I bought the Nokia 530 as a second phone to use exclusively for international travel. I primarily use an iPhone 6 through Verizon. However, I wanted something where I could get an international plan through T-Mobile that would have good service in Europe (T-Mobile is based in Germany). I also did not want to pay a lot since this is not my primary phone, and I didn't want to worry too much about it getting lost or stolen. So far, I've been very impressed with the value and quality for such a cheap price. The battery life and overall performance is good. For basic functions like text, email, calling, and basic Internet use, I would say this phone is excellent for the price. I am also pleasantly surprised with the Windows phone interface.
However, there are a few relativly significant downsides to this phone. The camera is pretty bad. Granted, I'm spoiled with my iPhone 6 camera, but I feel like the Nokia 530 camera is equivalent to a flip phone camera circa 2005. If you are using this phone for travel, this may be a problem if you want to take photos to capture trip memories! Also, the screen quality in general is not that great. For emails and reading text, this isn't a huge problem, but it's noticeable when viewing photos and videos.
Overall, you get what you pay for! I bought this phone because it was one of the cheapest out there, and I feel like I got a great deal for the quality of the phone. However, don't except this to be cutting-edge high quality smartphone.
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Samsung Galaxy Gear Live Android SmartWatch SM-R382 Black Waterproof Bluetooth
Sep 21, 2015
I LOVE this watch!
When I first got this Gear Live watch, I was immediately underwhelmed. I actually went through the first day wondering if I should just return it...
The main problem was that it only seemed to be useful for monitoring phone status. That's OK, but not really worth adding another gadget to my life.
Regardless, after messing around with it for a couple of days, it started to click - and now I'm wondering how I could live without it.
Here are some things I did, both right and wrong, as I was messing with this watch:
1) When I first got it, I installed 'Wear Store for Android Wear', and that's where I was looking for new apps.
That's a great app; but, the first major turning point for me was when I started using the 'Browse Suggested Apps' link from the standard 'Android Wear' application. As soon as I did that, I started to discover quite a few cool apps that are making this watch a lot more useful and fun!
2) I was worried about battery life - but that has turned out to be a non issue. I think the main difference is that I'm using a black watch face, so the battery usage is pretty low throughout the day. I wear it from 7:30am to right around midnight, with pretty heavy use, and I've never ended a day with less than 35% battery left.
I do have to charge it overnight; but, I'm fine with that since I don't wear it at night anyway.
Just to give you an idea, here is how I'm using mine:
- It's set to leave the watch face on all the time (turning it off when I wasn't looking was driving me crazy)
- The brightness setting is on the brightest setting because I couldn't see it outside on the lower settings.
- I used it constantly to read & respond to both emails and texts - and I'm getting to the point where I use the watch as much or more than I use my phone.
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ChugPlug External Battery Pack for MacBook Air 11", 13" and MacBook Pro 13"
Oct 19, 2015
Where has this been all our MAC life!!!!!
This item is amazing! My corporate office conference rooms have limited outlets and my MBA was constantly running low on juice. This gives me almost 4 additional hours of power and I didn't have to pay $500 for it or splice the original power supply!!! I highly recommend this and will tell all my friends and family about it!