As a professional in the digital world, we all rely on a multitude of different devices and mechanisms to keep us on track to meet the ever increasing workload and never miss a deadline. Here are some of the devices that keeps me on schedule and productive.
I wanted a cheap, affordable laptop to carry with me to meetings to show clients mock ups. The Xiaomi MiPad 2 worked perfectly well with my specifications. With its 7.9 inch capacitive touch screen, Intel Z8500 Quad Core 2.2GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, it's everything that I need from a tablet as a writer. In addition to that, it supports Bluetooth so you can attach a nice sleek keyboard to it and go about it. It also has a brilliant front and back camera with 8.0 MP on the rear and 5.0 MP on the front so you get to click away those gorgeous selfies when you want to.
I’m old fashioned in some ways. For my core work, when I have deadlines and heavy writing to do, I like to do it on my laptop. I think of my tablet and my phone as side accessories to support me in my core work which happens on a laptop. Moreover I need a powerful machine to support me and never let me down. Its 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB Solid State hard drive, 13.3-inch screen, Intel HD 620 Graphics all packaged into in a sleek grey ash 3.4 body makes me feel good about working and keeps me engaged. It uses a standard Windows 10 Pro Operating System, which I don’t hate but I’ve installed an Ubuntu on my system.
Anyone who works in an a modern open office or cafes will tell you, it sometimes gets hard to concentrate. I make it a point to carry my Sennheiser earphones and they’re an essential part of my work kit. It’s noise canceling, compact and has magnificent bass. I put on some good ambiance music and that’s enough to let me drown out the world and focus for hours, along with some good coffee of course. I have had bad experiences with earphones breaking in the past but I have to say I was surprised by how durable these earphones are.
We all need phones. I’m constantly on call with clients, colleagues, or stakeholders so I needed something fast, durable, Open Source (Long Live android) with a certain bit of flair and style. I’m really happy with my Motorola G5 smartphone. I was skeptical about finding what I needed since I couldn’t afford a high end phone. Thankfully, the Motorola G5 costs INR 12000 (roughly 240 SGD). It offers me 12MP primary camera (f1.7) with dual auto focus pixels and 5MP front facing camera, which more than suffices. The 4 GB RAM ensures that my phone never hangs and can support a multitude of different applications running at the same time. It’s durable and can easily support minor falls because of its Gorilla Glass. I would recommend it for its Turbo Charger and stellar battery life too.
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