Small business owners often work outside the office. That means using their laptops and mobile phones in a variety of places: at coffee shops, in airport terminals, between meetings at a convention center, or even just on a bench in the park. In those cases, mobile accessories can make it much easier to work on the go. Here are four accessories that can help keep you productive and comfortable, no matter where you happen to be.
1. Laptop Case with Mobile Device Compartments
When you're meeting with a customer offsite, you don't want to be fumbling around in your briefcase. A case with specialty compartments can keep you organized. Shop around to find a laptop case that has a designated compartment for all your tools, including your charger, USB cable, headphones, as well as your tablet or mobile internet stick. Make sure it's easy to carry (look for a backpack-style laptop case) and has an exterior phone pocket so you can answer messages or calls quickly when you're on the go.
2. Anti-Glare Screen Protectors
Bright sunlight poses a problem if you're working with your back to a sunny window or trying to rattle off emails at an outdoor cafe. Use an anti-glare screen protector for your laptop or phone to help avoid distracting sunlight. This makes it easier to see your screen contents without the hassle of trying to find a darker spot. These protectors adhere to your screens and can be easily removed once you get back to the office.
3. Solar Charger
Keep your batteries full with a dual USB solar charger unit. Solar chargers can power smartphones, tablets, GPS units, Bluetooth speakers and GoPro cameras when you're working away from a power outlet. A USB dual solar charger helps you stay organized, because you don't need multiple chargers. You can charge your USB-enabled devices two at a time to maximize efficiency.
4. Noise-Isolating Earbuds
Nothing can ruin an on-the-go work session faster than unwelcome noise. To stay focused and avoid distractions, choose noise-isolating earbuds and queue up your favorite music. If you plan to conduct frequent phone calls from the road, choose the noise-isolating earbuds that come with a microphone.
Laptops and mobile electronics give people the power to work from a wide variety of locations. Choosing the right mobile accessories can make your remote work sessions just as productive, organized and focused as working at the office — or even more so.