If there is one thing that business leaders around the world have in common, it’s the fact that they need to be in tune with what cutting edge technology can help them drive their businesses to the next level.
It is only natural that this type of thinking filters through into their personal lives, as they look for gadgets/tech that will make their lives easier and more efficient and thus allow them more time to focus on their business.
In Africa, it is no different. This is why IT News Africa has assembled a list of the top 5 gadgets for the African business leader.
1)Amazon Echo Show
The Amazon Echo Show brings Amazon’s voice control system, Alexa, to life. This nifty gadget allows you to speak your wishes and see them fulfilled, well at least for simple tasks such as dimming the lights, setting appointments, planning to do lists and so on. It is the ultimate hands-free tool and it now comes with a screen. A first of its kind, the screen allows Alexa to take on a whole new role as the device now has added functionality like making video calls, watching videos and so on.
The Amazon Echo show will undoubtedly make the lives of African business leaders easier by offering them a virtual assistant to help sort out their busy schedules, keep up to date with news, set reminders, the list really does go on and on.
2) TrackR Pixel Bluetooth Tracker
TrackR Pixel provides an easy way to find misplaced items using your smartphone. The tracker itself is a small, lightweight Bluetooth tracker that rings and lights up so you can find anything, even in the dark.
The tracker provides the perfect solution for those business leaders who constantly seem to misplace their keys because they have so much on their minds. No more time wasted searching for items means more time to get work done.
3) Navdy Head-up Display GPS Navigation
As we know, businessmen/women tend to spend a lot of time travelling from one meeting to the next. Often they are going to new places where one wrong turn can set them back by precious minutes that could ultimately lead them to be late. Sure we all have GPS apps on our mobile devices, but using these require us to take our eyes off the road, which is not advisable in any situation.
There is now a solution, the Navdy Head-up Display GPS. This nifty device is more than just your regular GPS. It is the world’s first device for your car that lets you look forward while staying connected. Navdy’s advanced Augmented Reality display projects all the information you need as a transparent image over the road ahead so you’ll never miss a turn again or the information that matters most. The device even allows you to answer calls making it one of the most advanced GPS devices to date.
4) Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Business leaders tend to spend a lot of time in noisy public places such as airports. These hard workers can not afford to be unproductive simply due to an excess of noise. This is where the Bose QuiteComfort 35 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones come in.
These headphones are specifically designed with noise cancelling technology to cut out any ambient noise allowing for the ideal working conditions whether that be listening to music or total silence. The headphones are also wireless so you don’t have to deal with that pesky cord getting in the way.
5) GLiNet Mini Router
Beware of the “open WiFi”, a term business leaders get told all the time. With organisations spending millions of their hard earned profits on IT security the last thing they would want is for one of its members to be hacked while out of the office. The GLiNet Mini Router provides the ideal solutions. This nifty contraption converts dubious wired networks at hotels or WiFi at cafes to your own private, secure WiFi.
All routers integrate four methods to access the Internet, cable, wireless, USB modem and tethering, with optional OpenVPN applications. This allows users to avoid hackers, browse securely and unblock blocked websites.