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3 Tech Gadgets for the Trendy Business Traveler

Nothing can upgrade business travel faster than updating your technology. Tech expert Andru Edwards reveals his favorite gadgets for savvy travelers seeking Speed, Choice and Control on the go — with style.

SPEED: NOMAD Base Station Hub


Nothing drains battery power faster than being on the road. To keep your devices fully charged on the go, the elegant NOMAD Base Station Hub is unparalleled when it comes to speed and efficiency. Thanks to the three high-power coils packed inside, you can quickly charge up to four devices at the same time. Juice two smartphones simultaneously, or your AirPods in their charging case, without the hassle of multiple cords. Hook up your laptop to the 18-watt USB port to be fully prepped for your next presentation. Not only will the NOMAD Base Station Hub save you time, but it won’t interrupt you, either. The ambient light sensor dims LEDs at night, so you can power down even when your tech is back at full battery life.

CHOICE: Sonos Move


Enjoy perfect sound anywhere, any time with the Sonos Move smart speaker. This portable, battery-powered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled device can be customized to make life easier on the road or at home by giving you options. Get started quickly and control the Move with the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2 or your voice to enjoy up to 10 hours of playtime before having to charge via the speedy charging base. Weatherproof and shock resistant, you won’t be nervous about packing the Move on your next adventure to get balanced audio quality inside or outside. The Move even comes with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built right in, so you can opt to play music, check the news, set alarms and get answers to your questions through voice activation.

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CONTROL: Apple Watch Series 5


If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to stand out in a sea of black roller bags, the Apple Watch Series 5 is a tech dream come true. Completely customizable, you can choose from a variety of cases and pair with any band to create a look that’s uniquely you, and that’s only the beginning of this device’s control enthusiast-friendly features. The latest watch from Apple now features an always-on retina display, which shows you the time without your having to wake the screen. It also helps you stay in control of your health and safety, with an ECG heart rate app, a noise app to monitor situations that could be harmful to your hearing, international emergency calling, fall detection, and a compass to keep you traveling in the right direction. All apps are easily downloadable, thanks to the fact that you’re wearing the app store right on your wrist. If you prefer to pack light, there is also a cellular option that allows you to leave your smartphone behind and make calls and send texts directly from the watch.

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