Why Students Are Using Electric Scooters To Commute To University

You may be noticing something different this year at your university and around the various cities of Ireland in general and that is the use of electric scooters. Many students are opting to use this new technology to get to and from University and saving on their bus fare each day. We have had people come to us to ask if the bike to work scheme can also be used for electric scooters but as of yet they cannot.

The bike to work scheme for anyone interested means that you can get 40% off a brand new bike in order to use it to commute. It was setup by the government to encourage people to cycle to and from work or university and it has been a roaring success. This has taken a lot of people off of the roads which is better for our road network and also better for the environment. But now there is a new player in town and it is quite affordable.

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According to the escooterieland.ie website you can get an electric scooter delivered to your door for €379.00. That is more affordable than most bikes! What puts a lot of people off of cycling to work is the fact that you can get into the office quite sweaty and by using an electric bike or an electric scooter the work is done for you so by the time you get in you are not all sweaty and self concious. In saying that you will not be getting the fitness aspect if that is something that you care about then maybe stick to a normal bike.

Although it has not been decided how to legalise the electric scooters according to forums online if you are responsible with them and don’t draw attention to yourself you should be fine. There has been articles of people been stopped and fined for speeding on them so if you do get one please stay within the speed limit and again don’t be out in the middle of the road or doing anything too silly and you should be fine. This should be a good way to commute and save a lot of money. The range on these escooters is approx 25kms so if you live near enough to University then these would be perfect.

Save money on your commute to collect with an electric scooter

Students are always trying to save money for obvious reasons. Between the financial hardship of paying for student accommodation which has been on the rise year on year and paying for everything else such as college fees, food and who are we kidding by not mentioning nights out students are under a lot of financial pressure these days.

Another large student expense for students is the cost of commuting to and from college. For those that are lucky enough to live near a college and not have to pay for accommodation they still have to pay for commuting to work. Whilst still cheaper than living on student accommodation it is still a considerable cost.

We have noticed some students getting an electric scooter to commute to work. Although the upfront cost is a few hundred euro depending on which one you go for from the electric scooter store you then do not have to pay anything to commute. You simply charge the electric scooter in your home or more likely your parents home and it costs very little in electricity to fully charge the electric scooter. Websites like escooterireland offer electric scooters for as little as €379.00 so they are much cheaper than getting a decent bike.

An electric bike is another good option but considerably more expensive with even the cheaper electric bikes going for €500 plus. Other options include of course a normal bike which is still more expensive. So if you are looking to cut costs where you can this is another option to save you spending money on your commute. In the future the electric scooters may be available on the bike to work scheme so they may also give a discount for students in the future too. Stay tuned for more student cost saving tips.

Is it safe to buy a refurbished iPhone?

As students are always looking to save money this may interest a lot of you! Students like to keep up to date with the latest phones and gadgets to this post is about how you can save hundreds of euro and still get the model of iPhone you want.

Apple iPhone’s are notoriously expensive and it is only getting worse as they release newer models each year. You are now expected to pay almost €1000 for a brand new iPhone XR. That is an insane amount of money for a Phone, even one as good as the iPhone XR. Luckily there are alternatives available and they are becoming ever more popular due to these ridiculous prices.

Of course you can go to a phone shop and get a contract and only pay a percentage of the price for the new phone but you will be stuck in a contract for at least 1 year possibly 2 all just to save a bit on the phone. Of course this is how the phone networks make money so there is always a catch and those contracts can be a real pain to get out of.

Another better solution is to buy a network unlocked phone. This means that you can get an as good as new phone that has been professionally refurbished to an almost perfect condition. Because it has been preowned they are only about half the price as buying a new iPhone. You can now get a refurbished iPhone 7 for just €299 saving approximately €200 when buying a brand new iPhone 7 from your local high street store.

Most of these refurbished iPhone’s are network unlocked so you can use any sim card with them from any country in the world. Truly this is a great savings and you still get an as good as new iPhone.

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Why Students Should Use An Android TV Box

Android TV Boxes have been around quite a while now but they have become increasingly popular with students around the country. This is because most student accommodation have only basic satellite TV such as RTE, BBC and TG4. As many students are big into sport they use the TV boxes to watch their favorite sports shows on Youtube such as the off the ball podcast and house of rugby for example (as the rugby world cup is on going this has become quite popular).

Websites like androidtvboxes.ie offer student discounts on a range of their android TV boxes. You can then download a range of apps such as RTE player to watch live GAA and all RTE shows on demand. All you need is wireless internet which almost every student accommodation has in this day and age.

Some other features of the TV box is that they play music through apps like Youtube premium and Hype machine. Amongst the Google Playstore you will have access to thousands of apps so you can customise the box to your liking and add whatever apps you like. Some people even use the TV box for social media apps or even their Gmail so it really does depend on what you would like to put on the box.