Low-tech, maybe, but many swear by whiteboards to work on and refine their ideas – in fact, there’s a good chance that glass-and-aluminium device in your pocket was first conceived on one. Thing is, we favour portability over size, so the Ideaboard fits the bill. Sit in a park, take your meeting down to the coffee shop, or work just about anywhere while getting all the inspiration a whiteboard and your surroundings have to offer. The boards come in two sizes – large and small (think binder sized) – and are affixed with ring-binders that hold multiple whiteboard sheets, giving you plenty of space to work with. They lie in a convenient writing position on your lap or a coffee table, or stand in a collaboration mode that’s great for working with colleagues.

Grab one at Amazon – $33+