Starting a new business is an exhilarating, nerve-wracking, all-consuming adventure. If you are embarking on a new venture, your head will likely be filled with all sorts of things you need to put in place: insurance, business bank account, domain name, branding … The to-do list is endless! Here are some tech gadgets for your startup that will make your life as a new business owner a lot easier, whichever industry you are entering.
1. A desktop computer
Until recently, the rise first of laptops, then of tablets, and finally of hybrid models which combine both corresponded to a decline in the number of desktop computers sold. However, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has recently reported a surge in the sale of desktop computers. While the current shortage of laptop component parts due to the supply chain disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is partly to blame, the likelihood is that the pandemic has also shown office workers the health hazards of relying solely on a laptop or tablet.
Laptops and tablets force the user to hunch over and keep their neck and back bent for long periods of time, which can result in back pain, headaches, and shoulder tension, whereas desktop computers allow workers to maintain a healthy posture, especially if the keyboard is suitably raised and not kept too close to the body.
If you can’t afford both a desktop and a laptop and don’t want to lose the flexibility that laptops and tablets afford, another option is to buy a desktop monitor and a keyboard and connect your laptop to them while at your desk, which also has the advantage of providing you with two screens.
2. A 2-in-1 laptop and tablet combo
As much as desktop computers are useful for maintaining good posture and general health, nothing beats the flexibility of a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet combo. A relative newcomer to the tech gadget scene, this great invention features a keyboard that can either be removed or hidden behind the screen via 360-degree hinges, transforming a regular-looking laptop into a tablet.
Very often, 2-in-1 laptops also come with a stylus, either included in the original price or available to buy separately, which allows users to take handwritten notes or sign documents digitally. So, grab yourself an HP coupon code and increase your efficiency! For the times when you want to use your 2-in-1 laptop as a laptop, laptop stands are a great way to increase your posture at the same time as keeping your laptop ventilated, which will maximize its performance.
3. A borderless printer
If you are a photographer or a digital artist, you will most likely already be familiar with the advantages of borderless printing. Regardless of your industry, however, you may want to invest in a printer capable of performing borderless printing on a variety of paper sizes, weights, and finishes. This will allow you to produce your own professional-looking promotional materials, such as flyers and signs.
For example, you could print a branded sign to stick to your stand when you attend a trade fair or another professional event. Doing your own printing will be a lot cheaper than recurring to a specialized printing company.
Salman Zafar is an acclaimed blogger, editor, publisher and digital marketer. He is the founder of Blogging Hub, a digital publishing portal with wide following across the world.