I take attending conferences VERY seriously. From planning the sessions I’ll attend to the after-hours parties I go all out to ensure my experience is amazing. And that include packing the right gadgets to get me through the long learning and networking filled days. Here are a three of the gadgets that I simply won’t go to a conference without.
A Heavy-Duty Phone Charger
Those little lipstick-type chargers just won’t do the job when you only spend 5 hours in your hotel room for several days at a time. And camping out on the floor in the hallway next to an available electric outliet? No way! I need a charger that will get my electronics through at least half a day of conference back channel tweeting, picture snapping, and note taking. My pick is the EasyACC Classic Power Bank. This charger will power up my LG phone with two full charges before it needs plugged back in. I won’t travel without it.
Fold-able Bluetooth Keyboard
I’ve gotten the hang of using my phone keyboard, but when I’m trying to take notes in a conference session, my fingers just can’t keep up. That’s why I love this fold-able Bluetooth keyboard. I can hook it up to my phone or tablet and speed type my session notes with fewer mistakes. When I’m ready to move on, it folds up and takes up just a small space in my conference tote bag.
Bluetooth Selfie Stick/Tripod
Make fun of me if you want. Selfie stick might be a bit blase these days, but this one has some features that I can’t live without. If you like to record your conference sessions or live stream your thoughts on a conference, this selfie stick will save your arm and eliminate the shakiness in your vids. It’s got a removable tripod you can add to the handle. No more holding the phone up for an entire session, just sit this on the table in front of you and forget about it! It’s very sturdy yet light to carry around and collapses into your average conference tote bag.
To make it easy, you can click any of the links in this post to head over and order these gadgets on Amazon. I am a part of the Amazon affiliate program but I only recommend things that I believe in and/or use myself. Do you have any favorite gadgets that you just can’t attend a conference without? Tell us about them in the comments!