Businesses – both large and small – can greatly benefit from the latest that technology has to offer. Check out these small innovations that can be big time-savers or breakthrough devices for your company.

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Never lose a number with this smart pen! Taking notes by pen isoften the fastest, easiest way to jot down ideas when they come to you, but it can be a real time drain to digitize them. Even worse, you can misplace that one crucial phone number or email address. Enter the
Livescribe 3 Smartpen, which turns your iOS and some Android devices into a true digital Bluetooth notebook by recording written and audio notes through its Livescribe+ app.


Scan those pesky receipts. Running a business is hard enough –keeping track of receipts makes it all the more challenging. The Neat Company, which makes smart organization systems, has a product called NeatConnect that scans receipts into digital files, extracts relevant tax information, categorizes expenses and sends the data by email or uploads it to any number of cloud services.

NeatConnect does not require a computer connection and has apps for both Android and iOS devices.

Sengled Boost

Today’s LED lightbulbs can do a lot more than brighten a room.The Sengled Boostis a Wi-Fi extending bulb, eliminating spottyconnectivity throughout the office. That means you’ll be able to work as efficiently in the conference room as you can at your desk.

Vysk QS1

If your business is a start-up and corporate espionage is a growing concern, the Vysk QS1could be your best bet when it comes to cell
phone cases.

The case protects your calls, texts, photos and videos from prying eyes, using what the company says is “next-generation encryption.” Additionally, the case prevents hackers from using your phone’s camera to spy on you.

Bitdefender Box 

More and more companies – particularly in the manufacturing industry – are relying on the Internet of Things (IOT) to monitor production and lower costs. But any expert will tell you that ifsomething’s attached to the internet, it can be hacked, and to date, there haven’t been a lot of IOT security devices.

The Bitdefender Boxfills that hole, acting as a firewall for your connected devices. Just hook it up to your Wi-Fi router and it goes to work automatically.

Thinkware F750 Dash Cam 

Dashboard cameras are fairly common in vehicles in certain parts of Europe and Asia, but they haven’t yet caught on here in the U.S. If your business involves a vehicular fleet or lots of time on the road, though, it might be worth considering.

The Thinkware F750 Dash Camrecords your drives in 1080p high definition (both outward- and
inward-facing) and includes a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, letting you immediately transfer videos to your phone. It also has a built-in GPS and road-safety warning systems to keep your drivers (or yourself) on track.