Some people’s attitude on gadgets is similar to Will Rodgers’ attitude on people–they never met a gadget that they didn’t like, while the rest of us are probably more sensible when comes to gadgets. Truth be known, many gadgets are more impeding than improving productivity anyway. Having said that, here are some of the gadgets I saw at the ABA TechShow I considered worth mentioning.
Rii mini i6 wireless keyboard
Mini i6 keyboard is not just a wireless keyboard because the operative word here is “mini.” This six-inch device is a full keyboard with a built-in touchpad that includes various features and Bluetooth functionality that are capable of being used with nearly every modern electronic device such as computers, televisions, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, etc. For those of you who are more work-oriented, mini i6 keyboard also includes a built-in laser pointer that may come in handy during presentation.
Toshiba 14-inch USB Ultra-portable LCD Monitor
This ultra-portable LCD monitor is for those of you hipsters who insist that two screens are better one. Now you can take the dual-screen action to the road with this relatively light-weight (2.8 lb) LCD monitor. It’s less than an inch thick and comes with a handsome carrying case that serves as a stand when opened. It can simply be powered via an USB connection from your notebook computer, but it can also be powered via an optional power cable that’s sold separately.
Neat mobile scanner
If the theme is small and light-weight, this two-pound NeatReceipts mobile scanner certainly fits the bill because it is only 1.6 x 10 x 1.3 inches in size. But the best part of this product is not the scanner itself, it’s actually the software that allows a user to look up key information quickly after scanning.
I had seen the above-mentioned products but I had not tried any of them myself. If these products work as good as advertised, you may want to take them with you when you travel.