Road Warriors: Mobile Office Tech
The mobile office is just another useless area without the gear to make it go.
The mobile office is just another useless area without the
gear to make it go. These consumer tech devices help employees stay productive while in the field, whether they’re leading conferences or capturing content.
This portable conferencing device, able to fit in the palm of a hand, is designed to provide users with ample, clear sound no matter where they work by leveraging Yamaha’s audio technology to boost productivity when meeting remotely. The unit features an intelligent microphone and delivers full-duplex conversation without sound dropouts, even when multiple people are speaking at once. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of operation. Suggested retail is $189.
This portable smart 4K projector features Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, so users can employ voice control and smart-home integration. It also features auto focus and auto keystone correction; NuForce stereo audio; and an Android OS with a growing list of apps, including Netflix, Youtube TV and Spotify. It’s currently available for a $1,499 suggested retail.
The company’s portable SSD is positioned toward content creators and IT pros on the go, offering a read speed of up to 2,800MBps and write speed of 2,300MBps. This translates to the transfer of a 20GB-sized 4K Ultra HD video in just 12 seconds, according to Samsung. Design details include a full-metal body with a glossy finish and non-slip bottom mat. The shock-resistant internal frame and rugged metal housing can reportedly withstand drops of up to 6.6 feet. It’s currently available for a $399 suggested retail for the 500GB version and $699 for the 1TB.
Geared toward video surveillance applications, the Purple solid-state hard drive features the company’s AllFrame AI technology for emerging DVRs with artificial intelligence capabilities. It can support capture of multiple high-res video streams while simultaneously accessing recorded video to support deep learning and analytics, according to the company. It’s currently available in 10TB ($399 suggested retail) and 12TB ($479) capacities.
Don’t call it a stylus. The “pixel-precise digital pencil” is designed for the 9.7-inch iPad and features Apple’s Pencil technology. Its smart tip adjusts line weight so users can adjust from thick to thin lines by tilting the tip. The Crayon was previously only available in education settings, but consumers will now purchase it for a $69.99 suggested retail.
The SPDR is a dual-channel unit designed for pro or personal use. It records to a MicroSDHC card in broadcast wave format (.WAV with iXML metadata) and 24-bit depth, in sample rates of either 48 kHz or 96 kHz. Run times of up to 13 hours can be expected when using AA batteries. It’s currently available for a $1,495 suggested retail.
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