The latest advancements in tech for improving business performance took center stage at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this January. The innovative products on display included tools and gadgets that will help any company grow and increase business.
Here are six of the coolest gadgets you should consider acquiring for 2016:
Thanks to its integrated keyboard powered by Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, SlimType is the first smartphone cover that allows employees to be more productive on the go. “It is easy to respond to emails and edit documents from anywhere without the need to power up your laptop or have Wi-Fi access,” boasts Nils Knagenhjelm, One2Touch’s VP of strategic alliances. “Small and medium-sized businesses can benefit by leveraging the power of smartphones for input, not only output.”
SlimType is easy and convenient to use when air travelling and attending conferences. “It helps small and medium-sized businesses by limiting the number of devices they need to purchase for their employees,” Knagenhjelm says. “Are you headed to get coffee or lunch at the café? With SlimType, you don’t have to lug around your laptop for breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings.”
Iamili Wearable Translator
It’s a global world out there and language barriers can hurt a sale or even ruin a possible connection. To overcome this barrier, Iamili has released the ili Wearable Translator, which records and translates conversations in real-time. ili contains an OS of its own, which translates words in English, Chinese, and Japanese instantly, with more languages due later this year. It also works instantly with no Internet connection or 3G required, helping any business deal get done faster and more smoothly.
RIF6 Cube Mobile Projector
For business owners and entrepreneurs requiring a compact, yet powerful way to display media during meetings and presentations, the Cube Mobile Projector is the ideal solution. The Cube fits into the palm of your hand, but can display media on up to a 120-inch display, taking out the awkwardness of trying to show customers something on your phone or tablet. Use it to show plans, data or charts; this gadget helps any presentation stand out.
LG-One LG Styler
On-the-go businesspeople often stress about their suits or outfits getting wrinkled or soiled before a big meeting. The LG Styler is a one-of-a-kind clothing management system that refreshes clothes without detergents, and provides the ideal solution for clothes requiring special care (i.e. dry cleaning) such as suits, coats, and sweaters. “The Styler features a variety of innovations including TrueSteam (hot steam used to gently sanitize, refresh and remove wrinkles from clothes), odor removal, easy pants crease care, and more,” boasts Katie Susik, an LG-One account executive. “It can also be controlled by your smartphone using wireless connectivity via Smart Diagnosis,” and fits easily into carry-on bags.
Work environment safety is always a concern, and the BreezoMeter allows companies to provide employees with real-time air quality data, ensuring a positive and healthy workplace. “We help businesses provide the communities around them with the data they need to make lifestyle decisions to positively impact their health,” says Ziv Lautman, co-founder of BreezoMeter. “It also lets companies provide their customers with valuable information to make informed decisions about how to improve their wellbeing.”
TYLT Energi Desktop Charging Station
Business people on the go are often working their laptop, tablet or cellphone—all at the same time. Long plane rides or being stuck in the car for hours can drain devices’ battery life, and it’s not always easy to find more than one outlet at an airport or stop along the way. The Energi desktop charging station charges up to five devices at once and uses SmartDirect ports, which increase charging rates beyond standard wall chargers while only requiring one connection.
These six gadgets are just the tip of the iceberg of interesting products displayed at CES, illustrating how American companies are constantly thinking of savvy ways to improve life for the business world.
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