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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Mobile Employees and Freelancers

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

EMTEC Traveler Bags: Protect Your Digital Devices While On the Go

If you are constantly traveling for business and need proper storage for your digital devices, an EMTEC traveler bag is a smart investment. What makes EMTEC so outstanding is that you get a quality bag with excellent storage features without having to pay a fortune. Here at Encore Data Products, you can buy several EMTEC traveler bags for nearly half off the suggested retail price.

It’s one reason why we recommend EMTEC as a brand to trust when on the road. Take a look at the level of protection you’ll have with an EMTEC bag and the type of devices it holds. Without one, you have a lot more elements to worry about than you think when your mobile device gets depended upon for business.

Laptop Protection

Even if tablets are slowly starting to overtake laptops for mobile devices used in travel, a laptop is still necessary for many applications. No matter if you use Windows or use a MacBook, you probably have reams of business data loaded on your laptop. In reality, your laptop has the potential of being stolen or damaged in an unfortunate accident. The worst case scenario is complete destruction of your device.

When you use EMTEC’s Bag L variation (priced at $24.99), you’ll have a storage bag for laptops up to 15.6 inches. Intended for the MacBook Pro, you have complete protection from the elements thanks to an airtight compartment so your laptop doesn’t attract dust.

Made with quality canvas, you can also count on this EMTEC bag being durable for years.

You’ll also find EMTEC’s Bag M (priced at $19.99) for laptops and MacBooks in the 13-inch range. All of these bags have a removable and adjustable shoulder strap for convenience when you have to walk long distances in airports, or easily remove it when storing your bag on airlines.

Protecting Your iPad

As iPads continue to become the most popular mobile devices for business use, you will also want to protect it as much as a laptop. Apple devices are stolen often and you don’t want your iPad or iPad Air sitting around in random places where someone could snatch it.

Because iPad screens also have the potential for damage, you don’t want it exposed when out in the elements. EMTEC’s Bag S (priced at $18.99) is perfect for all iPads or iPad Air. The lining within the protective compartment is cotton polyester for assured durability and smoothness to prevent scratches.

As with the laptop bag, you will have a shoulder strap that’s removable or adjustable so you can customize for your traveling situation. You can’t always find this option with other bags at a reasonable price.

Protecting Your iPad Mini

You may prefer using an iPad Mini for business or educational purposes while traveling. We don’t always realize how vulnerable smaller mobile devices are in  comparison to larger technology. EMTEC’s Traveler Sleeve is a 7-inch pouch that provides all the protection you need for your iPad Mini. And it’s only $13.99.

Contact us here at Encore Data Products to find out more about EMTEC travel bags and how they protect all mobile devices.

Now Available: EMTEC Portable Wireless 1TB Hard Drive

If you need extra storage to back up your smartphones and tablets wirelessly, you can now do so quickly and easily with the EMTEC portable hard drive with one terabyte of storage capacity. This hard drive can connect up to 8 devices at the same time and up to 5 users can stream content simultaneously. Set up is easy with the simple and intuitive UI app available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. This portable hard drive has a battery life of up to 6 hours. If you want to connect directly to the hard drive, you can do so via the ethernet port or superspeed USB 3.0. Share, stream and secure your data wirelessly across multiple devices with this handy hard drive. Learn more about it at