Top 10 Tricks for Working on the Go

I am always looking for ways to improve my telecommuting. Whether that means I need to find the best cloud solutions, strong wifi coffee shops or the right laptop bag. Here are some great tips from an article by
Whitson Gordon from the Lifehacker website that gives alot of great tips.

Top 10 Tricks for Working While On-The-Go

There’s only so much work you can do at the office before you go insane. If you need a change of scenery, here are ten ways to make the best of your mobile workspace.

Photo by Jack Shainsky.

10. Coil Your Cables Properly


Lifehacker has shown you numerous ways to wrap your headphone cables so they don’t get tangled, but when you’re working on-the-go, headphones are probably the least of your worries. There are USB cables, power bricks, cellphone chargers, and all sorts of other cords just waiting to tangle themselves up in your backpack. View the video to see an easy way to coil your small cables with a simple loose, overhand knot, and make sure you’re not putting too much stress on your laptop’s power cord. You want to be sure your cables still work when you need then 500 miles from the office. Continue reading

How to Stay Productive Working from Coffee Shops (or Anywhere Out of the Office)

For those who work on the go, it is important that you be prepared and have some self discipline in how you work.

It has been proven that the traditional office cubicle has nothing on telecommuting for improving productivity and happiness in employees, but there are some basic steps that can help ensure that you stay healthy and have everything you need to be a 21st century worker.

These tips are from LifeHacker By Kevin Purdy

How to Stay Productive Working from Coffee Shops (or Anywhere Out of the Office)

If you can escape your desk every so often, you should. It boosts memory, opens up new ideas, and provides needed escape. But there’s more to it than simply lugging your laptop. Here’s how to make any workplace your own.

Image via Thomas R. Koll.

We know the usual protests. “Coffee shops are for pretend work.” “There’s a reason companies have offices.” “Why pay for coffee and Wi-Fi when I have them for free at home?” And it’s fine to think that way. But some people like something other than tuna salad sandwiches for lunch every single day (literally or metaphorically, take your pick). Continue reading

Fritz Mini

Fritz Mini

I have no idea how this slipped under my radar at the time. The unfortunate issue that may keep us from being truly excited here in the states about it is that it appears to only be 802.11g (not N).

With American’s love of high def video streaming and having more bandwidth than we need, this product as it stands isn’t going to fly.

That being said, the idea of all kinds of different media being provided to devices which just act as clients in the home seems like a cool idea.

German company AVM announced their new (in 2006) FRITZ! Mini. This handheld device combines a cordless phone and music player with an information service allowing you to view news, weather, and sports reports on the color display.

The handset will also alert you to incoming emails and text messages though how they accomplish the latter is a bit unclear.

See, the 802.11g WiFi enabled FRITZ!Box is the key, it acts as a base station and information hub for the Mini by streaming music, information, and both VoIP or fixed-line calls directly to the handset. It doesn’t appear though, that the !Box packs any storage it’s own damned self, but you can slip in a Memory Stick or connect any MP3 player with USB support for playback to the Mini.
This was originally posted in March of 2006 on Endgadget at:

http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/10/fritz-mini-wifi-phone-mp3-player-and-more/