5 must-have gadgets for business travelers

By Sheri Sze

As a business traveller on the road, it's essential to have the right things with you to make your journey more comfortable living out of a suitcase. If you are a frequent business traveler, these are the must-have products currently on the market

Noise Canceling Headphones

 Image | Bose QuietComfort 25

Voted the best noise canceling headphones The Bose QuietComfort 25 has already become a must have for air travel. It's not only great for listening to music on the go, but also perfect for sleeping as it can block out noise. You don't have to be kept awake by the crying baby behind you. These headphones are so good that a number of airlines offer them to their first-class passengers for use during the flight.

Ostrich Pillow

 Image | Ostrich Pillow

It does look funny, but the Ostrich Pillow is an extremely useful accessory for when you're on the go and just need a quick nap to refresh and increase productivity. Envisioned by Kawamura-Ganjavian architecture and design studio, this groundbreaking product prevents jet lag – a common problem for long distance travellers – by providing you with a micro sleeping environment.

Although it might seem a little weird, its design is fun and intuitive, featuring polystyrene filling and a soft interior that allows you to sleep anytime, anywhere without being distracted by noise, light, and other things going on around you.

Handheld Personal Navigator

 Image | Asus R300 Handheld Personal Navigator

Have you ever been lost in a new city while heading to a business meeting? What you need is a navigator, specifically the Asus R300 Handheld Personal Navigator. Whether you're walking, driving, or commuting, it gives you directions to your desired location. It's also an "entertainment hub" and can carry photos, music files, even videos on board as well as in external Micro SD cards.

STROMR Power Exchange Cable

 Image | STROMR

Charge up your smartphone without lugging around a battery with the STROMR Power Exchange Cable.

Instead of a power supply, this nifty cable draws power from the battery of other devices such as another smartphone or tablet. Sitting minimally on your keychain, the STROMR Cable has two connector tips on a short cable, either with a micro USB tip on each end or a lightning tip on one end and a micro USB tip on the other. When a battery of one device is low, simply plug in STROMR, connect to another device, and top up. The cable also works for transferring files. Essential for anyone who owns a device with a battery, the STROMR Cable comes in your choice of black, red, green or purple.

World's First Smart Luggage

 Image | Bluesmart

Bluesmart is a high-quality carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone, like a boss.

From the app you can lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind and find out more about your travel habits. You can also charge your phone 6 times over with a built-in battery. After decades of no innovation in the luggage industry, we re-imagined the suitcase to solve all the problems of the modern traveller. No more luggage nightmares to spoil your trips.

With Bluesmart, you will travel smarter and be the coolest kid in the airport. Control your suitcase from your phone to lock and unlock it, track its location, weigh it, get distance alerts, and much more. Find your suitcase anywhere in the world and help your airline to recover your lost bags.


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