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  # 1329806 23-Jun-2015 10:50
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When I use to travel a fair bit OS I owned a decent pair of Bose Noise cancel headphones

I dont anymore and I was thinking of getting a pair.

$477

Hmm.... S/H on TM between $300 and $450

I wonder if anyone operates a guaranteed buy back or even a rental scheme?

Mind you a pair bough s/h on tm you may only loose $20-$50 on the resale?




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  # 1329818 23-Jun-2015 11:12
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Equally of interest as the hardware, is the software, especially on your phone.  For example, you could load the following apps

- Alarm Clock
- Offline Maps
- Radio app
- Skype with 10 Euro credit for local/home calls with WiFi
- TripAdvisor with offline maps and saved locations
- Google Translate
- Weather app
- Itinerary app - there are a few that automatically read/load travel agent itineraries. 
- Cloud file access/syncing, e.g. DropBox


I had six weeks in Europe last year and only took my iPhone 5s. Did everything I needed, including take photos. Your camera will take much better photos of course, but I found syncing my photos to DropBox every night when we had WiFi gave me a great feeling of comfort knowing my photos were backed up.  I see the Samsung camera has wireless so perhaps that solves that problem.




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  # 1329870 23-Jun-2015 13:28
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Can I add two more (hardware) items:

- portable charger for mobile phone, etc.  
- USB hub to charge multiple USB devices






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  # 1329884 23-Jun-2015 13:42
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Tinshed: Equally of interest as the hardware, is the software, especially on your phone.  For example, you could load the following apps

- Alarm Clock
- Offline Maps
- Radio app
- Skype with 10 Euro credit for local/home calls with WiFi
- TripAdvisor with offline maps and saved locations
- Google Translate
- Weather app
- Itinerary app - there are a few that automatically read/load travel agent itineraries. 
- Cloud file access/syncing, e.g. DropBox


I had six weeks in Europe last year and only took my iPhone 5s. Did everything I needed, including take photos. Your camera will take much better photos of course, but I found syncing my photos to DropBox every night when we had WiFi gave me a great feeling of comfort knowing my photos were backed up.  I see the Samsung camera has wireless so perhaps that solves that problem.


All good suggestions
I actually added the other day Airport Maps for my transfer and final destination. Might prove useful if I get lost between flights we will see.




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  # 1329916 23-Jun-2015 14:20
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gnfb: When I use to travel a fair bit OS I owned a decent pair of Bose Noise cancel headphones

I dont anymore and I was thinking of getting a pair.

$477

Hmm.... S/H on TM between $300 and $450

I wonder if anyone operates a guaranteed buy back or even a rental scheme?

Mind you a pair bough s/h on tm you may only loose $20-$50 on the resale?


I tried out a pair of the latest version released recently.

The noise cancellation is simply amazing even compared to previous models, which were pretty good.





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  # 1330393 24-Jun-2015 09:24
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gnfb:
Paul1977: Are you a big reader? If so I'd consider a Kindle, much nicer to read a book from than a phone or tablet.


I am lazy these days and dont read many books mostly audio Luv My Audible! Unless you go for a Kindle "tablet" I dont think you can store and play audio on them ?


The old keyboard one you could, but I don't think you can on the new ones. You wouldn't buy it for audio books anyway though when your phone will do the job just as well. I don't understand the point of Kindle tablets, without the e-ink screen and long battery life they are no better for reading than any other tablet. So stick with the iPad idea!




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