Mobile technology has allowed for many of us to work on the go. Whether working at home full-time or traveling the world, mobile technology is making it easy to have a flexible workplace. This has made it easier for employers to meet the demands of a flexible office, and it has also given people the power to freelance from anywhere in the world.
So what makes a better gift than something mobile workers and freelancers can use for fun and for work? Here are a few great gift ideas to give to a hard-working, traveling employee, or a freelancer you know.
- A durable laptop case.
Having a bag that can protect and hold multiple devices at once is a must-have for any freelancer or mobile worker that makes frequent trips. But traveling can be hard on some devices, especially when there’s a lot of movement from one transportation mode to the next.
A traveler bag like the EMTEC Traveler bag is our favorite option: the large size can fit a 15.6″ laptop (like the 15″ Macbook Pro), and can carry a tablet, phone, and accessories in its many versatile pockets. The bag also features a removable shoulder strap and a back trolley pocket so it can rest securely on top of a suitcase. The hard bottom shell also keeps the bag upright, so you don’t have to worry about your laptop and devices from falling over and out.
- Rugged tablet or smartphone case
A strong, protective case is a thoughtful gift for any frequent worker-traveler that’s always taking her gear on the go. Cases are great for protecting a mobile device in storage or in movement.
We recommend the Gripcase Scribe, which provides superb protection on an iPad. The case is lightweight, shock absorbent, and even UV, germ and mildew resistant, making it a great case for an iPad that is exposed to different types of environments. The Scribe also comes with its own stylus and a built-in stand, making it easy to prop up on any level surface.
- High-end headphones
Know a freelancer who loves to listen to music while he or she works? How about someone who works hard and plays (video games) hard?
Gifting a great pair of high-end headphones or headsets can be the ultimate tech lover’s desire. Many of these headphones or headsets are noise-cancelling and feature special effects, such as the vibrating and light-up AVID Education CD-858 headset.
- Tablet or smartphone stand
Many mobile workers carry a number of mobile devices: if you look into a traveling freelancer’s bag, you might find an iPhone, a tablet, and a Macbook. And when you see him at work, you’ll immediately see all devices splayed across a table or desk and a lot of switching among the devices.
A tablet or smartphone stand that collapses to a small size can be a great addition to a mobile worker’s travel bag. The stand could help a mobile worker use a tablet and laptop in tandem, without having to hold on to one device.
If you’re thinking about gifting multiple items on this list, why not bundle them into the ultimate mobile tech gift basket? You can do this easily by purchasing a Califone peripheral pack, which comes with a stand, Bluetooth keyboard, and earbuds or headphones.
At Encore Data Products, we can get you some of the best mobile technology products on the market and at a great price. If you need help picking out a great gift for the mobile worker you have in mind, contact us. We can help you find an awesome gift that would be useful and fun.