It’s been six years since I’ve tossed the bulky laptop computer in search for something light, nimble and easy to use on the go. I’ve been a longtime user of MacBook products – I’ve gone from the MacBook pro, MacBook Air and most recently a gold MacBook. While each portable computer traveled well on the road, the width and over all size of these laptops are far too big for the multitasking I need while traveling and working by plane, train and automobile. So how do I stay productive and crush work on the go now? Discover my favorite new tablet accessory that every jetsetter needs below!
My ZAGG Rugged Book is the toughest, most versatile wireless Bluetooth tablet keyboard available. Tough polycarbonate and soft silicone combine in the case to deliver the ultimate in protection. A unique, magnetic hinge secures the iPad at virtually any angle and converts into a Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book mode while a lithium polymer battery provides up to two years of typing between charges.
Using my favorite go to apps for entrepreneurs whenever I need to handle business and my favorite writing apps for creating drafts & content while away from my desk, the ZAGG Rugged Book makes the perfect companion for anyone who wants to use their iPad tablet on the go.
The case deflects impact energy to keep your iPad safe no matter where you take it. Bright backlit keys make typing in low-light situations stylish and easy and if you’re thinking about gifting an iPad for the holidays this year – the ZAGG Rugged Book is the ultimate accessory for any tablet user on the go. Find the perfect ZAGG keyboard, case, screen protectors and other accessories ranging from $15 – $149 at Amazon.com.
How do you get work done while traveling on the go? Share your favorite working accessories below!
Father’s Day Gift Guide – Smartphones and Tablets
HTC One Android Smartphone
We’ve yet to hear of anyone being disappointed with this phone. HTC latest smartphone the HTC One can help dear dad control his entertainment system without switching devices. We’re sure that he will definitely appreciate that!
With cameras that take beautiful bright pics and booming speakers, the HTC One is a win this Father’s Day. The crisp screen and beautiful aluminum uni-body design will make dad grateful to you this Father’s Day. Available on almost all major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Smartphone
If HTC doesn’t rock dad’s world, you have an alternative; the Samsung Galaxy S 4. With interesting features like Air Gestures and Smart Scroll, Dad will have new ways to interact with his smartphone. Not to mention the 13 megapixel camera and it’s many functions, Dad will be taking pictures all day and sharing them easily! Available on almost all major US carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet
Depending on dad’s travel time and taste, he may or may not like 10 inch tablets. Either way, we have something for every dad out there! With Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, dad gets a great screen size without giving up portability. Weighing less than a pound the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is your dad’s new travel buddy. The stylus is stylish again and will help dad multi-taskCheck out some specs below:
- Display: 8-inch, 1280×800, 189 ppi, touch + pen digitizer
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB, microSD up to 64GB
- Cameras: Front- 1.3MP, Back- 5MP
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Battery: 4,600 mAh
If he thinks 8 inches is too small, don’t fret! There’s a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and now it’s better than ever. It has 4lG LTE connectivity with Verizon Wireless service. Dad will have service whether in the house or out with Verizon’s reliable 4G LTE network. Work and play become fun with multiscreens and easy document editing. The Galaxy Note 10.1 with Verizon LTE service is a great option
BlackBerry Z10 or Q10 Smartphones
BlackBerry is on their way to a comeback. Don’t sleep on them If you remember dad enjoying the days of BBM and if you see that he would like to come back. Give him a dose of BlackBerry 2013. We’re talking touch screens, video chatting, intuitive keyboards and more. With the new BlackBerry 10 OS, dad will have a ton of things to do on his new phone. Z10 Available for AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Q10 available on T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
You can check out Divas and Dorks review for the BlackBerry Z10 HERE.
Father’s Day Gift Guide – For His Listening Pleasure
With his new smartphone and/or tablet, dad may want to enjoy music on a personal level.
Monster Inspirations Headphones
With strong bass, sturdy fit and interchangeable headbands, the Monster Inspirations are a great combination of young style and bass heavy sound. For more details check out the Divas review of the Monster Inspiration HERE
Ferrari Cavallino T350 Black Audio Headphones
For those dad’s who are into sports cars and love the Ferrari logo, the T350 over the ear headphones, will give your sports car fanatic dad luxurious look and sound over his ears.
Check out what we thought of the Ferrari T350 headphones HERE.
Bower’s and Wilkins P3 Headphones
For the Father who enjoys the sophisticated headphones, the P3 on-ear headphones by Bowers and Wilkins are super lightweight and compact.
Not sacrificing quality and sleek style, the P3’s offer a less intrusive and more business friendly look. The case helps for traveling and great protection
Bose QuietComfort® 20 Headphones
These are the first noise-canceling headphones from Bose. A brand that we’ve have grown to trust to deliver quality sound and hardware, we’re sure that dad will enjoy listening to music with the Bose QuietComfort® 20.
Beats Pill by Beats by Dre
Don’t let the size fool you. The Beats Pill is just what the doctor ordered for a Father’s Day gift! Dad can get his groove on anywhere with this speaker. He can change tracks from his phone. He can even stay professional and make conference calls with the Pill’s mic and Bluetooth capabilities!
This tiny ball is a great addition to the home office / home gym or anywhere. Fitting in the palm of your hand, the Sony Wireless Speaker can bring entertainment to dad anywhere at any time. At the affordable price, you can afford one for each corner. Dad can readjust the sound to his liking! Connect through Bluetooth, NFC, and even through auxiliary cable. Of course it works like a speakerphone also! You can get it in either black or white.
Father’s Day Gift Guide – Accessories and Fashion
Backup Power From Zagg : Don’t let Dad run out of juice on his gadgets. Make sure he keeps this Zagg Sparq Wall Charger & 3100mAh Back Up Battery around for those long days of fun on his gadgets. It can power smartphones and tablets 4x faster than a standard USB charger!
Telstar MP50 Mini Projector
Let dad show off how portable he can be with the Telstar MP50 Mini Projector. This itty bitty projector fits in the palm of your hand. Watch up to 2 hours of content anywhere with this extremely portable projector. The Telstar MP50 projects up to a 70″ 16:9 image 9 feet from the wall or a 50″ image at 6 feet from the wall. The 85 ANSI Lumen LED Pico Projectors is powered by Texas Instruments DLP technology with up to 1080p resolution. Small in size but not in power!
WD – My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drives
Where can dad store all those movies and photos while he’s not showing them off on his mini projector? With the WD (Western Digital) My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drive, dad can easily tote around up to 1 TB of data. Fast and easy transferring with USB 3.0 and four different color choices to choose from, this is great for the dad that saves every single picture and video.
Charge Anywhere With myCharge Amp
myCharge AMP 6000 :If Dad needs to charge multiple devices, the myCharge Amp is a great gift. It can charge up to 2 devices at once. The compact design makes it easy to bring along. You can charge nearly any device through the USB ports. A great add-on to the list of dad’s gadgets!
Geekwear: If dad is an audiophile, these headphone cufflinks are cute accessories that you will enjoy giving and dad will definitely enjoy receiving.
If headphones aren’t dad’s thing, try the USB port cufflinks. The geeky dad will enjoy these great accessories!
G Shock Limited Edition Watches
A lot of technology goes into the G-shock 30th anniversary watches. Casio partnered with leading independent footwear brand, SUPRA, to design their own signature timepiece and Vaider Lite high top. The G-Shock GA200SPR-1A is black with beautiful red accents to match the sneaker.
The innovative GA113B-1A comes in black with blue accents, metal band keeper and gold IP case back engraved with G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary logo, which was created by world-renowned graphic artist, Eric Haze, making these watches a G-Shock collectors’ dream. Black resin band analog and digital watch with black/blue face.
Case-Mate Rosewood iPhone and BlackBerry Z10 Cases
Give the special father, grandfather, brother this Rosewood case from Case-Mate to give their iPhone and/or BlackBerry Z10. This collection of cases from Case-Mate have a masculine flare. It’s about time someone paid attention to these men! This sophisticated case gives your phone a nice new shape and look. Case-Mate Rosewood Case
If Rosewood doesn’t suit them, you can go with Case-Mate’s brushed aluminum case has a nice sleek, casual “masculine” look. Case-Mate Brushed Aluminum / Gun Metal Case. Looks great with the everyday denim outfit!
Case-Mate has a great selection of cases for all types of phone. They have cases for the BlackBerry Z10 (Yes the BlackBerry!), iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III. You gotta love Case-mate’s wide range of cases for ALL devices.
If dad likes the simple finish, the Case-Mate signature flip is a classy design. It protects the screen while giving dad sophisticated look. The Case-Mate Signature Flip case offers the protection and classy look dads love!