Most everyone will agree that gadgets that help improve day-to-day productivity are essential in the fast-paced business world. Last spring, Paul Mah highlighted some must-have peripherals that he considered to be excellent tools for helping workers be more productive. We’ve revisited that list and identified 10 more must-have gadgets you may want to consider adding to your collection.
Click through for 10 gadgets that could help improve your productivity.
With an expected release date of November 8th, the enTourage Pocket eDGe 7.0” Dualbook combines the functionality of an e-reader and a tablet into one small device. The E Ink panel measures 6 inches and the resistive touchscreen LCD panel measures 7 inches.
The iGo Portable Projector allows you to project videos up to the size of a 70” television onto any presentable surface. Developed for Flip video cameras, the iGo Portable Projector can also be connected to laptops and smartphones. It supports MicroSD memory cards up to 32 GB and has built-in 0.5W speakers. Battery life is estimated at 1.5 hrs.
The PadDock 10 from SMK-LINK turns your iPad into an iMac look-alike. Once docked, the screen can be rotated 360 degrees (with stops every 90 degrees), as well as tilted up to 30 degrees. The stand also offers speakers, charging and syncing.
The FV TouchCam E1 delivers LiveHD 1080, HD 720p 30fps video calling, audio by conferencing-class dual microphones, and a universal base that fits on all monitors.
The HP eStation printer combines full Web browsing with high-performance printing, faxing without a phone line, copying and scanning. The detachable, 7-inch, full-color touchscreen doubles as a wireless digital companion and control panel for remote printing.
The Apple Magic Mouse has a seamless, multi-touch top shell that allows you to scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through Web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. The Magic Mouse connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology and provides a secure connection up to 33 feet away.
The Aegis Padlock Secure Drive provides a portable hard drive and secure storage system. Models are available from 250 GB to 750 GB with either 128-bit or 256-bit encryption, and can be coded with up to a 10-digit PIN Passkey. The device connects via USB and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
The Quirky Contort is a four-post USB hub and cord manager, with a flexible neck to protect your USB devices from accidental damage. Features include a sturdy plastic hub with four USB ports, a flexible TPE rubber neck with 360-degree mobility, and a built-in cord management system. The height of the device is expandable to accommodate more cable.
The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 RAID storage features the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, and supports multiple uncompressed HD streams. With three RAID modes for flexibility, you can choose "Fast" (RAID 0) to get speeds of up to 205MB/s, "Safe" (RAID 1) for full data protection, or JBOD for non-stop data access. Storage units are available from 2 TB to 6 TB.
The Ballistic SG Series Case provides three layers of protection for your iPhone 4 and helps absorb the shock of drops that may damage your phone.