Reasons You Should Have a Burner Phone for Emergencies

Reasons You Should Have a Burner Phone for Emergencies

While we enjoy incredible features of productivity that our smartphones have, the idea of having a burner phone in your pocket is great. But even before we get deep into the reasons you need to have such a phone, it would be great first to explain what this phone is all about.

Well, a burner phone simply means a prepaid phone. But to make it a little bit clearer than this, we can simply term these types of phones as those with limited or even completely absent internet capabilities. That said, here are reasons you need to have one.


Though burner phones cannot replace your smart one, you need them in your backup toolkit for all the right reasons. With a burner phone, you are safe and will be happy some day for having it. Besides that, they are cheap additions that don’t need to you blow your account to have them.

When you acquire such phones, make sure you store your vital information there. Your smart device might be everything at the moment, but you’ll one day be glad you had a burner phone. It saves and helps when you are in a mess.


You don’t need a Google account, apps and others in a burner phone. It, therefore, means that with one, you can maintain privacy. With it, you can make a call, send/receive messages and that’s all. GPS tracking your location is not applicable when it comes to such phones. So if you want to enjoy privacy, then go ahead and have a burner phone. However, that does not imply that you do away with your iPhone. You need it too but having a burner for privacy is also great.

Unforeseen Challenges

Wow, this should have been the first reason to have a burner phone. Though iPhones and other smart technologies have a high level of security, no one can be hundred percent sure about anything. Things happen, change or turn out to be the opposite of what we expect. To avoid the hassles that come with emergencies then have a burner phone. It can save you in such situations.

Make maximum use of the amazing features that smart devices have, but please for the sake of unforeseen circumstances, let there be a spare burner one in you toolkit.

Letting Go or Logging Out

Sometimes we need some time out from the normal lifestyle of having a smart device near us. However, the smart life can be addictive. If you want some moments out of the internet or the connected lifestyle, a burner phone is the best option for you. You’ll agree with us that with a smartphone at hand, it’s hard to keep off the social media and others.

Therefore, have a burner phone for use when you need some time away from the connected world.
You now have reasons to keep that old phone still or even acquire a new old styled one. It’s useful and has its time. Having it does mean you are not embracing tech trends. It’s just a sign of preparedness.

The most important time that will make you regret not having one is during an emergency. Don’t learn from experience in this case. Have one, and you’ll thank yourself some day in the future possibly.

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Amazon Tap And Echo Dot Alexa-Enabled Devices Launched

Amazon Tap And Echo Dot Alexa-Enabled Devices Launched

Amazon has recently released two additions to its Alexa-enabled device family. The latest additions to the lineup are called Amazon Tap and Echo Dot. Amazon Alexa-featuring devices are the voice command driven gadgets encompassing a speaker, just like a standalone Cortana which is capable of doing much more than just simply answering the questions or being confined to your smartphone features.

Moreover, these devices can also connect to other adaptable smart devices in your home like thermostats, lights and can even be used for weather forecasts, reading news and audiobooks etc.

Amazon Tap

According to David Limp, who is the Senior Vice President of the devices at Amazon, the initial idea of Amazon Echo was to develop a computer in the cloud that could be controlled with voice commands.

Despite the fact that the Amazon Echo received around 20,000 five star reviews and ratings when the device debuted, there were many who thought that there was still a lot of room for improvement. One of the most frequent demands put forward by the users was a compact version of the Echo and this is how the idea of the Amazon Tap was formulated. The voice-aided device was first announced back in January. It has a resemblance to the Apple Beats Pill Speaker and the Jawbone Jambox.

Amazon Tap weighs around 16.6 ounces and is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi featuring device that comes with dual speakers ensuring excellent vocals and omni-directional sound.

To access the device, users are required to tap the Echo Go button and to connect to the internet by employing Alexa app of Amazon.

The device supports a whopping nine hours of battery time with uninterrupted playback and around three weeks on standby. In addition, the Amazon Tap comes with a charging cradle, making it comfortable for users to charge while using it.

The company will start shipping the product to the customers at the end of the current month.

Echo Dot

Echo Dot is apparently a younger sibling of the Echo and is priced way less as well. However, in terms of specs, Echo Dot has inherited many features from the original Echo such as far-field range that makes it possible to recognize the voice commands from long distances.

According to Amazon, this tiny device is exquisitely suitable to various situations, specifically for those who prefer personal speakers.

The device features a line-out connector that helps the users plug in an extrinsic output device. In addition, the Echo Dot can also be paired up with Bluetooth-powered speakers to stream music from Spotify, Prime Music, TuneIn and iHeartRadio.

And this is not it. The device can also act as an alarm clock or can even act as a controller to your smart tech devices at home such as thermostats, lights and other compatible devices.

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What to know before buying a curling iron

What to know before buying a curling iron

With all the available styling tools in market today it can be quite confusing to pick out the best curling iron for your hair. Most of these curling irons claim to be the best, so if everyone is the best than who really is telling the truth and who isn’t? There are some specific details which can help you to make a decision in this saturated market.

While you are looking for a curling iron for your hair you have to avoid everything advertised and claimed by the brand. Let’s face it they are all just marketing tactics to lure buyers and bring in more sales. But pay close attention to the details written in small letters on the package.


The first and probably the most important thing you should look for is a thermostat based heat control feature. Thermostat allows you to control heat. You can increase it or decrease it depending on the amount of heat you need for a specific style.

curling iron thermostat

Also hair is sensitive to heat. Different types of hair can withstand different amount of heat. For example coarse hair can withstand intense heat while fine hair only minimal. Curling irons without heat setting feature produces the same amount of heat. So it there is the chance of critical damage to your hair.

Barrel Material:

The second point you should keep an eye on is the material of the barrel. Most of the irons have metal barrels. But some have velvet plated and ceramic covered  barrels. Velvel plated irons are a good choice for hair this gets broken and snagged easily.

ceramic plated iron

On the other hand ceramic covered can help to infuse moisture deep into the hair strands when it’s curled. Depending on your hair type and the kind of style you want to have, you should consider the most friendly iron for your hair.

Swivel cord:

And lastly check the cord. It’s usually the first thing to go out of a curling iron. It happens because a lot of pressure gets applied on the joint where the cord is connected with the actual iron when it’s moved in different angles during use. Straight cord connections last shortest. Try getting an  iron with whirly cord connection. So that when it’s moved less stress will be put on the inner wires which powers the iron.


By now you should have a good idea about what to look for and what to avoid in a curling iron. Next time when you go to buy one of these tools recall these points in mind.



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