Meghan Freeman / January 11, 2020

Hoverboards a big hit again this Christmas.

Hoverboards have proven to again be a hugely popular product this Christmas with hoverboard store reporting a huge increase in sales from late October to December 2019. Although many thought the hoverboard to be a fad they have appeared to last the test of time, at least for the moment. Now there are many suppliers of hoverboards and there are even products like segways for adults that people are beginning to use as a form of transport around cities.

Such devices owe their birth to the hoverboard and it was in fact the Chinese that came up with the hoverboard product in the first place. Segway was since bought by Ninebot who are one of the first electric scooter suppliers in the world. Well to be more accurate that are one of the brands that brought the electric scooter to the main stream. Before the Ninebot ES1 electric scooters and hoverboards were not a nice looking product and this was one of the main reasons why they did not take off until recently. Between Ninebot and Xiaomi they have over 70% of the electric scooter market globally.

Here in Ireland electric scooters are starting to take off whilst hoverboards have remained more of a toy for the kids, electric scooters are being used instead of buses, trains and the Luas to provide an eco friendly way to commute around town. Although still technically not legal on Irish roads many are taking to them anyway as they are usually allowed once you are not doing anything stupid with them.

Meghan Freeman / November 25, 2019

3 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Refurbished iPhone

The iPhone has changed the world drastically in the last 10 years and they take up a huge share of the market both here in Ireland and abroad but one thing is for sure is that they aren’t cheap. While a used iPhone can be a great deal there are a few things to look out for when going shopping for a refurbished iPhone.

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Are Refurbished iPhones Good To Buy?

Consumers may be slightly concerned when buying a refurbished iPhone as of course they are a second hand good. So are they OK to buy? Well of course it depends on where you are buying and who you are buying from. Would we recommend buying from a random stranger online…no not really. That is why it is important to buy from a company who specialize in this sort of thing. That way if anything goes wrong you can have them sort it out. We had a quick look around online and see there are a number of stores doing refurbished iPhones. One with good reviews and seems to be around a while is refurbished iPhone store online. For example this company offer a 12 month warranty and they even have pictures of the phones online so you can see before you buy.

Make sure the phone is not stolen:

Stolen iPhones will be blacklisted and again this is why using a good reputable company is another plus. Of course they will not be selling stolen iPhones or if they were they would be out of business pretty quickly! If you are still not happy though you can ask the seller for the iPhone IMEI number and then you can run that check on a stolen phone checker like this one. Just follow the steps on that website and you will be all good.

Make sure the battery is OK:

This is the only real drawback from getting a refurbished iPhone. The batteries will be slightly depleted. They should however be at least 85% of what they were which is about normal for a used iPhone. You can even ask the supplier to add a new battery and pay extra if that is a concern.

So these are all ways to make sure you get an iPhone safely and without spending hundreds of euro. Let us know how you get on :).

Meghan Freeman / November 20, 2019

Refurbished iPhone – Safe to buy?

The popularity of the iPhone has truly soared to new heights over the past few years and it has helped to make Apple one of the most popular companies within the United States. Nonetheless, iPhones are still outrageously expensive and most can only get theirs hands on one, by signing up for a new phone contract. Since nobody wants to sign into a new contract, it may be best to consider purchasing refurbished iPhones instead. Before doing so, you should consider the factors below.

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When you purchase a new iPhone, you will be protected by an extensive warranty. Refurbished phones may very well come with warranties and guarantees, but their lengths are usually much shorter. Still, as long as you’re careful and if the phone was repaired properly, this shouldn’t be much of a problem. Just scour through the companies that offer refurbished phones and make sure you select the one with the longest warranty!

It is often much safer to purchase a brand new product from the original manufacturer. This is the case, because you will never have to worry about getting swindled or ripped off. The original manufacturer is dependent on delivering an excellent product and will always do their best to do just that. With repair companies, this may not be the case. So, you’ll need to take your time and carefully investigate the seller, before purchasing a refurbished phone!

There are undoubtedly a few risks involved with purchasing a refurbished iPhone. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to make sure it’ll actually be worth your effort in the long run. Therefore, you need to take your time and carefully research each phone provider. Make sure they’re actually providing you with a worthwhile deal and will still provide you with a reliable product.

At the end of the day, purchasing a refurbished phone can be very beneficial, but you have to proceed with caution. Take your time and do your research, before handing over your money and you’ll be fine.