Top 3 business products from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show showcased many great ideas and devices that will influence businesses of all sizes. Now that the show is over, let’s reflect on three of the top products that could have an influence on small businesses in 2011.

BlackBerry Presenter
This portable presenter connects to any standard projector and permits you to run PowerPoint wirelessly from your BlackBerry. This eliminates the need for a laptop, which is great for one-day trips. It also eliminates the common difficulties that come with hooking up a laptop to an unfamiliar projector.

Splashtop Remote app for Android
The Splashtop Remote program first popped up on the iPad and is now available for use on Android devices. This app allows you to log in to your home or office computer and perform many crucial functions such as:

  • Maneuver around the desktop
  • Use programs and applications based on your computer
  • Watch videos
  • Access documents, images and videos that are stored on your computer

This application is especially helpful for people who do a lot of work on the go. The Splashtop Remote app currently works on Android 2.2 and up.

For more information on the app, check out the Splashtop website.

PlasticLogic QUE proReader
Called a “wireless briefcase” by PlasticLogic’s CEO, the QUE proReader is much more than just an eReader, as it was initially intended to be. The QUE proReader: 

  • Syncs with Microsoft Exchange
  • Allows for “print-to-device” technology
  • Reads PDFs and Microsoft Office documents
  • Lets BlackBerry users transfer information from their phones
  • Already has deals in place with all of the top business periodical

The QUE ranges in price from $650 to $800, making it a little steep for some small businesses, but with all of the features it offers, it will likely prove itself to be worth the money.

These are just three of the many great products that were showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but they are bound to be some of the most beneficial to small businesses. For more information on devices and services that were popular at this year’s CES, check out the Consumer Electronics Show’s “Trends” page.

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Author: Tropolis Group

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