Personally Tech is our weekly look at the apps and gadgets that people from different walks of life depend upon every day. It's a chance to see how the leaders from different industries go about their work and play with technology.
This week, we caught up with Saurabh Grover, Country Head India, SAARC, and MEA for Rapoo. Founded in 2002, the company specialises in making wireless peripherals for computers and mobile devices. It also has some pretty nice mechanical gaming keyboards that are reasonably priced and serve as an entry point for more expensive gaming hardware.
1. Describe your technology setup - what computer/ phone/ tablet/ camera/ gaming console/ other gadgets do you use?
Saurabh Grover: I'm using an Apple MacBook Air laptop, which is my primary computing device, but I'm also using an iPad 2 and an iPhone 6, both of which are essential when travelling, along with my Rapoo A3160 Bluetooth Speaker and Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Keyboard - they give mobiles the power of a full computer.
2. What are three apps (mobile/ tablet or PC/ Mac) you couldn't live without?
Saurabh Grover: There are three apps I end up using multiple times every single day. WhatsApp for communication with family and work, Market Watch for investment news and analysis, and TOI for the daily news.
3. What is the one gadget (other than your phone) you never travel without?
Saurabh Grover: My iPad 2, and my Bluetooth speaker and keyboard. Together they take care of work and entertainment both.
4. What is your dream gadget/ technology setup?
Saurabh Grover: I'm really looking forward to Apple's Watch which is going to be launched in 2015.
5. How has technology changed the way in which you work?
Saurabh Grover: Today, business relationships immensely depend on technology in a way that they have got integrated, and it includes conference calls and email chains. Our plans, official as well as confidential documents are shared and are edited by multiple personnel over the world at the same time.
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