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November 21, 2012 | By Barry Moltz

Does a Tablet Really Need a USB Port?

When I first started to use the iPad for my travel computer, I missed the lack of a USB port. How was I going to get files on and off the computer for traveling?

Enter the Cloud! I started using Dropbox to store documents that I needed while on the road. For most things, this works well.

However, sometimes I need to do my Small Business Radio show on the road. For me to do the show well, I not only need a computer that runs Flash (which the iPad doesn’t- rats, Steve Jobs) plus at least one USB port for the SKYPE radio microphone. Without that USB port, I am left with very poor sound quality. Enter the Microsoft Surface. This new tablet ($499) has Flash and a USB port.  I could also use one of the new Dell Tablets, but again its not cheap! Now there is a new Google Chromebook from Samsung laptop that sells for $249.

Do you miss not having a USB port on your tablet device? Or does the cloud work in every situation? 

 

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy” shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” helps every small business owners move their company to the next level. Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea, and MSNBC’s Your Business. He hosts his own radio show on AM560, and writes for American Express and Forbes.

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