Balance Work & Family Life: 4 Tech Devices to Help Busy Mums
To say that mums are busy is probably the biggest understatement of all time. Between taking care of your precious kiddies, managing a household and working part- or full-time and much more, you might find yourself wishing that you had more than 24 hours every day.
Fortunately, there are some tech devices that can help you balance your work and family life as much as possible.
Wireless solar keyboard
If you telecommute on a regular basis or own a business, a remote- and solar-powered keyboard can help you get out of the house with your kids while still tackling emails, invoicing, projects and more. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 is eco-friendly, practical and can be used with your favourite high-tech gear. Instead of using regular batteries, it charges itself with sunlight or indoor light, and once it is fully charged it will work for a whopping three months. The keyboard is also lightweight and comfortable to use. Instead of telling your kids that they have to wait until you answer emails to go to the park, pack your tablet, the solar keyboard and some snacks in your bag and let your kids burn off some energy while you perch on a nearby bench and get work done.
A really great smartphone
A smartphone with plenty of bells and whistles can be a working mum’s best friend. A great smartphone to consider is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This powerhouse of a phone features a 5.7-inch dual-curved Quad HD Super AMOLED display, which means it is easy to see and use, even when outdoors. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor will help you download and use a variety of apps with ease, as well as access the Internet and email. If you need to use a camera for your work, the 12 MP 2PD rear-facing camera will get gorgeous shots of your projects, as well as adorable selfies of you and your kids at the local pizza place. As a major bonus, the Galaxy Note 7 repels spills with ease—this means if your sweeties accidentally knock over their lemonade on your phone, you can wipe it off, assure them the phone is okay, and keep on working.
A monitoring system for personal valuables
If you have ever experienced that sick pit-in-your-stomach feeling of not knowing where your car keys, phone or wallet are, the TrackR Monitoring System is for you. Let’s face it — even the most organized and put together mum is still juggling small people who are all talking at once, as well as their gear, a purse, accessories, and more. With all of these responsibilities it’s only natural that certain items will be misplaced from time to time. This is where the TrackR Monitoring System can really help save your stuff and your sanity. The coin-sized trackers attach to your “cannot lose” items and can be located with the TrackR app. The TrackR Crowd GPS Network can also show you where your missing item is on a map — this is perfect for when your sweet kiddie walks away with your phone at a busy park or another location.
A stylus for the tablet
Yes, keyboards that attach to a tablet are amazing devices and can help busy moms get a lot of work done on the go. But sometimes, you want to jot something down the old-fashioned way. The Wacom Creative Stylus 2 will allow you to draw, write and sketch on your tablet in a way that makes you feel like you are holding a real pen. The sensitive and lightweight stylus can be used on the go and, if your kiddies are pretty good with your gadgets, it can also help amuse them if you are on the phone with a client.
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