Trader Tech Christmas Wish List

Still not sure what to ask for for Christmas? You won’t be short of ideas after taking a look at our top picks of trading technology, from waterproof tablets for poolside chart-checking to a portable extra monitor and on-the-go chargers and internet hotspots to make sure you’re always ready to trade. And if your Christmas list is already full, not to worry – keep an eye out for these tech must-haves in the January sales!

1. Duoscreen

Duo-Screen-Render-scheme-2-Opened-4_0825141Top of @LFXSam‘s wish list this year is Duoscreen – the world’s first attachable workstation for laptops. Trading from a single screen when you work from home or nip out for a coffee has become a thing of the past – just clip the Duoscreen onto your laptop and you’ve got a second monitor at your fingertips wherever you are.

It costs: $199.99 at the introductory price – it’ll go up to $250 soon!
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2. Blackberry Passport

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 12.09.25The Blackberry Passport is specifically designed for business use and the extra-large screen makes it ideal for mobile trading without squinting at a tiny smartphone screen. And if you can’t get the hang of touch screen, you’ll be pleased to hear they’ve kept the traditional Blackberry Qwerty. Its impressive battery life is another bonus for traders – it lasts up to 30 hours on a single charge, so it won’t die on you while you’re watching out for those all-important entry points.

It costs: £529.00
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3. Karma hotspot

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 12.18.22The Karma hotspot is a mobile internet hotspot bringing you internet-on-the-go so you’re never out of the loop. If you trade on the move, you can’t afford to be without one, so make sure it’s top of your list. And it’s a great gift as you don’t have to buy a monthly subscription – you can simply top up your data as and when you need it to connect up to 8 devices to the web.

It costs: $99
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4. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 12.41.21If there’s only room for one piece of trading tech on your Christmas list and you’re torn between a laptop and a tablet, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro might just be the best of both worlds. It combines all the portability of tablet with the functionality of a laptop, allowing you to flip between Tent, Stand, Laptop and Tablet modes depending on what you’re doing – and at just 1.3kg, it won’t weigh you down.

It costs: £1,995.95
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5. Xperia Tablet Z

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 12.45.36If you’re happy to stick with a tablet for all your mobile trading needs, you can’t do much better than the Xperia Tablet Z – it’s 10.1 inch HD screen will make the charts crystal clear (a bold claim, we know), while its water resistant casing means you can trade anywhere – poolside, in the bath, in the rain…

It costs: £279.99
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6. Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 13.40.11Just like a lack of internet, lack of battery power will set your mobile trading plan back – but with the Mophie Juice Pack, you’ll never be caught out. It’s got a special high-output battery to charge your devices extra fast, and it’s light enough to carry around with you. It charges virtually any USB device, and it’ll even charge two devices at once so you can power up your phone and laptop simultaneously.

It costs: £79.99
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7. View Sonic VP2772

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 14.26.39You probably already have a new monitor on your wish  list (just like last year, and the year before that…) but if not, get this ultra high-resolution 27″ monitor for a good view of the charts. You can tilt, swivel and pivot the screen and adjust the height so it fits into your trading desk set-up perfectly. It’ll definitely help you step up your trading in the New Year.

It costs: £559.95
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8. Bloomberg Virtual Trading Terminal

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 14.32.30Okay, this one will have to stay put on your wish list for a while because it’s not actually available yet – but we’ve thrown it anyway because we couldn’t resist. Bloomberg have developed a prototype of a virtual trading terminal using Oculus Rift technology to give you virtually unlimited screens you can move around instantly and take with you anywhere you go. Next Christmas, maybe?

Let us know what’s on your Christmas wish list by tweeting @LFXKatie – and check out our Book Club and must see trading films for more ideas to add to your list!

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