What are the best resources for working on a plane if you can't use any laptop or phone?

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    #1Apple iPad Pro

    Apple iPad Pro

    The iPad Pro comes in both 11" or 12.9" sizes. Internally, they feature the latest A12X Bionic chip, 12 and 7 megapixel rear and front-facing cameras respectively, support for the new Apple Pencil, and the same great 10-hour battery life.

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    Betty Su
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "It's easy to tell people to just unplug when their in the air but really? We've been conditioned to have our electronic devices around and accessible 24/7, and do you really want to have to talk to the stranger next to you? That's where the iPad Pro 12.9 comes in - the perfect device to fit into your seat back or on the tray table, but large enough to watch a movie without going blind! The long battery life means it can last for hours without needing a charge making it perfect for long flights or layovers. "
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    #2Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a 9.7-inch tablet with 32 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM, featuring an AMOLED display, as well as Android 7.0 Nougat version of operating system.

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    Matthew Sanders
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I was interested in a device to use for working on while on a plane since most flights require you to turn off electronic devices during take off and when landing. Some airlines won't even allow using an electronic device during the entire flight. I decided to try the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 since it has an airplane mode and comes with a stylus. I was disappointed with the apps available on Android for productivity, however, I was impressed with the size of the device and the ability to increase the storage size with a microSD. Unfortunately, iOS is a better solution for productivity with the amount the apps available on that platform."
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    #3Huawei Watch

    Huawei Watch

    Huawei has developed its own line of smartwatches. They have an outstanding characteristic in the market: they are the first not-Apple watches in the world that work with iPhone using Android Wear. 

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    Zachary Snyder
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Huawei Watch is not great for working on a place without a laptop or phone. I can't really enter anything or access the information that I need too. It hampers my ability to get anything done with its small size, as well."
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    #4Apple Watch

    Apple Watch

    Their quality standards are some of the highest in the world and provide fitness tracking and integration with iOS and other Apple products and services. But let's make this clear: the line of smart watches developed by Apple counts with some of the most expensive prices in the market. 

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    $179- Varies by seller

    Gary Harper
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "The Apple Watch is a must for any flight. It can assist you as you fly and keep you entertained. It synchs well with any Mac computer and can keep you on the go."
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    #5Samsung Gear Fit2

    Samsung Gear Fit2

    Samsung Gear Fit2 is a smartwatch fitness tracker that lets a user track his or her distance walked or ran, calories burned, active hours, etc. This also lets the user connect to his or her phone's calls, texts, music, etc.

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    Juan Stone
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This was the best alternative for storing music when I was on a cross-country flight that did not allow any other devices The airline I was on did not allow my laptop or phone so I used my Gear Fit to store and listen to hours of music. It's a lot more convenient and I will use it on future flights, too."
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    #6Fitbit Charge 2

    Fitbit Charge 2

    Fitbit Charge 2 is a smart fitness tracker that sports an OLED display that can show notifications, time, and daily stats. It can track heart rate, workouts, distance, burned calories, and more. The tracker is available in different colors.

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    Maria Welch
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is a terrible solution to the problem. I don't think this solution has anything to do with working on a plane at all. The Fitbit Charge 2 may be a great workout tool but it has absolutely nothing to do with working on a plane and in no way, shape or form does it provide a resource to accomplish the stated problem."
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    #7Skagen Hagen SKT1109P

    Skagen Hagen SKT1109P
    Skagen Hagen Connected is a hybrid smartwatch that combines innovative technology with classic design. It has built-in activity tracking, filtered notifications, automatic time and date adjustment, and much more.
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    Timothy Burton
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This watch has been amazing for me! It's helped me lose a lot of excess weight once I was able to track all of my activities right from my wrist. I think it works much better than Apple's products."
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    #8IrisNotes 3 Air

    IrisNotes 3 Air

    The IrisNotes 3 Air is a smart digital pen that converts your handwritten text into editable digital text. Yes, as you just heard. If you are one of those writers or editors that need to handwrite the first draft, this gadget is for you. 

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    $129

    Ashley Lee
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This solution gives you everything you asked for -working without technical electronics, but will be converted to digital for use later. "
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    #9Neo smartpen N2

    Neo smartpen N2

    If drawing or design is your thing, the Neo smartpen N2 is a great option. It's not the cheapest smartpen of the market, but it provides the user a comfortable and luxury experience. 

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    $169

    Lisa Rios
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This pen is amazing for a scenario like this! It has a hefty upfront price, but the benefits far outweigh that con. There's been many times I've been out and needed to write something down but had nothing to write on or my phone was dead. This pen allowed me to write whatever I needed and it stored it for later!"
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    #10Livescribe 3 Smartpen

    Livescribe 3 Smartpen

    The Livescribe 3 Smartpen is designed to work in every place you want (or need) to. It uses Bluetooth Smart to send everything you write or draw to your device. 

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    $179.95

    Alexander Pierce
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Livescribe smart pen is amazing! It may look like an expensive ball point pen , but it isn't . Livescribe connects to your computer via bluetooth technologies and makes life easy when compiling information from your tablet or smart phone. The quality is outstanding and the amount of state of the art technology is incredible."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for working on a plane if you can't use any laptop or phone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Apple iPad ProElectronics 17 Paid
2Samsung Galaxy Tab S3Electronics 12 Paid
3Huawei WatchElectronics 9 Paid
4Apple WatchElectronics 7 Paid
5Samsung Gear Fit2Electronics 5 Paid
6Fitbit Charge 2Electronics 3 Paid
7Skagen Hagen SKT1109PElectronics 1 Paid
8IrisNotes 3 AirElectronics 0 Paid
9Neo smartpen N2Electronics 0 Paid
10Livescribe 3 SmartpenElectronics 0 Paid
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