The Ultimate Beach Office Space: 5 Must-Haves

Posted on 07/08/2014 in Productivity

Working at the beach can be fun—if you’ve got the right tools! Whether you’re on vacation and need to sneak away for a couple minutes to send out e-mails, or you’re lucky enough to have a job that lets you work from the beach full-time, you know that it can be difficult to focus while sitting in a canvas beach chair. But we’re here to tell you that, with the right gizmos and gadgets, you can be just as productive underneath a striped umbrella as you were underneath those wretched white Styrofoam ceiling tiles.   

Here are the 5 must-haves for anyone who wants to sneak in a little work while at the beach:


Phone – Use whatever you’re comfortable with, but make sure that it has the ability to connect to data at the beach you plan on visiting.  Both Samsung and Sony make great water-resistant mobile devices that are worth looking into.

 Lifeproof OAL

Laptop/iPad – Outfitting your laptop or iPad properly is crucial! Make sure you’ve got a Lifeproof case (or similar) to prevent those pesky seashell scratches! Also, if you’re anything like our ambitious travel consultants, you’ll want to make sure you don’t drop connections in the middle of work, so be sure to pick yourself up a 4G laptop stick.

 OAL Powerstation

Charger – Now that you’re all hooked up to the internet, how are you going to keep it that way? With power, of course! The Mophie Powerstation Pack is a great option, but there are tons of others, so do your research!  Of course, you could always kill two birds with one stone and pick up a waterproof, solar backpack from Solar-Go Productions that will not only charge your devices, but also haul them around too!

 OAL workstation

Workstation – Wet swim trunks and TPS reports don’t mix. Make sure your laptop, phone, and important files find a home atop a water-resistant lap-desk

 OAL H20 headphones

Headphones – Seagulls are loud.  Stay focused on the task at hand with some noise-cancelling earbuds. Make sure they’re waterproof! H20 Audio makes a great pair.

There you have it! Once you’re all stocked up, it’ll be time to lather up the sunscreen, hit the beach, and get to work. If you’re looking for a job that not only gives you vacation days, but encourages you to work from vacation destinations, then get in touch with us! It’s time to start makin’ waves.

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