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4 Tech Products That Give You Choice on the Road

Road warriors face a lot of choices while traveling: Which hotel is the best option? Is the local restaurant hotspot really worth the wait? Just how many cups of coffee are needed to get through that Monday morning meeting? Certain choices help make your time on the road much more enjoyable, and these gadgets, recommended by tech expert Andru Edwards, aim to do just that. Whether you’re at work, at home or on the road, read on to find out how these tech picks will make your life easier.


What it is: Portable phone sanitation device

Available at: www.phonesoap.com

Being a road warrior means encountering more bacteria than most people. But while places like airports and hotels are hotbeds for bacteria, your cell phone is one of the worst offenders, with 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom. You may wash your hands frequently, but how many times have you “washed” your phone? Enter: PhoneSoap. This sanitation device kills 99.9 percent of germs living on your phone through UV-C light. Place your phone in the device (no need to remove the case) and in just 10 minutes, PhoneSoap kills the microorganisms hiding in every little crevice. Choose from a variety of colors to personalize it to your style. Germ-free living means that instead of choosing between cough drops or cough syrup, you can choose between coffee or cocktails with colleagues.     

Acer Swift 7

What it is: World’s thinnest laptop

Available at: www.acer.com

Why choose between a compact laptop and one that packs a punch when you can have both? The Acer Swift 7 debuted at CES 2018 as the world’s thinnest laptop, coming in at just 8.98 millimeters thick. Travelers who choose the Acer Swift 7 will get a 14-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE connectivity, backlit keyboard and 10 hours of battery life so you’ll never have to worry about your computer dying in the middle of a meeting. The thin, aluminum design weighs in at only two and a half pounds, giving business travelers the choice to travel light or pack more in to make sure all of your needs are covered.

Apple HomePod

What it is: Smart home device and high-end speaker

Available at: www.apple.com/homepod

The HomePod combines Apple-engineered audio technology and advanced software for high-quality sound, no matter where you are. Plug the device in and your iPhone or iPad will detect the HomePod automatically. The HomePod analyzes the acoustics of whatever room you’re in to optimize sound – whether you’re cooking dinner with your family at home or making the most of your home away from home while traveling for business. You can ask Siri to do things like tell you the latest news, weather forecast, traffic report or sports highlights so you’re prepared no matter what. Users can choose to utilize the home assistant functions by having Siri send messages and take calls, or by enjoying the high-quality audio to relax and unwind after a long day of travels. Your favorite home assistant now has state of the art sound for the ultimate experience.

Kindle Oasis

What it is: Waterproof e-reader

Available at: www.amazon.com/kindle-oasis

After a busy day of meetings, there’s nothing quite like kicking back with a good book. And with Amazon’s newest e-reader, the Kindle Oasis, you can connect to Audible and choose from the world’s largest collection of audio books. The device itself boasts some serious upgrades, too. It’s the first waterproof Kindle, meaning you can take it to the hotel pool or to breakfast without worrying about dropping it in the water or spilling your coffee on it. At seven inches and 300 PPI, the Oasis’ display is the largest, highest-resolution to-date. Finally, the device is lightweight, making it the perfect gadget to toss in your bag for convenient reading no matter where you go.