Four Must-Have Mobile Accessories
As companies go mobile and the demand for smartphones, laptops, and tablets grows, the need for gadgets and accessories associated with them will rise, too. (Note to IT managers: Don’t forget to budget for this!) But we’re not just talking about cases and protective gear anymore. We’re talking about products that actually optimize devices, fully utilizing the mobile experience.
Here are a few that have caught our eye:
Typing on the iPad’s keyboard can be cumbersome and slow. Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover doubles as an iPad case and wireless keyboard, turning the tablet into a laptop-like dock for firing away emails and memos. Zagg makes a similar one.
Portable Battery Charger
Mobile devices defeat their purpose when they die on the road. To ensure that doesn’t happen, PhoneSuit has a portable battery charger that can deliver 8200 mAh of power to a variety of phones and tablets, including Androids, iPads, the BlackBerry, and more.
Apps are becoming an increasingly important, if not integral, tool in the workplace. The HoverBar allows you to integrate them into your workstation by attaching an iPad (or two) to a desktop computer screen. Talk about multitasking!
Stylus (Yes, Stylus)
Yes, we are paperless these days. But that doesn’t mean a pen isn’t still handy. Wacom’s Bamboo Stylus serves as a pen for tablets and other mobile devices, allowing users to sketch, take notes and go beyond the limits of a keyboard and trackpad.