4 gadgets every entrepreneur MUST have5 years ago Shalini B
#1: An external hard disk
With the loads of research, client data, customer details, entrepreneurs cannot take a risk with data. There might be emergency situations and having all the data backed up is very essential. Invest in an external hard disk.
#2: Extra battery for your phone/laptop
Entrepreneurs are known to be the “mobile people” because most of your work happens through phone calls and messages and if your email is synced, then it doubles up the usage of the device. Apart from mobiles, the next most used electronic in an entrepreneur’s life is the laptop. The battery life of a laptop and smartphone can severely limit your activities and can take you away from business due to low battery.
A typical laptop battery will handle around 300-500 charges and then will slowly degrade its ability to charge up the device. To these spare batteries are the answer to keep your electronic devices charged up at all times. You obviously do not want to get disconnected off the video conference with your investor just because your laptop ran out of battery right?
#3: Headphones with external noise cancelling feature
Entrepreneurs have to be on the go 24X7 – be it while travelling or while on a vacation, there can be an emergency or unplanned call anytime. Sometimes working with people around might get difficult! Noise cancelling headphones are of great help as they minimize all external disturbances.
#4: Slim Scanner and Pocket Printer
How about having a scanner as small as your credit card? Though small in size, the slim scanner will allow you to instantly scan all your important documents and store it in your computer. Be it travel tickets, to legal docuemnts to everyday bills and receipts – this slim scanner is a mini power packer gadget that is pocket friendly and a handy equipment that will prevent loss of any physical documents. Very similar to the scanner, pocket printers are also available in the market, which runs on battery. All you have to do is connect it to your smartphone or laptop and print any and all documents on the go.
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