By 2015 37.2% of the global workforce will be mobile, a number that is expected to increase exponentially for years after that1. Fortunately, laptops, smartphones, and their peripherals are becoming more accommodating to the worker on the move. We’re breaking down the top 5 things you should never hit the road without.
This new class of ultra-fast, ultra-compact laptops is the new standard for mobile productivity. Models such as the Acer Aspire S3 running Windows 7 provide lightning-fast computing, all in a tiny package that has never looked so good.
- Arc Touch Mouse
The road is no place for superfluous wires and bulk. With the Arc Touch Mouse, you have a fully wireless mouse that folds flat for easy storage. What’s more, the Arc Touch Mouse’s BlueTrack Technology allows you to use your mouse on just about any surface, even the leg of that guy sleeping next to you on a train.
- Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000
Having a good Bluetooth keyboard is invaluable when it comes to remotely operating your computer during presentations, or just as a more ergonomic alternative to your laptop’s built-in keyboard. In addition, with Bluetooth technology, you get wireless connectivity while saving space in your computer’s USB array
- LifeCam HD-6000 and LifeChat LX-3000
As a mobile worker, the world is your office, so shouldn’t it have all the proper accouterments? With an HD webcam and USB headset, you can turn any place into a conference room, and now with the Skype Certified LifeCam HD-6000 and LifeChat LX-3000, you’ll feel like you are face to face no matter where you are.
- Smartphone with Wi-Fi Hotspot capability
We’ve all been there, you need to access the Internet but a Wi-Fi connection is nowhere to be found. Luckily, many phones such as a Windows Phone 7.5 feature an Internet sharing capability for laptops and other devices. With the press of a button, your phone turns into a wireless hotspot that can provide a shared Internet connection for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.2
– Hardware Team