How to find a cool gadget for men
Although the century of speed is said to have passed making way for the century of information, this rarely appears to be the case judging by the hassle and bustle of our day-to-day lives. If he is not stuck in a cubicle, today’s working man is always on the run, meeting new clients, taking lunches, organizing presentations and attend conferences. This is especially true for those who work in sales and whose total number of daily excursions can very well reach into the two digits.
Other jobs that keep you constantly on the move, such as delivery man or truck driver might not be as hectic but impose a similar set of requirements for any assisting gadgets. Due to the space limitations imposed by the vehicle used and the need to carry certain items to adequately do the job while on foot, portability must always come first, as well as the ability to find your way to wherever you need to go. Resilience, which translates in this case to redundancy (more on this below) is also to be taken into account.
We’ve taken a look through the best men’s gadgets reviews to be found online and narrowed down a few criteria by which today’s on the move professional should guide himself in choosing the right tool for the job.
How we chose the coolest gadgets for men
Everything you’ll be using you’ll need to carry with you. Weight might not be such an important factor as it is for women, but the volume of the item should be as small as possible.
Some men feel comfortable going around with large and unsightly carry bags, but this is not always an option for people whose jobs require them to be presentable. The effect an expensive suit makes on someone can easily be diminished by a bulbous carry bag, even if this carrier is made out of a good quality material (which rarely happens to be the case anyway)
For better or worse, the slick briefcase remains the standard carrying accessory for the business suit, despite later day young snazzy dressers opting for more casual carry bags. Luckily, the problem of fitting a laptop inside it alongside paperwork, phones, and other essentials can be said to be a thing of the past.
Newer laptop computers are as thin as manila envelopes and have a small enough surface area to fit inside the most discrete briefcase with room to spare. They also look quite elegant and take little space on a table when in use. As their name suggests, they can comfortably sit on the user’s lap, as long as precautions are being taken to prevent overheating.
For the non-professional man on the move, a laptop is best carried in one of the outside pockets of a backpack (if security is not an issue). Only use the main compartment if there’s soft material to cushion the device with since it’s small and light enough to move around as the user walks.
Finding your way
Carrying a GPS around while on the move should be a given. The size isn’t all that important for vehicle mounted units, the thing to look for here is specific functionality. For example, a feature that plots the route for large vehicles would prove to be of great aid for truck or RV drivers.
Once out of the car a small, compact unit will more than prove its worth. There are a lot of apps that provide GPS services for smartphones and these work well enough inside cities or if your needs aren’t too stringent.
Specialized GPS’ for bikes can also be used to plot convenient routes for those traveling on two wheels or on foot. They are usually of a heavy duty build, are easy to read under bright light conditions and small enough to fit in a pocket.
If the journey takes you through some poorly lit places it will prove useful to have a couple of LED gadgets at the ready. Modern LED flashlights are often small enough to be worn on a keychain and offer a surprising degree of performance for their size. Really, there’s no excuse for not owning one.
There’s a choice to be made between bulky, durable items and sleeker, more portable ones that might not handle being dropped on the pavement very well.
A man on the go needs both resistance and portability from his gadgets since often there won’t be another computer readily available like he would have in an office, if his main laptop goes bust. We’ve already explained why small size is important.
The best way to circumvent this would be by employing the principle of redundancy — which is basically what aeronautical engineers are going for when they need functional resilience from a lightweight structure.
Make sure that you have multiple devices that can be employed to do the same job and can take over if one of them breaks down. For example, a smartphone with a large display and a relatively functional touchscreen keyboard can take on the job of sending emails or browsing the internet if the laptop becomes inoperable.
Fuel for the day
Constantly moving around will diminish anyone’s energy supplies and a fast and convenient way to replenish them is always needed.
High energy snacks are a given, but so are more direct legal stimulants, like coffee or energy drinks. Energy drinks might not be the best idea for everybody since besides having an ungodly amount of sugar content and a taste reminiscent of cheap plastic they’re seen as rather ignoble, being associated with partying teenagers and gamers.
Coffee taste can vary by a lot and the best way to assure its quality would be home brewing your own roast. French roast machines are considered to be some of the best gadgets for men available for sale since they allow for the darkest and strongest cups of coffee to be brewed. Understandably, they also make for great gadgets for man caves.