up to 21 additional hours of smartphone battery life. Between uses, the cables fold away into the case for safe storage, and the lightweight Powerstation slips easily into a purse or laptop case.

2. Effortless Presentations: UO Smart Beam Laser Projector

Tired of lugging around bulky projectors and wrestling with complicated connections? Take the hassle out of remote presentations with the UO Smart Beam laser projector. Setup is a breeze — simply link the devices using Wi-Fi or Apple Airplay, and stream content directly to the projector. The Smart Beam packs HD video, focus-free technology and powerful built-in speakers into a cube-shaped package that fits into the palm of your hand. Choose screen sizes from 20 to 100 inches to wow clients in virtually any location.

3. External iOS Storage: Dash-i MicroSD Reader

For business travelers who use Apple devices, the Dash-i MicroSD reader is the ultimate solution to the infamous “not enough storage” message. This tiny device plugs into the Lightning port on your iPhone or iPad and connects to the internal MicroSD card through the Dash-i companion app — no internet connection required. Use the Dash-i to access unlimited movies, photos and files, all without taking up valuable space on your device’s internal storage drive. The MicroSD card pops out for easy sharing to PCs, tablets and cameras. The Dash-i is available for pre-order now through Kickstarter.

4. Expandable Power Outlet: Monster Mobile Outlets To Go 300

When you’re in the airport or a tiny hotel room, it can be a challenge to find ample power outlets for all your devices. With the Monster Mobile Outlets To Go 300, you can charge your phone, laptop and tablet using a single outlet. The integrated three-prong port powers your laptop, while two USB ports connect directly to the charging cables for your phone and tablet. Slim and compact, the case fits easily beneath hotel nightstands or between airplane seats. If your travels take you out of the United States, the Monster universal adapter enables you to use the Outlets To Go 300 with any international power outlet.

5. Easy Organization: Knomad Mini Portable Organizer

Don’t waste time hunting through your bag for a wayward charging cable or your favorite gadget — keep all your technology essentials in one spot with the Knomad Mini portable organizer. This sleek folio holds an 8-inch tablet in a soft, scratch-free pocket. Cable ties keep your cords contained, while internal pockets hold phones, passports and power banks. Credit card slots enable you to ditch your wallet, and a fabric loop holds your favorite pen close at hand. The Knomad folio snaps shut for safe, comfortable carrying.

The right gear takes the hassle out of business travel — so you can stay productive or sit back and enjoy the ride. These compact and convenient gadgets enable you to remain connected and comfortable on the go.

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