Features to Look For When Selecting a New Mobile Whiteboard

Mobile whiteboards are used by a variety of businesses; this can mean any type of business that needs to make presentations to their staff, as well as restaurants that use whiteboards to advertise today's menu and classrooms that don't want to use wasteful chalkboards and chalk. Whatever your reasons for getting a mobile whiteboard, note a few features you'll want to consider so you know you'll get one that works with today's technology and for your needs in particular. 

USB plug-in

Today's' whiteboards often have a USB plug-in so that they can pull up photos, spreadsheets, and other documents, and put them on the board. This can allow you to easily use the board without a computer, projector, and other such equipment; this is especially helpful when you're taking the whiteboard to a remote location or someplace where it can be difficult to set up your laptop or projector. You can also then easily interact with that document on the board, highlighting words or numbers or whatever else you want to emphasize, rather than sending out copies to individuals to follow along.

LED lighting

One drawback of a whiteboard is that it can often pick up a glare that makes it difficult to see the writing on the board itself or smaller print can be lost to those in the back of the room. A whiteboard with LED lighting around the edge is a great choice for when you present in larger rooms or those conference rooms with oversized windows that let in too much direct sunlight. Coloured LED lights can also help reduce glare on the screen; you might opt for pink or blue for a soft hue on the board.

Touch boards

Touch boards are those that allow you to write on them with your finger and not just pens. This can also be convenient for when you travel and don't want to bring several extra pens with you. Children may also enjoy being able to use their fingers to write on a board, and this can encourage them to be more interactive with their lessons.

Laser interactive

For very large rooms and audiences, a laser pointer is often used so that the presenter can be away from the board but still highlight certain items, using a laser pointer. A laser interactive board takes this one step further, using the laser as a pen so that you can actually write on the board from a distance with the laser itself.