As Saurabh Jyoti, Director of the Jyoti Group of Companies guides us inside his office at Jyoti Bhawan on Kanti Path, the office looks like any usual corporate office except for the cupboard with fascinating collection of motor miniatures.
But as he starts about his love for technologies, one will realize that his room is the ultimate collection of gadgets.
From antique radios and music systems to mirror TV, Acer touch smart desktop and digital photo frame, Jyoti has it all.
He believes that technology in its earlier phase was more of a want or luxury but it has now become a necessity. The technology that we are using, he says, is like our fantasy coming into life.
“We’ve evolved from the time when just carrying a mobile phone used to be such a hip,” adds the young entrepreneur. “Now life and business are moving faster, and gadgets just fit into my lifestyle to help me speed up.”
With the help of gadgets, he can use the most unproductive time like traffic jams to accomplish his business deals. He uses his HTC EVO 3D phone, HTC flyer tablets and Acer Ferrari netbook to finish his work regardless of the time and place.
“And the convenience that these gizmos provide is priceless,” he says.
Jyoti predicts that the handiness of gadgets might even make the office base unnecessary in the future. He credits Japan for already working on such a concept. But most companies and institutions in Nepal still rely on paperwork to get jobs done.
“Though Nepali businesses haven’t relied solely on technologies, the comfort levels with the gadgets are increasing,” he adds.
He also appreciates the 3G connection on mobile phones. “It helps for the continuity of connectivity wherever we go. In fact, I read all the news or current events on my phone or tablet. Nowadays, I go through newspapers only for advertisements of my companies or my competitors,” says Jyoti with a sly smile.
He adds that he would go on a huge loss if he were to let go of his gadgets. But at the same time, he emphasizes that technologies are to make life easier, not further complicate it.
“Spending too much time with technologies can lead your personal life to crumble,” says the father of two. He admits that previously his focus on work had not spared him any time for leisure or family. But he has learnt to keep his phone or tablet aside for a while and resist from taking e-mails when he is with the family.
“I’m thinking of switching off my phone on weekends but it’s not materializing,” he says with a hearty laugh.
The 23-inch screen does well with productivity tasks. Jyoti loves the wide screen and touch component of the desktop. To be able to zoom in and out easily gives him good satisfaction.
Acer Ferrari One Netbook
Though most of time he would be using his tablet for his works, he uses his Acer Ferrari One for storing and working on bigger files.
The eye-catching and masculine netbook comes with 4GB of DDR2 memory.
Philips Mirror TV
Docked on the wall right above his desktop, Philips Mirror TV is a TV when switched on and a mirror when switched off. A limited production of Philips, it gives a stylish look with golden frames in Jyoti’s office.
HTC Evo 3D
Jyoti boasts of his phone which has the latest android software 2.3. “Android phones are so simple. All I need to do is have one Google account and there I have all the things I want,” he says.
Apart from using it for music and maps while traveling, he also uses it as a speedometer for his vintage bike. He defines himself as an Apple hater.
Jyoti says that he is more of a handwriting person, so the HTC Flyer suits perfectly for him. He loves the portability of the device.
The tablet saves his notes in digital format. He also uses the device for digital signature.
LaCie Porsche Design Hard Disks
Jyoti owns two hard disks from LaCie. One accommodates the space of 2TB and the other of 1TB.
He has set up the bigger one in his office while he carries the smaller one around.
“You should be careful with technologies and machines. There should always be backup,” Jyoti explains the need for external hard disk.
iPod U2 Special edition
It’s the only Apple product he owns, Jyoti claims. He bought the device only because it was a U2 special edition.
The iPod with all U2 songs with signatures from all the band members, Jyoti says, was more of a want for him when he bought it.
Philips Stream M Speakers
The wireless streaming of the speakers attracted Jyoti in the first place.
Sitting proudly right across his office table, Jyoti uses it without moving from his chair and he says he loves that feeling.
Philips Digital Photo Frame
The digital photo frame is used to store and display pictures.
Jyoti leaves the frame to display his family photos when he is not using it for work. At other times, he uses it to load products specification sheets.