What if you could be in the office and relaxing on the beach at the same time? With Double’s telepresence robot, you basically can.
Telepresence robots is a growing category, and Double is one of our favorites. The robot is built sort of like a Segway for your iPad Air and can be controlled from anywhere in the world from your phone, tablet or computer. A built-in battery keeps you rolling around the office for six to eight hours on a single charge, and once depleted, an included dock will juice the device up again in just two hours.
While we’d ideally be using it poolside, it can also be a great thing to have if you work with teams in several offices. Rather than just dial into conference calls, you can actually sit in on the meeting or roll around the office across the country and chat with co-workers. While the $2,500 robot doesn’t completely replicate the in-person experience it gets pretty close, and will certainly save the company some cash on plane tickets.
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