5 Tools To Turn Your Car Into a Mobile Office
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Maybe you work from home and need a new environment to spark your creativity. Or perhaps you need to get some work done when you’re on the go. With a few simple tips, it’s easy to transform your vehicle into a mobile office to boost your productivity. Here are five tools that are essential to a work-from-car setup.
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Many newer car models have a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that you can tap into when working from your vehicle. Consult with your vehicle’s owner manual if you need help connecting your laptop to the hotspot. With older car models, though, you’ll likely have to turn your iPhone into a hotspot so your laptop can access the web. You could also use an app like WiFi Finder to find nearby hotspots, as Business Insider’s Dave Johnson suggests.
If your vehicle has a reliable Bluetooth system you can use for making phone calls, feel free to leverage it when you’re working from your car. But if you need a bit more sound clarity and noise cancellation, PCMag’s Sascha Segan recommends getting an in-car speakerphone.
Quite a few modern vehicles have a built-in power port for you to use when working from your car. If your car doesn’t have one, buy a high-quality power inverter, advises Segan. This gadget will help power your laptop and any other electronic devices you need for your job tasks.
If your job requires frequent use of a printer, invest in a mobile printer for your vehicle. The Canon Pixma TR150 Wireless gets rave reviews from consumers as well as PCMag’s Tony Hoffman. Place the printer in the passenger seat or backseat for easy access. Just avoid leaving it in your vehicle for prolonged periods when the weather is hot, to help preserve its condition.
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Whitney Russell is a current resident of Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not adventuring through the exciting world of car news, she can be found hiking with her husband and their two dogs, visiting nephews and nieces, discovering new memes, thrifting, decorating, crafting, woodburning, researching random things, and escaping into a great movie. See more articles by Whitney.