Buying a gift this holiday season for a friend or loved one who travels frequently due to work? Or perhaps it's for a supervisor or boss who shuttles between offices? Below is a list of 10 gift suggestions that I've put together for the traveling executive.
The Altec Lansing inMotion Air wireless speaker delivers high-quality music playback in a portable package ideal for both the meeting room and hotel room. Its built-in rechargeable battery is good for up to seven hours of playing time, while a wireless streaming capability means that you can easily pair it with Bluetooth-capable devices such as an iPod and just about any modern smartphone. Non-Bluetooth devices are also supported via an AUX jack, or using the bundled USB wireless adapter for plug-and-play use with a laptop.
Though there are many manufacturers of third-party laptop chargers around, my personal opinion is that Kensington makes one of the best laptop chargers in terms of slimness and power handling. The new AbsolutePower charger takes the company's previous generation of laptop chargers one step further with its triple-charging capability. What this translates into is a total of two USB ports for simultaneously charging a smartphone and tablet device (up to 10 watts power) on top of the laptop. Moreover, the new scratch-resistant finish looks fantastic, too.
When it comes to physically securing a laptop, there is probably no better brand than Kensington, the company that invented the Kensington lock found in most laptops. The ClickSafe keyed laptop lock was designed with convenience in mind, and incorporates the newer ClickSafe mechanism for single-click securing of laptops. The kit includes the requisite adapter to convert the standard Kensington slot into the ClickSafe anchor.
I've been using my Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX for over a year now, and have found its Darkfield laser tracking technology to be superior to those of competitors. Together with its sleek ergonomic design, integrated thumb buttons and Logitech's trademark hyper-fast scrolling, the Anywhere Mouse MX ranks - in my opinion - as one of the top computer mice available today. Moreover, the bundled "Logitech Unifying" USB wireless receiver ensures robust connectivity and can be paired to work with compatible devices.