Time-saving tools and technologies
High-Tech Road Warriors
Technology gets a bad rep sometimes (hello, Crackberry!), but it’s hard
to deny its benefits. Whether you’re tech-savvy or your tech closet
needs an extreme makeover, the following user-friendly mobile devic-
es will give your personal and professional productivity a boost.
1 Apples of Your Eye There’s a reason Apple sold 1 million iPads in just 28 days. These gadgets make their users extremely productive, and well, they look really cool. Buying an iPad or iPhone puts thousands of features and applications literally at your fin- gertips. If you’re looking for apps to simplify business functions, or you’re just dying to find out what all the Angry Birds fuss is about, the i Tunes store has something for you. iPhone 4 starting at $199. iPad 2 starting at $499. www.apple.com.
3 Un-Broken Record
Record your thoughts while driving and capture high-quality
audio of your presentations for interviews, testimonials and
podcasts with the Olympus WS-700M digital voice recorder.
The 700M has a rechargeable battery, USB port, micro SD
card slot, microphone and earphone jacks, and its internal
4GB memory can hold more than 1,000 hours of recording.
Capture notes and lectures and you’ll still have room to store
important documents. $99.99. www.olympusamerica.com.
4 Get to the Point
Do away with distractions and focus on making an impact
using the Kensington Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer.
With 1 GB of built-in memory, the Kensington can store hundreds of presentations, and its ergonomic design feels great in
your hand. A user-friendly four-button control pad and plug-and-play operation ensure you’ll always be ready to step up to
the podium, and 2.4 GHz wireless technology offers secure
and reliable performance. $49.99. www.us.kensington.com.
A dead battery is the last thing you want
to worry about while on the road. Keep
the iCruiser External Battery Pack at hand
so you can power up your favorite mobile
devices and keep them running for up to
a week (with normal use). Its ultra-reliable
11000 mAh capacity lithium ion battery
charges Android, Blackberry, iPhone,
Samsung and more. Includes a retractable
cable with mini and micro USB tips and
works with your iPhone/iPad adapters.
5 Sound Check
For restful flights and superior sound
quality, Bose can’t be beat. The
QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise
Cancelling headphones are a best-seller,
with noise reduction across a wide range
of frequencies, a comfortable around-
the-ear fit and a 35-hour average battery
life. These innovative headphones let
you enjoy music and movies without all
the background noise, and come with
a remote control and mic so you can
make hands-free calls from your iPhone.