Seven luxe gadgets to take the strain out of business travel

From phone keyboards to safe data storage, from noise-cancelling earphones to text digitisers, these gadgets will help keep you productive on your next business trip

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 July, 2017, 7:00pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 July, 2017, 7:00pm

Kanex MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard

A lightweight and easily foldable (and even pocket-sized) device that works with any tablet phone, a novel ergonomic V-shape makes the Kanex (HK$500) feel larger than it is while typing. Ideal if your flight doesn’t allow laptops. Available from kanex.com

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Moleskine Smart Writing Set

An intriguing blend of traditional and modern, this smart pen (HK$1,630) uses an app to digitise notes and sketches made on paper, which can then be transferred to any device. Available at selfridges.com/HK

iStorage diskAshur DT

Do you travel with data? If so, this 8TB encrypted portable USB 3.0 data storage drive (HK$6,727) allows no-one but you to access it – all you need is a PIN number. Smaller USB sticks are also available. Available at hken.rs-online.com

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LG X venture

Its 5.2-inch Full HD display and octa-core processor are handy, but what makes LG’s latest smartphone (price TBC) ideal for travel is the 16-megapixel rear camera, which makes document scanning easier for a paperless journey home from conferences and meetings. Available from lg.com/hk

Porsche Design Book One

The world’s first convertible and detachable laptop-tablet, this luxury 13-inch machine (HK$19,188) consists of two plates each 7.7mm thick. It runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system. Available from microsoftstore.com.hk

Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

This super-slim (HK$1,290) device has a bigger screen than its rival the Kindle, and a built-in light for reading on night flights. It’s also waterproof. Available at yohohongkong.com

QuietOn earplugs

Created by ex-Nokia engineers in Finland, these active noise cancelling earplugs (HK$1,555) reduce low frequency noise to create silence. As used by Finnair’s flight attendants. Available at quieton.com