In a world now embracing travel once more, the dream of working from any corner of the globe has never been more enticing. Yet, to achieve this nomadic lifestyle, staying seamlessly connected is vital. Beyond the trusty laptop and smartphone, what tech allies should accompany you, even when packing space is scarce?
Embark on a tech-savvy voyage with essentials designed for the modern digital nomad, from portable Wi-Fi hotspots to noise-cancelling headphones and solar-charged power banks.
STAY CONNECTED ON THE GO
Few things are as frustrating for digital nomads as a spotty Internet connection. While a mobile hotspot can be a temporary solution, investing in a stable and reliable Internet connection through a dedicated device can boost your productivity significantly.
Prolink DL-7203E LTE Mobile Wi-Fi (Travel 4G Router) with SIM Slot/Power Bank (S$89.90; usual price: S$115)
For blazing-fast connections, the Nighthawk M5 offers download speeds up to seven times faster than 4G, utilising WiFi 6 technology with a nano SIM card (not included). Weighing just 250g, this pocket-sized mobile router can connect up to 20 devices and run for 13 hours on a single charge. It features a large screen for displaying data use, signal strength and network information.
This all-in-one universal travel adapter eliminates the hassle of researching and buying new adapters for different countries. Featuring sliders to engage the required prongs, it ensures you’ll always have the right fit. With three USB-A and one Type-C ports, you can charge multiple devices simultaneously, complete with integrated double 10A fuse for overload protection.
20,000mAh Solar Power Bank Portable Fast Charging External Battery Mini Powerbank With LED Flashlight Laser Lamp (S$35.60; usual price: S$47.46)
This sleek SanDisk solid-state drive offers 1TB of storage and read/write speeds of up to 1,050 MBps, ideal for digital nomads dealing with large files and requiring fast transfer speeds. Solid-state drives are known for their speed, durability and power efficiency, making them perfect for those on the move. The drive’s IP55 rating for rain-, splash- and dust-proofing ensures it can handle just about any environment.
Jabra Evolve2 30 Headset (S$121.98; usual price: S$152)
Tired of dealing with tangled cables and chargers? This quality carrying case from Thule is designed to keep your accessories organised. It’s roomy enough to accommodate a pair of headphones in the main compartment and features separate pockets for cables and accessories. With its stylish design and contrasting blue interior, it not only adds a pop of colour but also makes it easy to find your essentials at a glance. Available in three sizes.
The digital nomad’s path is paved with both challenges and opportunities, and with the right tools at your side, you can navigate it with confidence and reap the rewards of a life untethered.
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