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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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