8 Gadgets Top Executives Travel With
With the persnickety nannyism of American flight regulators, we've lost the ultimate tool, the Swiss knife. So what do executives do now?
Well, a key weapon of travel combat is the nylon cork screw.
This not only does the obvious but it provides a way of getting into awkward toothpaste tube, breaking open impenetrable packages of soaps, biscuits an new toothbrushes and can even dig out the top end of a stuck sink.
Beyond that, we move quickly to the top end of charging units that can match every wall plug in including the abysmal Aussie angled nightmare.
Somewhere in your suitcase, it's helpful to have a back-up universal battery charger to give your cell phone or tablet a last minute's kick when you're desperate. Airports now have so many charging units, even planes have, but it is just better to have your own.
You know you're going to forget your toothbrush some place so a couple of portables not only make sure your teeth and breath don't cause the death of your customers but also provide a scrubber for your catsup splotch on your shirts or even shining up your gold or platinum watch band using a bit of toothpaste.
A sharp white wash cloth tucked in your pant pocket can be a godsent in a mega sloppy food hall where crab juice is licking down your wrist and a Kleenex would be a bad joke.
In hot climates, it can wipe the Niagara of sweat bubbles off your bald head and catch an explosive allergic sneeze that would otherwise redecorate your host's shirt front.
Now, you're ready for battle. Let's talk about the scabbard for all these swords.
1. Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband
Calibrate it well so it becomes more helpful. Those who have used this claimed that it really helped them deal with their stress flu days. To think well and become more productive with less stress especially when you're travelling, which in itself is stressful, bring this with you.
2. Tumi Grounded Power Adaptor
Place this one in your suitcase and just leave it there. You will need it if you travel to different countries. Sometimes, you may be able to borrow from the hotel but they usually have a limited supply so it is better to have one with you. Besides, you often need to plug in several devices.
Many times, I find myself unable to leave the house early because my phone has not been charged.
Yes, many of us these days just can't seem to live without our smart phones even just for a few minutes. So, here's one that will be even more useful for travelling executives who are on the road most of the time.
3. External Battery Portable Dual Charger USB Charger Power Bank
Satechi 10000 MaH Portable Energy Station Extended Battery Charger Pack
This will make their lives easier when in situation where they really need more juice for their phone.
True, there are now charging stations in planes and airports but there are still many places where there are nil.
5. Unlocked Phone
While there is value to a roaming phone, the expense can be tremendous but having an unlocked phone will enable you to insert new Country sim cards each time you visit a different country.
Sim cards in most countries are cheaper now and can easily be bought. We often ask the hotel staff to do this for us including loading it. This will prove its worth when you visit these countries often.
6. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphone
7. A Solid Carry-On or Backpack
Make sure the handles maneuver well and the carry-on is stable when you roll or pin it around. Your choice must meet airport and airline requirements.
8. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Nothing gives the heart a leap than music especially the ones we love. So, with this bluetooth portable offering from Bose whose products always satisfy, a travelling executive can listen to his own choice of music from his own tablet.