If you love both business and gadgets, it’s always exciting to discover new ways they can work together. In fact, it’s fair to say that business and tech are an unstoppable dynamic duo. If you’re looking for an excuse to splurge on some new office equipment that will make the work environment both fun and productive, you’ll be excited by the prospect of being able to incorporate a few of these gadgets in 2017.
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- Smart Wallets
There’s no better way to keep company money safe and secure than by using a smart wallet. These are digital wallets that store credit cards, and can be set up to access one card at a time. If someone needs to make a run to the office supply store, simply set the digital wallet to the store’s card. These also make business trips a little easier, as employees can use them to charge work related expenses directly to the business account.
- Mini Printers
If you’re looking to save space, it’s time to invest in some pocket printers. These mini printers are ultra portable, and can work via a Bluetooth connection. Whoever needs to print a document can easily bring the mini printer to their desk, use it, and return it. Rather than relying on a large amount of standard desktop printers or one giant industrial printer for the entire office, everyone will have the convenience of being able to print copies from anywhere.
- Smart Watches
Smart watches are becoming a valuable way to improve office communication. Messages can easily be sent from one employee to another, and it’s easier than ever to sync schedules. Alarms and notifications can be sent out office-wide, helping you make sure that everyone will arrive on time for that important meeting. They also serve as valuable customer service tools by allowing employees to access important information with just a few taps on their wrist.
- Short Distance Projectors
Most short distance projectors are large, and they monopolize a lot of space in front of the conference room. Now, short distance projectors are about the size of a book, and they can be mounted directly on the ceiling. Many of them can operate at maximum efficiency from a distance as short as 25 feet. If you’re already cramped for space in your conference room, short distance projectors can be a lifesaver.
- PDF Scanners
PDF scanners are usually compact portable devices that take text documents and turn them into searchable PDFs. Rather than having to look through page after page of a traditionally scanned document, employees can utilize Adobe’s search function to find a crucial piece of information in seconds. This allows them to work quickly and efficiently. This time saver can boost productivity in a big way.
- Wireless Computer Accessories
If you haven’t already switched to wireless keyboards and mice, there’s no better time than right now. Wires get tangled up, and they make it difficult to create an efficient workspace. Switching to wireless accessories not only makes a work area look better – it also makes it function better. It’s easy to move these accessories out of the way when the desk surface is needed for another activity, such as browsing through paper documents or drafting up a physical plan.
Whether you work in a traditional office environment or a home office, you’ll find that you can put most of these gadgets to good use. Technology has taken us to some amazing places, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of these remarkable innovations.
Layla Fenston is a writer behind eVoice Australia– a premier provider of virtual telecommunications solutions in Australia. Passionate about helping others achieve success in their careers, Layla regularly writes about small business and entrepreneurship.