Tablet Insight: Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

It is no doubt that tablets are a rising enterprise in the business world. Using tablets for business is just as common now as having one at your bedside table. Heck, some people are probably running their business from bed with their iPads.

According to Forrester Research, businesses are showing a clear shift in the way they communicate and conduct business: tablets are giving companies an alternative to laptops, being ideal for sales trips and boardrooms. If you happen to be one of many who are using a tablet in the office, then business tablet cases are made for you.

Travelling Salesman

First, it is important to know where and how you’ll be using the case. Of the many business styles out there, the folio tablet case is essential for the commuting or traveling businessperson:

The Happy Owl Studio iPad2 “The Wallet Portfolio” (that’s a mouthful!) is an excellent new case if you need to carry around a more than just your Apple iPad 2 but don’t want a briefcase. Looks good when you are headed to work, in the airport and even in the boardroom. Not distracting and incredibly multi-functional.

Happy Owl Studio iPad 2 The Wallet Portfolio

Business is also becoming more mobile because of tablets. Taking your tablet with you in place of laptop may be less weight on your shoulders but typing on touch screens can be just as uncomfortable. There are several folio-style cases out there that come with a built-in Bluetooth keyboard , a great edition for getting business done while on the road.

360 Degree Rotating iPad 2 Keyboard Case

Another case that’s been receiving good reviews for its traveling business style is Belkin iPad2 Verve Folio Stand case.

Belkin iPad 2 Verve Folio Stand Case

While this one can’t carry what the Happy Owl can nor does it come with a keyboard, it travels great in briefcase and looks sharp on the conference room table. Easy use just about anywhere, so you can fire off some emails from the airport lounge, hotel lobby, shared office space.

If you are using the tablet a lot in cafes and airport lounges, you might want to think about Kensington’s Apple iPad2 Secure Back. Leave your tablet locked up and you’re free to roam the Duty-free store.

Kensington Secure Back

All Dressed Up

If you feel like you need to really impress a client with a sales pitch but have a pretty tight budget, then TS Case iPad2 Leather Book Stand Case is here to the rescue. The case comes in a lizard-grain brown that is sure to attract some attention.

TS Case iPad 2 Leather Book Stand Case

Another great maker of sophisticated handmade leather cases is Pierotucci . Specializing in high-end case making (175 Euro and upward), their name guarantees craftsmanship. Take a look through their whole catalog and you’ll be sure to fine a case to fit your needs.

Pierotucci iPad Case

If something in a lizard-grain or handmade leather is too flashy, a nice alternative for more modest business use is Macally’s Bookstand Case for Apple iPad.

Macally Bookstand Case

It comes in at a great price and can be suitable to just about every situation.

For the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 owners out there, you have the privilege to dress your tablet in this ultra cool, slim and smooth folio case by Popbanana. The case really adds an extra presentation to the tablet, definitely ready for a business lunch or meeting.

Popbanana Galaxy Tab Folding Case

These cases are just the beginning in a relationship of tablets and business. Keep an eye out right here for more reviews, more news and more cases just right for the office.

Tablet Insight is a weekly column by Thomas Andersen that focuses on the innovative tablet uses and considers what is the most compatible and necessary tablet case.
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