5 Gadgets That Will Help You Balance Work And Travel With Ease

With remote work becoming a fact of life for most people, travel kits now double as mobile office desks. These five handy gadgets can transform any hotel room into a comfy bleisure space. By Vaibhav Sharma 

5 Travel Friendly Gadgets That Make Work-On-The-Go A Leisurely Experience


Asus Vivobook 13 Slate OLED

This new ultra-portable laptop may be the best travel accessory to come out in a while. It’s light (0.78kg), has a 13.3-inch detachable OLED display that offers Dolby Vision HDR and 550 nits of brightness, Dolby Atmos audio, quick charging, dual cameras, and support for the Asus Pen 2.0 stylus. In all, everything for work and play. From USD 599 ( INR 44,997); asus.com


Poly by Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC

This new business headset offers a solution to the gadget geek’s old dilemma between music and work. Bluetooth 5.0 and 3.5mm connections make it versatile; there’s ANC for when you want to tune out, up to 24 hours of battery life, and a quad-mic system to make sure work calls go smoothly. If it matters, the 8200 UC comes with a host of certifications from apps like Skype, Teams, and Zoom. INR 27,999; poly.com/in

Charging Mat

DailyObjects Trinity Wireless Charging Station A lot of gadgets mean plenty of chargers. Leave those cables at home and pick up this Qi-compatible charging mat (as long as you’ve got devices that support wireless charging). You can charge up to three devices at once—with 15W charging for phones, 5W output for smaller devices such as TWS earbuds, and a 2W ‘spot’ for your smartwatch. INR 3,499; dailyobjects.com

Smart Lighting

Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2

Nothing simulates home like cosy lighting. Fit this compact lamp into into your carry-on, and no matter where you’re going, your hotel room won’t feel cold and unfamiliar. You can configure the colours— there’s everything from a ‘winter night at home’ warm glow to ‘retro-wave party’ purple. There’s also Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri voice support, and a nifty low-power night-light feature too. INR 2,899; mi.com/in

Smart Speaker

All in on the Apple ecosystem? Do yourself a favour and pick up a HomePod mini. Apple’s computational audio promises a larger-than-life experience from this tiny speaker, and if you pick up a bunch, there’s whole-house audio connectivity (and an intercom feature) on offer, or perhaps you’d prefer a dual HomePod setup for stereo? Apple’s Handoff feature makes pairing and playback as seamless as you’d expect, and the mini will also double up as a HomeKit automation hub. INR 9,900; apple.com/in



This multi-platform organiser and journaling app promises to help you in organising your work and personal life. Use its massive (and growing) list of templates to keep track of everything from recipes and book lists to daily expenses and client notes. Multiple integrations let you fit Notion into your existing digital life pretty seamlessly, and there’s also the powerful capability to design databases to keep track of anything you’d like. Manage a project? You can do that. Maintain a wiki for your startup? Sure!

5 Gadgets That Will Help You Balance Work And Travel With Ease

Vaibhav Sharma 

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