• Follow us

Technology

The five devices you need to work anytime and anywhere

The modern workplace is more flexible than ever before. This is mainly thanks to high-speed internet connections and the huge advancements in mobile technology that allow people to create reports, contribute to projects even while on the road.  

Long gone are the days when everyone was tied to their desks nine to five, but to free yourself from these shackles you’ll need the right equipment. Here’s our pick of the devices that every road warrior should have in their travel bag. 

Always-Connected PC 

When away from an office there are two things that a device must have if it’s going to keep you working: an internet connection and long battery life. Traditional laptops can sometimes deliver the latter,  but are frequently reliant on public Wi-Fi to get online,

[ Further reading: Our picks for best PC laptops ]

which limits their scope, slows you down, and makes working in public a threat to

privacy. That’s why the new range of Always-Connected PCs is an essential component of any mobile productivity kit. You can connect select HP laptops securely wherever work takes you on America's most reliable network, Verizon*. 

Save up to 50% Shop Always Connected PC’s here on HP with Verizon LTE

These lightweight, highly portable devices come with LTE capabilities, just like you’d find in a smartphone. That means you can send those critical documents, or log onto

the workplace servers even if the nearest Starbucks is twenty blocks away.  

A range of Intel processors are incredibly efficient, which results in impressively long times between needing to charge the devices. The HP EliteBook range will let you work for more than 50 hours on a single charge.  

Privacy is another advantage on this class of PC, as Verizon’s LTE data connection , in many cases, faster than public Wi-Fi, while offering better security because it is encrypted. Ideal for keeping your latest innovation away from the prying eyes of competitors.  

Smartphone 

Smartphones have gone from relatively simple devices a few years back to the fully-fledged pocket PCs we see in flagships today. It’s entirely possible to get a lot done while out and about, thanks to the LTE data connection and huge selection of apps aimed at productivity. Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, and Google Docs all offer the ability to edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations on the go, plus the various GTD (Getting Things Done) themed apps can help you stay on top of projects no matter how complicated they become.  

The smaller display size does make some tasks quite challenging, but even this can be overcome if you opt for one of the DeX-compatible Samsung smartphones (such as the Galaxy S10) that transform into workable PCs with just the addition of a portable display, keyboard, and mouse.  

Portable Storage 

One of the sacrifices made by smartphones, tablets, and slimline PCs to achieve their compact designs is that of storage space. It’s rare to find devices like these with large capacities, at least not without the ticket price becoming eye-wateringly high. That’s not a problem though, as the wily traveller will pack an external storage drive in their bag to ensure that the files they need are always at hand.  

1TB models from the likes of Seagate, Toshiba, and WD normally sell around the $50 mark, but if you need more room then 4TB offerings often retail for $100. A particular bonus of these drives is that they can also act as a backup for the precious data on your laptop, adding security and peace of mind to the expanded storage.  

Portable Projector 

We’ve heard plenty of stories where people have travelled to meetings, having spent hours preparing presentations, only to discover that the supplied projector is incompatible with their device or that no-one has the right cable to connect it to their PC.  

This is now entirely avoidable thanks to portable projectors like the Viewsonic M1, which for around $300 can ensure that your PowerPoint or Keynote creations get the viewing they deserve, all without adding bulk to your luggage.  

Power Packs 

Keeping devices charged when travelling can become a stressful obsession, leaving you frantically hunting for a wall socket when the battery symbol goes red. That’s why we’d always recommend investing in a good power pack to replenish your tech when things get desperate.  

Be sure to check that the one you choose is compatible with all your devices, as tablets and laptops often requires higher voltages, then you won’t have to worry about suddenly losing your ability to work or stay in touch when you’re out and about. 

The Swiss army knife 

All of the above are excellent options for someone who spends large parts of their working life away from a desk. But, if you want just one device then the Always-Connected PC is the way to go. It’s easily the best for creating content, thanks to the LTE connection, and when it’s time to wind down you can either enjoy watching Netflix or fire up Skype to see everyone back home.  

Find out more: https://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/mobility/wwan.html 

* Based on RootMetrics® U.S. National RootScore® Report 2H 2018 of 4 mobile networks. Results may vary. Award is not endorsement. Visit RootMetrics.com. 

Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

PCWorld

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective 2019-07-02 06:00:00Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

Ecovacs Deebot 500 review: This budget-priced household helper 2019-07-02 06:00:00With app control plus Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support, this robot vacuum packs a punch for the price.

Four reasons to buy an Always-Connected PC 2019-07-01 23:00:00 Laptops have always been a perfect blend of portability and power, making them the ideal solution for working whether you’re at home, in the of

The five devices you need to work anytime 2019-07-01 23:00:00The modern workplace is more flexible than ever before. This is mainly thanks to high-speed internet connections and the huge advancements in mobile t

Microsoft's fall release of Windows 10 will be 2019-07-01 18:25:00If you’ve been wondering what Microsoft’s next feature release of Windows 10—19H2—has in store, the answer is: not much.Micros

Tobii lands former Intel PC chip VP to 2019-07-01 17:51:00Eye-tracking tech provider Tobii said Monday that it has named Anand Srivatsa, the former vice president of Intel’s Client Computing Group, as T

Best power banks of 2019: The top USB 2019-07-01 13:24:00Anyone who uses a smartphone knows the importance of carrying a backup power bank. But given the large number of options on Amazon, you might feel ove

Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on 2019-07-01 10:05:00When you’re looking for a good, cheap laptop, knowledge is power. Every budget machine (which we’re defining as Windows laptops costing $5

OmniCharge Omni 20+ Power Bank review: A one-stop 2019-07-01 06:30:00The OmniCharge Omni 20+ is a successful follow up to the Omni 20, simply because OmniCharge no longer has different models of the same charger with di

Bose Home Speaker 300 review: A versatile smart 2019-07-01 06:00:00The newest (and smallest) addition to Bose’s smart speaker line sounds sweet, speaks both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and encourages the

Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination 2019-07-01 06:00:00With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

LG Gram 2-in-1 review: A convertible laptop with 2019-07-01 06:00:00Convertible laptops usually come with more compromises than the LG Gram 2-in-1 does.Despite having a 14-inch screen, the LG Gram 2-in-1 (model 14T990)

TechNewsWorld

Clean Energy Solutions to Lower Your Electric Bill 2019-07-01 14:47:21Utility bills can get astronomical in the summer and winter. You can reduce those costs and your carbon footprint by signing up for Arcadia Power. Acc

The Democratic Debate That Wasn't: How Tech Could 2019-07-01 08:43:36I watched the Democratic debates last week and was struck by three things: I'd likely rather watch paint dry; the application of technology to improv

NSA Admits Improper Collection of Phone Data, 2nd 2019-06-27 05:39:54The ACLU has released documents showing the NSA improperly collected Americans' call and text logs in November 2017 and in February and October 2018.

Chinese Hackers Linked to Global Attacks on Telcos 2019-06-26 13:04:05Chinese hackers likely are responsible for a series of cyberattacks against telecommunications companies around the world, security researchers have r

Next-Gen Raspberry Pi 4 Packs Power Plus Potential 2019-06-25 13:59:05The next big Raspberry Pi thing is now here, with lots more computing power and more options. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the availabili

Proposed Law Would Force Big Tech to Reveal 2019-06-25 06:15:22A Democrat and a Republican have filed a U.S. Senate bill to require companies to report to financial regulators and to the public what consumer data

6 Things We Won't Be Able to Live 2019-06-24 14:53:38Things rarely happen as fast as we think or progress as slowly as we hope. We all thought we'd have flying cars by the end of last century, for insta

Uber Drones to Make Meal Drops This Summer 2019-06-21 05:57:31Uber Elevate, the aerial arm of rideshare service Uber, will test a fast food delivery by drone service later this summer in San Diego. Delivery dest

Firefox Users Warned to Patch Critical Flaw 2019-06-20 06:23:16Firefox users should update their browsers immediately to fix a critical zero-day vulnerability. Anyone using Firefox on a Windows, macOS or Linux des

In Zuck We Trust: Facebook to Launch Own 2019-06-19 13:37:13Facebook's plans to mint its own digital coin will test the company's consumer credibility. After being savaged for months for its cavalier attitude

Instagram Targets Account Hijacking 2019-06-18 13:42:04Account hijacking has become a nettlesome problem at Instagram so it has decided to do something about it. The social media company has begun testing

Improving Digital Literacy in the Workplace 2019-06-17 18:50:57It's anticipated that in the next five years 90 percent of the workforce will require at least basic computer skills, such as using email or company

FOX News

Facebook buildings evacuated after mail tests positive for 2019-07-01 16:47:27Four buildings that receive and mail for social media giant Facebook were evacuated Monday after a bag of mail tested positive for the nerve

Soldiers use AI to fire precision grenades, guide 2019-07-01 15:50:32The Pentagon’s research and technology arm is testing a “breakthrough” AI-enabled technology for dismounted mobile combat units that

Tiny robots are ‘dominating space’ 2019-07-01 15:30:19China calls them scavengers, Russia calls them inspectors and the US calls them threats.

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to 2019-07-01 12:48:20Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do m

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A 2019-06-30 07:00:55Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is ridin

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam 2019-06-29 07:00:32Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances tha

Seedy app that 'undressed' women sparks backlash, taken 2019-06-28 15:36:41A seedy app that used a type of artificial intelligence to “undress” images of clothed women has been taken offline by its developers.

Apple moves production of $6G Mac Pro to 2019-06-28 09:50:19Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had bee

Google Maps can now tell you how bad 2019-06-28 09:35:00Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for a

iPhone designer Jony Ive to leave Apple for 2019-06-28 08:38:38(Photo by Qi Heng/VCG via Getty Images) Jony Ive, the major designer behind the iPhone, is leaving Apple later this year to start his own company.

Apple wants to make Oscar-worthy movies to beef 2019-06-17 12:50:56Apple has Oscar envy.

Google wants next billion users, but has no 2019-06-17 11:09:24Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company doesn't have plans to launch in China, but that doesn't mean the tech giant wants to ignore its hundreds o

Thetechhacker

Google has open-sourced its ‘Web Crawler’ after two 2019-07-02 04:57:50If you are a web developer or publisher, you would have heard about robots.txt. For the people who are unaware, Robots.txt is Google’s Robot Exc

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10 ‘Unpacked’ launch event 2019-07-02 02:39:00Samsung has finally announced the launch date of its upcoming flagship in the Note series. After last year’s Galaxy Note 10, we will see the Sam

Monday.com Review – Visually stunning work management platform 2019-07-01 11:14:49Managing a project is a hard task. It involves so many meetings, deadlines, progress tracking, employee management, and many more. To run a project sm

Beecaro Teatro BM03 is an IPX5-rated Bluetooth Speaker 2019-07-01 07:52:43We all know that everyone loves music, be it the old generation or the younger generation. Therefore, the one thing that we have in common are speaker

OpenID Foundation says users exposed to security and 2019-07-01 03:06:45At the recent Apple WWDC 2019 event, we heard about a lot of new features from Apple. There were many features related to privacy and security announc

Microsoft Teams found vulnerable to download and run 2019-06-29 02:56:01We know that no software is perfect and there are nuances and security vulnerabilities to each one of them. But we know that some software apps are mo

Google awarded a patent for foldable device which 2019-06-29 02:23:48We have seen all kinds of designs for foldable smartphones as well as foldable devices in general. Also, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X

Recover Your Corrupted GoPro Video that Won’t Play 2019-06-28 13:44:41It’s the end of June already and we’re quickly approaching the middle of the summer – a great time to take a vacation and go traveli

Hackers are exploiting Microsoft Excel’s features for their 2019-06-28 03:21:39Microsoft Excel is one of those products from Microsoft that is the most boring for some and very interesting for others. Now, the people who find it

Your Google Maps can now predict how crowded 2019-06-28 03:03:04One of the most used services in recent times by everyone is Google Maps. We know that Google’s Maps beat the Apple Maps and other similar servi

Pentagon has a laser to identify people from 2019-06-28 02:45:46One fact that humans have is that everyone has a different heartbeat pattern. This is similar to have a different iris as well as a fingerprint. These

WhatsApp may soon let you share Status directly 2019-06-27 03:32:49We have known that you can share your Instagram Status to WhatsApp and Facebook. However, there is currently no ability to do the same on WhatsApp. In


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.