6 Nifty Gadgets Every CEO Needs

If you’re like most CEOs navigating today’s global economy, you probably spend a good deal of time on the go. Whether you enjoy the road-warrior lifestyle or think of it as a necessary evil, having the right gear to keep you efficient, effective and comfortable can only smooth your travels—and improve your mood. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of gadgets—some purely practical, others slightly more focused on R&R—to keep you moving in the right direction.

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bowlus-dining-2-compressorThe Bowlus Road Chief may look like the riveted airliner of yore, but one peek inside will tell you this is definitely not your father’s camper. Originally designed in 1934 by Hawley Bowlus, who built the famous Spirit of St. Louis plane, the revised Road Chief (starting at $110,000) delivers extra space and everything you need to hit the road in comfort, style and connectivity. Bowlus-kitchen-2-compressorBeyond the undeniable allure of its gleaming aluminum skin, it boasts a high-end kitchen with stainless steel countertops, citrus juicers that are electric, air conditioning, insulated walls and fully heated floors, a 3’ x 5’ bathroom with a shower, twin beds that convert to a king-size bed and a 10-foot-wide Sunbrella awning that can be set up on either side of the exterior. There’s also a charging station for mobile devices and a 4G cellular booster if you simply can’t go off the grid. Weighing in at 2,300 pounds, the Road Chief claims to be 1.5 tons lighter than its closest competition, meaning you can easily tow it with just about any vehicle equipped with a Class 2 or greater hitch. www.bowlusroadchief.com


spill-on-logitech-2-compressorSay goodbye to clumsily working on a tiny keyboard screen. Logitech’s Keys-To-Go portable keyboard provides a convenient and ergonomically satisfying solution for iOS ($50) and Android ($65) devices. It comes in a range of colors, is spill-resistant and is equipped with familiar-feeling, full-size mechanical keys both quiet to the touch and easier to use than the typical touchpad keyboard. The Keys-To-Go connects to your device via Bluetooth—no extra connectors or adaptors necessary. It also has a rechargeable battery that delivers up to 180 hours of life between charges. www.logitech.com

Kingston-MobileLite-Wireless_G2_MLWG2_hr_20_05_2014_17_15-compressorEver found yourself in need of service in a poorly connected area of the country or world? Enter the five-in-one MobileLite Wireless G2 ($35). It stores enough juice to top off your smartphone twice and can provide up to 2TB of additional storage for your mobile devices using your existing flash drives, SD cards and micro SDs. Additionally, the MobileLite is equipped for multi-user portable media streaming, offers full-blown media reading capability and can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot. www.kingston.com

Sulan_10_large-2-compressorSure, you can watch movies, listen to music and even conduct business using your smartphone during a long flight, but all that time efficiency and convenience can quickly come back to haunt you when you discover that you’ve drained the device of all its power and your car service is missing in action. Stylishly disguised as an attachable suitcase tag, the Sulan Battery Tag ($50-$70) flips open to bring your dead smartphone back to life via a built-in micro USB cord. www.jadecodesign.com

DJI-Phantom-3-Pro-1-2-compressorDesigned for Control Freaks who demand ultra-high definition video capability, the Phantom 3 Pro ($1,259) is arguably the best prosumer-class drone there is. It takes 12 megapixel still photos, live 720p video monitoring and ultra-high definition video (4K/30 fps). Thanks to a GPS+GLONASS Dual Positioning module, the Phantom 3 Pro maintains accurate positioning even when GPS satellite signals are weak. Ultrasonic sensors help it maintain positioning indoors or outdoors—even when GPS isn’t available. Fear not, it also has built-in safeguards to prevent crashes or loss (it will head for home even if you manage to fly it outside of its operable range). www.dji.com/product/phantom-3

wallet-ninja-1-2-compressorThe Swiss Army Knife is so last year…. The Wallet Ninja ($10) takes the multi-tool concept to a much sleeker level, packing 18 useful tools into a TSA-approved wafer of heat-tempered steel that fits like a single credit card into your wallet. Convenient tools include six hex wrenches; four screwdrivers; a nail puller; a box, can and bottle opener; two rulers; a fruit peeler and a stable smartphone stand. Plus, it’s guaranteed to never rust, bend or dull. www.walletninja.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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