Don’t Leave for a Tech Conference Without These 5 Devices

August 17, 2016

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A tech conference is a place to mingle with big wigs, rub shoulders with entrepreneurs, and network with potential investors. It’s also a place to take in the sights and enjoy a little time out of the office. With Innovate! and Celebrate right around the corner, you must be getting pretty excited about the chance to enjoy notable speakers, informative panels, and parties in glass houses. While there should be more than enough to keep you entertained, having the right devices can go a long way in getting the most out of your conference-going experience.

To stay connected with all the speakers, mentors, and llamas (yes, there will be llamas), you are going to need a few gadgets to keep you in the loop while attending a tech conference.

External Battery Charger

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The chances that you’re going to be out of your hotel room for the entire day are pretty high at our tech conference. Not only are there unique excursions, exciting talks, and engaging mentor circles, but you’ll also find after-parties that go late into the night.

Use one of these bad boys to guarantee a hefty charge throughout the day. After all, you can’t share contact information with any big wigs if your battery is dead.

MiFi

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Yes, some tech conferences provide you with free WiFi for all your surfing needs, but rarely is it powerful enough to deal with your needs. I mean really, are you going to rely on an unstable connection to help you live stream the Startup of the Year competition? Heck no, you aren’t! That’s why you need a trusty MiFi device to act as a mobile hotspot. You’ll have the best connection in the area and be the envy of every conference attendee.

Tile

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Losing your keys at home is a problem, but losing your keys at a tech conference is a trip ruiner. To make sure you’re able to keep track of all the devices on your person, Tile is the way to do it. It connects to a simple smartphone app that lets you track the device with GPS. It’ll even make a loud dinging noise when you activate it from your smartphone so you can find it in a crowded room. You can also use this device in your backpack, purse or other bags you need to track.

Eye-Fi

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If you want to capture the beauty and glory of a tech conference, you’re going to need a high quality camera. But the last thing you want to deal with is all that digital storage. With an Eye-Fi card, you’ll be able to connect your camera to WiFi and enjoy original photos stored on your home desktop or laptop computer. Plus, it’ll make sharing your pictures with conference-goers that much easier.

FitBit

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Whether you like it or not, tech conferences involve a great deal of walking. Whether you’re bouncing between panels or getting involved in an exciting excursion, you aren’t going to want to miss out on all those stops. Particularly for those that work at home, a tech conference could be your best chance at getting your FitBit to 10,000 steps.

Register Now to Attend Innovate! and Celebrate 2016

Come join us at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. The event will take place September 20 – September 22, and is held in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at conor@tech.co.

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