Our phones have become our lifeline. Through them we can make evening plans, work remotely, take calls, send messages, play games, listen to music, and so much more. Of course, we want to keep this powerhouse alive as long as possible. Sadly batteries in current phones don’t last nearly as long as they used to. If you get stuck in a meeting that seems particularly devoid of outlets, you may be in trouble.
Although you shouldn’t be playing games or texting amidst a meeting, your phone or tablet can be a great method to keep notes. You can immediately email what you’ve written if need be, or add in an event to your schedule. If you need to make sure your device or laptop is going to stay charged, and your meeting room doesn’t have a power strip available, you could always take it upon yourself to get something like the Belkin Conference Room Power Center. This weighs almost 3.5 pounds, so you don’t need to worry about it trying to scoot off the table if too many plugs are in one side.
There are 4 outlets, and eight 2.1A USB ports, meaning anyone in the room with you is going to be happy you’re there. No one wants to leave a meeting physically drained, only to find that their phone had the same experience. This is a $80-100 purchase that you should probably encourage your boss to make. If you don’t already have a proper setup for long meetings that is.
Available for purchase on Amazon