Staying connected

Staying connected
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Thanks to technology and today's work dynamic, more and more employees are able to work away from the office. This time of the year is especially nice for this luxury; taking a winter "workcation" is ideal, especially if you're looking to escape the cold or just lounge around for a week.

Whatever your plans are, make sure to have the proper gadgets to make your vacation as stress-free as possible. Here are six tech products to help you stay on top of your work while you're away.

Penclic Bluetooth Mouse

Penclic Bluetooth Mouse
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No laptop mouse? No problem. Instead of plugging into your computer's USB port, this Bluetooth-enabled mouse looks, feels and acts like a pen, which allows for faster, more precise navigation. The device features five buttons, a scroll wheel and a laser sensor that operates on almost any surface — without a track pad. With this tool's two-month battery life, you won't have to worry about recharging the mouse during your trip. $86.99, Amazon.com

Booqpad for iPad Air

Booqpad for iPad Air
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If you're constantly searching for paper to jot down memos and thoughts while you're working, this is the tablet case for you. Made by Booq, it's a combination iPad Air case, folio and notepad that comes stocked with 50 sheets of eco-friendly paper to make sure you're always ready to write. The screen protector offers 360-degree protection for your iPad. $60, Booqbags.com

Happy Plugs in-Ear Headphones

Happy Plugs in-Ear Headphones
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Why settle for standard white or black earbuds when you can choose from one of 13 bold colors from Happy Plugs? The built-in microphone makes these headphones ideal for conference calls on the go, while the silicon buds, which come in small, medium and large, fit comfortably in your ears as you listen to music on the plane. $24.99, HappyPlugs.com

Rapoo E9070 Wireless Keyboard

Rapoo E9070 Wireless Keyboard
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At just 5.6mm at its thinnest, this wireless keyboard won't take up much room in your carry-on bag. It features a comfortable scissor-key structure and integrated shortcut controls for audio playback, volume adjustment and Web browsing. The 2.4GHz wireless frequency allows for a smooth, interference-free connection to any computer. $35.99, DX.com

Trianium Charging Battery Case

Trianium Charging Battery Case
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There are many available for iPhones and Androids at reasonable prices. The cases provide phones with a much longer battery life, allowing users to make more calls, browse the web, and text/email without worrying about a dead battery ― especially useful for conference calls. $79.99, Amazon.com (Cases for other phones available on Amazon as well.)

OneAdaptr Charging Port

OneAdaptr Charging Port
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Do you seem to need several different outlets to charge all of your essential electronic devices? Requiring a single outlet, this adapter includes plugs for charging up to four devices at once. No more stretching wires or searching for outlets behind a bed frame. It works in more than 150 countries, making it perfect for a trip away. $42.95, TheGrommet.com

Need a lightweight but powerful device to help you stay productive while you're out of the office? Check out Business News Daily's roundup of the year's best business laptops here.

Additional reporting by Nicole Taylor. All prices are accurate as of publish date.