The Top 10 Gadgets for Salespeople 2021

Black Friday

From sunrise alarm clocks to help you get your day off to the best start, through to business cards that will make you stand out from the crowd.  We’ve got a round-up of some of the best gadgets of 2021 to help salespeople get the best out of their day.

We know that life as a salesperson is tough. From insurance to beauty products to cars and houses; there is virtually no product or service that doesn’t necessitate some sort of sales function.  According to a survey by Salesforce, people in sales report their career to be equal parts exhilarating, rewarding, stressful, and lonely.  

Here we have some innovative gadgets that will support you through your day, help you to make the most of your time and perhaps even inject a little moment of zen.

And with Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner, now could be the right time to get buying …

1. Lumie Sunrise Alarm Clock

Start your day right with a gentle awakening from a Lumie Sunrise Alarm Clock.  The use of a sunrise alarm clock has been shown to be an effective tool for improving the quality of sleep, mood, and well-being. Appropriately timed exposure to light can reset the sleep-wake cycle and has been proven to boost mood, productivity, and energy levels ensuring you have all the get-up-and-go you need for your busy day ahead. The best gadget for not only time-keeping but for your mental health.

2. Video Business Card

Make an unforgettable first impression with a 3.0″ HD All Angle Viewing Screen Vidioh Video Business Card.  Like something out of a sci-fi movie from the 80’s, your business card will play video automatically when opened. Allowing you to capture the attention of your clients and customers quickly and easily. Ensuring you’ll be noticed, and remembered whilst safe in the knowledge that your message is being viewed immediately.

3. Meeting Owl Pro

Not all your interactions with clients are face-to-face.  A legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic is the shift towards a more hybrid model of working.  As online meetings become a part of everyday life, tech gadgets have stepped up to make our experiences more efficient and immersive, and the Meeting Owl Pro is a great example of this.   Fitted with a 360-degree camera, 8 microphones, and a speaker, it aims to replicate an in-person meeting.  With an 18-foot audio pickup radius and an automatic zoom that responds to who is speaking at the time, it’s a sophisticated bit of kit that integrates with Zoom, Slack, Google Hangouts and more.

4. KODAK Luma 150 Pocket Projector

It fits in the palm of your hand, this compact, neat, and portable pocket projector will enable you to easily present to your clients.  Not only that, but it is also useful for a night in a hotel while you’re away on business, allowing you to watch a film or enlarge your gaming experience on the go. KODAK’s Luma 150 portable projector will expand the screen to up to 150 inches while delivering bright, vivid images.  It has built-in, surround-sound speakers and a battery run time of up to 2.5 hours.

5. Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

Every cell in our body requires water. And we all know that water is critical for the function of our digestion, heart, lungs, and brain.  So why are we so bad at remembering to drink it? We’re busy, we’re easily distracted, we simply…forget.  Well, this Smart Water Bottle not only glows as a timely reminder to drink more water; it also sends push notifications on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.  If your resolution is to drink more water, maybe this is just what you need to help you with that goal.

6. Vacuum Insulated 2-In-1 Nesting Food owls

Forget queuing for the microwave at lunch or tolerating terrible service station sandwiches. These nesting food bowls from S’well are ideal for busy salespeople.  The triple-layered, vacuum-insulated bowl will keep cold for 11 hours and hot for 7.  So you can prep your overnight oats to eat on the train the next morning.  Or keep your leftovers warm ready for lunch on your 3-hour drive between appointments.  Whatever it may be, with some careful planning (the sort that makes Joe Wicks proud) you’ll be fuelling your body with the right food to help you get the best out of your day.

7. Belkin Magnetic Phone Mount With Face-Tracking

Some people can’t help but move when they talk and highly expressive people (as salespeople generally are) often find they can’t think straight if they have to stay still.  This motorised phone mount will pair with your phone-camera’s face-recognition-tracking to follow you around as you move. So, you can film an informative YouTube video, do a LinkedIn presentation, or make a Zoom call safe in the knowledge that your every move is being captured. A smart gadget for all salespeople.

8. OCUBE Handheld Cordless Car Vacuum

Salespeople often have to spend hours in their car. A clean and tidy car can be a real thing of pride, especially if you want to make a good first impression or just for your own sanity.  This small and convenient Handheld OCUBE Car Vacuum can be charged and stored in the car for daily cleaning or picking-someone-up-from-the-train-station-emergencies! It comes with a variety of attachments including a narrow crevice nozzle.  It may be small, but it boasts a powerful suction. It takes around 3.5 hours to fully charge, which gives a run time of up to 30 minutes.

9. White Company Portable Electronic Diffuser

Create an environment around yourself that makes you feel comfortable, energised, happy or relaxed. Whether you’re hot-desking, working from a kitchen table, stealing an hour in a shared office space, or settling in for a night at a hotel.  The White Company Portable Electronic Diffuser  diffuser can help create a mood and alter your energy for whatever you may need.  Designed to deliver the perfect amount of scent wherever you are, this portable, battery operated, compact diffuser can be placed anywhere.  Its ultra-sonic technology creates a strong and finely atomised mist with a fragrance of your choice.

10. Self-Driving Cars

And finally, not one for the faint hearted. Drivers could be permitted to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel as soon as 2022.  The Department for Transport has announced it will soon permit hands-free driving in vehicles with lane-keeping technology on UK motorways.  This will only be allowed on motorways with slow traffic, at speeds of up to 37mph.  Cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) will allow a motorist to hand over control to their vehicle, although they must remain in the driver’s seat and be able to take over when necessary. Imagine all that hands-free time on a commute!

If you’re looking for the perfect gadgets for the special sales person in your life, your sales team or perhaps for yourself. We’re sure one of these will be the right choice this Black Friday or for Christmas. See our blog on 7 Remote Selling Tactics for Your Sales Team for advice to inspire your sales force.

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