Our smartphones may be our best friends, but it’s still hard to imagine a single day on the job without other gadgets. Gadgets and wearables have become a key component of the digital era, with devices being used on business meetings, in offices, and at home—maybe even as a way to detect COVID-19 before symptoms appear. Gadgets are essential for all those who strive to remain connected, well organized, and productive, but also for those who want to relax and unwind after a long day at work. When it comes to improving productivity and efficiency, some of these devices are bound to make a difference.
Antimicrobial Screen Protector for a Clean Smartphone
With phones being used more and more for work and play just as health concerns become paramount, contamination with bacteria is now a serious problem. Smartphones are sure to pick up germs during business travel and meetings, but OtterBox and Corning have come up with a solution. The two companies joined forces to create a new screen protector that has EPA-registered antimicrobial technology-infused glass. This new product is designed to kill 99.9% of surface bacteria, making smartphones safer than before.
One-step Charging and Photo Backup
Charging our smartphones has become a part of our daily routine, but sometimes this means wasting work time. Using this time more efficiently seems like a much better idea. The SanDisk iXpand wireless charger features a built-in 256GB SSD that will back up photos, videos, and contacts while charging your phone. The iXpand charger can manage different back-up profiles with multiple users storing media in separate folders, for maximum efficiency.
A Pad for Professional Meetings at Home
Zoom and Neat expanded their partnership and launched Neat Pad, a device designed to help professionals around the world manage their business meetings easily even when working from home. The gadget boasts an 8-inch touch screen with a 1280 x 800 screen resolution and can be used not only as a perfect Zoom Rooms controller but also as a Scheduling display. Neat Pad’s sleek design provides users with the perfect screen angle for both interaction and viewing.
One of the Most Advanced Health Wearables
ScanWatch, the second smartwatch designed by Withings, is advertised as “the most advanced health wearable ever designed.” This smartwatch can monitor the user’s heart rate and send heart health notifications if needed, while also detecting sleep apnea and tracking physical activity overall. The gadget also boasts premium design, extra-long battery life and is waterproof up to 50 meters. ScanWatch is probably one of the most refined wearables available and, with health concerns still on the rise, a useful device in 2020.
A Cutting-edge Fitness Tracker with GPS
Fitbit has also released recently a fitness tracker that promotes health and well-being above all. Fitbit Charge 4 can be used as a part of outdoor activities and features a built-in GPS that keeps track of user’s paces and distance. The device later shows the workout map in the Fitbit app, while providing workout intensity maps and personalized sleep scores that keep track of sleeping patterns. Fitbit was one of the first tech companies to make wearable technology a part of COVID-19 research and to study patients’ symptoms and recovery patterns with the help of its gadgets.
Universal Laptop and Phone Charger
A business trip usually means traveling with so many chargers that one could be excused for not remembering to pack all of them. Eggtronic has solved this problem by designing a new device that allows users to easily charge their laptops, smartphones, and other USB-C devices without ever worrying about using the right charger. Eggtronic’s Sirius is branded as the “smallest 65W USB-C laptop power adapter in the world,” because it weighs less than 100 grams. At just 69 x 50.5 x 19.5 mm, this gadget is small enough to fit in any bag or suitcase.
A Good Pet Tracker
While “the cat eat my homework” is no excuse for a professional, worrying about pets can decrease attention and productivity in the office. Whistle designed pet trackers that allow people to know where their pets are at all times, while also receiving notifications every time the pet leaves a designated safe area. With real-time GPS tracking and regular wellness reports, Whistle Go and Whistle Go Explore are great ways of allowing people to constantly tend to their pets without wasting precious time.