Heading off to college for the first time and not sure what gadgets you’ll need? Sending your child to school and want them to succeed? This list has the essential gadgets you need, with no unnecessary extras, and picks out the best in each category.
After a year of interning with zBoost, I head back to college for the last time. Only one more year of school and I will be a real adult! Ah scary! Now you can benefit from the years of college under my belt, and take note of which gadgets you need to ace classes.
By: Idea Go
Obviously you are going to need a laptop. There are school computers you can use, but are you really going to walk all the way to the library to take your 5 minute homework quiz that’s due at midnight? Your laptop will become your baby and go with you everywhere; to class for notes, home for Netflix and uhh homework. So now the question is: do you save money and go with a nice Windows laptop or get fancy with a Macbook Pro? I am in no way a diehard Apple fanatic but I truly love my Macbook Pro. It turned 5 years old this month and is still going strong. Never having to worry about viruses, along with all the features Mac includes, makes the Apple Macbook Pro the recommendation for me. Long-term this is the best bang for your buck. Continue reading
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Tagged Apple, Brooke Pridemore, College Tech, College Tech Essentials, Connect, External Hard Drive, headphones, HP, laptop, macbook Pro, Passport, Printer, signal amplifier, spotify, Symphonized, tablet, Tech Essentials, zBoost
A reliable indoor cell phone signal is a must for today’s connected lifestyle, in fact according to the Life Uninterrupted Survey, commissioned by zBoost and conducted by Harris Poll in August 2014, 69 percent of smartphone owners who use data have experienced service problems including slow data, poor signal reception or dead zones in their home and/or dropped calls or dead zone on the go. Wilson Electronics (www.wilsonelectronics.com), manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters and zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, showcased today the Wilson Electronics and zBoost line of cell phone boosters at MobileFocus at CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.
Wilson Electronics (www.wilsonelectronics.com), manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters and zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, showcased today the companies’ line of cell phone boosters at Pepcom’s MobileFocus at CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.
“The Life Uninterrupted Survey revealed something we all knew: a reliable indoor cell phone signal is a must for today’s connected lifestyle,” said Jonathan Bacon, director of marketing at Wilson Electronics. “The explosive growth and adoption of 4G LTE technology by consumers using smartphones and tablets is driving our move towards true Connected Living. With the vast majority of smartphone owners experiencing service problems, a reliable indoor cell phone signal is an essential tool for making Connected Living a reality. At Wilson Electronics and zBoost we’re dedicated to developing the highest quality, best value and most affordable signal booster solutions on the market to keep consumers connected.”
Karen Reynolds, President of zBoost officially accepted Wilson Electronics ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The zBoost team also nominated Dave Graveline and the Into Tomorrow Team, The Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, and Communicorp Inc. to take the challenge.
Along with a donation to the charity for more research and to help communities learn about ALS, the team took their turns with the ice buckets. See the youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt50eJzb8bw&feature=youtu.be
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Tagged ALS, ALS Ice bucket Challenge, Communicorp, Dave Graveline, Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Into Tomorrow, Lou Gehrigs Disease, Wilson Electronics, youtube, zBoost
TrulyGadgets.com just reviewed zBoost TRIO SOHO!
“It’s getting easier and easier to rely on your smartphone for so many of your everyday tasks. They are getting large enough to be similar to tablets, offering processors and graphics capable of competing head-to-head with last generation video game consoles or fairly recent laptops, and the battery life and screens are decent enough. You could almost cut another cord- your internet- and save some money if you have a large or unlimited data plan. Simply use your mobile and share it as a hotspot, especially if you are reliant on satellite or in an area with poor or expensive ISPs. But there’s a catch- you’ll need cellular signal.”
“And that’s where a booster comes in, like the new zBoost ZB575-A Trio SOHO, which we first heard about at CES earlier this year and is now making it’s way to consumers. We’ve seen several previous zBoost models, large and small, and always found them easy to use and consistent, though they do rely on antennas that can require a bit of work to set up, adjust, and optimize. This one is their newest tri-band model, capable of not only boosting your calls, but internet as well though it is constrained to specific carriers. Ours was built for use with AT&T and helped with 4G LTE, CEL (800 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz). Verizon versions are available too, and they look and function pretty much identically (and similar to older models as well).”
Please see the entire review at TrulyGadgets.com http://www.trulygadgets.com/6411/gadgets/powerful-cellular-signal-booster-yet-zboosts-zb575-a/
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Tagged cell phone signal booster, cellular signal booster, smartphone, tablet, tri-band, TrulyGadgets.com, TrulyNet.com, zBoost, zBoost TRIO, zBoost TRIO SOHO, zBoost’s ZB575-A
ZBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Giveaway
Enter for a chance to win a ZBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster! Ten lucky winners will each receive a ZBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster (model #: ZB245).
If you experience signal problems, slow data or dropped calls while driving, the zBoost Mobile1 cellular signal booster increases in-vehicle signal for cell phones and smartphones and it is easy to use.
The sweepstakes will run July 23 through September 23, 2014. Check it out…YOU could be one of the lucky winners!!!
To Enter go to http://www.womansday.com/sweepstakes/30214
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Tagged cell phone signal booster, Contest, Giveaway, in-vehicle, In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster, Mobile1, Mobile1 Giveaway, sweepstakes, Women's Day, Women'sDay.com Sweepstakes and tagged Women'sDay.com, zBoost, zBoost Mobile1
Staying Connected is Top Priority on Vacation
With calling and texting remaining the primary reasons smartphones are used on vacation, zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, provides the zBoost Mobile1 to boost more miles of cell phone coverage. The zBoost Mobile1 is an in-vehicle cell phone signal booster, that creates a single user cell zone for more miles of uninterrupted voice and text.* “Along with the bathing suits and camping gear, technology is now an integral part of vacation packing and with the majority of summer travel done by car, a reliable cell signal is crucial for staying connected,” said Karen Reynolds, President of zBoost. “The zBoost Mobile1 cell phone signal booster keeps consumers connected to family and friends while driving to their summer destination, by significantly reducing their dropped or missed voice calls and increasing their ability to send and receive text messages.” The Travel and Tech Trends infographic showcases consumers’ reliance on their smartphones – even while on vacation. Key highlights include:
- Almost half of U.S. travelers cite #FOMO – Fear of Missing Out as their reason to stay connected**
- 85 percent of U.S. travelers report using a smartphone while on vacation**
- 82 percent of U.S. workers stay connected with the office while on vacation***
The zBoost Mobile1 comes kit complete with a power supply, antenna and cabling, and a bi-directional amplifier unit housed in a sturdy, lightweight cradle. The zBoost Mobile1 retails for $89 MSRP. Benefits of the zBoost Mobile1 include:
- “Hands-free” operation to boost signal for voice and text for all phones
- Boosts in-vehicle signal for a single user
- Reduces dropped calls and dead zones
- Extends cell phone battery life
* Please don’t text while driving. **Trip advisor TripBarometer 11/13 ***PGI Workcation Survey 8/13