5 Cool & Unique Tools To Help You Keep Life On Track

22 November 2016

Keeping up with the hectic schedule that comes with frequent business travel is no easy feat. Maintaining the demands of being on the road usually comes at a personal cost. Whether it's staying up too late to finish off those last few emails or enduring the stress of the last minute dash through the airport because you couldn't find your keys, it doesn't take much for your schedule to fall by the wayside. Luckily these handy gadgets were designed to keep you organised and on the track to success.

A phone charging using a light up cable Image courtesy of Amazon

Light Up Charging Cables

If you've ever suffered a smartphone charging fail when you're in a rush, you'll certain appreciate this one. These charging cables feature a strip of LED lights that run the length of the cable that light up while you're charging. Even better, the light slowly dims as your device charges so you know when you're completely topped up.   

A person writing a note in the shower on the AquaNotes pad Image courtesy of myaquanotes.com

AquaNotes

Great ideas often strike in the shower. It never fails. As soon as you turn on the hot water, inspiration strikes and you're forced to try to remember your great idea lest it run down the drain with all of those soap suds. If only there was a water resistant notepad to jot down those all important notes ... enter AquaNotes! This waterproof notepad sticks to the wall of your shower allowing you to make a note when those great ideas hit.

Tile

If you're prone to losing things, you may just need a Tile in your life. This little square gadget can hook or stick to nearly anything. There is also a slim version that can be slipped into wallets and pockets. It works with an app on your phone to help you track your misplaced items. There is a map that shows the last known location of your device as well as a radar-style view. It can track from over 45 metres away, but what make it especially unique is that all Tiles talk to each other. If someone with the Tile app walks past your lost item, it will update on your app – perfect for tracking stolen items.   

Yawnie Reverse Alarm Clock

When you're busy with work, one of the first things to go out the window is a regular sleep schedule. Though, ignoring your body's need for proper sleep is a sure fire way to wear yourself down, which can quickly lead to burnout. Luckily there are plenty of apps and devices aimed at reminding you when you need to get to sleep. One particularly fun example of this is Yawnie. This little guy not so subtly reminds you to get to bed by yawning. The longer you ignore him the more persistent he gets, until he nods off and commences snoring.

Bluesmart Carry-On

We couldn't put together a list without at least one thing that was specific to business travel. This handy piece of luggage is designed to make nearly all aspects of travelling easier. Not only are carry-on sizes available so you never have to check your luggage again, but each case comes complete with location tracking via Bluetooth, a digital lock, USB battery chargers, a built-in scale, distance alerts (so you know when your bag is coming off the plane), a trip tracking feautre and a TSA-friendly laptop compartment that protects your devices while allowing easy access. 

Carlie Tucker

Travelling is for discovering the unexpected. From fantastic meals in ramshackle joints to stumbling upon a best kept secret, I love those fortuitous travel moments that couldn't be planned if I tried.
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